Taking a picture of the Sun

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Man-wai Chang, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Would it kill the CMOS sensors (like blinding your eyes) if I point the
    camera directly at the Sun without any filter?

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    David Kerber Guest

    Probably not if it was only a short time, but if you left it long enough
    to heat up (like using a magnifying glass), it would.
     
    David Kerber, Jul 15, 2010
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  3. Probably not if it was only a short time, but if you left it long enough
    The critical time is how short?

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    Ofnuts Guest

    Except that even with short exposure, you have the risk of burning out
    one or more AF or exposure sensors (that are exposed to light all the
    time between pictures).
     
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    Ofnuts Guest


    PS: Actually you need a very powerful/dark neutral density filter.
     
    Ofnuts, Jul 15, 2010
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    Peter Guest


    With the lens pointing down.
     
    Peter, Jul 15, 2010
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