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Old 24-09-2012, 06:22 PM
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Recording video during totality - DSLR or Videocam?

Hi All,

I am planning to record a video during the 2 mins totality of this upcoming TSE.

It would be a wide-field view of the sky and land surrounding the sun.

I wonder which is the best equipment to use?

my Canon 5DMkii + Tokina 11-16mm
a normal standard Videocam.

I've read somewhere that a videocam will readjust itself to compensate with the different lighting during C2 and C3, quiet drastically, thus spoiling the view somewhat.

But with DSLR in video mode, I need to manually readjust the settings during that period, thus spoiling my chances to enjoy the spectacle with my eyes.

or will a timelapse with the DSLR will be good enough?
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