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    Hey NeuroÖI am down just outside of Austin Texas in a house I rented under the path of totality.

    Honestly, the forecast isnít looking great. As you mentioned, I may have left the area with the best weather to come here. But, I have turned this into a mini family vacation so we decided to take the chance.

    I decided to go with the RF 200-800 with Baader film filter. I also have multiple binos (supplying for the extended family) with various daystar or thousand oak filters.

    Hoping for the best! Good luck everyone!

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    Have to get the raw files onto the computer and fiddle w/ the red channel - the IR is clearly very hot compared to visible light. The image in the viewfinder was substantively different than the screen/sensor. I don't know if the dial back on the red and push of the blue/green has any value. Will find out soon

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    Nice, Mike!

    I decided to KISS, just brought the R3, 600/4 and 1.4x. Better to enjoy the event with family than juggling two cameras, filters, etc. I set the camera to a 7-shot bracket covering a 12-stop range, and triggering with the BR-E1 remote fires the whole bracket with one press, which meant I could enjoy the experience with just an occasional repositioning of the gimbal (and removing/replacing the solar filter for the totality. RAWs are still in the camera, will post pics once I get them processed.

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    The answer is that the IR blows out everything else. There is some enhancement not enough to post yet.
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