Canon announced new EOS 60Da

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    Canon announced new EOS 60Da

    Canon announced a new DSLR aimed at astronomers & astrophotographers. The 60Da is a 60D with the standard IR filter replaced with a filter designed to capture more detail when used for astrophotography.

    I suppose you could use this for regular photography, but you'd probably want to use a thread-on IR filter on your lenses to avoid IR fringing (softness caused by the fact that IR light doesn't focus at the same distance as regular light.)

    The press release is located here: Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : Press Releases

    Costs about $1500. That seems high to me. A normal 60D runs about $900. A good filter can cost a few hundred. Gary Honis (astrophotography) has a website which takes you through the step-by-step of how to convert several Rebel body cameras to do this (of course you'd void your warranty.) So it occurs to me that Canon is charging about $600 to pre-convert he camera for you. Mostly it seems like you're paying a premium to get a converted camera that actually has a warranty intact.
    Tim Campbell



 

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