If you are attending the total solar eclipse in North America in 2017 or the two events visible around the world in 2018, you will need these filters to make the most of your photography. NB: These filters are NOT intended for viewing the sun with the naked eye. Doing so will result in serious and lasting injury or even blindness.
Key Features: Lee 100mm Solar Eclipse Filter
Intended for use in the Lee 100 mm filter system, the filter slots into the standard Lee Filters holder.
When shooting a solar eclipse, even the lowest ISOs and fastest shutter speeds result in overexposed, blown-out images that fail to reflect the fascinating process. Capture each stage with these specialist filters from Lee.
See where upcoming eclipses are visible by visiting this website.
How to use the Solar Eclipse Filter:
1. It is vitally important to avoid looking directly at the sun. To avoid any potential damage to eyes, use live view or an electronic viewfinder to both to set up your composition and to watch the progress of the eclipse. (The camera should be switched off or live view disabled when not viewing or taking photographs, as damage to the sensor is possible even with a filter in place.)
2. Switch your lens to manual focus and set it to infinity. This will prevent the lens from hunting once the filter is in place.
3. Slide the Solar Eclipse Filter into the holder. To avoid light leaks, the filter must be placed into the slot closest to the lens, with the foam seal facing the camera's backplate.
4. Your starting exposure should be approximately 1/800sec at 1/8 (ISO 800). Initially test the filter in clear conditions and bracket to find which exposure gives the best results.
5. Use the Solar Eclipse Filter during the partial phases of the eclipse, but remove it during totality, otherwise your images will be underexposed.
6. After totality, the filter can be replaced to continue photographing as the moon moves clear of the sun.
7. As the Solar Eclipse Filter has been designed to filter out some of the sun's harmful infrared rays, it is very blue in colour. This cast can be corrected in postproduction, or images converted to black and white.
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