Old 01-05-2008, 06:56 PM
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I want to get into astrophotography.I am thinking of a canon d40.A they good for astro unmoded?
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:06 PM
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Good, I hear Richard.

Oh, the D40 is a Nikon, the 40D is a Canon. Just FYI....
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Old 01-05-2008, 10:40 PM
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I'm also considering a Canon 40D for astro but 50/50 land. . Would love to hear some experience with this vs a dedicated camera for similar cost. ??
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Old 04-05-2008, 12:24 AM
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40D is a great DSLR for Astro imaging - the LiveView function makes focusing easy, and the supplied EOS utility software allows the automated operation of the camera for setting up a sequence of remote timed exposures - eg 5x60 second exposures, press start and back away slowly!!

Noise reduction is great as is the colour of images coming straight out of the camera.

Please take a look at the link in my signature below to see what I have done with this camera.

I'm considering modding the 40D also, but have to say I've been very happy with it out of the box for astro and daytime work

All the best with your choice.
If you're considering a modded camera, check out some of the cameras Eric (ezystyles) has for sale on IIS and at his own web page - cheaper than new 40D

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