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Old 27-07-2009, 10:28 AM
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I have some $$$ to spend

I have managed to obtain some $$$ from Uncle KRudd and I want to buy a camera for astrophotography. I have a canon 350D (unmodded) I also have an unmodded SPC900 webcam but I want more....more I say.
I was looking at a DFK 21AU04.AS from http://www.telescopes-astronomy.com...._pricelist.htm at $460 are they what I need for planetary and the occasional deep space? Is there something better? for around the same price?

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Old 27-07-2009, 11:21 AM
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Hi Adrian

It begs the question, if you have a Canon 350D, then why do you want to buy another camera for "ocassional" photography?

the 350D would suffice.


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Old 27-07-2009, 11:42 AM
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Hi Adrian

It begs the question, if you have a Canon 350D, then why do you want to buy another camera for "ocassional" photography?

the 350D would suffice.


I was looking for a dedicated camera is all

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Old 27-07-2009, 11:46 AM
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I was looking for a dedicated camera is all

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i see !!

TBH mate, if its only for occasional use, then i personally find it hard to recommend anything, as for occasional use i would recommend a DSLR !!

maybe someone else will chime in who is more knowledgeable in these matters

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Old 27-07-2009, 11:52 AM
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i see !!

TBH mate, if its only for occasional use, then i personally find it hard to recommend anything, as for occasional use i would recommend a DSLR !!

maybe someone else will chime in who is more knowledgeable in these matters

One of the other problems is I find looking through the view finder on the Canon I cant achieve focus too well but if I can see it on the Laptop screen I have a better view to focus with.
Maybe I should be looking for a camera with liveview on it, or if there is a magic piece of software out there somewhere to get liveview on the PC screen would be very interested.


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Old 27-07-2009, 01:14 PM
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while its true that the 350D doesnt have live view, there are other ways to get better focus, maybe something like a bahtinov mask would help, or for $60 you can buy an angled viewfinder for your camera, that can be switched between 1x and 2.5x

loads of people achieve great results with a 350D, its just practice.

but to my mind, if you wanted to spend something, i dont see the point in somethign dedicated for ocassional use, and if i already had a DSLR, then i would be looking at buying a CCD imager, although thats only if its for far more than the odd snap.

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get it modded, and buy a filter for daytime use, get the toucam done as well -
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Old 27-07-2009, 03:26 PM
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re extra money

Its a little difficult to say,as we are unsure how much funds are avaliable

you,must have approx $500,as the DMK is that much,

Considering you have the 350D canon,which is a great camera,

and depending how much funds are avaliable,why not up grade to the

Canon 450D,approx $825 (body only),sell the 350D,i just sold my 300D

with kit lens,for around $350,with the funds avaliable from that sale,

can go towards the DMK,you have another item like a TUCAM i think,you may get a sale for it too!

I very recently bought the 450D,i really havent had a big play with it,

but,oh so WOW!,you will really enjoy yourself with that piece of kit.

One thing i have noticed is the bulb setting can be triggered from lap top,no trigger cable needed!plus live focus,and noise reduction built in.

Hope this suggestion is of use

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