There’s a solar eclipse coming. Here’s a test shot from a Canon 60D dSLR, a Spiratone 400mm Sharpshooter, and a 2x telextender.

The EDA360 Insider is going on vacation soon and will be dead center in the path of the solar eclipse on May 20. In preparation, I tried out my photo equipment today to see if I’ll be able to capture reasonable images of the sun. I’m using a very up-to-date 18Mpixel Canon 60D dSLR with a very, very old Spiratone 400mm Sharpshooter lens and a 2x telextender from eBay. There’s a 40-year gap between camera body and lens. The lens is manual focus, manual aperture, auto nothing. Nevertheless, you can see the sunspots.


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