New camera - Canon EOS 650D

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Re: New camera - Canon EOS 650D

Postby DJDrDamage » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:08 am

I really like the shot of the bay- you captured the clouds nicely.

regarding the image of the milky way:
- nice job with the new camera, not a lot of noise at all.
- looks just like mine. :D
- do you have the EXIF details?
- I have labelled a few features on your image and attached it here. There are lots more fatures all around.
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Re: New camera - Canon EOS 650D

Postby Mort » Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:09 am

That particular photo:
F/3.5
E: 20sec
ISO-3200

I also did some photos at ISO-12800 and the camera has awesome noise compensation even using the basic built-in dark frame subtraction. I also only took them as JPG, but when I get a better idea of settings to use I'll start grabbing them as RAW+JPG for the best of both worlds.
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Re: New camera - Canon EOS 650D

Postby Mort » Thu Sep 20, 2012 9:08 pm

Look what I found. Now I'm really keen to see what things would like with the telescope. Here's a crop just using the 250mm telephoto.
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Re: New camera - Canon EOS 650D

Postby Mort » Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:33 pm

I've managed to get the EOS camera software installed on my laptop. Turns out it was something wrong with my user profile that must have carried over from the Win7 upgrade.

I *really* like the remote control functions. Switch to live shoot mode and I can control everything except zoom. Discovered it has an intervalometer in the software as well, so I'll be giving the camera a work out with some time lapse stuff as well.

I've also picked up a T-Mount and eyepiece projector for the telescope. Had a quick play the other night but will need a lot more practice before I get the combination of equipment and camera settings worked out. I did manage to get some shots of Jupiter but the battery went flat just as I worked out how to get it right!
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Re: New camera - Canon EOS 650D

Postby DJDrDamage » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:46 pm

there are a lot of good timelapse videos out there, especially on vimeo, and so your time lapse stuff will be interesting to see.

abotu battery life- next you will go and get a 12V battery to power overnight :D
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Re: New camera - Canon EOS 650D

Postby Mort » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:43 pm

haha, I've already been looking for the power adapter. They make it tough because it's not just a plug on the side for a transformer, it's a mock battery that then has a cable running to the power. Any time lapse I start with will probably not be night time stuff.
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