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Q and solar eclipse

gartmore
Posted 19/03/2015 - 19:24 Link
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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Edited by gartmore: 19/03/2015 - 19:25
Posted 19/03/2015 - 19:54 Link
are you going wide with the lapse Ken?
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50mpCMOS
Posted 19/03/2015 - 21:50 Link
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
Posted 20/03/2015 - 08:03 Link
Take it sunlight not good for sensors is it a case bigger focal length the worse it is
johnriley
Posted 20/03/2015 - 08:53 Link
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
Posted 20/03/2015 - 09:41 Link
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.

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Edited by wvbarnes: 20/03/2015 - 10:03
Pentaxophile
Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:16 Link
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
Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:23 Link
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
Posted 20/03/2015 - 13:56 Link
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
Posted 21/03/2015 - 17:38 Link
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
“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 -
Edited by gartmore: 21/03/2015 - 17:43
alfpics
Posted 21/03/2015 - 17:59 Link
Interestingly, not too bad on the frame to frame flicker that happens with timelapse.
Andy
Gwyn
Posted 21/03/2015 - 19:49 Link
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
Posted 22/03/2015 - 10:17 Link
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
“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 -
alfpics
Posted 22/03/2015 - 16:47 Link
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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