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Old Feb 10, 2005, 1:32 PM   #1
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I read in the manual to never shoot directly to the sun, or CCD could be damaged.

I love shooting sunsets, as many of you. I'm wondering... could it be dangerous for my loved FZ-15??

Have you ever had any problem??
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Old Feb 10, 2005, 2:18 PM   #2
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Sunsets are not a problem. UV coating projects your CCD and lens. However.. shooting a sun at summerafternoons.. full brightness.. could harm your ccd. I've had this problem with my old nikon 775. I held it into the sun.. and got this huge white overbright stripes on my screen.. and they were stuck on my photos for a week.. after that... it started to dissappear. But it has never gone away completely.. the camera broke down before it could restore completely.. If it ever were to restore.

Sometimes I see the same stripes on my screen of my fz10. But those are just tiny stripes when its too bright.. no harm done there (i think) i've had it more than 10 times now at shooting sunsets..
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