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Would like to shoot the eclipse but not with the right gear.

 
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Aug 21, 2017 07:17 |  #1

At work today, but plan on getting on roof and doing a shot or two. I brought my tripod, 5d3 and 135L. I also have a 6 stop ND filter. I dont necessarily care about getting the sun, because I know I'm not prepared with a solar filter. I would like to get the actual moon though where its blocking the sun. Although where I am, I only will see a partial eclipse.

My question is, can I still point my camera at the partial eclipse at least when its happening to take a shot? I Know I can't point it prior, or my sensor is at risk, but when its partially covering it at X time...can I line up, look thru viewfinder, focus and take a quick one at like F18, and 6 ND filter on?


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Aug 21, 2017 08:25 |  #2

Without a solar filter and partial eclipse you would not capture the moon anyway cause of the brightness of the sun still showing . There is no difference in danger from a totally uncovered sun as one that is only 98% covered. Have you read any of the other many topics here about ND filters ? ND filters are not safe unless your in 100% totality and then and only then is it safe to remove any filters for a 2 minute span . My transgression glasses are darker than your ND filter and I would not even try looking at the sun .




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