Alaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 15 Posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
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?
2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1987 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. (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. )
Cosync From Mexico, joined Nov 2001, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1965 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