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EOS 450D currently, may be looking to upgrade to do more serious AP as i used to do a few years back, I still have my EOS50E in the draw, and it has a roll of film in it still...

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Always had Canon, now using 60D, but still got a 350D bought when it first came out many moons ago, still going strong after hundreds of thousands of shots, cant fault it :icon_cool:

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A Canon EOS 600D, used for wide field shots and when connected to the SCT, the Moon and M42. The adjustable live view screen is great and you can use the Canon Eos Utility software too. Not really into ap but it's nice to know what the camera is capable of.

Cheers,

Steve

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Canon 300D to start with, now a 1000D. I also have an 1100D for product photography / macro at work.

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I use a self modded Canon 350D.That was fun.

Only issue i found is that Canon do not supply drivers for this camera past Windows XP. Luckily i had an old XP laptop to use. Just means i can`t use my better spec windows 7 machine.

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Slightly off topic so forgive me, but...

I have a Sony A200 (budget) with 70-300mm lens and a 30-75mm (I think) lens. My question; what's the longest I can keep the shutter open (with a low iso setting) before things start to blur slightly? I can experiment but I figured I'd ask some folks who already know the answer ;-)

I'm gunna take the camera out on the next clear night and have a play :D

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Slightly off topic so forgive me, but...

I have a Sony A200 (budget) with 70-300mm lens and a 30-75mm (I think) lens. My question; what's the longest I can keep the shutter open (with a low iso setting) before things start to blur slightly? I can experiment but I figured I'd ask some folks who already know the answer ;-)

I'm gunna take the camera out on the next clear night and have a play :D

Depends on the focal length you're actually using and to a certain extent what part of the sky you're looking at. With the 30-75mm I'd say twenty seconds, perhaps at 30mm? If you're trying it I'd use the lens wide open at something like ISO800 and see how that turns out. Experimentation is the name of the game though :)

James

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Depends on the focal length you're actually using and to a certain extent what part of the sky you're looking at. With the 30-75mm I'd say twenty seconds, perhaps at 30mm? If you're trying it I'd use the lens wide open at something like ISO800 and see how that turns out. Experimentation is the name of the game though :)

James

Thanks bud. I will be experimenting but at least I have a starting point now :D ta.

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Two Canon 600D's here, one astro modded by my wife, the flip out screen is a godsend for shooting overhead.

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Canon 550d here, got some half decent astro stuff, but amazing nature shots during that week of summer we had !

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I fell for the 12Mp Canon 1100d @ a silly £272 from Jessops in October including £30 Canon cashback and love it :Envy: The basic EF-S 18-55mm zoom is amazingly sharp. I've some 8 fixed and zoom Pentax screw lenses that I use via an EOS adapter in the 17mm to 300mm fl plus x2 tele-extenders - focus is manual but easy and exposure auto on selected cam settings for daylight. May try it on some w/a piggyback starfield shots on my M12 - my screw lenses have large photon-grabbing apertures to 60mm [=300mm fl] . The 1100d was < half the cost but much better performance than my first Canon 300d [6Mp] now gathering dust :cool:

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Another Nikon user here.

I have used a series of Nikon's over the years (all un-modded).

Extremely pleased with my results.

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Primarily I'm a photographer, so, A Nikon D300 for me... along with Nikon 12-24 f4, Nikon 40mm f2.8 Micro, Nikon 55-200mm VR, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Nikon 18-135mm and a Sigma 150mm f2.8 Macro :)

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Canon 1D3 and a 5Dmk2 - I feel the 1D has the edge over the 5dmk2 when it comes to long (3min +) exposures - I find the 5Dmk2 exhibits a bit of amp glow after that sort of exposure. I have also used the 5Dmk1 for astro and its pretty much useless over ISO400 for long exposures.

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Need another Nikon user I think...

D300, very limited astro use though also had a D700 full frame but couldn't get on with it

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