Old 11-01-2009, 05:43 PM
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Canon Cameras

Hi i would like to know i am about to purchase a DSLR camera my first to get started as a imager for astronomy, and i would like to know which one would be better. I know the 40D is one of the best but i dont have the money to purchase that.
I am looking between a 350D or 400D, or a 30D.

Which one of these would suit this for astronomy as a first camera to practice with as a amateur that i am.

I have a william optic telescope on a EQ6 Pro mount and also a 10" Newtonian and a DSI which i might use as a guide camera.

Just need some advise on the camera.


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Old 11-01-2009, 07:27 PM
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If Astrophotography is your aim, you would be better off going for the 450D, 1000D or 40D all of which have live focus. The 1000D is quite inexpensive and apparently can be modded successfully for greater sensitivity to HA by replacing the Low Pass Filter. The 450D/100D will be lighter than the 20/30/40/50D bodies if weight is a consideration.

If your budget is tight you could buy second hand, Canon cameras, both modded and unmodded, appear regularly in the Icetrade area.
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