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Old September 15th, 2013, 03:29 AM   #1
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How to film an eclipse?

Does anyone have any experience of filming an eclipse?

I'll be travelling to see a total eclipse in Northern Uganda later this year, and I am just wondering is it worth bothering to try and film it? Any special filters needed?

What about the transition from the partial to the total (and back again) - presumably you cant film both without changing filters? The total eclipse will only be about 20 seconds long.

The biggest lens I have is a Sigma 400mm telephoto for a 5dmk3. I also have an XLH1 with a 20x HD lens (which is pretty good for filming wildlife). Not sure if these will have the reach needed though.
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Old September 15th, 2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Re: How to film an eclipse?

To get you started, here is some info from past similar questions:

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