Capturing the Eclipse

Capturing the Eclipse

Sunday, 21 June 2020

On this evening, the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, you will have the opportunity to see a partial solar eclipse throughout Japan. If we miss this day, we must wait to look up to the next solar eclipse in Japan until 2030.
We will shoot the solar eclipse using our optical glass filter. Please look forward to the photos on our website next week!
*Please note that it may not be possible to shoot depending on the weather. However, we will post the observations on our website.
【Update on 25 June 2020】Shooting report was posted.

【Reference (External links)】

Shooting report

On June 21, 2020, we took a picture of the solar eclipse. Although it was fine weather in the morning and the test shooting ended without problems, the clouds gradually expanded as the eclipse time approached, and it became difficult to catch the sun. If there are other opportunities in the future, we would like to use our products to shoot astronomical shows!
Please let us know if you have any ideas or celestial information about the photo session.
Here is the report of the day.

  • test in the morning(21062020)
    This was a test photo in the morning. The outline of the sun was clearly photographed.
  • photo in the evening1(21062020)
    It was a taken before 17:00 in the evening. We couldn't capture the lack of the sun as it was covered in clouds.

Location:Rinku Park (Izumisano, Osaka)
Date:21 June, 2020 (Rehearsal: In the morning, Performance: 16:00 to 18:00))
Weather:Sunny in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon
Products:Heat absorption filter ISK series +ND filter
Camera: Nikon Z6
Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 200-500㎜ F5.6E ED VR

  • photo in the evening2(21062020)
    The results of Ultraviolet transmission/visible cut filter IUV365
  • holder
    We made own holder to attach to the camera.For details,please see the report.

Location: Same as above
Date: Same as above
Weather: Same as above
Products: UV transmission/visible cut filter IUV365
Camera: SONY α6000
Lens: SONY F3.5-5.6/16-50 (standard lens)

Photo Library

【Partial Solar Eclipse 2019】

partial solar eclipse(6 January 2019)

Location: Our factory (Izumisano, Osaka, Japan)
Date: Around 10:30 am, 6 January, 2019,
Weather: Cloudy with light rain
Filter: Heat absorption filter, ISK series+ ND filter
Camera: SONY α350
Lens: SONY DT 18-200mm F3.5-6.3

Although Izumisano City, Osaka, where our head office is located, was in not good weather, we were able to observe and photograph a little from the gap between the clouds after the peak of the solar eclipse. The photos for solar observation were taken using "the ISK series" that can transmit visible light and absorb/ cut ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths with "the ND filter".

【Partial Solar Eclipse 2009】

partial solar eclipse(22 July 2009)

The photos were taken with “the IUV365” that can transmit ultraviolet light and absorbs/ cut visible light attached to the camera. By having a transmission band in the infrared range, those are fantastic reddish photos.