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Old June 10th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #1
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XL-2 Pointed at the sun

I've pointed my XL-2 at the sun in the near past (actually it was upwards, focusing on a basketball rim, and all it got was the silhouette, which looked great, with the overexposed sun behind the rim...)...

I'm worried. Will this or has this damaged the CCD's? If so, how would I tell?

P.S. Some of you may remember me having started a "New XL-2 tomorrow, anything we MUST do first?" thread. I've since learned all I could about the camera and now, here we go... I have some test footage, more like samples, from a film I am shooting. Feel free to check it out and comment. I wish I could pull the high res video out but my hosting doesn't have the space. So compressed google video it is!

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...&q=el+mar+test

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Old June 10th, 2006, 02:15 AM   #2
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I have done lots of sun timelapse with no issues... the biggest problem I have seen is with people leaving their viewfinder up and it cooking the LCD... remember to point it down when not looking thru it!



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