I think Astro Scientific misspell the manufacturer company name (Thousand Oaks). The packaging should be done by Astro Scientific as they had their logo printed on the other side of the label.
Anyway, Astro Scientific had been selling this type of solar filter for years, using it for solar event in Science Centre and I also had been using it to observe solar event for a few years now... no problem so far. Also, the boss of Astro Scientific is the President of TASOS (The Astronomical Society of Singapore), so I don't think he'll be selling unsafe solar viewing product in his shop.
You can call them to clarify if you had any doubt.
Have a nice day.
Last edited by weixing; 13th January 2009 at 11:02 AM.
Let us just hope that Singapore's "beautiful" weather doesn't kick us up the backside.
Anyone want to bet that it is overcast during the eclipse? Anyone?
Considering that an A4 piece of Solar filter isn't cheap, is it possible to buy a screw on solar filter for my lens?
If it is, where in singapore can i find one, and would it be cheaper that an A4 piece?
Olympus e330 + 25mm pancake + 14-54mm
Last edited by David Kwok; 18th January 2009 at 05:47 PM.
If $29 isn't cheap I don't know what is.
Can try to drop them a mail to ask. But they took a few days to answer my queries though ..
theres another MORE MORE MUCH EASIER WAY. use a diskette. =) break open it, and u'll get the so called dunno what paper. =)
i read all this about buying solar filters and taking snaps else if you look at the sun through the viewfinder it will damage your eyes, basically "infrared radiation will barbecue thy eyes" to put it mildly.
I am surprised that one no one considered this question..
who says you have to look at the sun while taking the photo?
Aim at the sun, take a snap, check the pic in your viewfinder and see if the pic needs adjusting. Change your settings as per the pic you want, point the camera at the sun, click again. And please don't tell me the sun will ruin the camera...I use a nikon D80..been using it ever since it came out..sunrise and sunset pics are my favorites. If i keep glancing at the sun all the time I take snaps..I would be blind by now...
Few sun pictures I have taken so far..
Terribly sorry for not showing the latest ones...I am trying to set up an exhibition and I need those pictures to remain unseen...if you realllly want to see I can give you a small..bit bigger than thumbnail sized preview...but only 1 pic.
Anyway, problem about the solar filter thingy solved.
Now, would anyone be so kind as to tell me which is the best place to actually take these pictures.. I was thinking East Coast Park or perhaps changi beach... Please do tell and let me know. Thank you.
then again...I literally know nothing about radiation hazards from eclipses... I just assumed that you need solar filters only if you are going to LOOK at the eclipse.. looking at a picture of the eclipse doesn't count obviously.
Just take a snap, look at the snap, adjust the settings and take it again..it will be hard to get a proper composition at first..but with 4-5 shots I am sure everyone will manage...
:P as an exercise you can try practicing taking shots of stuff without looking through your viewfinders...its surprisingly convenient sometimes...
"Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction."
"Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. Otherwise, the lens may concentrate the sun's rays and cause a fire."
If Canon think that excessive heat can cause the camera to malfunction and sunlight through the lens might cause a fire, I think it's not a good idea to aim at the sun without any protective filter... unless you are thinking of upgrading or buying a new camera soon.
Have a nice day.
Last edited by weixing; 25th January 2009 at 03:14 PM.
I'm looking forward to tommorrow but I think the weather isn't letting up based on the current satellite image: Click here.
But still I hope the sky will clear up for a moment for us to catch the event.
After 2-3 weeks of brilliantly clear days (and sunsets), the weather decides to get cloudy today.
With under 24 hours to the eclipse.
I support shooting thru EVF do not require the solar filter right?
anyone has some solar filter to spare? Willing to share cost. I'll be using a 67mm lens.
omg..it rained today..well drizzled really but still..the worst possible time to rain. I hope the skies are clear tomorrow.
On the other hand, it would be so funny if it was cloudy, I would love to see the look on the faces of those who got a solar filter.
hello ,do u guys know wher would be the best spots to see this solar eclipse thingy?