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Old May 7, 2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Hello everybody!
I just bought a Nikon D50 w/ the nikkor 18-55 kit lens. I went to play with my new toy and took a bunch of pictures of the sun just before it disappeared behind some buildings. It was only after taking all those pictures that I remembered reading in the manual that shooting into the sun would damage the camera's sensor. I managed to get a bunch of pictures with sun flares and spots, but did I also manage to damage my brand new camera?:sad:

Also, how would I know if I damaged it?

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Old May 8, 2006, 1:06 AM   #2
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I believe that if you leave the shutter open for an extended period of time, thereby allowing the sun to bake the sensor, would it cause damage. Shooting into the sun with regular shutter speeds shouldn't be a problem I wouldn't think. I may be wrong though.
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Old May 13, 2006, 2:58 AM   #3
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It's very bad for little digicams with a constant feed.

DSLRs are fine in general, but be careful you don't blind yourself when looking through the viewfinder. Especially with a telephoto lens.

I'm not kidding, you can destroy your retina if you're not careful.
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