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March 24, 2015
Posted in Tips

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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June 21, 2012
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Canon Releases Firmware Update For EOS 60D and 60Da

Canon released a firmware update for both the EOS 60D and the EOS 60Da (the “a” stands for astrophotography). The new firmware (1.1.1) corrects some glitches affecting the previous firmware release (see below). To download the firmware click here (you have select your operating system before you can download).


Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes.

1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera’s serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number. *1)

2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera’s serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above. This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D, and does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware. To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, we are preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser applications. Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site.

EOS 60D price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay
EOS 60Da price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

May 2, 2012
Posted in News

EOS 60Da (astrophotography) in stock at B&H

The new Canon 60Da for astrophotography is in stock at B&H for $1,499 (click here). This is a modified version of the 60D, without the IR filter. For more information about the EOS 60Da click here.


April 5, 2012
Posted in Reviews

EOS 60Da first sample pics (astrophotography)

EOS 60Da


Canon Japan published some sample pics to show how the EOS 60Da performs. More samples available clicking here. I wrote about this new camera for astrophotography in a previous post.

The camera can be per-ordered at the following shops ($1,499):

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April 3, 2012
Posted in News

New EOS 60Da For astrophotography available for pre-order

This is breaking news: The new Canon EOS 60Da (the cam for astrophotography) can be pre-ordered at B&H starting from now (click here). Update: Adorama is also accepting pre-orders (click here). I wrote about this camera in a previous post.

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April 3, 2012
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Introducing the EOS 60Da DSLR, made for astrophotography

UPDATE: The new Canon EOS 60Da can be pre-ordered at B&H starting from now (click here).

There is a new camera by Canon, a modified version of the highly popular EOS 60D. And Canon kept the secret very well, until today.

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