SLR Questions! (Sun in frame and lens protection)
Yes, I've got myself a DSLR. I wasn't going to get one so quickly but we noticed the price had dropped to £220 so I decided to grab it. Turns out it was a good call as just today it's back up to £249! Phew. 'Tis a Nikon D40, as you probably guessed from the price.
Now I'm acquainting myself with this new little friend, and there are a few things I'd like to ask you knowledgeable people. ;)
- For my first question, what does it mean when it says not to let the sun get "in or close to the frame"? I read this in the safety instructions - it claims that the sun being "in or close to the frame" can cause fires inside the camera and all sorts of nasty stuff. But I'm pretty sure I've seen shots taken with the sun in the shot without people saying their cameras exploded afterwards! Does it mean something different from what I think it does (I would think of the frame as being the entire photo)? I've taken sun-in-frame shots with my point-and-shoot and it hasn't caught fire. ^^;
- Second question, would I be best waiting for my lens protector to arrive, or would it be all right to test the camera without it? How easy is it for dust and detritus to get on the lens? I haven't dared take the lens cap off yet. XD
Advice would be appreciated! I'm probably just being overly nervous but I don't want to break it. :P