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Interesting topic. We also went to Cornwall in 1999 and saw it through cloud. It was quite something even with the cloud. I'd echo the comments about just watching it though as the last thing you want to remember is stressing out trying to get a decent shot. Another thought would be to set up a video camera on a tripod and video it as well. Then you can always relive the moments afterwards, again and again if you wish, plus you also catch other peoples reactions as a bonus.
I have a Sony Handicam. At the last eclipse, I used it to try and record the darkening skies.

Alas it was to clever for me, it adjusted its exposure automatically to compensate.

If I had realised it would do that I could set a manual exposure.....
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Just a quick search on Ebay..............

You can make up a filter with card and glue........especially if you have a clever daughter
Thanks, just order the last one
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I have a Sony Handicam. At the last eclipse, I used it to try and record the darkening skies.

Alas it was to clever for me, it adjusted its exposure automatically to compensate.

If I had realised it would do that I could set a manual exposure.....

That's a good idea, now I have ordered the film I will have enough to make a filter for my Sp100ee and set it to record video. Love the fact that the sp100ee has a 50x optical zoom
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I have found a Hoya 58mm Pro ND 1000 (10 Stop) Filter. If I put 2 of these together, would this be good enough?
When I said live bulb, I was going to use it with a filter.
I'm pretty sure the Hoya Pro will transmit over 75% of the NIR. On a DSLR two of these stacked would leave you with permanent eye damage. With a mirrorless camera your eyes should be protected but your sensor could be damaged.

Why risk it? Proper solar film is probably cheaper than a second 10 stop filter!

During totality the moon will be your filter, so you don't need anything else & don't want exposures long enough to benefit from live bulb. While any of the sun itself is visible a filter is needed & exposures will be small fractions of a second.
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Re: Filter for eclipse?

Many thanks for all the replies and info.

I have now ordered the film from eBay via the link MJ224 posted.
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Re: Filter for eclipse?

You're probably aware of this wonderful site, but others might not be: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/eclipse-101

This podcast also seems to be a good resource: https://improvephotography.com/45755...solar-eclipse/
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Re: Filter for eclipse?

Here's a link I saw today that also has some interesting info.
https://www.dpreview.com/articles/71..._dpr_nl_270_32
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Re: Filter for eclipse?

Just spotted this, recommended on a largely-American photography site I frequent; several people said it was the best mapping of the western part of the course:
https://www.blm.gov/solareclipse
Looking forward to your results!
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Re: Filter for eclipse?

Several people on that US site have recommended this guy's videos and blog:
http://www.hudsonhenry.com/blog/tota...otographing-it
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