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Old 12-10-2008, 12:01 AM
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New camera and lens

well l get my new Canon 400mm f/5.6 on Monday and my Canon 50D on Tuesday. hopefully the two will work well together, l've put of getting a new wide field scope in favour of the Canon lens after seeing some great reports on the internet but of course non when used with the 50D. time will tell and hopefully some pics to come shortly.
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Old 12-10-2008, 01:10 PM
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You have done well Mick, and I'm sure you will get some awesome images with that lot, It is said that the 400mm F/5.6 is a pretty neat bit of glass, looking forward to some pics when you get it up and running.

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Old 17-10-2008, 03:21 PM
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Sounds like a great pair, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the 50D.

For astro work, have you considered when you get your 50D, getting the 400D modded? If modded, the 400D + 400 f/5.6 would make for some stunner widefields!
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Old 17-10-2008, 03:45 PM
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l did think about it Alex but l don't like the images produced with modded cameras, especially deep space pics. this is a single 12 min exposure with the 400D and Saxon 100 ED so l don't see the need.
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True.. modded dslr pics always seem too red..

Your Eta is VERY nice, although Eta Carina is perhaps not the best target to show off a cameras Ha response...

I do understand what you mean though...
I look forward to the first light images with the 400mm !
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Old 17-10-2008, 04:01 PM
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l agree, not a great target but in general l find the photos more of a saturated red than subtle red.
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Nice buy Mick, I'm very curious about the 50D, I was going to wait for the 5DII buy I fear with the drop in the $AU it may be unaffordable.
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