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Canon 7D

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Anyone using a canon 7d for astro work? I believe the noise performance is not that great but is it better than say a 450d (my current camera)?
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Old 29-09-2012, 04:17 PM
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Bought the camera today from Georges Cameras in Sydney. Now to try the 7D out in the field
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Old 29-09-2012, 06:34 PM
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I have the 7D and use it for all my astro work. Noise isn't as good as the 5D but you can still take very good astro photo's with it. I enjoy using the camera a lot.

I used to have lots of examples on my website, with shot details, but since changing my website provider haven't really re-built that. You can still find several there taken with the 7D like all the recent astro shots like this:

http://rogergroom.com/astro-photogra...iridium-flare/

Seeing your other thread I thought you'd have gone with the 60d?

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Hi Roger

I received permission from SWMBO to spend a bit more. For the cost of the 60da I could get the 7d and mod my 450d and still have a good camera for general photography.
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My first astro shot with the 7D through an 8" SCT at F6.3.
This camera is sharp.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8...055cab17_k.jpg
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My first astro shot with the 7D through an 8" SCT at F6.3.
This camera is sharp.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8309/8...055cab17_k.jpg
Nice
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Nice work John – that’s quite a difficult shot, to balance the brighter highlights and the deeper shadows.

Here is a crop of your image, which I processed a tad in CS6 to enhance the details a little.

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Nice work John – that’s quite a difficult shot, to balance the brighter highlights and the deeper shadows.

Here is a crop of your image, which I processed a tad in CS6 to enhance the details a little.

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It amazing the detail you can get from a single exposure. Have a go at this shot. Again its a single frame.


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/8...0117e6c6_k.jpg
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Here we go John - might be too crunchy for some...

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Some extra lunar detail pulled out there Dennis. Thanks
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