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Old 11-09-2007, 12:53 PM
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Review of 40D as astro camera...

http://astrosurf.com/buil/eos40d/test.htm

Its looking interesting. I quote:
An important difference between the 40D and the 350D/400D (but also 20D, 30D) is the adoption of the 14 bits coding. These 14 bits are really observed on the decoded 40D RAW. This performance very close approaches that met in astronomical CCD cameras. It is an essential advance, the 40D is now a precision instrument, in particular for stellar photometry'
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:01 PM
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Terry posted that link today in another thread. I found it a very interesting and exciting read!

I want one!
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:28 PM
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Now I regret my decision to get 400D last month...
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:41 PM
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This looks like it has all the requisite features on-board...ability to focus via the lcd and exposures over 30 secs being my favourites.
Any idea of the price point in Oz?
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Old 12-09-2007, 01:04 PM
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Googled...$1769AU is cheapest FYI (body only)
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Old 12-09-2007, 02:44 PM
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Googled...$1769AU is cheapest FYI (body only)
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I am not sorry any more about my 400D any more.....
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Old 13-09-2007, 10:13 PM
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Got my EOS T-adapter today, so I will be trying my 40D out in the next few days, weather permitting. Christian's review has reinforced my desire to get this camera on the back of my scope.

Of course, my crappiness as an astrophotographer will be exposed.
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Old 14-09-2007, 04:58 AM
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I'd *really* love a 40D.. almost more than a 5D. Full frame sensor vs live focus.. hmm.
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Old 14-09-2007, 06:21 AM
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I'd *really* love a 40D.. almost more than a 5D. Full frame sensor vs live focus.. hmm.
its only money mike get both, then imagine what you could cover with 3 cameras. the filter on the 40D would be better if it had more of a range though- so you could pick up more Ha etc. Hutech modded one would be nice, or Yun getting a cooled version!!!
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Old 14-09-2007, 08:10 AM
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Guys.... aren't we just amateurs or what ??!!
The trick is to get results with what you already have... for M$ you can have MtPalomar.... or even Hubble....
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Old 14-09-2007, 04:29 PM
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Got my 40D today. The live view is even better than expected. Mmmmm, nummy!
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Old 14-09-2007, 06:22 PM
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Found the 40D on staticice.com for AU$1,537.00 (body only).
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Old 14-09-2007, 09:38 PM
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I'd *really* love a 40D.. almost more than a 5D. Full frame sensor vs live focus.. hmm.
I'm waiting to see how Canon will respond with the 5D replacement, which is apparently not too far away. Bet it will have all the nice features of 40D - but problably lower frame rate. I would imagine Canon will be trying pretty hard on tail of Nikon's recent D3 and D300.

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Yeap it does sound nice for a upgrade!! Has anyone seen any noise comparisons and spectrum response for this camera? wonder if its any better at the Ha end than the rest? I like the idea of the live preview!
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Wow, ability to control it without touching the cam is a winner for me. I've never liked the 20D, 30D bodies though. I like the 1D series
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