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    Default Transit of Venue tomorrow

    I am planning on slapping my Hoya R72 filter onto my kit 18-55mm. Do folks know if it will work?

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    I don't think your 18-55 will be long enough to see the black dot of Venus in transition.
    For me I would use my 400 +1.4X II TC. Filter will be B+W ND400 and hope it is dark enough. I have welding glass of shade 11 with me also just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F2point8 View Post
    I don't think your 18-55 will be long enough to see the black dot of Venus in transition.
    For me I would use my 400 +1.4X II TC. Filter will be B+W ND400 and hope it is dark enough. I have welding glass of shade 11 with me also just in case.
    Thanks. Anyway, probably won't matter - weather forecast is for thundery shower tomorrow morning

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Thanks. Anyway, probably won't matter - weather forecast is for thundery shower tomorrow morning
    depends how much you trust our local weather forecast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Got chance!
    got clouds!

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    Simi poon kua boh

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Simi poon kua boh
    hope u got it now, tiger.. 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kuanwk View Post
    hope u got it now, tiger.. 8)
    Indeed



    And just out of interest, this was my gear (too late to go get a solar filter so rigged one up from what I have last night...)



    I have a Cokin plastic holder with a 77mm ring. This happens to fit my 300mm f4. I had also bought (long ago) a 72mm Fader ND that goes to a max of 3 stops (I think). I found that I could slide it into the Cokin holder and it held firm! (Luck number 1.) That would not be enough. Then I got my 52mm Hoya R72 (I hear it gives 4 stops - also explains the red cast in the shot - oh well). I found a 52mm-72mm step up ring (I intended to use the ND on my 52mm lenses). Then I found that I could "reverse mount" the Hoya onto the front of the ND Fader and used gaffer tapes to hold it in place (luck number 2). And the whole rig has zero vignetting on my V1 (Luck number 3).

    This morning got up at 6am and went around the estate hoping to shoot. No luck. Threw the gear on the back of my car and went to office. A meeting and presentation went well (luck number 4) and ended at 11.30am - then notice that the sun was out! (luck number 5).

    So quite a lucky day

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    Luck number 6: got a call from dealer that my D800E has arrived in Singapore (though not at the dealer yet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Luck number 6: got a call from dealer that my D800E has arrived in Singapore (though not at the dealer yet)
    quick go buy 4d, hit metal while hot.. 8)

    my contribution, sorry rather oof cos i no gd at manual focus


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    Default Re: Transit of Venue tomorrow

    Another shot processed to change the hue. Can see sunspots Or wait... sensor dirt?

    Last edited by UncleFai; 6th June 2012 at 12:51 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Another shot processed to change the hue. Can see sunspots Or wait... sensor dirt?


    Those are sunspots. Probably region 1493 on the left and region 1494 on the lower right / region 1497 on the upper right.
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    Managed to capture this series of shots. Must admit it was far difficult than I thought.
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    Default Re: Transit of Venue tomorrow

    Your thread title says "Transit of Venue"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalCamera
    Your thread title says "Transit of Venue"
    Oops... Probably too much staring at the sen.

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    Default Re: Transit of Venue tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Oops... Probably too much staring at the sen.
    sen? don't slang leh, lol

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    Default Re: Transit of Venue tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    Another shot processed to change the hue. Can see sunspots Or wait... sensor dirt?

    At first I thought is TS transiting at a place and asking where to go

    Venus is the black circle there? Can see similar sun spots at Kuanwk photo also, but his sun too bright, see a while eye blur.
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