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Old September 21st, 2003, 07:30 PM   #1
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Shooting the sun

Will I have to take special precautions in shooting the sun? Can I damage my camera? Thanks!
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Old September 21st, 2003, 07:42 PM   #2
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Re: Shooting the sun

Lots of discussion on this already. Try this for starters...
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Old September 22nd, 2003, 04:17 PM   #3
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The manual probably tells you not to shoot into the sun. This is probably because you can burn out your pixels that way. Anyways, you should use a neutral density filter to protect your camera and because cameras don't do well when it's really really bright.

You can also get a graduated ND filter. It darkens the top more than the bottom. This can reduce the contrast between sky + ground.
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