a6000 + adapted 1977 Nikon 300mm f2.8 for solar eclipse

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a6000 + adapted 1977 Nikon 300mm f2.8 for solar eclipse

Hello!

So on Monday I am going out to cover the solar eclipse for my job as a reporter. Though we have actual photographers in other locations, I wanted to shoot some of the eclipse for fun. I asked my boss if I could borrow an old 1977 Nikon 300mm f2.8 lens that is currently just sitting on a display case collecting dust and she said I could take it. The problem is I'm not sure how I should shoot the eclipse with this particular configuration. I've read that I need a solar filter but this thing takes a 122mm filter, so the plan was to just duct tape some solar filter sheet to the front of it. Will this work?

Also need some help on settings. I was thinking f11, 100 ISO with a 0.7 EV 5 image bracket, but let me know if I'm off base here.

Any other tips you can provide would be awesome.

Thanks!

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