In a couple of weeks we’ll have an eclipse pass over us. En and I will be in Idaho for it staying at an AirBNB for the duration… well, except when the eclipse is actually happening of course.

I also got some more gear for the show. A Panasonic Leica 100-400mm µ4/3 lens and a solar filter to go atop it.

I tested this out with a shot outside my office window (which, while clear, is not optical quality glass by any measure).

Look! Good old Sol has a zit!

The combo can take pictures of fucking sunspots! I have, effectively, an 800mm lens in 35mm parlance. For around 10% of the cost of one.