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Old 10-08-2020, 09:42 PM
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EOI Canon EOS Ra

Just testing the water to see if there is interest.

I bought a canon EOS Ra recently and a Skywatcher EQ35M pro but I have a Potential change of plan.

The Canon Ra was purchased new from DigiDirect about a month ago and has been used only once. It is every bit as good as they say and I also have the RF to EF adapter. These cameras are currently pretty hard to find and sell for just shy of $4000. Asking $3400 or $3500 with adapter plus shipping (or free pickup of course in Brisbane).

The price is non-negotiable as I’m not willing to take such a big a loss after a month of ownership and non use��. To all intents and purposes it is brand new.

I can upload pictures soon.

The attached image was just 10 seconds at 1600 iso from a not too dark site just on a tripod with the sigma 14mm f/1.8 lens.
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Old 14-08-2020, 05:01 PM
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I was asked to upload some shots of the sensor but I’m not sure that is possible on a mirrorless camera because the curtain is there to prevent dust getting on the sensor and do that should only open with a lens attached.

I have uploaded some new photos though.

I was also asked for the shutter count. I’m guessing a maximum of about 100! I have just wasted about an hour trying to find a way of showing it but I can’t. I tried ShutterCount and APT it is not available to these third party apps. Goodness knows why Canon want to make getting that so hard.

On the upside I updated the firmware to 1.7.

If you buy this camera it is effectively brand new and you save up to $600

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Old 16-08-2020, 08:35 AM
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You can do it. I have an EOS R(a). Turn camera on with lens, remove lens and I think the shutter stays open or perhaps its remove lens turn off then on.

I did it the other day just not 100% clear now which it was.

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Old 17-08-2020, 04:47 PM
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You can do it. I have an EOS R(a). Turn camera on with lens, remove lens and I think the shutter stays open or perhaps its remove lens turn off then on.

I did it the other day just not 100% clear now which it was.

Greg.
Thanks. I guess I knew I could set that setting that allows shutter click without a lens but I wasnít keen to expose the sensor to the open air.
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Old 17-08-2020, 04:50 PM
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I used the camera last night for only the second time. It is a game changer. Focus took 2 seconds with the 30x panel view and centering things is simplicity thanks to the EVF.

Eta Carina is starting to shape up well
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Looks like no takers, in light of which, Iíve re-assessed my plans. Nevertheless I can thoroughly recommend this opus from Canon if you are minded to go down this path.
 

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