Eclipse

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  1. frog7055

    frog7055 TPF Noob!

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    Gonna go up to S.Carolina for the eclipse.
    Have a Sony A6000,what kind of filter should I be using?
    What setting should I be using?

    Yes I'm a total noob.


     
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    petrochemist No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    During totality itself no filter will be wanted (the moon will act as your filter) but when any part of the sun itself is visible a special solar filter should be used. Ordinary neutral density filters do not block infra red, so you can unknowingly do severe damage to your eyes/camera using them instead. Search for 'Solar film' and you should get some suitable results.

    The darkest shades of welding glass (shade 13 or 14) block UV & IR more than visible so are safe to use, but their optical quality is not very good.
     
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    What settings you would use depends on what part of the eclipse you want to image.
    How to Photograph the Solar Eclipse
    Focusing will be a challenge, because auto focus won't very good, if at all.
     

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