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Old Jun 8, 2003, 2:17 AM   #1
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Default Will it hurt my camera to take a picture of a welder?

I have a Fujifilm finepix 2800...will it do any damage to my camera if I try and take a picture of a running arc welder? For those of you that don't know about welding...the light that comes out is several times brighter than the sun. :shock:
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Old Jun 8, 2003, 3:03 AM   #2
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Will it hurt my camera to take a picture of a welder?

Well, maybe you better ask him first!
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Old Jun 8, 2003, 8:47 AM   #3
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The first warning in the instruction manual of my Canon 10D reads:
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Do not aim the camera or detached lens only directly into the sun or at other intense light sources that could injure your eyesight.
In the 10D, you look directly through the lens when composing, so this warning isn't that surprising. They don't say "don't do it because you will hurt the camera."

Of course, that is with my camera, not yours.... you should check your manual to be sure.
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Old Jun 8, 2003, 9:06 AM   #4
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The first warning in the instruction manual of my Canon 10D reads: manual wrote:
Do not aim the camera or detached lens only directly into the sun or at other intense light sources that could injure your eyesight.
In the 10D, you look directly through the lens when composing, so this warning isn't that surprising. They don't say "don't do it because you will hurt the camera."

Of course, that is with my camera, not yours.... you should check your manual to be sure.
Try this: look though a weilding mask while taking the picture.
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Old Jun 8, 2003, 10:10 AM   #5
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put a welding mask over the lens

there for the camera/you will be protected
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Old Jun 8, 2003, 10:41 AM   #6
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I think it is more for the protection of the user looking into a bright source but read the manual first cause all cams are different
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