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    "Al" <aocc1bugoff@optonline.net> wrote:


    Did you read the webpage? Hutech warrants the item for 6 months.


    I buy all my Canon equipment grey-market, and thus completely
    unwarranted. Probably saved over a thousand bucks at this point by
    electing a non-warranty sale. Maybe I'm just lucky, but many others
    do this as well.

    And if you are truly paranoid about getting "nothing", there is always
    insurance. (Which would, to the paranoid, be required _anyways_ after
    the manufacturer supplied insurance (aka "warranty") expires...)

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    Chris L Peterson <clp@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote:


    Well, there is the IR photography contingent. There is even a
    slightly more expensive mod which would allow continued "normal" use
    of the camera. (If a warranty is warranted, this would be the case.)


    As the webpage says: Hutech will warrant it for 6 months. Probably
    some appreciable fraction of the extra cash _is_ this warranty.


    Where can one get a 6MP "proper astronomical imaging camera" for $1500
    +- 100%?


    Who said it could? And even though it can't, this isn't the point, is
    it? Hutech is betting that for the pretty-picture crowd -- which
    probably includes the bulk of North American amateur astronomers --
    even $1500 is a most reasonable deal for such a large, albeit warm,
    sensor that can do more than it really should be capable of doing (see
    2004 June S&T, pg. 130, for examples). And certainly more than an
    unmodified camera can do.

    They will find out one way or the other, while hoping no one posts the
    modification details on the Internet or prints it in S&T...

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    Default Canon 10D vs. Nikon D70 for astrophotography

    On 17 May 2004 15:44:00 -0700, polakisgroups@cox.net (Tom Polakis) wrote:


    $584 at http://www.expresscameras.com . A friend of mine just bought one there
    and got good service. I got mine a while back when they were a bit more, but I
    feel like I've already gotten my money's worth.

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    Default Canon 10D vs. Nikon D70 for astrophotography

    > Did you read the webpage? Hutech warrants the item for 6 months

    I did read the webpage, and my understanding was that Hutech warrants their
    own work, not the camera. I could be wrong, so I'll go back and read it
    again.


    More power to you...and I hope your luck does not wear out. Nevertheless,
    for me and _many_ others like me, buying a gray market camera is simply out
    of the question. You may have saved many bucks by buying gray market, but
    this sort of thing has a habit of taking a bite out of your ass when you
    least expect it.



    What insurance...and how much does it cost?

    Al

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    "Al" <aocc1bugoff@optonline.net> wrote:


    http://www.photo.net/learn/insurance

    But before you check that, you may want to read this:

    http://ths.gardenweb.com/etc/bierce.html

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    Default Canon 10D vs. Nikon D70 for astrophotography

    Mine was a rhetorical question, but it was a question and it was a stupid
    one...so is the answer.

    Al


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    "Al" <aocc1bugoff@optonline.net> wrote:


    The only discernable rhetorical purpose the question could serve was
    to point out that insurance costs money. Well, dude, so do
    warranties. So do extra large pizzas. But we already know that,
    don't we? But if you wish, I can simply assume you are just plain
    stupid and that these 'revelations' are of truly profound significance
    to you. But wait:


    I guess I don't have to assume in the face of your admissions, eh?


    After looking up the definition of "rhetorical question", you can
    proceed next to "non sequitur".

 

 
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