Video With Sun in the Frame

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by charles, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. You can shoot even the noon-day sun in a clear sky safely so
    long as the film/digital-sensor is protected by a camera's
    SLR mirror and/or by its shutter (if metal - cloth rangefinder
    focal-plane shutters were at risk, though...;-). BUT, care
    MUST be taken with SLRs with optical viewfinders NOT to view
    the sun "fixedly" in the VF to avoid possible eye damage. This
    last is not an issue with mirrorless cameras with electronic
    viewfinders, but it could be a problem with them if the camera
    is in a fixed position with a clear sun in the frame - but
    the sun's intensity is often greatly diminished at sunrise and
    This would not work since a reflection good enough to be
    photographable would likely lose little of its intensity, but
    with "distorted" reflections, such as off a car, this could
    be OK...;-)
    David Ruether, Feb 23, 2014
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  2. charles

    charles Guest

    There's also a cold mirror that reflects visible light and lets IR
    pass through. I had one once, it would mess up the color pretty badly.

    First surface, so no double reflections.
    charles, Feb 23, 2014
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