60Da

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antisocial Regular Member • Posts: 127
60Da
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ussery Regular Member • Posts: 275
Re: 60Da

I saw this,and posted it on here, about 30 minutes ago, and I never imagined it. I wonder if it can be used for other photography?
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Michael Edward Rudge Veteran Member • Posts: 7,078
Not as good as the 60SX
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LDunn1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,874
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I think it will be as usable as a standard 60D for daylight photography.

The change centers around the Infra Red filter that covers the sensor, the standard one's start to cut in around 550nm wavelength of light & gently roll in to around 700nm where they block 100% IR light.

This early start & gentle roll in of the IR block / visible light transmit curve means that by around 650nm wavelength you only get about 25% transmission.

Around 650nm is crucial for astrophotography as Hydrogen alpha light is 656.3nm wavelength & many nebulae emit hydrogen alpha light.

So by changing the standard gentle roll in filter for a later starting but more 'cliff edge' IR filter that starts cutting in after the all important 656.3nm & ends at the same 700nm, you get a camera which transmits nigh on 100% of Ha light but blocks all after it, so negligable impact on daylight photography, but a great improvement for astro photography.

You can modify standard cameras too, & there are companies that do this for £150-£200 for you if you are not comfy opening up your camera yourself.

I have a modded 40D which has the standard filter removed & a more agressive 'cliff edge' one installed that permits the transmission of Ha light relatively unimpeded - here is a photo I took with it - the 'red' is Ha light.

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UpNorthRN Forum Member • Posts: 74
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ussery wrote:

I saw this,and posted it on here, about 30 minutes ago, and I never imagined it. I wonder if it can be used for other photography?

It must... Why would they add this feature to a camera so heavily geared toward video? Unless I'm missing something...

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tocar Veteran Member • Posts: 4,475
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They didn't 'kill' the 60D, it's just an addition specializing in astrophotography.

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Brian Lund Contributing Member • Posts: 510
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antisocial wrote:

Anyone see this coming?

Yes and no...

They released a 20Da years ago some time after the 20D was released.

So when the 30D came out I kind of expected a 30Da shortly after, it did not happen.

I certainly expected a 40Da after the 40D was released, but after that I kind of thought Canon forgot about astro-photography, but apparently not!

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LDunn1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,874
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the 40D would have made a great 40Da camera I think. The 50D less so I think though.

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yankeefan Regular Member • Posts: 234
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Yeah, I was shopping for a 20Da for awhile, and could never find one come available. Nice to see it in the 60D, especially with the variable angle LCD--a huge help potentially in astro photography, at least to me. Now...can I afford it?

Brian Lund wrote:

antisocial wrote:

Anyone see this coming?

Yes and no...

They released a 20Da years ago some time after the 20D was released.

So when the 30D came out I kind of expected a 30Da shortly after, it did not happen.

I certainly expected a 40Da after the 40D was released, but after that I kind of thought Canon forgot about astro-photography, but apparently not!

j2fraser Junior Member • Posts: 37
Re: 60Da

I have to say that this announcement gave me a chuckle... Everybody has been so eagerly anticipating what the 7D mk II might look like and instead... Canon delivers another 60D!

ussery Regular Member • Posts: 275
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Now lets hope the next WILL be a 7D mk II, and not a 7Da!! lol
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