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Old 07-04-2008, 05:08 PM
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Thumbs up The 450D has Arrived!

After what seemed like a really long wait, the Canon 450D has finally arrived! I spent most of the morning just staring at the glossy Canon box before eventually get it all setup.

This is my first DSLR camera so all the functions are a bit new to me. It is definitely a massive step up from my el cheapo digital camera. Something like 6MP to 12.2MP .

I hope to pick up a T-ring and all the other bits and pieces ASAP so I can connect it to the scope. Like the 40D the 450D has a live view function that will make life that much easier when focusing.

I've connected the camera to the laptop and tested the software that lets you to capture long exposures without a long exposure cable. It all seems to work very well but it I can't wait to see how it performs on those faint DSOs.

So far I have been blown away with the quality of the images.
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:31 PM
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oooh! go you!! congrats Matty.
You must have one of the first in Aust. Canon still tells me (this morning)they wont be out until mid April
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:32 PM
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well done matty. can't wait to see first light from it! Think your the first person on IIS owning the 450d.
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Old 07-04-2008, 05:57 PM
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Hutech now have the modified 450D on their webpage:

EOS036 Canon Rebel XSi (450DH) spectrum enhanced camera with built-in astronomical UV/IR blocking filter (Type Ib) and std Canon accessories $1,295.00

EOS036L Canon Rebel XSi (450DH) spectrum enhanced camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS lens kit with built-in astronomical UV/IR blocking filter (Type Ib) and std Canon accessories $1,395.00

EOS037 Canon Rebel XSi (450DH) spectrum enhanced camera with built-in clear filter wideband-multicoated and std Canon accessories $1,295.00

EOS037L Canon Rebel XSi (450DH) spectrum enhanced camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS lens kit with built-in clear filter wideband-multicoated and std Canon accessories $1,395.00

EOS038 Canon Rebel Xsi (450DH) spectrum enhanced camera with built-in infrared filter (IR720) and std Canon accessories. $1,295.00

EOS038L Canon Rebel Xsi (450DH) spectrum enhanced camera & EF-S 18-55mm IS kens with built-in infrared filter (IR720) and std Canon accessories. $1,395.00
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:07 PM
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Thanks guys,

I guess I was lucky to get the 450D early. I really lucky find.

I'm pretty sure that if you pre-ordered the 450D you should have the camera already.

Anyway, I was just outside with the camera and took a few practise shots.

All images are straight out of the camera using the 18-55mm lens. The images have been cropped, reduced and compressed for the web.

1. 30 second exposure at ISO1600.

2. 5 second exposure at ISO800.

3. 15 second exposure at ISO1600.

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Old 07-04-2008, 07:18 PM
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Matty, im supprised you got the 450D already, well done(arrrg, I just got the 40D, was told the 450D was some time away). Sheesh, sad demo images, we want astro pics . Are you going to mod it?
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Old 07-04-2008, 07:26 PM
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Matty, im supprised you got the 450D already, well done(arrrg, I just got the 40D, was told the 450D was some time away). Sheesh, sad demo images, we want astro pics . Are you going to mod it?
Hi Fred,

They are pretty bad demo pics especially because of the light pollution. I hope to image my first astro pics soon but I still need to upgrade my mount. I have everything setup I just need the mount.

At this stage I have no intentions of modding the camera. I hope to one day though.

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Congrats Matty, we eagerly await the first images.

Cheers
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Old 08-04-2008, 11:22 AM
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Well done Matty !

May I ask where you got it from and if it's not too rude, how much it cost you?

Looking forward to some great photos.

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Hutech now have the modified 450D on their webpage:
Which one would you get for astro and as a general camera?

Thanks

Margaret
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