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djpaul

DSLR for Photos of moon

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djpaul

Hi 

 

Im am in the process of buying a camera mainly for pictures of the moon ( Not deep Sky Imaging )

Looking to get either a secondhand Canon 600d or 700d

I was considering buying from the Camera Jungle secondhand photographic  site.

Anyone here ever bought from them.

They seem to have Canon 700d's for £279- 2£99 with very low shutter counts ( 5,000 - 10,000 )

Knowing nothing at all about camera's 

I would value your opinions on what camera i should buy.

My budget would be £300-£350

 

Regards Paul

 

 

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philjay

With the 120ED both those would work fine.  The image will not fill the frame though so there will be alot of black space around the disc. So if your after full discs then they are fine, barlowing to get closer in works but can be tricky.

 

I have used APSC, Full Frame and Mirrorless CSC cameras on lunar as well as planetary cameras and at the moment my favourite is the Olympus OM D range of cameras.

These have a 4/3rds sesonsor and my EM1 Mk1.5 and EM10 MK1 the full moon through my F7.5 127 refractor fills the frame wonderfully.

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djpaul

Hi

 

What makes things tricky with say a Televue powermate?

 

Sorry as i said im new to photography

 

Paul

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Sunny Phil

I have a Nikon D3200 and it works great on the Moon. The key is to use a low ISO and exposures from 1/200 to 1/2000, depending on the phase. I suspect that cameras in the price range £250-£350 deliver very similar results to each other.

 

The key is to take loads of frames (50 to 200) and stack them.

 

I've used Barlow lenses and used more than one in parallel but I've found that webcams deliver the best results for lunar close-ups.

 

With an ED you should not get much chromatic aberration but, if you do, remove the red and blue from the image.

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djpaul

what about this as an option Nikon D3400?

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philjay

All the cameras you mention will work fine. With digitsl technology you can take photos of the moon with just about any camera, folks are turning out decent images with camera phones. It boils down to what you want to photograph, if you just want to do full discs then any dslr, csc mirrorless will work, if you want to go deeper then a dslr with barlow can be used but as stated previously it can be tricky. If you want close up shots of specific craters etc then a ccd planetary camera is the tool

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djpaul

Hi 

 

Ended up getting a Nikon D3400 today

Special offer at Currys / PC world £359 including the standard lens

Need to get a t ring adaptor etc

Any suggestions where to buy required adaptor

 

Paul

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