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#1 Stephen Baldassarre

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 05:27 PM

Hello, I'm thinking about doing a short film (and I mean FILM) on the upcoming solar eclipse and of course, it won't be complete without the eclipse itself.  The last time I tried to shoot an eclipse was on video and it was horrible.  The contrast is unbelievable, going from pure white and blooming all over the place to almost pitch black, even stacks of ND filters don't work.  I know there's metal coated filters for photographing the sun but that would be too dark during the transit.  So, how is it done?  I assume I'll have to adjust the iris during filming of course, probably as a time-lapse.

 

I'll likely be shooting Kodak 7203, probably with an 85mm prime if that helps.

Thanks!


Edited by Stephen Baldassarre, 04 March 2017 - 05:35 PM.

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