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Is a 10 stop ND

rebel06

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Good enough to photograph the full Sun, or will there be a problem.... I am hoping to get to see some sunspots.
 

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No, it wouldn't be recommendable. A solar filter has a lot more stopping power than an ND but at the same time a solar filter would cut down the invisible spectrum wavelengths (IR / UV) whereas an ND probably would not; even though it looks like it's blocking light it still could cause damage to the eyes if looked at through the viewfinder or damage to the sensor.

Personally, I'd recommend getting a sheet of Baadar solar film (it's about fifteen notes for an A4 sheet) and mounting that on to the front of the lens.
 

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No, it wouldn't be recommendable. A solar filter has a lot more stopping power than an ND but at the same time a solar filter would cut down the invisible spectrum wavelengths (IR / UV) whereas an ND probably would not; even though it looks like it's blocking light it still could cause damage to the eyes if looked at through the viewfinder or damage to the sensor.

Personally, I'd recommend getting a sheet of Baadar solar film (it's about fifteen notes for an A4 sheet) and mounting that on to the front of the lens.
Ok Thanks Sean, I thought as much but just wanted to make sure ... I will take a look at a sheet of that Baadar film.
 

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I will take a look at a sheet of that Baadar film.
Should be available on Amazon or the like. Making a mount for it isn't difficult either, there's quite a few different guides on the internet for it.
 
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