Does bulb mode damage the camera?

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  1. JClishe

    JClishe No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Perhaps this is a stupid question, but does leaving the shutter open in bulb mode for long lengths of time damage the sensor or camera in any way?
     
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    I never really thought about it but I guess that you could cause some damage if used in the extreme, lens wide open with bright sunlight and the shutter open for hours. I expect that, with "normally exposed" shots there's no worry.
     
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    well, and going along with that, if you are in live view mode with the mirror locked up you can burn the sensor (particularly if you are shooting at the sun.
     
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    :scratch: Did you intentionally copy and paste the exact thing that I wrote above?


    Edit: Nevermind, looking at the rest of his posts, I'll quit feeding the trolls.
     
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    Lol @ Donatello w/ ctrl+C

    I imagine under normal circumstances, you are fine.
     

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