Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Souped up the Canon T3i with a few extras for under 200 bucks. Gearing up for some astophotography. Seems I have been out here almost 10 years and haven't really taken advantage of our dark skies. I hardly even take notice of starry nights any more. I have been inspired by my friend TJ Avery. FYI - he does photo workshops every year in the Big Bend.
Picked up a battery grip to add a little more juice to the rig. (I remember when these where known as "auto winders" back in the days of film cameras.) Of course I also needed some extra batteries with a charger. To round it out I bought a relatively inexpensive fish-eye lens.
After a few tests I need to send my camera body off to Canon for a long overdue cleaning. It has been subjected to a great deal of abuse over the years. 79,89,55,0,C