Q and solar eclipse


gartmore

Link Posted 19/03/2015 - 19:24
Tomorrow, during the eclipse, I'm going to try the interval movie function on the Q for the first time so the checklist is:

SR off
Exposure manual
WB daylight
Interval timer set to 1 frame every 10 seconds for 40 minutes starting 0910

Has anyone used this function before?
Ken
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Last Edited by gartmore on 19/03/2015 - 19:25

QuestionableCarrot

Link Posted 19/03/2015 - 19:54
are you going wide with the lapse Ken?
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50mpCMOS

Link Posted 19/03/2015 - 21:50
Regardless of focal length of lens; I'd be sure to put the maximum of neutral density filter in the front of that lens. Cannot begin to begin to mention how many sensors I've seen over the years of people taking photographs with the sun as the subject.

Could be worse though, could be a dslr

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 08:03
Take it sunlight not good for sensors is it a case bigger focal length the worse it is

johnriley

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 08:53
The sun will burn the sensor just as surely as sunlight concentrated by a magnifying glass will burn a piece of paper.
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 09:41
Hi All, very cloudy here in Derbyshire so had a go with Live view and - 3 stops... PS Mine with K3, I didn't realise there were two threads on the eclipse.


Last Edited by wvbarnes on 20/03/2015 - 10:03

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:16
You did well there, Bill!

I think a little light cloud actually makes a more interesting photograph (unless your'e talking a total eclipse with a very long focal length lens, specialist filters etc)...
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wvbarnes

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:23
I wasn't about to risk frying my sensor with my 300mm if it came through fully. This is a crop at 135mm using the 18 - 135 DA WR

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Pentaxophile wrote:
You did well there, Bill!

I think a little light cloud actually makes a more interesting photograph (unless your'e talking a total eclipse with a very long focal length lens, specialist filters etc)...

gartmore

Link Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:56
I should have said I had no intentions of pointing the camera at the sun, just at the view from my house as it was probably going to be cloudy anyway. As it happens the camera in time lapse mode performed really well but the eclipse was a bit of a damp squib here. About a one and a half stop difference between dull and duller, just a normal day really.
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

gartmore

Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 17:38
The not very exciting film is here but it does prove Interval Movie mode works very well. A big surprise to me was that battery lasted for approximately 240 exposures.

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Ken
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Last Edited by gartmore on 21/03/2015 - 17:43

alfpics

Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 17:59
Interestingly, not too bad on the frame to frame flicker that happens with timelapse.
Andy

Gwyn

Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 19:49
Certainly a different view of the eclipse, and about as good as I managed here with heavy cloud. Only the degree of gloom indicated anything was going on.

gartmore

Link Posted 22/03/2015 - 10:17
alfpics wrote:
Interestingly, not too bad on the frame to frame flicker that happens with timelapse.

i suppose it will depend to an extent on the length of the intervals. This was one frame every ten seconds with it set to run for 20 minutes either side of when I thought the eclipse would be, I also used the delayed start function
Ken
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alfpics

Link Posted 22/03/2015 - 16:47
gartmore wrote:
alfpics wrote:
Interestingly, not too bad on the frame to frame flicker that happens with timelapse.

i suppose it will depend to an extent on the length of the intervals. This was one frame every ten seconds with it set to run for 20 minutes either side of when I thought the eclipse would be, I also used the delayed start function

You could be right - but on further thought I guess the Q has a an electronic shutter which could also smooth out inconsistencies, whereas with the DSLRs and a mechanical shutter that although the shutter time might be set to a fixed, say 1/100th sec, the actual timing varies from shot to shot because of mechanical tolerances or something like that!
Andy
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