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    Hi All,

    Jus wanna find out whether pointing and shooting at the sun will cause any damage to the lens or the sensor?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Shooting at the sun

    There was a thread on this a couple of weeks back, try searching for it, may help u get a faster response

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    Default Re: Shooting at the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion
    There was a thread on this a couple of weeks back, try searching for it, may help u get a faster response
    Thanks wildstallion, but i tried searching and could not find.. mayeb i will browse thru later again, meanwhile if anyone has the answer, please help. Thanks!

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    It is damaging to your eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam
    It is damaging to your eyes.
    erm.. ha.. ok. but what abt the cam?

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    Default Re: Shooting at the sun

    Quote Originally Posted by heroneo99
    Hi All,

    Jus wanna find out whether pointing and shooting at the sun will cause any damage to the lens or the sensor?

    Thanks in advance!
    Depends on the hour. Sunrise or sunset is not so strong. Relatively safe to pointing and shooting at the sun.

    Regards,
    Arto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artosoft
    Depends on the hour. Sunrise or sunset is not so strong. Relatively safe to pointing and shooting at the sun.

    Regards,
    Arto.
    noted. Thanks lots! Cuz i have done that twice the last few days, around 4pm plus, and i was worried it might spoil the cam if i do that often.

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    the camera metering will take care of the exposure unless u try to overexpose the pictures.
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    if you take the shoot with special equipment youre photo cam will not be damaged

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    Default Re: Shooting at the sun

    Thanks all, I will take note in future when there is a sun in my frame.

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    i always try to frame sun in my pics, so far so good...
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    If you are using a DSLR, won't the mirror protect the sensor? I think what you need to worry about is probably your eyes.

    When the mirror flips up when you fire a shot, the metering system should be able to handle the excess light. What you need to worry about at this time would be lens flare.
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