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  1. #1 Dragon max safe sensor temperature 
    I'm having trouble finding this, does anyone know what the maximum safe operating temperature for the Dragon sensor? Not the core temp, but the sensor temp. Thanks!
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    Does anyone know the answer to this? Is 58C too hot for a sensor temp?
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    The default target temp is 65, so 58 is well within range.
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    That's the target for the core, not the sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Rondeau View Post
    That's the target for the core, not the sensor.
    We did a project in Qatar and I think we were in the high 50's all the time for the sensor temp. But bottom line - the camera will shut down if it's "too hot".

    The key is to keep the temp CONSTANT - and of course, to have a black shade calibration that reflects that temp so that the CAL meter = green.
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    Great- thanks, Mark. I just wanted to make sure that even if it wasn't triggering a shutdown, that the high 50's wasn't slowly frying the sensor.
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    I live and work in Australia and am constantly operating in 40+ celsius, never missed a beat . Hope that helps.
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    I was shooting in a glass factory in Austria last week and saw temps climb up to 56 before I turned the fans on manual. I set them to 100% when idle and 75% when recording to keep the temp down. Worked out great, and managed to keep everything within 1 degree of my blackshade temp.
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    I'm about to shoot a short film in Greece, current ambient temperature is close to 35C and can climb up to 40C. I have set the camera to run at a core temp of 70C and consequently the sensor is running at 51C and as such blackshaded at that temperature. I know some of you guys have shot at such sensor temps, but is it completely safe though, to run the sensor at such a temperature? I'm afraid I'm going to damage it.
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