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Canon 1100d extras


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my Canon arrived today, all i have at the moment is the camera and lens, what other usefull extras would be worth purchasing ?


i know i need a t adapter, seem to be alot on the market so can anyone recommend a good one that doesn`t cost the earth,


also looking for remote timer switch, or does APT software do that for me ?


also looking for a power adapter so i can plug into a battery or mains.


any other help or extras i might need ? 


cheers


Rob


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  • 2 weeks later...

Both APT and Backyard EOS support the camera very well, I personally use Backyard...and have not had any problems with it at all.


 


As for useful items to to have:


 


Canon Infared shutter release, these can be bought from the web at a good price, I actually got mine from Argos


 


2" LP filter for a 35mm extention tube, or something like a EOS clip filter.


 


 


If you intend on using the camera with either APT or BYEOS then you will need a good USB cable from your camera, also you will need a Serial shutter control cable, this is needed when running the camera remotely from your PC.


 


An extra battery is also very useful, can get them third party cheap enough....oh and a good sized memory card for the camera.


 


All these items can be got from a few Astronomy suppliers.


 


Marcus


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memory card is ordered, a 16gb 45mb/s sdhc, although i think it`s coming from another planet, been a week already, i was hoping it would have been here a few days ago. so much for free postage and packaging


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If you intend on using the camera with either APT or BYEOS then you will need a good USB cable from your camera, also you will need a Serial shutter control cable, this is needed when running the camera remotely from your PC.

 

I believe the serial shutter control cable is only required for oooooold cameras to do >30s exposures (300/350?) (Stand to be corrected :))

 

450/1000/1100 I believe need only the USB cable

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Yep, 12v power connector is a must but you know the most useful accessory I have for the 1000d its an el cheapo ebay 90 degree view finder. It has a mag switch on it which I dont use but you can swivel it so you dont have to get into contortions when trying to frame a shot.


I find it most useful because I can calibrate the mount goto with the camera on the scope and I can actually get to look through teh viewfinder without lying on my back upside down, too old and creaky for that these days :D


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