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josephcoty

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Solar Eclipse with Rolleiflex HY6 and Credo 60
« on: August 19, 2017, 10:56:51 PM »

Hello, my home falls within the "Path of Totality" for the Great American Eclipse coming on Aug 21st. I've purchased a specialty filter for capturing an image: "Formatt Hitech 95mm Firecrest Neutral Density 5.4 Solar Eclipse Filter (18-Stops)".

But I'm having second thoughts of risking my Credo 60 to potential damage, and I don't see any advisory's on Mamiya's webpage. The filter is very well made and similar to B+W quality, furthermore the 18-stop reduction presents a mirror like appearance -its not transparent under normal lighting at all.

Has anyone used this combination for previous eclipses or has any helpful information to share?

Joe Coty

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Re: Solar Eclipse with Rolleiflex HY6 and Credo 60
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 01:36:03 PM »

B&H have a good article about what gear to use and how to use it: How to Photograph a Solar Eclipse

If you're using a good filter on the lens (and on your eyes too) then you'll be fine

Enjoy!
Yair
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Re: Solar Eclipse with Rolleiflex HY6 and Credo 60
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 10:41:55 AM »

Try filter with a cheaper camera first;)
I just used Orion 07710 safely with D800e and Sony a6000 @500mm and also with 2x teleconverter.
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