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Vox Sciurorum Registered since 18th Oct 2007Sat 24-Mar-12 02:12 AM
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"Lawyers defeat engineers in manual"
Sat 24-Mar-12 02:12 AM by Vox Sciurorum

Newton, US
          

Page x of the manual warns:

"Do not look at the sun through the viewfinder. Viewing the sun or other strong light source through the viewfinder could cause permanent visual impairment."

I see three possibilities here:

1. The Nikon V1 has high power illumination in the viewfinder display and if you point the camera at the sun lasers will vaporize your eyeball.

2. Nikon's tech writers mindlessly copied a warning from a DSLR manual

3. Nikon's lawyers mindlessly copied a warning from a DSLR manual.

  

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SVA Registered since 27th Jun 2004Sat 24-Mar-12 08:18 AM
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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Sun 25-Mar-12 09:32 PM
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Sun 25-Mar-12 09:33 PM by gkaiseril

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Pretty much standard advice.

It is directed more at the nut using the camera than the use of the camera.

Think about what happens when the photographer drops the camera from their eye and they are still staring directly at the sun. Nothing noticeable will happen, but do it enough long enough and you might have some eye damage. Like any dangerous product or action, the real damage might come from repeated exposure or action.

The wording could be better, but most MDs and ODs will warn about looking at the sun whether one is using a camera or not. Do you think the doctors are wrong about looking at the sun?

George
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gpoole Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Awarded for his very generous support to the Fundrasing Campaing 2014 Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004Sun 25-Mar-12 10:16 PM
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The viewfinder in a Nikon 1 cameras are electronic not optical. Pointing at the sun may overheat the sensor, but it can't blind you.

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gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Tue 27-Mar-12 02:59 AM
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Unless you lower the camera and keep looking at the Sun.

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slothead Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Aug 2009Sat 21-Apr-12 04:35 AM
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Sat 21-Apr-12 04:36 AM by slothead

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>The viewfinder in a Nikon 1 cameras are electronic not
>optical. Pointing at the sun may overheat the sensor, but it
>can't blind you.

I think that is what Vox was trying to tell us.

It always amazed me how people look at an image of the sun on paper and claim that it hurt their eyes! LOL

Tom
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