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Sun Eclipse Lens cover … Create One..

June 20, 2011 9 comments

How to create a sun eclipse cover for the camera lens you have?

What do you need?
* Cardboard – any color.
* A4 paper or any paper that can be twisted around the lens.
* Camera Film.
* Tape (Masking/Duct Tape)
* The lens that you want to use. (I prepare two covers for my Nikon 70-300mm, and Sigma 50-500mm)

Assemble it..
* Put the lens on the card board and draw a circle around the lens.
* Draw a rectangle in the middle of the circle and cut it out,
The cutting area must be smaller than the film width/height.

The RED rectangular is the Film size, you have to cut the GRAY (Smaller) rectangular




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* Fix the film on the card,

for now, you have the cardboard and the Film taped on it you need another one step to start shooting the sun in the mid of day.






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* Make a Cylinder of the A4 and use the tape to fix it.
* Place the Card inside the Cylinder (on the top of one side – left 1cm) and use the tape to fix it.



Now you have this, and it’s complete, just fix it on the top of the lens and shot the sun.





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Final result… the cover for the Nikon 70-300mm



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Done …


Here is a shots for the sun and it was great to see the small black spot on the sun! i don’t know what is it but it’s there you can see it, too make sure it is not a dust on my lens; i move the camera to the right and left but the spot dose’t move which mean it it not on the camera it is something on the sun or close to it it may be a planet… Have Fun



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The Camera Setting
Exposure Time = 1/1250″
F Number = F13
Exposure Program = Manual
Date Time Original = 2011-06-20 16:02:48
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Focal Length = 1000mm





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Full Moon Before Eclipse..15/6/2011

June 18, 2011 6 comments

This is a shot for the Moon on the night of 15th of June 2011 just before the longest Eclipse start, I love watching the Moon and stars.
In this shot I used Nikon D90 with Sigma 50-500mm lens with a 2x tele-converter and tripod.

This shot is the best I ever get for a Full Moon with this details, you must see it enlarge.

Camera Setting:
Model = NIKON D90
Exposure Time = 1/50″
F Number = F36
Exposure Program = Manual
Date Time Original = 2011-06-15 20:26:34
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Focal Length = 1000mm
Exposure Mode = Manual exposure
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Click Here to see other post of the Moon.

The Longest Eclipse on 2011

Another post for the Eclipse

Moon Eclipse 15 June 2011, P2

June 17, 2011 6 comments

The longest Moon Eclipse on 15/6/2011, I used Nikon D90 with Sigma 50-500mm lens and 2x tele-converter to reach the 1000mm the camera mounted on the tripod and i used shutter release cable. Here are some photos and more will be posted in coming days.
In this shots the moon is passing the “Earth’s penumbra“, you can see the full Earth Umbra just start from the left corner.



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In this shot you can see more of the Earth Umbra.




Here is the camera setting for the shot:
Exposure Time = 1.6″
F Number = F14
Exposure Program = Manual
Exposure Bias Value = +5EV
Focal Length = 1000mm
Tripod and shutter release cable.









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Click Here to see other post of the Moon.

The Longest Eclipse on 2011

Another post for the Eclipse

Moon Eclipse 15 June 2011

June 17, 2011 4 comments

The longest Moon Eclipse on 15/6/2011, I used Nikon D90 with Sigma 50-500mm lens and 2x tele-converter to reach the 1000mm. Here are some photos and more will be posted in coming days.





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Here is another one..










More photos will be posted..



Other photos on my Flickr..