My gear: Sony Alpha A6400 (1.5x crop) Mirrorless Camera, Sony 70-200mm f2.8 G lens @ 200mm (300mm after crop), Marumi ND 100,000 Filter.
The mirrorless camera does not have a mirror in front of its sensor, exposing the sensor to the SUN 100% of the time through the ND filter while shooting the entire eclipse, which is roughly 3 hours.
Annular Eclipse starts at 8AM and goes on till 11AM
I could not find a Solar filter, so I got myself an ND100000. This filter is specialized for solar shooting according to the provider here
I'm going to practice taking some shots, and build a timeline on how to take the shots, at what intervals etc,. I will be wearing a solar eclipse glass the entire time, unless I want to see the Live view on the camera.
Question 1: Will I damage my sensor or lens(rented lens) even after using a ND100000 filter? I'm thinking of closing or covering the front element of the lens of the camera after ever shot, so the sensor is not exposed the entire time, as it is a mirrorless camera.
Question 2: removed
Question 3: I will have to open the shutter up for like a few minutes to get the focus on point initially, will this damage the sensor or lens? Can I focus on the SUN while the ND filter is on the lens? (I mean is there any other way?)
Positive reviews by the people who had actually shot using the ND100000 and DSLR, not a mirrorless camera.