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Direct Sunlight And Photography?  
User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Hello guys!

I would like to know your opinions of photography with the sun shining direct into your lense. For instance my 80-200 f2.8 and my Nikon F5, will that ruin the camera, lense, film etc.? I'm just not sure so I thought I would ask the guys who know. I would like to photograph sunsets with water reflections and I don't know if that will hurt my equipment?

Thanks in advance.......  Smile


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User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 20 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

It will only ruin something if you happen to open the film door and expose the film. Throwing the whole thing against a wall does it no good either.  Smile (Seriously, the only thing to worry about is your eyes. Be careful not to stare into the sun either through the lens or any other way. Sounds like simple advice, but sometimes we get wrapped up in things and do something dumb. )

User currently offlineCosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

speaking of that.
i just thought of something cool.
wot do u reckon itd be like if i got my camera to the beach and left the shutter open for about a minute when the sun actully sets. liek id use a tiny apeture and a quick shutter speed and also a film that needs alot of light.
i reckon itd look cool

User currently offlineGlenn From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

What ever you do, when you take a shot like this, don't look in the viewfinder while you take it. Unless you don't plan on taking any more photos too soon  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1599 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 15 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

I wouln't worry about your equipment Dimitry, take care of you eyes my friend. NEVER EVER look directly into the sun.


User currently offlineJan Mogren From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 2043 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 13 hours ago) and read 2464 times:

>and left the shutter open for about a minute
*snip* and a quick shutter speed <

Now that would be a cool trick...

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User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4410 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 11 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Geez Glenn,

That picture is making me go blind just looking at it. Big grin


User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 2398 times:

Thanks for the help guys! Just thought I would check to be on the safe side! I definately try to keep my eyes from looking directly at the sun.


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
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