Celestron C8 Registry
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Orion 8" f3.9 Newtonian, Atlas EQ-G Cooled Canon 1100Da SSAG on 50mm Finder pocketrubbish.com
Quote:...what adapters etc would you all recommend?
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Quote:Hi FrankenCub, yes, I'm a bit wary of buying over the 'bay which was one of the advantages of the 1100D over the 1000D to me as I can get the 1100D in Jessops (a nationwide chain here) for not too much more than the earlier model goes on the 'bay.I'm also looking to get a lens as well rather than just a body so it can also be used, if necessary, for ordinary pictures - no plans to mod it at this stage.James
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Quote:One more thing. For planetary work you will need a camera capable to taking videos which pretty much rules out the XS. You might also want to look into registax. It seems to be standard processing software for people who do planetary work.
Quote:Hi FrankenCubI have modded a few canons. You're correct, it's not very difficult. I can't speak for the newer models tho. I believe from the T2i on Canon has introduced a different mounting system for the sensor that makes squaring the sensor with the body a little trickier when reassembling. You should do some research prior to attempting the mod.One thing to keep in mind is that if you do the clear mod the autofocus will no longer work. With the newer bodies tho the sensor position can be adjusted so that the autofocus will actually still work. My T2i was clear modded by Brent Oliver and he also readjusted the sensor position so that the camera can be used for daytime IR photos. If you use the replacement Baader filter the camera will work just fine and you will be able to use it for daytime photography with a OWB filter or a custom WB. Another thing to keep in mind is that if you use Astronomik EOS clip filters you won't be able to use EF-S lenses.
Quote:Oh ok I didn't know that.Is live view a hd video?
Quote:I have the T3 and I'm very happy with it. Keep in mind that the T3 is 14 bit while the XS is 12 bit. Mirror lockup seems to be a non-issue in my experience with it. The shutter mechanism seems to be softer than my other DSLRs I have had in the past. I wouldn't bother worrying about it. The T3 also has smaller pixels which would be better for planetary work.I think you'll be happy with either one though, pretty much any Canon from the 450D onward is excellent.