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Old Mar 6, 2007, 12:11 AM   #1
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If I got this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...amp;sku=233210

solar filter, would I be able to just hold it over my lense, or tape it on or something, and just take pictures of the sun like that?
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Old Mar 6, 2007, 10:55 PM   #2
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Interesting filter! It looks like it slips over the end of the telescope.

If your lens has a filter diameter less than 60mm then it would fit over the end but you would have to figure a way to hold it there while shooting. You wouldn't want it to fall off while pointed at the sun or you could injure your eyes or damage the camera.

It's also mylar foil thus won't be as sturdy as a glass filter so you would have be careful mounting it.

If your lens has a filter diameter greater than 60mm it would be dangerous to use.
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Old Mar 6, 2007, 11:42 PM   #3
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wonder what kind of exposure youd use with that. I guess itd be an average length if the filter actually makes the sun vsible and non damaging. I would just hold it with my hand on there, just want to try it for fun :|
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Old Mar 7, 2007, 10:16 PM   #4
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Start with the light meter suggestions, then bracket the exposures while checking the histogram. Expose to keep the big hump in the histogram almost touching the right axis.

Bracket means use the exposure compensation to shoot plus and minus the meter settings in one EV jumps. You can also use manual and change aperture or shutterspped the same way..
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most of the time i just adjust the ap and shutter in manual mode until i get something i like
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