#1  
Old 08-11-2009, 06:26 PM
I.C.D (Ian)
Registered User

I.C.D is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wattle Ponds via Singleton
Posts: 446
What camera to buy

G'Day All,
If you had a spare $500/$1000 what camera and brand would you buy and why .Colour or Mono, able to guide if needed ,to do Deep space Luna and planetary And what accessories would you buy to go with it
Ian C

Last edited by I.C.D; 08-11-2009 at 07:53 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-11-2009, 07:23 PM
asimov's Avatar
asimov (John)
Planet photographer

asimov is offline
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Bundaberg
Posts: 8,819
I wouldn't buy another camera just yet as I have a DMK. I want to buy the filter wheel plus filters for it however.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-11-2009, 11:43 AM
jase (Jason)
Registered User

jase is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 3,916
If I'm hearing you correctly, you want a camera that will do both planetary and deep sky work. Tall order. You're best off determining what is your main area of interest and getting something specialised in that field.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-11-2009, 05:58 AM
I.C.D (Ian)
Registered User

I.C.D is offline
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Wattle Ponds via Singleton
Posts: 446
Thanks Jase what would you suggest
Ian C
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-11-2009, 06:55 AM
jjjnettie's Avatar
jjjnettie (Jeanette)
Registered User

jjjnettie is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Far Far Away
Posts: 16,726
The new Gstar-Ex Colour is on my wish list.
Planets and DSO's.
Real time viewing on your monitor in Colour.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-11-2009, 01:52 PM
jase (Jason)
Registered User

jase is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Posts: 3,916
JJJ has undoubtedly nailed it. There is however no such camera that excels at both, hence my original statement that you need to consider what your primary interests are.

Have you searched the forums? Your question (and similar dilemmas have been answered before). Here are a couple of threads for your consideration, but would suggest you search yourself.

http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=51762
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=51148
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=48849
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=48945
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=49972
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-11-2009, 03:37 PM
wasyoungonce's Avatar
wasyoungonce (Brendan)
Certified Village Idiot

wasyoungonce is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Mexico city (Melb), Australia
Posts: 2,312
Quote:
Originally Posted by I.C.D View Post
Thanks Jase what would you suggest
Ian C
Get a Philips SPC900NC Web Cam (with nose piece adaptor & 1.25" Baader UV/IR block filter) for around $950Hk (around $130 Aust) + postage from Peter Tan in HK.

This make a very good starter planetary camera.

Now try to source a cheaper 2nd hand DSLR for DSO photography. The DSLR won't be as good as a dedicated astro camera like the Qhy 6 etc but it will be a good starter camera.

Try to get a DSLR that has "live view" so you can use it to focus more easily..aka a 1000D or such like (I don't know what other cameras that have live view but I'm sure there are many).

A 2nd hand DSLR may..may be had for around $800.

The above both are good cheaper starter cameras and as you gain knowledge you can then decide on what your needs are!

Anyway ...that my 2c's worth.

Edit:
There is modified 450D for sale in the Camera section it has the front UV/IR filter replaced to allow more astro friendly wave lengths of light to pass.

There is also a 300D for $350 that doesn't have live view but that's a good price!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 08:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement