Return to the Cloudy Nights Telescope Reviews home pageAstronomics discounts for Cloudy Nights members
· Get a Cloudy Nights T-Shirt · Submit a Review / Article

Click here if you are having trouble logging into the forums

Privacy Policy | Please read our Terms of Service | Signup and Troubleshooting FAQ | Problems? PM a Red or a Green Gu… uh, User

Astrophotography and Sketching >> DSLR & Digital Camera Astro Imaging & Processing

Pages: 1
JohnH
Carpal Tunnel
****

Reged: 10/04/05

Loc: Squamish BC Moved!!!!!
Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new
      #5624431 - 01/15/13 01:37 PM

I see this once great publication has done a review of the camera.

I had read the magazine in recent years, but since the departure of staff reviewers and editorial changes, I feel they often miss the boat on reviews.

How well did the do this review and is it technically competent, given this is a mainstream magazine covering a rather specialized camera.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Toxic Coolaid
professor emeritus


Reged: 10/01/11

Loc: NorthEast Tennessee
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: JohnH]
      #5624913 - 01/15/13 06:12 PM

got a link?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mmalik
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/13/12

Loc: USA
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: JohnH]
      #5625577 - 01/16/13 02:15 AM

Also which month issue you are referring to?

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Jim Chung
Vendor - Icodome
*****

Reged: 12/07/05

Loc: Toronto
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: mmalik]
      #5625725 - 01/16/13 07:36 AM

Perhaps people should put more effort in planning new threads so as to maximize their usefulness to fellow forum members.

This article was written by one of our own, Adam Block, in the February issue of Shutterbug. I was expecting a technical analysis of the 60Da performance as is the norm in a camera magazine but instead Adam's article is more a primer on how to use a IR modified DSLR for astrophotography. But he gets it wrong on several instances. He uses a 1.25" nosepiece on his T ring adaptor which must cause some major vignetting. He claims that the camera body is typically not used for data acquisition and people generally control the camera via Maxim DL on their laptop. And he shoots at ISO 3200.


I have a link to the 4 page article but thought I should wait until after the magazine leaves the news stand. You can pm if you can't wait.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Tom and Beth
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: Jim Chung]
      #5626538 - 01/16/13 04:32 PM

Interesting. I was comparing the 60D to 60DA last night using a simple google search. I'll be honest, I didn't see justification for the roughly $600 cost delta (buying new).

I do realize there are many of you who work majic with your cameras...but for someone with a 450D and coming into this game new...I'm not seeing what the 60DA brings unless one MUST have only one camera.


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Hap Griffin
Vendor (Imaging Infinity)
*****

Reged: 04/15/08

Loc: Sumter, SC
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5626544 - 01/16/13 04:34 PM

In the tests done thus far, the 60Da, while a nice camera, does not have the hydrogen-alpha performance of a typical modified camera.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Tom and Beth
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: Hap Griffin]
      #5626559 - 01/16/13 04:40 PM

Quote:

In the tests done thus far, the 60Da, while a nice camera, does not have the hydrogen-alpha performance of a typical modified camera.




Roger that. The best article I found compared these two to a full mod T2I (IIRC).

I'm not slamming either of the cameras. I just saw Mike's 6D pic and wonder if I should just open my wallet up once and get it over with


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mmalik
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/13/12

Loc: USA
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5626662 - 01/16/13 05:40 PM

Quote:

Interesting. I was comparing the 60D to 60DA last night using a simple Google search. I'll be honest, I didn't see justification for the roughly $600 cost delta (buying new).




Price may be a separate matter but they are two different animals; 60Da comes factory modded (in its class, only new camera available today in the DSLR world, that's something!)

A 60Da review here....

My 60Da work here....

Note: Some processing resources here....


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Tom and Beth
Post Laureate


Reged: 01/08/07

Loc: Tucson, AZ
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" [Re: mmalik]
      #5627056 - 01/16/13 09:32 PM

I started peeling back your links and some of your earlier posts...shall we say there's quite a bit to digest. Thank you. I hope that after wading through this to come up with what "makes the 6DA another animal".

And since I already have a few "L" Canon lenses, I'm already commited to the brand.

EDIT:

Quote:

The 450 has some of the best noise performance of any of the Canons.




And since a new camera would replace my 450, perhaps it would be smarter in the long run to get my old camera modified.





Edited by Tom and Beth (01/16/13 10:26 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Hap Griffin
Vendor (Imaging Infinity)
*****

Reged: 04/15/08

Loc: Sumter, SC
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5627172 - 01/16/13 10:38 PM

Certainly a viable choice.

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
mmalik
Postmaster
*****

Reged: 01/13/12

Loc: USA
Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: Tom and Beth]
      #5629250 - 01/18/13 01:28 AM

Quote:

And since a new camera would replace my 450, perhaps it would be smarter in the long run to get my old camera modified.




Thanks. And yes, modding your 450 is a good choice as well. Regards


Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Bob S.
Carpal Tunnel
*****

Reged: 07/14/05

Re: Canon 60Da Reviewed in "Shutterbug" new [Re: mmalik]
      #5629426 - 01/18/13 07:22 AM

From what I can ascertain, getting a camera modded by somebody like Hap Griffin gives you increased sensitivity to certain wavelengths than the factory modded camera such as the 60DA

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1


Extra information
10 registered and 24 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  Dave M, WOBentley, tecmage 

Print Thread

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled


Thread views: 1090

Jump to

CN Forums Home


Cloudy Nights LLC
Cloudy Nights Sponsor: Astronomics