Photograph sunspots, surface granulation, eclipses and planetary transits with your telephoto lens and the Vixen StarGuy White Light Solar Filters. These filters are made in Japan and display the sun in a neutral white color without tinting.
Vixen StarGuy’s thread-on solar filters are designed to give you the best imaging experience, with the ease of simply threading onto the front of your camera lens. When you image through the StarGuy Solar Filter, the sun appears in neutral white delivering an exceptional observing experience with more detail than from other filters. Some films and glass filters produce blurry reddish or bluish solar images, which in turn, cuts part of the spectrum. Photographers will see detail and sharpness across the field of view. Additionally, the film is very durable and will not easily break or tear.
The filters have wrinkles and other imperfections, which are normal. These “imperfections” do not affect the image quality or safety of the filter. This is an asset as they improve the image contrast and enhance your view. The filter housing that holds the StarGuy solar filter is constructed of lightweight aluminum.
- The Filter housing is designed from lightweight aluminum, and attaches securely to your camera by threading onto your lens.
- The StarGuy Solar Filter delivers an image of neutral color balance and with high contrast. Get great images of sunspots and planetary transits.
- The StarGuy Solar Filter film is safe for use and is coated on both sides to eliminate the effect of pin holes.
- Fits 77mm filter threads for camera lenses (product picture of 58mm)
“SolarProteck” is special shielding plate decorated with Aluminum Vacuum Evaporation Finish on optical absorption acrylic material. It possess outstanding shielding performance in every aspects of visible light transmission rate, ultraviolet transmission rate, infrared transmission rate, and it is in conformity with Japanese Industrial Standards (Regulation Number: JIS T-8141).
In addition, in order to ease direct sunlight so-called “reflection light” against eyes during observation, “Eclipse Glass” adopted unique face mask design to cover the face. After continuous improvements made with consultation to research facilities such as ophthalmologist and observatories, this unique design and the high level of shielding performance and highest safety was achieved.
Warning: do not continue to use a solar filter after it has been damaged or you could permanently damage your eyes. You should always inspect your solar filter before using it. It is not safe to use this if you are using an optical view finder on your camera when photographing the Sun or to use a camera solar filter visually. Use the digital screen on the back of the camera to view the Sun. Camera solar filters are too bright to use visually. They do this so the camera sensor is protected, but you can shoot at higher shutter speeds that don’t require a tracking mount. This has nothing to do with the older optical viewer designs, where you weren’t looking through the lens.