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Offline midnight_lightning

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Risk that astrophotography can damage DSLR sensor?
« on: 12:43:16, 05 April, 2016 »
Hi,

I just phoned up a very well know camera shop to see whether they sold an interval timer remote that would allow me to take 20-30 x 3 minutes images, so I could set it to go and leave it.

The reply was basically "if you do that you will burn out or damage the sensor on your camera"

Just wondered whether anyone know anything about this, I would hope that a camera would have built in safety features to prevent damage arising but I don't want to risk destroying my camera.

Any thoughts?
Thanks
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Offline ChrisLX200

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Re: Risk that astrophotography can damage DSLR sensor?
« Reply #1 on: 12:48:55, 05 April, 2016 »
Shop assistant should be looking for a new job about now...

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Offline tony.673

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Re: Risk that astrophotography can damage DSLR sensor?
« Reply #2 on: 13:13:56, 05 April, 2016 »
Imagers have been putting dslrs through far more than this for many years now without any problems. I agree with Chris, the shop assistant needs to understand the product he is selling.

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Offline midnight_lightning

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Re: Risk that astrophotography can damage DSLR sensor?
« Reply #3 on: 13:22:43, 05 April, 2016 »
Thanks, that's all I needed to know  ;)
He also lost the opportunity to sell me a remote!

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Offline Phillyo

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Re: Risk that astrophotography can damage DSLR sensor?
« Reply #4 on: 16:01:28, 05 April, 2016 »
Unless he was unaware that you were shooting dark, nightsky images. Maybe if you were fully saturating the sensor with daylight images for that length of time it 'MIGHT' affect the sensor...but why on earth would you shoot 2-3 min exposures during the day without an ND filter on it? It'd just come out white anyway.

So yes, he has no clue what he's talking about. Photographers have LONG been shooting very long exposure photographer, not just of the sky but of the sea, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, to remove people from an image etc etc.

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