zosxavius at gmail.com
Thu Aug 17 11:35:40 EDT 2017
You should be fine then!
On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM, John <sessomsj at earthlink.net> wrote:
> On 8/16/2017 19:36, Zos Xavius wrote:
>> Don't use Live View with just the lens and no filter. You will
>> probably nuke your sensor. If you have to tape some welder's glass
>> over your lens, but that may block too much light for fast exposures.
>> Mirror up is probably fine due to the short exposures involved but you
>> still have to compose somehow. You are basically turning your camera
>> into a giant magnifying glass pointed at the sun. Something to think
>> about. I would try to reduce the amount of light somehow given the
>> magnification involved. You are going to likely need to use live view
>> to get the best focus result. Your shutter speeds should be relatively
>> fast even with a good ND filter so I wouldn't worry about mirror up so
>> much. I would set it up in live view and then trigger with a remote.
>> As long as you stay in live view the mirror will be locked up and you
>> shouldn't get a lot of shake other than the shutter.
> I already bought the kind of solar filters that fit over the end of the
> lens; the kind that are made for photographing sun spots.
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