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    Settings for Solar Eclipse.

    Hey guys i am heading to Cairns to shoot the Solar Eclipse and want to ask what settings i should use.
    I have a Nikon D3s with a 300f2.8 lens and a 2x TC and Thousand Oaks solar filter.
    I intend to set the camera to 1.5 crop mode and set it to shoot Jpeg on the no 1 card and Raw on the 2nd card.
    ISO at 200
    I am going to bracket it with 5 shots, 2 under 1 even and 2 over.

    Question,,,, i am unsure what white balance to use.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    It would be worth heading to the Iceinspace astro site www.iceinspace.com.au , you'll find lots of info there.
    Phil

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    If your shooting RAW , Leave it on AWB and adjust later in PP if you need to
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    White Balance would depend on the conditions on the day. Cloudy, sunny etc. There is not a setting we could tell you that would be accurate all of the time. So agree with the above, use auto while balance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phild View Post
    It would be worth heading to the Iceinspace astro site www.iceinspace.com.au , you'll find lots of info there.
    Hey Phil thanks for the link.

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    Will and Rick thanks, much appreciated.

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