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Old Oct 14, 2006, 10:57 PM   #1
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Years ago, the instruction manual for VHS cam-corders (record home movies at VHS resolution) said you must NEVER film the sun. If you sweep the camera through the sky, the sun's path across the imaging sensor will damage it, and all future family parties, etc. that you record will have a light spot or track where the sun damaged the sensor.

1. Is this true for today's digital cameras? Will I need to be extra-careful with my digicam when shooting airplane stunts like an air show?

2. Regardless of #1, is a lens hood a good investment, because of glare outdoors?


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1: No
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 8:26 AM   #3
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Thanks! Canon's eStore does not list the adapter and hood set right now, because they are out. But i'll get them as soon as possible (other companies have adapters for the S3, but I don't believe they include a hood).
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