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Hi everyone, just looking to get into astrophotography but looking at a DSLR as I'd like to use it for daytime use too, I know usually it's better for them to be modified but I've seen this can be done to allow use for both with only white balance adjustment. I've seen 1300d's going around £200 on eBay with the 18-55mm lens but the 4000d is a couple of years newer and there is currently one with 18-55mm + 75-300mm going for £350 at Currys. From what I can work out there isn't much difference between them besides a smaller screen on the 4000d and the release date. I'm just wondering if there is some reason people go for the 1300d instead or is it just because of it being older it turns up cheaper? Sorry for the long winded post but I'm doing lots of research to make sure I get the best one that'll last me the longest, thanks for any help.
Hi Guys, Long story short: Is it worth doing 4 min exposures with ISO 100 using Canon 1300D (not yet moded..) on DSO. Or it's better to stick with default ISO 800 and 1min? @ISO800 1min is the top exposure I can use from my back garden in London even with a light pollution filter on.... Long Story: I "recently" managed to get all beginner's equipment and started to experiment with long exposures (I had DOB previously). "Recently" - almost 2 months ago, and during that period I managed to play with it 3 times only... London is like the Adams Family house, - constantly under the clouds... I have Canon 1300D and SW 130PDS guided via ZWO224 (not completely guided yet... as still learning ). Initially, I thought I will figure out the best ISO/exposure settings while experimenting... But 1 experiment per month... VERrrrY painful... and it would be the top rate masochism to enjoy experiments with such a frequency... So I have been googling, reading forums and even going through the astrobin/flickr pictures and checking ISO/Exposure parameters, checking all kind of data sheets with sensor data, but managed to find only for Canon 1200D like for example http://sensorgen.info/CanonEOS-1200D.html or http://www.photonstophotos.net/Charts/DXOPDR.htm and nothing for 1300D. If you have any link, you are welcome to share. From all data I have read for my range CANON ... usually, - ISO800 is recommended or even ISO1600!!! - Wow!!! Seriously??? I used ISO1600 with my DOB for 10sec exposures As far as I learned, - All DSLR cameras have the best Dynamic Range with the lowest ISO possible, with 1300D it's ISO100, so I would expect to get the best DSO colours and shadows using ISO 100, However, I was amazed founding out that Canons have the Highest Read Noise at low ISO settings... (I was not able to find any data for 1300D, but I guess data from 1200D sensor is more or less the same). It looks like a sweet spot would be ISO 400 which would be 1.5 - 2min exposures maximum... Please correct me if I am wrong. P.S. Last time I tried ISO800 and 1min exposures, - after stacking with all darks, flats and bias the result was very noisy. I even afraid thinking about the amount of noise with ISO100, but I will try it next night anyway... Curiosity ...
Canon EOS 1300D , Comes with lenses 18-55mm and 75-300mm zoom and strap. Also Remote control shutter/intervalometer for creating self portrait or time lapse etc. Non Smoking Household. perfect condition, kept in case when not in use. £300 REDUCED Location Bolton, North West England. Collection or I can do local delivery in person. I would prefer this as postage would be expensive also the risk of damage in transit. If needed then I estimate around £15 due to size and amount of items if sent by courier.
My first try at astrophotography, the orion. Taken with canon eos 1300D on a static tripod. Details- Lights - 9 x 7secs Iso - 6400 Lens - 18- 55mm kit Lens at 55mm Stacked em in DSS and did little tweeks in Rawtherapee, i'll try to learn photoshop to improve the results Looking forward to some suggestions