Baader Planetarium Astro Conversion Filter for Canon DSLR Cameras - 40D/ 400D or Later Models
This Baader Planetarium DSLR conversion filter will modify your Canon DSLR camera into a serious deep sky imager for astrophotography. It does this by replacing the DSLR's factory standard "hot mirror" correcting filter. The special substrate features Baader's esteemed coatings. Not only is full efficiency achievable at H-Alpha wavelengths, since this DSLR conversion filter removes the Canon factory moire filter which reduces resolution on astronomical targets, imagers can achieve full efficiency at full resolution as well. Futhermore, Baader DSLR filter thickness has been made to preserve the correct factory focal point. (Please note: the Baader filter has been made of a different thickness than the factory filter on purpose. This is necessary in order to equal the effective index of refraction of the factory "sandwich" filter.)
DSLR Conversion Filters are designed to the identical specifications and by the same procedures that are employed for all other premium Baader Astronomical Filters. All individual filters are optically polished to 1/4 wave, while, more significantly, the ion beam hardened coatings are applied only once cutting and polishing is completed. This critical feature assures your coatings will not peel or deteriorate from softer coatings and edge damage suffered due to post-cutting applications used by cheaper filters. With Baader filters, there's no need to be concerned that your internal DSLR conversion filter will fail unexpectedly.
This filter is meant to be used by amateurs who are comfortable swapping out their camera's standard filter. As it has no pinkish side, this FBCF-400D filter does not require any distinct orientation.
Baader Planetarium Product Number: FBCF-400D
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SKU BA-FBCF-400D Manufacturer Baader Type of Filter Astro Conversion Filter Usage Imaging Single or Set? Single Filter Filter Size 1.25" Filter Shape Rectangle Filter Mounted? Unmounted Warranty 1 Year Warranty
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- Baader Planetarium Astro Conversion Filter for Canon DSLR Cameras
- Questions & Answers
Product QuestionsWill this work on a 600d if so will it affect normal terrestrial use of the camera permanentlyrics.
Thanks BradQuestion by: Brad Wilson on Aug 1, 2015 9:23:00 AMYes, it will work on the 600D and it will affect the terrestrial color balance. You can run a custom white balance on the camera to fix about 80% of the color shift, but the best way would be to mount a second "original white balance" filter in front of this filter.
Remember that the stock UV/IR blocking filter will need to be removed from your camera to install this filter. This modification will void any warranty left on your camera. Please make sure you feel comfortable with disassembling your 600D before attempting the modification.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on Aug 4, 2015 10:00:00 AMOnce the conversion is done, what white balance setting would one have to use? I assume Auto WB will not work well since the factory IR cut/AA filter stack is removed. Should a custom white balance be taken? Will any of the in-camera presets work?Question by: Ralph A. Croning on Apr 22, 2017 11:33:00 PMYes, you will need a custom white balance filter, though you may want to add an AK-OWBCCD-EOS "original white balance" clip in filter in the future to bring the reds back into line when using EF camera lenses. Setting color temperature to around 3700K is a decent baseline, but you would have to tweak from there for daylight shots.Answer by: Chris Hendren (Admin) on May 5, 2017 2:58:00 PM
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