You are planning to photograph the eclipse, right?
This rare opportunity is coming to most of North America with the path of totality running coast-to-coast through the heart of the USA.
The moon is going to cause the sun to disappear and that event is causing solar filters to disappear from retailer inventories.
Don't wait to get yours!
Which solar filter should I get for my super telephoto lens?
I just posted a review of that answer: The Meade Glass White Light Solar Filter
You might be surprised at how inexpensive this filter is.
The Meade Glass White Light Solar Filter
is in stock at B&H
. At least some sizes are in stock –
preorder out of stock items immediately to get them in time for the big event.
You can also view the entire selection of solar filters
If you don't own a super telephoto lens
, this event is a great excuse to get one (some of these are also becoming scarce).
If such a lens is not affordable or does not have long-term use, consider renting one
Solar Eclipse Photography Resources
Here are some links that you may find useful. The first is NASA’s interactive map (click anywhere on it to get that location’s information). The second is our news feed of useful articles:
NASA: Interactive Solar Eclipse Map
Solar Eclipse Photography Tips
Space.com's Solar Eclipse Guide
Solar Eclipse Exposure Calculator
American Astronomical Society: How to Shoot Solar-Eclipse Images & Videos
MREclipse.com: Solar Eclipse Photography Guide
NASA: Solar Eclipse Maps
NASA: Eclipse Photography