Canon D-30 Digital SLR Camera Kit:
This is the ideal CCD type prosumer camera good for astrophotography.
Was the first 3.3 megapixel digital camera with removable lenses and
a bulb setting (though Canon does not recommend exposures over 30
seconds, due to noise from the chip). There is a reason while
dedicated digital cameras cost so much, as the chips are cooled to
reduce noise. But, there is a good reason to buy this camera for
astrophotography, through the lens viewfinder and focusing, built in
monitor (1.8"), memory, as it will accept up to a 1 GB Microdrive,
built in battery power. Great for lunar or planetary photography AND
general photo use too! See attached lunar photo taken through my Meade
10" LX200 (original image was 480 KB).
Camera has ASA settings from 100 to 800 and ability to lock up mirror
for time exposure make this the ideal way to enter digital astrophotography.
Kit includes: Body (in perfect shape); 2 Lithium
batteries (extra $35 value!); Battery Recharger, Compact Power Adapter
(110 volt); DC coupler; 16 MB Flash Card; Interface and Video Cable; All
Software; Original Shipping Boxes..... Canon Image Stabilized Zoom
Lens EF28-135mm, F3.3-5.6 USM lens (effective length 45 to 216 mm)
(extra $600 value!)..... HOYA 72mm UV filter (extra $30
value!)..... Canon T-ring.
Asking $1800 plus shipping. I am motivated to sell, so feel free
to call me if your are interested.
Los Angeles, CA