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Old Sep 25, 2004, 4:20 AM   #1
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I have a small question. I know that exposing a CCD directly to the sun can damage the pixels. What I want to know is, how long does it have to be exposed to damage the CCD permanently? As a yardstick, how much damage would be done by, say,exposing theCCDfor 1 secondto a 6-o'clock sun? Thanks.
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Old Sep 25, 2004, 1:17 PM   #2
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Hello there;


"I don't have an answer, but am interested in this topic as well. I have taken numerous sunset shots, many of which were taken with the sun zoomed very large in the image. So far I have noted no change in my camera's performance, but I have wondered if there was a guideline in regards to this practice.

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Old Sep 26, 2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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found this, maybe its of some help...

http://www.photozo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1587

any other opinions on this?
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Old Sep 28, 2004, 8:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the page, red. I'll give just a little clarification, since maybe 6:00 sun is a bit general. Where I am, at 6:00 the sun is about halway between the horizon and straight above. Like, say, 135 degrees. The sun would be too bright to look at for more than say 3/10 second without hurting your eyes. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated
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