Eye damage from sun in viewfinder accidentally?

Started Mar 18, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Re: Eye damage from sun in viewfinder accidentally?
In reply to rich66, Mar 18, 2010

I'm pretty sure there is no problem. If such a brief exposure to naked sunlight was that dangerous, we would all be blind. I'm not sure how much difference the viewfinder makes, but the wide angle should actually show a much smaller image of the sun. I've dazzled myself a few times lining up solar eclipse shots and was fine.

Now, if you started staring though a 1000 mm lens . . .

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