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Frequent Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-02-2016

ND filter with solar filter

Should I use a regular ND filter with a solar filter. Or just the solar filter
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Posts: 6,846
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: ND filter with solar filter

The proper solar filter is all you need. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: ND filter, solar filter - I am confused

I ordered ND filters online, which said they were safe to use for eclipse picture taking.  Now I find out there is a "solar" filter and if I use my ND filter I could damage my camera.  Words of wisdom are definitely needed here - I don't want to damage my camera, so I need to know if I use my ND 8 or a combination of ND8, ND4, and ND2 will my camera be safe and get damaged.

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Re: ND filter, solar filter - I am confused

"The proper solar filter is all you need. "

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