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Thread: Taking picture - direct sunlight, not good to your eye?

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    Default Taking picture - direct sunlight, not good to your eye?

    Well, just wondering. If you take pictures of the sun/sunset/etc... where sun hits the sensor and see it through the viewfinder, do you actually bother on protecting your eye? Just did a quick google search and found this article.

    http://www.strudel.org.uk/blog/astro/000347.shtml

    Bottom line, NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN!

    Considering the multipliers... i.e. lens focal lengths, cropped sensors, % of viewfinder, mirrors, and minus the UV filtre... it is still bad. Even if it is sunset and comparing this on watching some solar eclipse, experts always say to use some special glasses to protect your eyes!

    Just wondering...

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Taking picture - direct sunlight, not good to your eye?

    Personally i do not really think much about it, however, i assume you must have had looked at the sun during the sun-set with your naked eyes so there isnt much of a difference. AND, the article refers to a telescope which is used to gaze at far objects for long periods, so if youre just framing, shooting, and not looking at the sun for an exposed period of time i suppose that it is not all that bad. =D

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