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Old Thursday 20th March 2003, 23:25   #1
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Don't melt your camera in the sun

Never forget the power of the sun.
From a digiscoper's point of view you have to remember that even a short burst of direct sunlight through your scope and onto your camera can cause serious damage.
If you're anything like me, you can end up carrying your scope around with the camera still attached.... so watch where your scope is pointing, carrying it facing downwards is the safest route.

Another factor that can be overlooked is when you have an Extend-a-view attached to the camera's monitor... this magnifies both ways and direct sunlight on the extend-a-view is bad news.
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Old Friday 21st March 2003, 06:47   #2
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Bad news for the human eye or the camera's gubbins? (probably say both)
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Thanks for the tip... definitely somthing to keep in mind with summer finally on the way. And I know it is 'cause it's pouring rain right now!
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Thanks for that info Andy, I would like to add my experience last year while out on location on a sunny morning. My 995 was exposed to direct sun for a few minutes which effected two of my images to be fogged up with over heating so this is a point worth thinking about. Andy, while I have you...is it ok to delete memory card contents in PS or should I delete using the camera delete box ?.

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Hi Roy,
I usually delete my cf card images in Photoshop.... but make sure you delete the info.txt file as well as the pics, as after time it will get quite large and eat into your cards memory capacity. I just do a card format every so often, that clears everything.
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Old Friday 21st March 2003, 15:21   #6
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I asked before, must have been overlooked. I wanted to know if it ruins the cameras mechanisms such as sensors and so on?
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Thank you Andy the memory deleting advice.

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I might add a little note about keeping your camera in a hot car also. A friend of mine did this when he went to a meeting. The camera had only been in the car for a little more than an hour but it was fried. Now you all probably don't get the extreme heat we get here but I don't even leave mine in the trunk during the daytime.
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Old Saturday 24th May 2003, 20:38   #10
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Hi Andrew in answer to your question about heat build up,it`s the CCD on your camera you have to worry about.Basically prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fry the CCD.
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