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    One tiny little "trade/art" secret which even...

    One tiny little "trade/art" secret which even professional photographers sometimes are unable to do - keep both eyes open when looking through any viewfinder or telescope eyepiece and "teach" the...
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    Practice, practice, practice - I've been an...

    Practice, practice, practice - I've been an amateur astronomer for 40 plus years, so over time I've learned to adapt my eyes to different observing conditions (far worse than a poorish viewfinder).
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    Actually you can use eyeglasses - bit of an art...

    Actually you can use eyeglasses - bit of an art to do so though. I have to wear glasses all the time or I would be tripping over things.

    Chris. Spratt
    Victoria, BC
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    Tripod heads

    I have a gimbal head and it is really great. Manfrotto and Wimberley make the pricier ones. I have a Mongoose 262 which uses Wimberley type mounting plates. It can handle the Canon 100-400 and a...
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    I don't think it is the camera per say but the...

    I don't think it is the camera per say but the fault lies in the "crappy" batteries flooding the market. It seems that most of the "brand" batteries are actually made in the same factory (in...
  6. Don't know about the U.S. but my shipment took...

    Don't know about the U.S. but my shipment took just over a week and that included a stopover at Canada Customs.

    Chris. Spratt
    Victoria, BC.
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    Not yet. Chris. Spratt Victoria, BC

    Not yet.

    Chris. Spratt
    Victoria, BC
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    ISO 50. Blotches are from trying to process out...

    ISO 50. Blotches are from trying to process out hazy area that were clouds. I was in a hurry to get it to a friend who just got his new S2 and he wants to try some moon shots.

    Chris. Spratt...
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    #5 is a good shot.

    #5 is a good shot.
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    Gotta watch the shipping charges though. I live...

    Gotta watch the shipping charges though. I live in Canada and getting stuff from the U.S. can really drive up the price.
  11. Thread: S2 Neckstrap

    by cspratt
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    S2 Neckstrap

    I've only had the Canon S2 in my hands since March 23rd. Already , the supplied Canon neckstrap is starting to fray badly. This never happened to my 10D which I've had over two years. The neckstrap...
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    S2 Teleconverters

    The TC-DC58 was designed to be used with the Canon "G" series cameras. I've read reports that it produces poor results on other Canon and non-Canon cameras that aren't specifically the camera for...
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    Here's the best I could do. Taken tonight through...

    Here's the best I could do. Taken tonight through clouds with the Canon Teleconverter lens on my S2 IS. Shot was handheld.

    Chris. Spratt
    Victoria, BC
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    No idea. Didn't know there was a TC-DC58 (without...

    No idea. Didn't know there was a TC-DC58 (without the B).

    Chris. Spratt
    Victoria, BC
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    Not trying to start anything but the "A75" moon...

    Not trying to start anything but the "A75" moon shots were actually taken last August with a Canon A60 - at least according to the Exif. Good work in any case.

    Some of my first shots of the moon...
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    You should/must also take a 15 sec, at the same...

    You should/must also take a 15 sec, at the same ISO setting, and ambient temperature, "dark" image and subtract that from each image you plan to stack prior to staking. This "dark" will reduce the...
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    You could try to attach it to a telescope but it...

    You could try to attach it to a telescope but it may not be worth the trouble. You would need an adapter of some sort which may not be easy to get or to fashion. The 15 second maximum exposure limit...
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    S2 Telephoto

    I have the Canon TC-DC58B which is 58mm. Retails here in Canada for $169.99. To use it, you need a 58mm size adapter from Canon, the LAH-DC20, or one from Lensmate. Which sells both the 52mm and the...
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    Still no squirrels!

    Still no squirrels!
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    I have the canon one which isn't too bad on my...

    I have the canon one which isn't too bad on my S2.It isn't DSLR quality (I have a 10D) but for what I paid worth the money.

    One of my shots is attached.
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    Until I got my new Canon S2 on March 23rd I was...

    Until I got my new Canon S2 on March 23rd I was tripping over the damn things. Haven't seen one since. Makes a good squirrel repellant.
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    All I had were some "no-name" 1800 NiMH and up to 450 shots so far. The Canon alkaline AAs were a waste of box space and only added to the shipping weight.
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    Would be nice if you could indicate length of exposure etc. for that shot. Which is really great by the way.
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    RE: s2 memory card error

    I inadvertently purchased two "labelled" Sandisk 1GB cards on Ebay from a Canadian seller in the Vancouver area. I actually had ordered two 512mg cards from her. These 1GB ones can only format to...
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