Astrophotography Techniques Tips & Tricks with the Canon EOS System (Canon DLC)

Canon’s EOS 60Da, made for astrophotograhy.

Canon Digital Learning Center posted a how to for astrophotography with the EOS system.

Canon DSLRs are amazingly versatile for astrophotography. We can shoot long exposures of deep-sky objects at high ISOs because Canon CMOS sensors are remarkably sensitive and have exceptionally low noise. We can also use them to do time-lapse photography of the heavens, and even use the high-definition video modes for high-resolution planetary photography. Unlike specialized astronomical CCD cameras, DSLRs don’t require a computer for use in the field for focusing and recording of the images.

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Canon EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R can be pre-ordered at Amazon US

Image: Canon

Adorama and  B&H Photo were the first to put pre-orders online, now also Amazon is ready (click here).

Canon’s new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R are available for pre-order. Demand wil be high, be sure to make your pre-order as soon as possible in order to get it in June when it ships.

More about the EOS 5DS and 5DS R. Canon Asia posted a two part article about the new EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R: [Part 1] Appearance and New Features[Part 2] Enhancements Seen from the Product SpecsEOS 5DS and 5DS R previews and hands-on: Canon Japan’s EOS 5DS image and video samples and EOS 5DS R image samples. EOS 5DS and 5DS R preview at Photography Blog, hands-on and sample pics at ephotozine, preview at DPReviewCPN Europe ArticleThe Digital Picture. A tip about which lenses are best for the EOS 5DS at The Phoblographer. A more technical and in-depth article by CPN. First impression from the videographer’s point of view at EOSHDFotosidan interview with Mike Burnhill at CPS, Canon Europe to talk about the upcoming, high resolution Canon Eos 5Ds and 5Ds R (12min video). Hands-on video in Italian. Hands-on video in German.

Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L Reader’s Impression and Sample Pics


Shot with Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L (11mm, 10s, f/14, ISO 100) – © Sébastien Crettaz, used with permission

Canon Watch reader Sébastien was in Hong Kong and didn’t miss the chance to get the brand new Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L . He wrote me, saying:

The lens did great. At first I was really impressed by the size and the weight. Without camera it doesn’t look well balanced. When on the camera it is just fine. The angle is crazy! I’m used to the 16-35mm f/2.8, this is something else.

I want to share this first impression and say that even if the lens has a certain cost, It’s totally worth it. It opens new horizon for work and creativity.

He posted a set of sample pics on 500px, all shot with an EOS 5D Mark III. Thanks Sébastien for sharing your impression with us.

Canon’s new EF 11-24mm f/4L is now available for at Amazon US. The Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L is available and ships for $2,999. More links: Adorama | DigitalRev | B&H Photo. Sample pics at ephotozine, product images at Photography Blog and DPReviewDavid Norton on the EF 11-24mm f/4L. Sample pics at Canon UK.