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Old 05-07-2009, 10:04 PM
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Which DSLR ?

Hi all,

My wife wants me to buy her a DSLR so she can get more into photography with the kids.
Now I don't do any conventional astro imaging yet as I have been using Astro video systems with my scope set up so I have not really taken much notice lately of all the new cameras coming out so I thought that I would ask you guys on recommendations.

Its going to be for my wife so it has to be able to provide her with great day and night shots but I want the camera to be a good astro imaging camera so if I decide to have a play with it on my scope set up I can.

I was told a 40D is the go but whats the latest and greatest at the moment.

Price I don't care, just quality and features.

Regards Matt.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:14 PM
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500D for beginner to enthusiast.
50D for enthusiast to amateur professional.
5D Mark II for amateur professional to professional.
1Ds Mark III for professionals.

It's the glass you need to worry about, though. That's where the money goes.

Any of those would make an ideal imaging platform, with the bottom two having the benefit of being full 35mm frame sensors, as oppose to 1.6x crop sensors.

For a rockin' astro imaging platform, I'd go a second-hand 40D or a 50D.

For comparisons, head on over to dpreview.com

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500D for beginner to enthusiast.
50D for enthusiast to amateur professional.
5D Mark II for amateur professional to professional.
1Ds Mark III for professionals.

It's the glass you need to worry about, though. That's where the money goes.

Any of those would make an ideal imaging platform, with the bottom two having the benefit of being full 35mm frame sensors, as oppose to 1.6x crop sensors.

For a rockin' astro imaging platform, I'd go a second-hand 40D or a 50D.

For comparisons, head on over to dpreview.com

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Humayun
Thank you Humayun,

I will have a look at the 50D cameras.

Regards Matt.
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