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Old August 24th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #1
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What are the best settings for getting a sharp shot of the sun with a halo of 'classic' sunbeams? I shot with a 5D Mark III and the 24-105 at f11 and with a LCW Variable ND. I had a hard time getting the focus right. How do you avoid potential damage to your camera when trying to get the shot?
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Old August 26th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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Re: Shoot the sun

Not sure how helpful this is but since no one else has responded there's some shots in this video of a guy welding about one minute into this video, not the sun but really bright nonetheless. I shot an hour of this with no damage to my sensor.

Generally if I want to shoot into the sun and get a well defined "star burst" I shoot at as low an ISO as possible, 5d3 would be ISO 50 with an f-22 or higher and a shutter speed of 50 (for 24FPS frame rate) then adjust the variable ND to get the exposure correct.
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Old August 26th, 2013, 02:42 AM   #3
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Thanks, Chuck. I'll give it a shot...
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