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Quote:Interesting question... was thinking of selling my 40D too. It's not worth much any more though. Maybe I should mod it too... I wonder if the instructions for our cameras are out there.
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Quote:Thanks Brent.... whoa... looks like ample opportunity to screw up.
Quote:Hmmm I had been looking at http://ghonis2.ho8.com/rebelmod.html where they replace with just clear glass. At ~$25 it's fairly reasonable to do.
How important is something like a Baader filter? I can't seem to find them for less than $150 a which point it starts to not make common or financial sense to do any more.
Quote:Is there any cheaper alternatives other than just clear glass?
Quote:baader filter is not THAT important. It will provide absolute best IR Blocking possible, period.BUT, the difference is VERY minimal and you can easily get away with only using a clear glass replacement for LPF-2 (**assuming LPF-1 remains intact**)No..not that I am aware of..I have pre-cut clear glass replacements(I buy in large sheets and cut my filters to size, very cost effective) that I usually sell for very little $...fwiwGood luck!
Quote:I would think a 300D (with larger than average pixels) would make a pretty good astro camera!Grant
Quote:I have an old digital rebel 300d that I no longer need. I've tried selling it as a camera, but nobody seems to want a 6 mp camera anymore. I was wondering, if I modded it, would it have any value to an astrophotographer or would I just be wasting my time and money?Thanks
Quote:Quote:I have an old digital rebel 300d that I no longer need. I've tried selling it as a camera, but nobody seems to want a 6 mp camera anymore. I was wondering, if I modded it, would it have any value to an astrophotographer or would I just be wasting my time and money?Thanks Don't know how many other hobbies you have, but DSLRs have been turned into Nature Cams, Weather Cams, Sunset Cams...There's a whole industry around adding remote triggers and such.Might as well get some use out of it, eh?
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