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Solar eclipse photo tips from Nikon pro

Techstination feature for Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Techstination, your destination for gadgets and gear.   I’m Fred Fishkin.     Planning to photograph the solar eclipse this month?    Nikon is offering some tips that can help you get great results…whether you’re planning to be in a location where the eclipse will be total…or whether your view will be partial…which is the case for most of the country.   Nikon Ambassador and pro photographer Lucas Gilman says using a DSLR camera and a tripod should be a top priority.   You’ll need a solar filter or film…and solar sunglasses…which are readily available online.  About the type of lens to use, Gilman says it all depends on the type of shot you want…

“For instance, I will probably be using a Nikon D500 with a 200-500 millimeter lens and possibly a converter so I can make that solar eclipse very big in the frame.  But I also might use a second camera with say a 35 to 50 millimeter lens.”

For a landscape shot offering more context.  

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Categories: Digital Photography