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#1 geedee

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Posted 15 October 2016 - 11:50 PM

In the off chance there may be interest...Nikon Rumours.. has info and pics of a D550 modified with a cooling fan for long exposures by an Italian company.



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Posted 24 October 2016 - 08:14 AM

I'm not sure if it's the same camera, but I saw one with a cooler in the back of the camera.  Cost:  $2400.  Being a former astrophotographer, that's way too much money for a DSLR made to take astro-images.  There are purpose built astro cameras that will produce better results for less money.

 

Having said that, I used to use modified Canon cameras for astro stuff.  I'd have a IR/Cut filter installed in place of the standard camera "red eye" filter.  This allowed the camera to be used for terrestrial photos as long as you had a custom white balance.

 

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