I own a Sony A6000 and use it for both work images and home or personal images. Of course I was excited to try it also with my Astronomy hobby so I picked up a T- ring to adapt the camera
to my 10" Dob. I've had fun imaging the moon, both in video and stills, then extracted and processed to get the best composite image I could.
Every day I look at specs and reviews on EQ mounts, small refractors, guiding, etc etc and that's something for the future needless to say I want it all right now.... but first I have to decide on a magic combination.
So my question: Is everyone or anyone that owns this A6000 doing the filter modifications? Since I use the camera for other "intended use" I would really rather not modify it. I might be finding there's a limit to the quality of imaging I'll
get from the Sony and would be better off with a little dedicated CCD imaging camera down the road.
Appreciate any ideas or recommendations.
I DIY'd it's cheaper cousin (a5100) myself[no EVF main difference], I also have a pristine a7s not modified.
I like doing IR daytime photography also, so a modded a5100 and modded a7s full spectrum are fun.
But I wouldn't say any combo was 'magic.'
Different tools for different uses.
I've found that buying Canon or Nikon used cheap lenses gives me the ability to use an adapter where I can fit filters in-between the lens and camera.
So I can go full spectrum, or IR block but h-a pass, or IR pass, or NB or normal daytime IR block to give me a semblance of normal camera for normal daytime......
But I like customization options and am comfortable making things work DIY.......
A mod isn't worth it without a mount (unless doing daytime IR),
and a mount gives you more time to collect the H-a anyways....
You'll be fine without the mod until you advance (with optics and tracking mount) and are at a place where you want to go further than what your are doing now....
But you really haven't even started the journey yet.....
at least for now......