This page may contain affiliate links that pay me a small commission. There is no cost to you. You can review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information. As an Amazon affiliate Canon Camera Geek may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases, at NO added cost to you.


Solar Filter - Solar Eclipse Photography

by Brian Morrison
(Fayetteville)

Solar Filter

Solar Filter

What solar filter should I use and would fit my Canon 70-200 IS 2.8 lens? - brianm910@nc.rr.com

Thanks for your question, Brian.
The Canon 70-200 f-2.8 lens takes 77mm filters.

I have not personally done any photography of the Sun directly except at sunrise and sunset when the brightness of the sun is greatly reduced. You must take some caution that you do not damage your camera's sensor from direct photography of a bright sun. High end DSLRs do have extremely fast shutter speeds that will diminish the likelihood of any sensor damage.

I do have several ND (neutral density)filters that I used for depth of field reasons. They come in a variety of densities. Here is an article that may be of some help to you: solar filters.

I've heard that you should have at least 5 f-stops of reduction in light for looking directly at solar eclipses with the naked eye.

UNIVERSAL SOLAR FILTER

This universal solar filter gets high rankings: Solar Filter


Other Canon 70-200 lens accessories

Good Luck
Bruce


Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.


Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the tribe of followers on YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Page. Bruce also runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.


You might like these




Search for articles on this Site:


Recent Articles

  1. Compatibility of Canon FTb lenses With Canon 5D Mark IV

    Aug 03, 22 08:20 PM

    I have a pre-digital Canon Ftb with a “ton” of lenses: telephoto; wide angle; macro lenses; doubler. My question is : If I am considering purchasing

    Read More

  2. Canon EF-S vs EF Lenses-What's the difference between EF + EF-S Lenses

    Jul 29, 22 12:36 PM

    What's the difference between the EF and the EF-S Canon lenses. This post will help you understand the Canon EF-S vs EF lens comparison.

    Read More

  3. What's The Best Canon RF Lens For Sports. List + Features To Look For

    Jul 28, 22 11:58 AM

    The Canon mirrorless RF lens line-up is finally more extensive. Top 10 List of The Best Canon RF lens for sports and the three features that matter.

    Read More

  4. 10 Best Canon R Lenses-How to Pick + Save Money on Lenses For Canon R

    Jul 28, 22 11:55 AM

    The full frame mirrorless Canon R is a solid choice, but what about the best lenses for the Canon EOS R? Helpful guide for the top 10 Canon R Lenses

    Read More

  5. Complete List of Canon RF Prime Lenses And How/When To Use Them Guide

    Jul 24, 22 08:36 AM

    Are they any good and which ones are the best Canon RF prime lenses to use. List of RF lenses designed for Canon mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras

    Read More



Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.