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Welding Glass (£1/$1 ND Filter) Exposures

 
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May 26, 2012 16:57 |  #1936

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Did anyone tried using this method to use at last weeks Solar eclipse? Not so much for the long exp but more for filtering. I had prior commitments and couldn't bring my gears.:(

Three of us local photog's were ready to shoot the eclipse, then the rain moved in. I was VERY disappointed to say the least. We were supposed to have 54% coverage here in southern Illinois. Was REALLY looking forward to it for quite sometime! :( We have VERY little to use the welding glass on in our area. Unless you call shooting corn or bean fields exciting! LOL! :lol:

Time for a road trip! :D

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May 27, 2012 19:01 |  #1937

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Three of us local photog's were ready to shoot the eclipse, then the rain moved in. I was VERY disappointed to say the least. We were supposed to have 54% coverage here in southern Illinois. Was REALLY looking forward to it for quite sometime! :( We have VERY little to use the welding glass on in our area. Unless you call shooting corn or bean fields exciting! LOL! :lol:

Time for a road trip! :D

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Sorry to hear that. The next one is 10plus years to go :(

Clouds are always nice to shoot at. There's plenty to go around ;) This is what I am trying to do at the moment. Will post once I have something presentable.


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May 27, 2012 22:10 |  #1938

I'm thinking about purchasing some welding glass but what shade would you guys recommend? I'm thinking about doing 1-2 minute long exposures and on ebay the 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 are all pretty much the same price.


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May 27, 2012 22:16 |  #1939

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I'm thinking about purchasing some welding glass but what shade would you guys recommend? I'm thinking about doing 1-2 minute long exposures and on ebay the 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 are all pretty much the same price.

Normally the higher the number the darker it is. But because it only cost me $4/glass. I got a 9 & 12.


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May 27, 2012 22:24 |  #1940

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Normally the higher the number the darker it is. But because it only cost me $4/glass. I got a 9 & 12.

Curious which number do you like and use more?


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May 27, 2012 22:30 |  #1941

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Curious which number do you like and use more?

Sorry can't answer your question because so far I've only used the #9. But to be honest with you, #9 is pretty dark. I'm also new in trying this technique.

I'm not sure where you're from. But in Canada you can get them at Princess Auto.


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May 27, 2012 22:37 |  #1942

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Sorry can't answer your question because so far I've only used the #9. But to be honest with you, #9 is pretty dark. I'm also new in trying this technique.

I'm not sure where you're from. But in Canada you can get them at Princess Auto.

Yeah from Canada, not sure if I should get it from ebay or go to a store like princess auto or lowes.


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May 28, 2012 10:22 |  #1943

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Yeah from Canada, not sure if I should get it from ebay or go to a store like princess auto or lowes.

I bought mine at Lowes and I bought one on eBay. I was told to look at a welding supply store after I bought the first 2. I may buy a couple from the welding supply store by me in the future.


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May 28, 2012 15:27 |  #1944

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I bought mine at Lowes and I bought one on eBay. I was told to look at a welding supply store after I bought the first 2. I may buy a couple from the welding supply store by me in the future.

So out of the two you have which glass is of higher quality?


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May 28, 2012 16:25 |  #1945

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So out of the two you have which glass is of higher quality?

None of it really, in photographic terms that is :confused:

Its all low quality, disposable, industrial grade glass (mine gets changed and binned every few days at work)
Its very much a hit and miss affair, but for a few pounds (dollars etc) it easily worth trying one and moving to a different suppiler if its no good


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Jun 03, 2012 10:29 as a reply to  @ jabtas's post |  #1946

My Welding Filter Holder

Here is a holder I made using aluminum flat stock. I had a hole machined several thousands smaller than the outside diameter of a 58mm filter, heated the aluminum so it would expand, dropped in the filter. I also machined a groove for an o-ring that should seal the glass from light coming in from the side. I did consider different ways to mount the glass, but decided on the simple and quick rubber bands so I could change the glass easily to another shade if I wanted to.

Now I need to get out and use it.


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Jun 03, 2012 10:33 as a reply to  @ the jimmy's post |  #1947

And the pic of the welding glass attached...


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Jun 03, 2012 10:38 |  #1948

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So out of the two you have which glass is of higher quality?

They both have their limitations but I tend to use the one I bought at the store more than I use the one I bought on eBay.

Even though it's a Shade 10 I still use it more than the 12. But I am going to try the #12 right now pointed directly at the sun to see if I'll be able to catch this Venus thing happening on Tuesday. :)


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Jun 03, 2012 11:27 |  #1949

Hmmm. We might be able to do this on Tuesday...

400mm lens on a 40D...
1/30 sec, f/32, ISO 100 with a #12 Shade filter on there. You can see some cloud cover which is sort of promising to be able to see the speck of Venus.

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Jun 03, 2012 11:33 |  #1950

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Here is a holder I made using aluminum flat stock. I had a hole machined several thousands smaller than the outside diameter of a 58mm filter, heated the aluminum so it would expand, dropped in the filter. I also machined a groove for an o-ring that should seal the glass from light coming in from the side. I did consider different ways to mount the glass, but decided on the simple and quick rubber bands so I could change the glass easily to another shade if I wanted to.

Now I need to get out and use it.

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A fantastic piece of handiwork. Looks quite heavy though, does it stay on the camera ok?


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