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#1 brlasy1

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 04:40 PM

I have an unmodded Nikon D5100 that works well with my various instruments.  In order to shoot two targets a night, I'm looking to add another APS-C DSLR body and was thinking used Canon due to the availability of clip in filters, BYEOS, etc.  

 

Built in intervalometer, or the ability to use an aftermarket one, is a must.

 

I'm not opposed to mirrorless and/or micro four thirds.

 

I'm targeting under $300.  

 

Thanks in advance

 

 



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Posted 14 April 2021 - 04:54 PM

Have you tried BackYardNikon? Clip-in filters are also available for Nikon.



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Posted 14 April 2021 - 05:05 PM

The Canon Rebel T 3i (600D) is rated as a good astro entry camera. A little outdated now but can be had (body) for around $ 150 to $250 used.

The REALLY useful feature is the articulated view screen. Invaluable ! Really helps framing shots and focusing with Bahtinov mask. Best buy I ever made. It is my goto AP workhorse. Good intervalometer can be had for $25.

An external battery supply adapter to run it all night from 12 v dc (or 110 v ac)  is the cream on the top. Again about $25 to $40.


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#4 Daveatvt01

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 05:13 PM

If you like the t3i (or other older canon cameras too) you can download magiclantern, which you load to the memory card and makes an intervalometer available in-camera too.


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 09:50 AM

I have an unmodded Nikon D5100 that works well with my various instruments.  In order to shoot two targets a night, I'm looking to add another APS-C DSLR body and was thinking used Canon due to the availability of clip in filters, BYEOS, etc.  

 

Built in intervalometer, or the ability to use an aftermarket one, is a must.

 

I'm not opposed to mirrorless and/or micro four thirds.

 

I'm targeting under $300.  

 

Thanks in advance

Canon Rebel T3i.


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Posted 15 April 2021 - 10:30 AM

If you want a factory built-in intervalometer, I'm afraid your budget won't do that.

But, as already mentioned, Magic Lantern will do the trick for you. You can also use an external wired intervalometer with almost all Canon cameras, which costs around $15-$20.

 

All Canon cameras, starting with a T1i, have nice sensors. 


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#7 the Elf

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Posted 17 April 2021 - 09:25 AM

Another vote for T3i = 600D. Some examples I shot with an unmodded one:

 

https://www.elf-of-l...unning2018.html

https://www.elf-of-l...C_only_1080.jpg

https://www.elf-of-l...eiades2018.html

https://www.elf-of-l...j_M51_2018.html

https://www.elf-of-l...Lagoon2018.html

https://www.elf-of-l...lkyWay2019.html

 

Also another vote for a wired intervalometer for $20.


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Posted 18 April 2021 - 10:57 AM

Thanks to all for the input.  I'm on the hunt.



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Posted 20 April 2021 - 01:15 AM

Any Canon T?i  3 or greater. 

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Posted 23 April 2021 - 02:09 PM

Are there any Canon's with intervelometer feature?

 

I have a 60D and t6i. Very pleased with the 60D. When it's not being driven by imaging software (like APT), I use the intervelometer in Magic Lantern.

 

The t6i (and later t-models) are not supported by Magic Lantern and do not have an intervelometer. So you would have to go with t5i or earlier to get that...or hook up an external intervelometer. Plus, my t6i had 'banding' issues when I tried stretching images. I still use it as a backup camera and for star trails, but that's about it. I might try downgrading to a t3i or t4i just for Magic Lantern.


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Posted 23 April 2021 - 05:10 PM

Some do- 80D, 5DIV, 7DII



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Posted 23 April 2021 - 08:27 PM

Heh, heh, I may be a bit dated... but I would go with anything from the 450D and newer. My trusty old modified XSi is still one of my favorite cameras. :)

 

However, I do luvs my 600D (and 550D, and D5300, and D610...)

 

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Posted 24 April 2021 - 01:43 AM

I don't use the ones in the camera because it is too much fussing..  Get a smaller one.. I have 2 of these and they work flawless.
Many modes to choose from, completely wireless.  Get it, and feel free to ask any questions.

https://www.amazon.c...e?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

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