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Old Feb 8, 2005, 11:46 PM   #1
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hi, im wondering if taking a picture or a bright light (sun spot, or a flash reflection from a mirror) damage the lens on a digital camera. Thanks

I have a canon sd300. I left the flash on when i took a picture of myself in a mirror. Would the bright flash damage the camera in any ways. Thanks
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 12:27 AM   #2
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I doubt that it wouldbut if you are looking through the viewfinder, it might probably damage your eyes.
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 12:56 AM   #3
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thanks, i was using the lcd screen.
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Old Feb 9, 2005, 1:59 AM   #4
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Your flash no, the sun possibly especially with a longish focal length.

Think sun, magnifying glass, toy plastic soldiers/ants/paper, (Ok so I was a rotten kid once upon a time). Sun and a longish lens will do bad things you your eyes and possibly cook the insides of a camera where the light focuses.

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