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Old 28-11-2007, 04:00 PM
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Meade DSI III

Has the new Meade DSI III been released? I see Star Optics is advertising them for $1599
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Old 28-11-2007, 04:04 PM
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I have heard that they are available in America through Meade preferred dealers, dont know about Australia though. They are very pricey as well.

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Old 29-11-2007, 01:18 AM
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OPT has both at $1299US. At this price I'd be curious to see how they compare to similarly priced CCD options.
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Old 29-11-2007, 08:27 AM
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I find it interesting that Meade have a new product on the market that isn't on their web site or product catalogue!
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Old 29-11-2007, 08:54 AM
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I was wondering about that as well Dave. I read on some other forums that Meade was also going release the latest Autostar and Envisage updates on their site as well.

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Old 29-11-2007, 04:44 PM
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I see Star Optics is advertising them for $1599

I was in there today, I forgot to check. I have to call in again tomorrow
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Old 30-11-2007, 04:22 PM
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Crikeys, you could buy a DSLR for the same price! And use it as a normal camera as well
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Old 30-11-2007, 04:52 PM
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They'll be on the self in a week or so I think they said,
but yeah, the 40d is lurking close to that price
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Old 30-11-2007, 06:11 PM
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They'll be on the self in a week or so I think they said,
but yeah, the 40d is lurking close to that price
Also, you can now get 'Brand New' 350D with a tons of accesssories (Lens, Bag, Tripod etc) for $649.
The 400D 'new' is around $800-$900.

Choice sounds obvious.
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Old 30-11-2007, 06:34 PM
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I still have a lot to learn with the DSI II before I step up and then I am leaning towards the Starlight Express.

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Old 01-12-2007, 09:47 AM
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I read internationally that folks in America feel this camera judged by performance should be in the USD $800 price range.
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:02 PM
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That's what I am thinking too..... Still, I'm keen to see what the skilful do with the III.....

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I still have a lot to learn with the DSI II before I step up and then I am leaning towards the Starlight Express.

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:23 PM
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I've been reading on some of the USA forums that Meade have released the new Autostar and Envisage software for download and use with earlier DSI models.

But from what I have been reading it has more bugs than a plague of locusts, It might pay to stay with the older versions until they sort it out.

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Old 11-12-2007, 12:38 AM
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I came across this on cloudy night, must say I'm impressed by this shot for a DSI.
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthrea.../o/all/fpart/1
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:49 AM
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Yes, it is definitely not a generation 1 DSI anymore.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:22 PM
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Yep, I agree a very nice image.
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