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... Things happen, and that’s why we have a repair department. And furthermore, we found this to be far more exciting than we were disappointed. With this being the first solar eclipse for Lensrentals, we didn’t know what to expect and were surprised with how little of our gear came back damaged. So without further ado, here are some of the pieces of equipment that we got back, destroyed by the Solar Eclipse of 2017. __________________ Have you tried turning it off and walking away? The next person can fix it!
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OMG. I wouldnt risk it. Even with the necessary protection still i wouldnt.
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My friend used his 2004 Nikon D70 and taped a pair of the solar eclipse glasses to it. With that, he got some fairly decent shots. But he half wished that the camera would get killed, giving him an excuse to upgrade.
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The thing I tried to impress on people who asked me was the amazing amount of heat generated by a telephoto lens system. I remind them of what happens if you used a simple magnifying glass and focused the Sun on your skint. Now magnify that thousands of times! It will melt most plastics and certainly destroy your eye in seconds.
Cheap solar filters also a huge danger for Solar viewing. They've been known to crack from the heat and then let the full power of the Sun through! Personally, I didn't photograph the eclipse. There would be no shortage of excellent photos of it, and I didn't want to risk equipment or my eyes.