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Central DS now selling mono DSLR's (cooled)

At this stage it looks like it is only in their canon range (no A7s version) so 6d cooled and mono, 600d, 5dIII although in their article they claim to have 'discovered' a method that will be fine for Nikon sony and canon.

http://www.centralds.net/cam/?p=8561

Cost appears to be an extra $600+ or so on already modified cameras http://www.centralds.net/cam/?post_type=product

Benefits obviously resolution, sensitivity and access to large sensors - disadvantages loss of microlensing.

Interesting stuff.

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Old 05-08-2015, 09:30 AM
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Interesting. The loss of the microlenses could be a big deal though. They seem to nearly double the QE of CCDs.

I have to say though I haven't seen a decent mono DSLR shot yet though. DO you know of some?

Also of interest is Fuji released a full spectrum version of the XT1. Be good for infrared, astrophotography. 16mp APSc Sony Exmor with Xtans colour array.

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Old 05-08-2015, 09:36 AM
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Interesting stuff Greg, Luis Campos I know has been doing a lot of experimenting here are a few with a modified eos 550d. I can't see too much wrong with it!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/374199...ream/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/374199...ream/lightbox/
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Luis Campos has been pushing the boundaries in cooling and debayering DSLR's and so have Central.

I think the only disadvantage to the DSLR mono is the weight and the potentially lower QE.

We have not seen many images yet because people are only starting to get their hands on them now.
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Interesting stuff Greg, Luis Campos I know has been doing a lot of experimenting here are a few with a modified eos 550d. I can't see too much wrong with it!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/374199...ream/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/374199...ream/lightbox/

They look impressive.

It makes sense to go down this path to a point. That's where all the R and D is. For example Sony's new 42.4mp backside illuminated full frame sensor. If that were an Astro CCD cam it would cost US$60,000.

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Luis has posted a couple more shots from his mono 550d (cooled)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/374199...ream/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/374199...n/photostream/
taken on an ED80 with reducer
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