>>3797873>You can call bullshit and cope all you want the fact is canon released a dedicated astrophotography camera that fails as an astrophotography camera because because it has issues not found on other astro cameras or normal cameras doing astro.
I guess they should pull down the ESO telescope then since it performs worse at many thousands of times the cost. There are established Astrophotographers online explaining how the Ra is the best modified cameras they've ever used. Granted, I didn't see those reviews before I bought mine, but it's far from "flawed". The cheapest solution would be to modify an existing EOS R but during the pandemic all the companies that offered this service were closed (where I am). However, the benefits of the 30x magnification on the Live View on the Ra isn't available with other cameras. It takes me just 4 seconds to achieve focus now.
Here's a shot of Orion on the Live View of the EOS Ra LCD. I can't pick up this sort of data with a non-modded camera and it's encouraged my interest in Astronomy beyond my previous curiosity in Astrophotography. Again, I don't see the "flare" issue as being an issue. What bothers me is the strange aspect of the diffraction spikes on Nico Carver's images .
Astrophotographers spend many hours editing and layering their work using software. Correcting the odd flare from an Ra image is easy enough. And the best telescopes in the world also produce similar internal reflections at the near-sensor level. I don't see it as an issue when the benefits of a modded Full Frame sensor are taken into account. All the previous commercially available options were APS-C (from memory).
I feel that anything beyond a store-bought telescope is a bit of an indulgence unless you're an astronomer. The same applies to anything other than a point-and-shoot camera if you're not a professional photographer. However, it's nice just to have the option to buy & use these things.