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Old Jun 10, 2003, 6:11 PM   #1
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I would like to take pictures of the sun, mainly sunsets and sunrises. I have a uv lense filter, but do i need anything else?
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Old Jun 10, 2003, 7:18 PM   #2
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Be sure to use common sense whenever you look at the sun when using a digicam. It is -not- safe to use the optical viewfinder but you can use the LCD as the viewfinder. Take your picture as quickly as possible and then point the camera away from the sun to avoid damage to the camera's sensor.

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Old Jun 11, 2003, 8:14 AM   #3
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I've taken alot of sun pictures, but only under the right conditions. The atmosphere and weather affect the brightness of the sun as it sinks into the horizon. Some evenings the sun is scorching bright all the way down. Skip these times. Other eves, the sun becomes red and is dim enough to look right in the last few minutes before it goes under. This is when you will get the best shots. By the way, for direct sun shots, almost any filter will cause reverberations, or multiple images, of the sun. And this is from a heavy filter user otherwise.
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Old Jun 11, 2003, 12:41 PM   #4
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I live in England - what Sun?

Seriously though, I totally agree with Steve.
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