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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17
I live just outside one of the towns that's supposed to have really good viewing for it. All the hotels in the area have been fully booked for months, as are any nearby campsites, and people have been doing a lot of airbnb type rentals for houses and rooms. According to the local news, it is probably a good idea to prepare like you would for a bad winter storm. Our highway system and cell towers are expected to be so overloaded that you can't go anywhere to speak of, and might not be able to get service.

I guess I lucked out not being able to go to work on the day of the eclipse. I wouldn't want to drive on that day, or even the day before. We're still trying to figure out if we should block our drive to keep people from parking on our lawn, though...
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im so photoing it. now i just go to figuere out how to shoot it with a 900mm zoom and not fry my eyes or the cmos sensor...
i dont think even f32 will help.
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17
For those guys still looking for eclipse glasses, you might be out of luck... but should be pretty simple to make a pinhole viewer if you search online. Besides, you actually don't need the filter glasses during totality - in fact you're supposed to look at the sun/moon without filters during the total eclipse since otherwise you won't see the corona that is visible during that time. So if you're only looking to view the total eclipse, you can do it without.


Here's some instructions on how to make pinhole projectors and such: https://www.exploratorium.edu/eclipse/how-to-view-eclipse
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17

nemoskull wrote:

im so photoing it. now i just go to figuere out how to shoot it with a 900mm zoom and not fry my eyes or the cmos sensor...
i dont think even f32 will help.


If you're using a camera (DSLR or otherwise), you will need some type of lens filter to prevent from destroying your sensor.
In some cases, using your mobile phone will be cheaper and easier as the sensor is too small for the eclipse to cause damage.
Please, if you're using a lens filter, make sure you're still wearing protective glasses for the eclipse (as the filter will not protect you from potential damage).
I'll be taking photos using my Canon, 300mm lens, and a Marumi 58mm DHG ND-100000 filter.
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Posted 8/16/17 , edited 8/16/17

Cydoemus wrote:


nemoskull wrote:

im so photoing it. now i just go to figuere out how to shoot it with a 900mm zoom and not fry my eyes or the cmos sensor...
i dont think even f32 will help.


If you're using a camera (DSLR or otherwise), you will need some type of lens filter to prevent from destroying your sensor.
In some cases, using your mobile phone will be cheaper and easier as the sensor is too small for the eclipse to cause damage.
Please, if you're using a lens filter, make sure you're still wearing protective glasses for the eclipse (as the filter will not protect you from potential damage).
I'll be taking photos using my Canon, 300mm lens, and a Marumi 58mm DHG ND-100000 filter.


yeah, im looking at a #12 arc welding filter for the camera, and using a cell phone to optical focus the camera.
im hoping at f32 at 1/8000 shutter speed will keep the camera safe.
tho im still debating on the 450mm or using the 2x converter. with the converter, i have to maunallly focus the camera, but i do have a split prism screen on it that does a decent job of focusing.

ill run some tests later.
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No solar eclipse here since i'm in Australia i'm jealous.
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I plan on just staying in my hometown, considering we still get a good 90% eclipse. Going to stay at my local coffee shop for 2 hours just dancing and having a good time while getting wasted on excessive caffeine.

Now if I had money, I would be going to south Idaho dressed as a cosplay of Clownpiece and blazing her theme song for 2 hours straight.
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Posted 8/17/17 , edited 8/17/17
If I'm awake I'll just look at the eclipse for about a second and not worry about the glasses; under 2 seconds/my glasses have UV protection, I'll risk it.
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Posted 8/18/17 , edited 8/18/17

nemoskull wrote:


Cydoemus wrote:


nemoskull wrote:

im so photoing it. now i just go to figuere out how to shoot it with a 900mm zoom and not fry my eyes or the cmos sensor...
i dont think even f32 will help.


If you're using a camera (DSLR or otherwise), you will need some type of lens filter to prevent from destroying your sensor.
In some cases, using your mobile phone will be cheaper and easier as the sensor is too small for the eclipse to cause damage.
Please, if you're using a lens filter, make sure you're still wearing protective glasses for the eclipse (as the filter will not protect you from potential damage).
I'll be taking photos using my Canon, 300mm lens, and a Marumi 58mm DHG ND-100000 filter.


yeah, im looking at a #12 arc welding filter for the camera, and using a cell phone to optical focus the camera.
im hoping at f32 at 1/8000 shutter speed will keep the camera safe.
tho im still debating on the 450mm or using the 2x converter. with the converter, i have to maunallly focus the camera, but i do have a split prism screen on it that does a decent job of focusing.

ill run some tests later.


I have to scream STOP'!!!!

You are risking permanent eye injury, as well as a damaged camera sensor

Go to www.bhphotovideo.com to find out how to view the sun safely and which filters are safe to use. And as always read the product description and manual carefully. There are solar filters sold that are not designed to be aimed atthe sun unless its a 100% eclipse. That ND 100000 filter mentioned is on such filter that should not be used outside of 100% eclipse
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Posted 8/18/17 , edited 8/18/17

ranran-001 wrote:


nemoskull wrote:


Cydoemus wrote:


nemoskull wrote:

im so photoing it. now i just go to figuere out how to shoot it with a 900mm zoom and not fry my eyes or the cmos sensor...
i dont think even f32 will help.


If you're using a camera (DSLR or otherwise), you will need some type of lens filter to prevent from destroying your sensor.
In some cases, using your mobile phone will be cheaper and easier as the sensor is too small for the eclipse to cause damage.
Please, if you're using a lens filter, make sure you're still wearing protective glasses for the eclipse (as the filter will not protect you from potential damage).
I'll be taking photos using my Canon, 300mm lens, and a Marumi 58mm DHG ND-100000 filter.


yeah, im looking at a #12 arc welding filter for the camera, and using a cell phone to optical focus the camera.
im hoping at f32 at 1/8000 shutter speed will keep the camera safe.
tho im still debating on the 450mm or using the 2x converter. with the converter, i have to maunallly focus the camera, but i do have a split prism screen on it that does a decent job of focusing.

ill run some tests later.


I have to scream STOP'!!!!

You are risking permanent eye injury, as well as a damaged camera sensor

Go to www.bhphotovideo.com to find out how to view the sun safely and which filters are safe to use. And as always read the product description and manual carefully. There are solar filters sold that are not designed to be aimed atthe sun unless its a 100% eclipse. That ND 100000 filter mentioned is on such filter that should not be used outside of 100% eclipse


no, im using a webcam for the dslr focus. works fin at sunrise.
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/21/17
The Eclipse is around 1:13 today (varies a bit depending on where you are viewing it from, I think).

Well, that's when there will be a full eclipse anyway.
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/21/17

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The Eclipse is around 1:13 today (varies a bit depending on where you are viewing it from, I think).

Well, that's when there will be a full eclipse anyway.


You live in Kansas?
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/21/17

cb27ded wrote:

I plan to but all of the eclipse glasses are sold out around town. The only ones I can find online are huge packs when I only want one.


I know same here, all glasses are sold out. I thought about ordering from Amazon till I saw the prices on them.. 200 dollar just for two Glasses! ROFL Forget it!
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/21/17

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Shipwright wrote:

The Eclipse is around 1:13 today (varies a bit depending on where you are viewing it from, I think).

Well, that's when there will be a full eclipse anyway.


You live in Kansas?


Nope, but not too far from Kansas.
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Posted 8/21/17 , edited 8/21/17
The best seat in the house is NASA TV.

Of the couple of eclipses I saw today, the best coverage is probably at Jefferson City Missouri. It was crazy... It became night, the street lights came on and crickets started chirping all over the place in the plaza.
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