CentralDS CDS-600 - opinions?

  1. Phil Leigh
    Phil Leigh
    I've read some very favourable reviews and seen great pics taken with this camera and its siblings (details here:Cooled DSLR | CDS-1100D & CDS-600D)
    I'm seriously considering this option. It seems to have most of the benefits of the JTW approach (MAYBE slightly less effective cooling) in a rather better conceived and executed package.
  2. ChuckWalters
    Phil, what kind of customer feedback and results have they had?
  3. Phil Leigh
    Phil Leigh
    Excellent from what I've been able to research so far... No complaints or issues reported. There is a reasonably intensive review on CN.
    I'm waiting for an email from them...
  4. dp297
    I have emailed them a couple of times without any reply
  5. Phil Leigh
    Phil Leigh
    I think their email server is down...
  6. dp297
    In any case...the fact is that the JTW product is better....regardless of other difficulties
  7. Phil Leigh
    Phil Leigh
    Not sure how that is a FACT? - it is certainly an opinion...
  8. Phil Leigh
    Phil Leigh
    I'm looking forward to the JTW images from all of the new owners to compare with these... Cooled DSLR | User_Gallery
  9. dp297
    Unfortunately that is the worst way to compare two products because individual processing techniques, imaging conditions etc come into play A LOT. I can show images from uncooled DSLRs that will probably be able to match the images from the CentralDS library. The best way to compare is either for the same person to image and process the same target under the same conditions with the two different products or simply compare technical characteristics eg. readout noise, cooling, durability, quality of design, ability to utilize lenses and clip filters, user friendliness, ability to interface with PC etc

    For example:
    1. Cooled (Cooled DSLR | ic2188_centralds)
    2. Non-cooled (Astronomers Do It In The Dark - IC 2118 - The Witch Head Nebula in Eridanus - Nebulaes - Gaseous and dust nebulae (clouds))
  10. Phil Leigh
    Phil Leigh
    Yes I'm fully aware of that thanks. My point is that at least there ARE some CentralDS images...
    I'm still waiting to see some JTW ones.
    We'll soon see...
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