I had something odd, yet somewhat amazing happen today and I wanted to pass it along and see if anyone else has similar results.
I have a LS100 with a DSII and B1800, and anyone knows the DSII gives a pink glow that is pretty frustrating. I've tried different things, rotating the DSII 180 degrees, I tried tilting the DSII slightly, tilting pushed all the glow to one side, so I could do that to the side away from the prominances. A few weeks ago I bought a little LS50 with B600. Got it off ebay for a decent price, figured I'd play with it a bit, if I don't like it dump it before the 2017 eclipse and maybe make $100 on it.
Don't know why this configuration even occurred to me, but I took the B600, and put it in the LS100 and ALL of that pink glow is gone when viewing the full disk in the zoom ep at the 21mm mark. It is slightly more difficult to line my eye up on the eyepiece, it seems to have a narrower zone, with blackouts if my eye is too much towards the edge. When I went to zoom in on a prominence, I moved the disk so the side was in the middle of the EP and the pink haze returned, zooming in the view was fine, so I zoomed back out, and moved the sun a little more and realized the pink glow is the size and shape of the blocking filter. So the pink glow is being hidden by the sun when viewing the full disk.
I think my buddy has a lunt with a B1200 that I might see if I can borrow it and figure out the sweet spot for visual, where the pink stays behind the disk, but I maybe get less blackouts.
If any of you with DSII's have multiple lunts, or friends with lunts, you might try this out. Where my thinking is at right now, I might buy a spare B600 or 1200 to use for outreach, and even for myself. I'm thinking MAYBE the B1800 would still come in handy for imaging, so i probably don't want to trade it or sell it just yet.
anyway, totally unexpected result that I just wanted to pass along and see if anyone else has similar results. It's like it's a whole new scope having the prominences on a black background.