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Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Sun Apr 07, 2002 5:43 pm

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

-Dmitry
 
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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Sun Apr 07, 2002 6:00 pm

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. )
 
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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Sun Apr 07, 2002 8:19 pm

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.
hehehe
i reckon itd look cool
 
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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Sun Apr 07, 2002 9:18 pm

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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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Sun Apr 07, 2002 10:11 pm

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

Cheers,
Martin
 
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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 12:34 am

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

Now that would be a cool trick...
/JM
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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 2:12 am

Geez Glenn,

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

Kevin/DCA
 
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RE: Direct Sunlight And Photography?

Mon Apr 08, 2002 10:28 am

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.

-Dmitry
 
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Mon Apr 08, 2002 10:50 am

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