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Exclamation Re: tips needed for taking photos of the full solar eclipse

Ian is absolutly right to warn of the dangers.

http://www.skyandtelescope.com/obser...tml?page=1&c=y

In the old days of film, I used VERY strong filters even to compose sunset shots. I hated the "green spots" and was also very aware of the dangers that direct sunlight can have on the eyes.

One of the huge advantages of an EVF to view these events.

As we have switched over to digital TV in the UK, there ar lots of old small Analogue LCD TVs available on eBay. I use one as a 5" viewfinder by streaming the liveview signal to it.

As for filters, it all comes down to how much you want to pay, in the same way as any other filter. I have an old arc welding hood glass that fits my Cokin holder. The colours are a bit off, but it did only cost me 2

Have fun with the event, and do please show us your results

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