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Where to get a DSLR modified?

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Hi,

I am currently still deciding what to do with regards cameras. Ultimately I want to buy a 1600MM Pro Mono and Filters or similar, but that's going to cost upwards of £1k. 

So in the meantime until I get such funds for that I think I may buy a 700D or similar (my first DSLR was a 700D which I sold to my Dad before I got into AP so I know it well). I just think imaging Ha nebulae is too time consuming with my unmodified Canon 80D, which I can still use for all other non-Ha targets anyway. But for Ha targets I just think I'll be happier with a camera that can pick it up easier. 

Buy the time I do buy a mono CMOS camera I'll be able to sell the 700D anyway so I'll probably have only lost around £50 if I sell it later this year.

If I do buy one who is a reputable and trusted person to send it to for modifying, and would you recommend a full spectrum mod or just the IR cut? 

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I've just sold my 600D!!

 

You can buy them modified from Juan at Cheap Astrophotography or if you already have a camera and you want to get it modified he can do it for £75.

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Emailed Juan twice in the last 3 weeks to see about modifying my DSLR, no reply 😔

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Just now, Hughsie said:

Emailed Juan twice in the last 3 weeks to see about modifying my DSLR, no reply 😔

He's usually very reliable.  He may just be on holiday.

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Thank you Michael. I have read good reviews of his work and had personal recommendations as well so will follow up.

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Juan did mine did take a while replying he was holidaying at home in spain and kids are off this week so may be he is off too (he is a teacher )  

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I'm about to list my trusty 1100d full spectrum mod this weekend (modified myself) on here and ebay, and I'll include a couple of batteries and an SD card. Also has a hot shoe adapter to mount a RDF. Bit of damage to the case where I forgot to remove a screw and got a bit forceful (was the first camera I modified), but doesn't impact on use. Infact I'll argue it will improve airflow ;) 

 

Looking for £120 inc delivery. I can include a zoom lens and hoya IR/UV filter for another £20.

 

Otherwise I'm about to modify a pristine 1300d, again full spectrum, and will be looking for £220inc delivery

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