shooting sun damage sensor?

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  1. chris82

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    Can shooting the sun damage the sensor of my DSLR?Im heard that if i point my lens into the sun it will damage the lens or sensor,Is this true?
     
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    It seems so.
    But I'm not going to put it to the test...
    Because the sensor will be damaged after prolonged exposure. And who needs a 30 second exposure of the sun?
    So, yes, it's true. But it's a moot point, really.
     
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    wouldn't do your eyes any good either.
     
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    Yes I know,but how can I shoot sunset/rise if the sun damages sensor.
     
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    That doesn't take 30 seconds, or does it?
     
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    I dont know?what settings should I use?
     
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    Try 'em out. It's digital. Don't cost you nuthin'. Learn by doing. See the effect of your settings. Bracket.
     
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    the 400D manual says that you shouldn't point the camera to the sun else it can burn the aperature diaphragm or something...haha...i dunno...
     
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    The focused rays of the sun can damage most things with continued and in some cases even short exposure.

    The rule to apply would be, if it hurts your eyes, don't do it. Most people can look at a sunset, or a sunrise, but not at the mid day sun for more than a second. Treat your camera in exactly the same manner as you would your eyeball and all should be well.
     
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    if you take a picture of the mid-day sun you'll most likely get some purple marks around it, not sure what the technical term would be.

    The idea of not shooting anything that hurts your eyes is a pretty good idea.

    Also I think the main problem is directly shooting at the sun because the lens focus' the light much like a magnifying glass concentrates light to burn ants.
     
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    No offence but I want facts and settings,not oppinions
     
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    To keep your camera safe...keep it locked in a box. That is a fact.
     

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