The Canon EOS Ra is a specialized camera, but one that is quite intriguing for anyone interested in astrophotography. This great video takes a first look at it to see if it is right for you.
Coming to you from Astro Backyard, this great video takes a look at working with the new Canon EOS Ra astrophotography camera. What makes the camera especially interesting is that Canon's RF lenses have been absolutely spectacular, and that in combination with the specialized sensor could end up being a real boon for astrophotographers. Furthermore, the Ra is the first specialized astrophotography from Canon in seven years (preceded by the 60Da and 20Da) and the first to sport a full frame sensor along with almost a decade's worth of sensor technology advancements. The astrophotography capabilities come from an optical infrared cut filter placed in front of the sensor. This allows for four times improved transmission that enables the capture of galaxies and nebulae emitting light at the Hydrogren-alpha wavelength (656.28 nm). Furthermore, the camera allows for 30x magnification using both the rear LCD and the EVF, making manually focusing on stars much easier. It is quite the interesting camera; check out the video above for the full rundown.