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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoddha View Post
    Hi Joe,

    We didn't go further than investigation Looks like the interest is not enough to justify buying X-T/Pro/H camera just to implement such support for 3-4 models line. Fujifilm don't want to expand the tethering support for lower-end or mirrorless model...

    BTW I'm starting to think that there is kind of cartel - Canon, Nikon, Fujifilm and etc. refuse to give tethering control over their mirrorless models...
    Well, at least you tried.

    But that's really lousy... What you say about nobody out there wanting to let AP users benefit. What have they got to lose anyway?

    The old mirrorless Fujifilm cameras (like the X-A1) have LOW noise for LONG exposures at HIGH iso. (I use 6400iso routinely...)

    Plus they are lightweight and, above all, CHEAP. I picked up an X-A1 for $125. A natural choice for entry level AP.

    Anyway, I'm sure you'll keep us posted.

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    Their main profit is in the high-end models. The lower end mirrorless usually gets the older technology from the previous DSLR generations and they don't want to put into too much, just the take as much as can or to use parts in stock...

    A Sony manager explained me that the reason for no bulb support is that can't secure developer to implement it ?!?!?!?!?!? Fujifilm just said that there are no plans for older/smaller models support...
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    Default Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoddha View Post
    Their main profit is in the high-end models. The lower end mirrorless usually gets the older technology from the previous DSLR generations and they don't want to put into too much, just the take as much as can or to use parts in stock...

    A Sony manager explained me that the reason for no bulb support is that can't secure developer to implement it ?!?!?!?!?!? Fujifilm just said that there are no plans for older/smaller models support...
    I would think that the lower end models sell more. Lower x higher turnover = profit.
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    Yes, this is true, but in other hand this is profit without troubles. For me their thinking is "If you want advanced control via PC, get our big money models - they are built for this"... See Canon/Nikon, they are aware about astrophotography with dedicated models 60Da/Da850, but what is the price? What they do about easy way to astrophotography?
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    Default Re: Astro Photography Tool - APT

    Quote Originally Posted by Yoddha View Post
    Yes, this is true, but in other hand this is profit without troubles. For me their thinking is "If you want advanced control via PC, get our big money models - they are built for this"... See Canon/Nikon, they are aware about astrophotography with dedicated models 60Da/Da850, but what is the price? What they do about easy way to astrophotography?
    If those camera companies would not be so concerned about making a so-called astronomy camera capable taking daytime everyday photos they could come out with a killer DSLR, simplify it by eliminating all the do-dads, add some cooling capability and dedicate it to astronomy only status. But, the only problem is they probably already know the market isn't big enough to support such a venture. However, the interest in astronomy is on the upswing, hence people are saying we are currently in the "age of astronomy". Put a dedicated easy to operate astronomy camera on the market at an affordable price, I think the camera would sell. I also believe without all the terrestial gizmos, there will be a cost savings for Canon, all you need is manual mode for bulb, raw and jpg, connectivity ability, filter modification, etc. I'm sure there are many here who have given this notion a lot of thought and I don't think it would be that complicated.
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    APT has made my life a lot easier, thank you.
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    I recently purchased APT myself. For me the big seller was the dithering even if I'm not guiding.

    I'll likely try it out with AstroToaster. It'd be even better for me if APT started adopting some of the ability to stack and do limited processing on-the-fly as does SharpCap. That'd be awesome! But then, I've not fully explored APT and there may be more in there than I've yet found.

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    Hi OC,

    I routinely use APT. If you select the IMG tab and select the "Preview Effects" button, on the window that opens up you'll see the LV Stack (live-view stack) button.

    Hope this is what you are asking about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John999R View Post
    If those camera companies would not be so concerned about making a so-called astronomy camera capable taking daytime everyday photos they could come out with a killer DSLR, simplify it by eliminating all the do-dads, add some cooling capability and dedicate it to astronomy only status. But, the only problem is they probably already know the market isn't big enough to support such a venture. However, the interest in astronomy is on the upswing, hence people are saying we are currently in the "age of astronomy". Put a dedicated easy to operate astronomy camera on the market at an affordable price, I think the camera would sell. I also believe without all the terrestial gizmos, there will be a cost savings for Canon, all you need is manual mode for bulb, raw and jpg, connectivity ability, filter modification, etc. I'm sure there are many here who have given this notion a lot of thought and I don't think it would be that complicated.
    The Canon 20DA is supposed to be a "out of the box" ready for AP.
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    What the availability and cost are is another factor.
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    We are very close to the long awaited version 3.60 and the automated meridian flip, however it is time to release all features we have completed and tested since the last version.

    APT 3.57 comes with quite long list of changes available for review here:
    https://www.astrophotography.app/news

    In order to reduce the time for delivering requested and/or wanted features we will release every week or two a beta version which later will be marked as preview version or replaced. Keep an eye on the APT forum, the Facebook group or at:
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