gkaiseril Chicago, US Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Sun 25-Mar-12 09:32 PM
#2. "RE: Lawyers defeat engineers in manual" In response to Reply # 0 Sun 25-Mar-12 09:33 PM by gkaiseril
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?
gpoole Farmington Hills, US Nikonian since 14th Feb 2004
Sun 25-Mar-12 10:16 PM
#3. "RE: Lawyers defeat engineers in manual" In response to Reply # 2
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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