What can happen when you photograph the eclipse without a solar filter

DUBUQUE, IA. (KWCH) Employees from a camera store discovered what happened when you try to shoot the eclipse without a solar filter for your digital camera.

Dubuque, Iowa's Everything Photo Store employees conducted a experiment.

They hooked up a DSLR body to a canon 400mm f/2.8 IS II lens, and set shutter to six seconds.

In only seconds, the light melted the cameras interior.

So, If you are planning on taking photos of the eclipse make sure to use a proper solar filter.

Looking at the sun, even for a few seconds, can cause permanent damage to not only your eyesight but your camera, if you are not careful.