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  1. #1
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    Moab Man's Avatar

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.
    With the coming eclipse, I know there are a lot of people wondering how to shoot it. I know I have been helping people left and right. So please post up your practice shots and tips so that we help others out.

    Here is one of my shots and what I did.

    WARNING: DO NOT PHOTOGRAPH THE SUN WITHOUT A SOLIDLY ATTACHED SOLAR FILTER!

    Shot on a D7100 with a solar filter.
    Lens: Tamron 150-600mm
    Settings: f/8, 1/100, ISO 100, WB set to sunlight

    I shot this handheld, but suggest a tripod as my shutter speed is really slow for this length of lens.

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.-w_dsc_1791.jpg


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    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
    Stuff: Expodisc Neutral & Portrait
    ​Editing: CS6, CC, Nik Tools, Portrait Pro 12, Topaz
    Spyder4Pro
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122672034@N04/



  2. #2
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Which solar filter? I'm a little disappointed there is no detail in the sun (like sun spots). Have been debating some time rather it is worth spending the money on a filter. If this is all I can expect, the answer is NO.
    Brent: Poway, CA
    D7200, D200, D70, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Nikon 18-70mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  3. #3
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    Moab Man's Avatar

    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    Which solar filter? I'm a little disappointed there is no detail in the sun (like sun spots).
    It really doesn't matter whose, but use a name brand or solar film. As to sun spots, we are in a low right now.
    D5100, D7100, D600, D750, Df
    Lenses: Nikon DX 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 55-300mm, Tamron SP 70-300mm F4-5.6 Di VC USD & 200-500mm
    Prime: Nikon 35mm, 50mm, & 85mm f/1.8G, 300mm f/4
    Wide Angle: Tokina AT-X116 Pro DX-II 11-16mm f/2.8, Rokinon f/2.8 14mm (chipped)
    Macro: Nikon 40mm, Tamron 90mm
    ​Flash: Nissin MARK II Di622
    Stuff: Expodisc Neutral & Portrait
    ​Editing: CS6, CC, Nik Tools, Portrait Pro 12, Topaz
    Spyder4Pro
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122672034@N04/

  4. #4
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Best advice is use someone else's camera
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    Mike

    Nikon D500,Sigma 100-400,Sigma 105 macro

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes

    Olympus EM10 MK11,14-42,40-150








  5. #5
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    so can I borrow yours @mikew ??
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    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

  6. #6
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.
    Quote Originally Posted by Roy1961 View Post
    so can I borrow yours @mikew ??
    Yes i will drop it off tomorrow for you Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.-smiley-businessman-suit-running-fast-outdoor-44296574.jpg
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    Mike

    Nikon D500,Sigma 100-400,Sigma 105 macro

    Nikon 1 V2,FT-1,10-30mm 30-110mm Viltrox extension tubes

    Olympus EM10 MK11,14-42,40-150








  7. #7
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.
    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.-sun1.jpg

    Just a few minutes ago in bright full Florida sun

    450mm ISO 200, 1/80sec F10 Hndheld with an ND10000, ND4, and and ND6 in a Cokin holder.

  8. #8
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    check your batteries! most cameras now have a battery check feature that check your battery age and number of shots taken since last charge and charge %. if you shoot the event start to finish you will thank me. :-) i did not buy a lens filter $$$, i will try doing movie/time lapse and normal pictures.
    DO NOT GROW UP!!
    IT IS A TRAP!!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/pups_pleasure/




  9. #9
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.
    This is the max we got here in the Dallas area. I wasn't going to shoot images, but then, I got the bug at the last minute. I made a filter out of one of the solar cards I purchased knowing that the sun's disk would be smaller than the card. I taped it onto cardboard and then taped that to my lens filter. It was further secured by the lens hood, then I checked for light leak before I left the house. I used live view and the crop mode on my crop camera. Worked great. The biggest challenge for me was the drift in my tripod head and realigning the camera to the sun. I had to use shadows to like up the lens.

    Several people stopped their cars to look at it, and I gave out some extra viewers I had. I think images with landscapes or people are much more interesting, but this was a learning experience for me, and I did learn a lot.

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    Last edited by Dawg Pics; 08-21-2017 at 09:39 PM.
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    "You doesn't have to call me Dawg Pics. You can call me Carolyn or you can call me Sue or you can call me Suzie or you can call me Suzie-Q or you can call me Carol or you can call me Carolyn Sue, but you doesn't have to call me Dawg Pics.

    "Remember to gaze up at the night sky because there is a little bit of the cosmos in each of us."

    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800

  10. #10
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    Re: Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.

    Post your practice, tips, and eclipse shots.


    1/200
    f5.6
    ISO 100
    300mm (Tamron)
    exp comp -0.7
    Opteka variable ND filter,
    ICE ND1000 stacked
    Last edited by Slipperman; 08-21-2017 at 09:45 PM.
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    Nikon D750, D5100
    Nikkor 50mm 1.8g prime lens
    Nikkor 24-85mm f3.5-4.5
    Tamron 70-300mm Di LD Macro
    Tokina 16-28 AT-X wide angle
    Sigma 105mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM Macro
    Nikkor 18-140mm zoom lens (DX)
    meFOTO Globetrotter Aluminum Tripod (Red)
    3 32GB, 4 16GB, 1 64GB SDHC cards
    UV, ND and CP filters of various sizes
    Flickr





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