Photographing the sun…

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The sun is out today… I plan to venture out and have a go at a sunset pic later (will post if I do) but decided to put my sun filter together for an actual shot of the sun.

I had bought a spare lens hood for my 100-400 just in case I needed to mod it at all and bought a sheet of Thousand Oaks sun filter material. I marked up a piece of double thickness cardboard to act as a filter holder and cut it out with a craft knife.
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Sandwiched the filter material between the pieces…
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And taped it shut…
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The filter holder just push fits over the end of the lens hood…
Sun Filter

I set up just outside the front of the house for a test shot…
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…and used EOS Utility to remotely operate the camera…
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The result was…
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Not too shabby… Not sure if I will still have to seal the filter to the lens hood somehow to prevent light bleeding in… it wasn’t noticeable in use this time so maybe I won’t need to but will keep an eye on it for next time I use it.

Useful links…

Solar Filter material from Amazon

http://www.school-of-digital-photography.com/2013/10/how-to-photograph-sun.html

http://photographyblogger.net/how-to-take-photos-of-the-sun-with-your-dslr/

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