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CDLC: A Look Back on Totality

By Canon Rumors | September 7, 2017

CDLC: A Look Back on Totality

Canon Explorer of Light Ken Sklute has put together an article about shooting the recent total solar eclipse for the Canon Digital Learning Center.

From Ken Sklute:

I finished setting up my arsenal of Canon goodies for the morning. I was using the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II along with the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS Extender 1.4x lens atop my ReallyRightStuff tripod. I chose the 200-400 just in case we were visited by overcast skies. If those pesky clouds did come to visit, I could zoom out to potentially make use of the clouds in my composition. We were lucky as only a few high cirrus clouds came by for about 30 minutes during the partial phases. They soon moved on, as the star of the show got ready to make an appearance.

Canon Digital Learning Center // All images are copyright Ken Sklute, Marv Heston, Colin Smith

 

I also had an AZ-EQ5 German Equatorial/Alt-Azimuth mount from Sky-Watcher, keeping my two EOS 5D Mark IVs tracking the sun as it moved, one with an EF 600mm f/4L IS lens and the other with the EF 400mm f/5.6L with a 1.4 converter on it, giving me a focal length of 560mm. I was firing the two 5D Mark IVs simultaneously from a hub that allows one cable release to fire multiple cameras. Read the full article

The next total eclipse is on July 2, 2019 and will be seen by a small part of South America, and the next total eclipse in North America will occur on April 8, 2024.

Canon Digital Learning Center // All images are copyright Ken Sklute, Marv Heston, Colin Smith

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