Can taking photos of the sun damage your mirrorless?

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Shiranai
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Re: Can taking photos of the sun damage your mirrorless?

Yes, sunlight is quite intense. Consider a magnifying glass projecting an image of the sun onto a piece of paper. You can easily get enough heat to ignite that piece of paper.

At f/4 you get the same light per unit area on the sensor whether the focal length is 100mm or 1,000mm. However, with a 1,000mm lens that image of the sun covers a wider area of the sensor.

But a magnifying glass makes it even hotter if the light gets focussed on a tiny spot. Isn't a wideangle lens doing essentially the same?

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