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What happens when you shoot eclipse without filters

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 21, 2017, 12:59 pm IST
Updated Aug 21, 2017, 1:01 pm IST
Looking directly into the eclipse can cause some serious damage to a person’s eyes and it can also destroy a camera.
The employees from Dubuque, Iowa’s Every Photo Store have demonstrated what can happen if a person tries to shoot the eclipse without any filter on the camera.  (Photo: Pixabay)
 The employees from Dubuque, Iowa’s Every Photo Store have demonstrated what can happen if a person tries to shoot the eclipse without any filter on the camera. (Photo: Pixabay)

The solar eclipse will be taking place today and people will be able to witness it provided they have the proper protection for their eyes and cameras. Looking directly into the eclipse can cause some serious damage to a person’s eyes and it can also destroy a camera.

The employees from Dubuque, Iowa’s Every Photo Store have demonstrated what can happen if a person tries to shoot the eclipse without any filter on the camera. They attached a DSLR body to a Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS II lens, and set the shutter speed to six seconds. The high beam of light began to melt the camera’s inside.

 

If you are planning to take a good shot of the eclipse, make sure you have a solar filter to protect your camera. If you plan on just seeing the event, you should still use a certified solar glass to protect your eyes. Users can also make their own pinhole projector if they can’t get their hands on solar glasses.

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