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Protecting your camera lenses from the Eclipse

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With a Total Solar Eclipse just a few days away, many of you might be planning to take pictures of the event.

Be aware though, there is added danger for your cameras. They are going to need some extra protection from the sun during the eclipse.

For people who aren't professional photographers, getting the perfect shot of the sun is that much harder.

That's why Wes Langston will be using a special filter on his lens. It's still coming in the mail.

"A lot of people don't realize that the sun puts off enough UV rays and the radiation that comes off of it that it can actually damage your sensor really bad," Langston said

Another popular option would be to shoot the pictures using your phone but that comes with its own problems too.

"If it was me, I wouldn't really even attempt to use my phone," said Langston "You're gonna miss more of the enjoyment out of the full eclipse than you are holding a phone up in front of your face trying to get it."

But if you insist on shooting the sun make sure to use a filter specially made for your phone. But Langston doesn't think it's worth the risk.

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