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Old Jul 9, 2006, 5:56 PM   #1
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:?Does photographing the sun i.e sunsets /sunrises do any damage or harm to a sensor or lens or anything else for that matter .Because its not nescessary to look through the viewfinder by using the L C D eyesight is not an issue.

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Old Jul 9, 2006, 7:16 PM   #2
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No, unless you zoom directly into the sun and leave it focusedthere for 20mins ..
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Old Jul 10, 2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help,I knew someone would have the answer ,cheers!!
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Old Jul 13, 2006, 11:54 PM   #4
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If you are shooting at sunrise and sunset, most of the time the light is diffused enough to not cause problems, if you don't keep camera pointed at the sun for longer periods than required for the picture. When sun is higher in the sky, however, there is more chance of damage. I have seen some pictures where there is a spot in all exposures after taking shots of the sun. Apparently, the Bayer filter over the sensor can be bleached somewhat by continued exposure to direct sunlight.

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Old Jul 14, 2006, 9:07 AM   #5
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They were a bit slow coming back to me ,a lot of inquiries I expect but I have since had a reply from Panasonic ,which stated that "we recommendthat you do not point the camera directly at the Sun or sunlight as it may cause damage to the C C D or other components" thats from the horses mouth so to speak,perhaps I shouldn't be so impatient.
I knew what the manual said but as with film s l rs I thoughtit was concerning eye damage which of course with L C Ds is not an issue.
Anyway thanks for everyones in put.

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