OK, but I remember a thread in which the Revolution in combination with SharpCap was supposed to be exterminating the Xterminator. The idea at that time sure seemed to be that you didn't need a better camera than the initial version of the Revolution. You do some stacking and the quality of the camera just didn't matter or (as the title of that thread suggested: http://www.cloudynig...es-xterminator/ ) that it was actually superior.
Now I'm reading that the LN300 version of the Revolution actually was inferior and needed to be replaced with a camera which apparently does not have an improved sensor and which has an extremely limited ability to do integrations (technically not 4 seconds or 5 seconds but 5.12 seconds)?
So far it feels like I was being told that the Revolution was as good as anyone needed and there was no need to use anything better. Now people seem to be replacing the Revolution with another version because you actually do need a better camera. But the camera doesn't really seem to have a new and improved sensor and it doesn't have the same integration capacity?
To say that I am puzzled at the twists is a bit of an understatement and I hope someone can explain it cogently to me. So far it is making less sense to me than the guy I was working with earlier today who was recently released from a psych ward and was manic, paranoid, and wouldn't complete the task he came to me to work on today.
So maybe someone will explain to me just how this is consistent with what was posted in the past? Maybe explain how a camera which appears to be more hampered than its predecessor is superior?
And if that all makes sense, why was the LN300 being used initially when the Effio-A version of the ICX811 was out for a long time before the change from the LN300 camera? It seems unlikely that this camera is new-build at this time since at least here in the USA the ICX811 doesn't even seem to be available so far as I can tell (the USA Sony distributor no longer lists the sensor)?
And as noted, there is another kit at that price point. The Mallincam kit is being sold for $300. If you argue you need an added reducer (wouldn't need it with my Comet Catcher, Comet Hunter, or NP101is with the reducer I already have, or with my XX12g). But I've gotten the reducer for $15 so even if you want one it doesn't add much to the cost. And in any case the point which Rich_B made was that you can easily put together a kit which he believes is a much better value for that $300 selling point.
You can also get an ASI224 for $350, hook up a USB cable to run between it and your computer and you are rocking with HD! Add the $15 reducer if you need it and for $65 more than the Revolution you are doing HD work with a very simple system.
All that said, if the R2 fits what someone wants, my blessing upon them. If they want to simply buy a kit and don't want to do the little extra to put together exactly what they need then I'll be delighted that they get to try out the R2. Better that they get something which works than that they don't even try.
Edited by OleCuss, 19 May 2016 - 09:55 PM.