GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
Televue 85/TRF-2008 field flattener, Meade LX200 10", Manfrotto 055SSB tripod/410 geared head/AstroTrac TT320X-AG/056 3D head, GM-8/Gemini, 10 Micron 1000 HPS, Canon 40D (unmodded), Canon 450D (modded w/Astronomiks clip-ins - UV/IR, OWB), Coronado SM60/Lunt B1200/WO diagonal, Baader Herschel Wedge Leeds Sky Clock Ripon Sky Clock
Brent Oliver 1 Loving Wife, one adorable son(came 13 days early!), and 3 dogs! HyperCams&MODS BLOG My Gallery
Astrophotograher's Guide to the Deep Sky
A Guide to DSLR Planetary Imaging
A Beginner's Guide to DSLR Astrophotography
An Advanced Guide to DSLR Astrophotography
Photoshop for Astrophotographers
Quote:Let me tell you my experience with trying to be "frugal" aka "cheaping out".
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Francisco Celestron C-8 Orange, Stelarvue 105 TMB F6.2, Orion 80ED APO, Tasco 9VR. SBIG-10XME, DMK 21AU04.AS, ZWO ASI120MM, Canon 1000D, Canon T2i (modified by B.O.) Nikkor 180mm 2.8 , Takumar SMC 135, Tair 3S 300, nifty fifty, Canon 200mm 2.8, Rokinor 8mm FE MaximDL / BYE / PHD /DSS /PS Losmandy G-11, CGE, AstroTrac AG Orion Guider http://www.flickr.com/photos/f...oherreraphotography/
Orion 8" f3.9 Newtonian, Atlas EQ-G Cooled Canon 1100Da SSAG on 50mm Finder pocketrubbish.com
AT8RC with Moonlite & Stepper Motor
Skywatcher 120mm ED PRO
Skywatcher HEQ5 with EQMOD, KWIQ Guider
Nikon D5100 Baader mod by Brent Oliver
12" GSO Dob with Argo-Navis, 102mm Skywatcher Short Tube
Quote:Forgive my possible naivete, but I always thought the danger of the failing "cheapo" adapter was the possibility that it fries some camera internals on the way out. Of course nobody cares if the $9 adapter dies, but the possibility of taking out the camera as well is not appealing. At least with that "expensive" genuine Canon brand, there comes some peace of mind. And for the record, none of the 3rd party knockoffs I've seen have ever been anywhere near the build quality of the genuine Canon ones.
Quote:I want to emphasize that the Canon Batteries are way better than any third party batteries I have ever tried. My original Canon was still going strong when I sold my 20 D. In the meantime I had bought and trashed 9 third party batteries for the same camera. Alex
Quote:Really, there is VERY little that could go wrong here, in the case of a AC to DC adapter..VERY little/no damage to the camera is possible. And that goes for/is possible with the Canon brand one, too!
Gary Honis DSLR Modification Service
Quote:The problem we've revealed here is that quality isn't necessarily tied to a major brand name.
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB