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Everything posted by RichM63

  1. I've got no chance of downloading a tif. Upload a low res jpeg into your post. PLS
  2. Nice, apart from timer functions I nearly always use remote releases on all my cameras when mounted on a tripod.
  3. Howdy, I do have one or two camera lenses and did have a new version of that Sigma 70-300mm but I ended up giving it away to a lad as it simply wasn't sharp enough for my taste. I also had a Canon latest gen 55-250mm slightly more expensive but in my experience way sharper and more accurate than the Sigma. The standard 18-55mm latest gen kit lens isn't bad for widefield, and cheap. A nifty fifty is handy. I could recommend various other wider lenses but you would be looking at several hundreds of pounds (see my sig). If about £100 is your fixed budget, why not have a go with a latest Sigma 70-300 DG OS, you'll have fun learning and playing with it and it won't cost you over much should you move it on in 12 months (unless you give it away as I did) Rich
  4. It would help if you could remove the humid, cloudy atmosphere before capture. Go for it, why not? Good luck.
  5. The circumference of this is not correct. and I'm at a loss. Your images are sumptin else.
  6. Thanks Dave, I would not have known about it. Merci. Rich
  7. Thanks Alan, I'm trying to build up my strength, that combo' with all the gubbins, scales at about 5.5kg with the lens closed down. Open it all up and forearms like Popeye would be good! Ask Hobsey, hee hee. I had forgotten how to process as it has been a while. I note the the highlights are somewhat burnt out when posting up. This one is for me, to see a posted result and differences twixt the 2 when uploading. Still trying to remember what to do PP. All good fun. Rich
  8. Caught this whilst munching my croissants. Canon 7DII + Sigma 150-600 Sport, 18 frames, DPP, AS2, DXO, PSP.
  9. Good stuff. Glad that you saw it.
  10. That's nice work, your local obviously serves the good stuff.
  11. An easy to go telescope is one that is mostly up and ready when you want to use it or is easy to get ready. Hopefully you have a placement at home for the kit, so not travelling. Some folk may not like my advice, but, go for kit that suits yourself ie the aforementioned, and a good low mag Eyepiece that you can position your young chap in front of to show him the night sky. He won't be able to use a 'proper' Astro Telescope rig at a very young age, and may show no interest at all at a suitable age. But the time spent with you will be priceless in the future. EQ mounts present different challenges to Alt/AZ, I like EQ, but not everyone does.
  12. Oh, I'm not jealous at all Mariusz, he says through gritted teeth...grrrr FABULOUS!! Lovely sequence, and delighted that you had clear skies.
  13. I'm with Alan, I would not mod' a reasonably high end DSLR in order to achieve a compromise. If I was so inclined, I'd look at dedicated astro cameras that do what I want. (I'm not that inclined)
  14. 7D + 105mm Sigma Macro lens (it was what I was carrying at the time! ) Cheers, Rich
  15. Only to a point with such a low resolution JPEG to go at. Download a free trial version of "DXO PhotoLab" Open your original RAW file in that, then 'Customize', scroll down the right side menu to Geometry/Distortion/Fisheye. The higher you set the slider the more correction. Don't over cook things and look closely at your horizontals and verticals for unacceptable stretching effects. Below is a 50% correction but only having 400kb it is a very poor result, but gives an idea. Note that what looks like your camp ground in the original has been cropped out with the stretch, and the far left of the Milkyway is over streched. HTH, Rich
  16. If you are going to use the astro-camera with your telescope, what is the point of over spending €75 on an 18-55mm lens? If you are money conscious like me then €105 on the unmodded 1000D body, and if you really want to buy a kit lens 18-55 IS STM €55. MPB German site. Logical, at your age with a whole load of years ahead, buy an unmodded camera + adapter etc to connect to your telescope for about €130 all in and see how you get on. Sadly there is no long term solution vis a vis money required, everything 'Better' always costs exponentially more.
  17. Find out, who did the Astromod and does the camera still work. Look at MPB. That model is around €105, the batts are worth nothing S/H and an 18-55 depending on model €50 max S/H. Rich
  18. Nice find. it is always good to find hidden or previously unnoticed bits of history.
  19. Pretty B good John! Lovely images, nice work.
  20. Just noticed your location. Although MPB are online retaillers they are based in Brighton. You might be able to save another £20 by phoning to arrange a personal pickup. ?
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