So, i just sold my XT8 and accessories as i am getting much more fun out of AP. So, i have £400 at my disposal. I can maybe add another £100-£150 to that. But absolutely no more and i dont wan to save it for something later. Basically, i want to spend it NOW. Before xmas.
My current seup:
Canon 4000d unmodified
Star Adventurer 2i mount
Rubbish (REALLY REALLY rubbish) tripod
70-300mm f5.6 canon lens
50mm f2.8 canon lens
28mm f1.8 canon lens
A few things to note:
- I am happy with my mount for now. I dont need an EQ5 or HEQ5
- Im not interested in a faster lens for the moment. The 70-300 has served me very very well so far and i will upgrade sometime next year.
What im considering:
- Evostar 72ED plus necessary flattener and adapters (this is at the limit of budget). Unfortunately, i cant seem to find one in stock in the UK.
So i thought i'd dip my toe into CCD/CMOS AP with a:
-ZWO ASI 385MC USB 3.0 Colour + better tripod
-ZWO ASI 224MC USB 3.0 Colour+better tripod+CLS LP filter.
or just buy a
-modified canon DSLR
I did think about a 130PDS but that coupled with my DSLR is just below the 5kg load capacity of my mount and im not confident about such a setup.
So...the floor is yours. You have my setup and £400. Taking into consideration what ive said, what would YOU buy tomorrow?