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Testing Canon EOS R Full Frame Camera Video on Stars & Nebula

November 5, 2019

Alrighty, hello there, it’s been a while
huh, here we are on Tuesday morning October 29th 2019 at 2:46 a.m., and down
below next to the willow tree that bright star is Sirius, and up above we
have the Orion constellation anyway, tonight we’re out playing with some new
gear, this is the Canon EOS R, it’s a full-frame camera and even though I love
the 90D, and I do like a crop sensor camera well it didn’t have the in-camera
digital zoom so I thought we might get better results here with a full frame
camera which hopefully has better low-light, and I can shut that
information off here, I wanted to keep it on there so we knew what we were using go back down here a bit and get Sirius in
the shot, okay and at the moment we have a crop sensor lens on the Canon, it’s the
17-55mm and we are running in 4k video at 30 frames a second and when you use 4k on
the Canon R, I’ll just call it an R, their naming conventions just drives me nuts,
numbers and letters everywhere, but so on the Canon R, when you use 4k it’s a 1.8x crop, now 1080p doesn’t have a crop well I don’t know what will happen when
you use a crop sensor lens, but we can’t go in very far since the lens only goes up to 55 but now I was out earlier testing and I did
put a video together but it’s quite boring so there’s Orion’s belt I really can’t
see Orion’s Nebula maybe if I had the 70 to 200, I don’t know, but the one catty-corner there to the left is Betelgeuse Betelgeuse, whatever, and Rigel is the one
that’s on the bottom right, well we’re gonna have to zoom back out to see it,
there we go try to get her in focus, and it may be
too grainy at the 20,000, lets look again, yeah we have it at 20,000 but I mean we could go lower, if I could find the right controls here the layout of the controls the
dials and switches and everything is so much different than the other Canons, I
think it took me a good hour to figure out how to put it into movie mode, it’s
quite different, but now that Orion is up I wouldn’t mind getting the other
lens just to see how well it comes out but before we do that I’m gonna switch
us to 1080p just so we can see a difference okay that’s odd it didn’t let me go into
1080p/60 but it did let me go into 30 frames a second and it may have to do
because I have the ef-s lens on there whoa! I don’t know what that was, it was
above the willow tree, it didn’t look like a meteor but we’ll check it out when we go
in, okay but anyway like I said um I’m gonna change lenses and I’ll be right back,
hang on now now we’re back out with the Canon 70 to 200 lens, we’re on 4k so it does have that 1.8x crop yeah we’re at 70, and Orion’s nebula is not coming out as nice as I’d like but we can’t go in any further than that, I
don’t know maybe I’ll eventually get a Canon 2x teleconverter and zoomed in this far I have a hard
time figuring out where I am trying to get to the belt okay that was it and at this distance we can’t get the
Horsehead Nebula but see if it’s too late for Sirius there we go,
Sirius is the brightest one down there that’s 70 and dial in the focus, try to and just play around with the different ISO speeds and so we’ll end up with Orion’s nebula and we’ll end up with Sirus down here,
going into the willow tree I know it’s been forever since I put up a video but we haven’t had very good weather or sky conditions over here, this morning,
well yesterday morning now, we woke up to whole bunch of fog and it was quite cold out
I think it’s down in the 30s right now too nearing freezing but, I may put a few
pictures in here too and we’ll just see how well all this comes out and crossing some fingers and toes, my
toes are frozen so, so are my hands oh my, alrighty, so I’m gonna wave goodbye to you from up here in Northeastern Ohio that’s in the United States in North
America, and I hope you’re all doing well I’ve missed you guys, alrighty, have a
great Tuesday ahead now, it’s 3:10 a.m. up here bye now. There are some odd noises
out here and I think it’d be wise if I go in…


  • Reply AstroBurak October 29, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Great ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply FlYNN /01010 October 29, 2019 at 1:06 pm


  • Reply MARTHA GUTIERREZ NOREร‘A October 29, 2019 at 1:08 pm


  • Reply dave jacobsen October 29, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you and clear skies!

  • Reply mamabear worries October 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Well idk what was going on yesterday with trails but they POUNDED US HERE. I saw comments that said florida keys and Alabama were as well. Beast system that really has NO VALUE to US WHATSOEVER. Rfb did a good video on prof DK yesterday. Well David Keith, we want our NATURAL SKIES back! Not THE POISON THAT IS FALLING ON US ALL!
    (Sorry for the Rant!)
    IM HAPPY YOU HAD A CLEAR NIGHT DJ in testing your new camera out! Keep em coming. Always a joy to wake to one of your beautiful uploads. Looks good and clear. Thank you and have a great day! We miss you too! ๐Ÿ’—

  • Reply rymond sp October 29, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Nice pictures DJ.. Thank you for sharing..

  • Reply melgigg October 29, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Did you consider the Sony A7S at all? It will take all your Canon lenses and is quite good up to 64,000 iso

  • Reply Keith Lowery October 29, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Yay I always look forward to your videos you are so so cool๐Ÿ˜

  • Reply Dubnificent DBS champ October 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Hi there!โ˜บ…wow! The Cannon is impressive with low light setting!! …that is stunning !! Great job hun!! …thank you ! Have a safe tric or treat if we dont see you!!๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป!!!!๐Ÿ˜˜..Dub..

  • Reply Frack Centurion October 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    thanks DJ, any video you post is very rewarding indeed ๐ŸŒน

  • Reply IB Hunter October 29, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    Your Nebula shots really came out great!
    Now that you have a tracking mount, you can get some of those dim objects to pop out of the sky!
    The full frame sensor with the larger pixel size helps too!

  • Reply Dan 420 October 29, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Diversity.
    My mind is blown again by your footage. It's incredible.
    I know you probably don't for good reasons but it'd be great to get a few hours long video of you just showing different stars, nebula's etc with a voice description of them and then a high zoom in and out video. I'd watch hours of that, it's soooo interesting.
    Thank you so much again for your content, wrap up warm! ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿค ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Reply Mau Avalos October 29, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Hola, por favor muestrenos mรกs constelaciones , gracias y saludos!

  • Reply Budi Rocinante October 29, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    love it .. thanks for sharing

  • Reply Donald Martin October 29, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    Excellent. What I have seen this shows better quality. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Viktor Atamaani October 29, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Earth is flat… ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply malentique October 29, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Stunning! So grateful for your efforts and love of astronomy. You are an island of tranquility in a crazy world. Peace and love from Tennessee.

  • Reply Leni Anggraeni October 29, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Wonderfull beyond

  • Reply ํžˆ์Šˆ October 29, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Hi, there. โค
    The new camera is the new eye.
    I feel like I'm getting closer to the sky in Ohio.
    I'm happy to see the lucky stars thanks to you!โ˜„
    You know, your voice reading stars is so beautiful!
    I'm always grateful for the video.
    Thank you for always being a comfort to me!

  • Reply Thomas Thomas October 29, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    good video my friend im getting the Camera 3000 mm ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Aris Novi Santoso October 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm


  • Reply Kim Jodi October 29, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I'm like listening to Karen Carpenter ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  • Reply Sergey Sergeev October 29, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Wow !!! Congratulations! You have reached completely different level
    filming space.

  • Reply jeffrey more October 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks DJ always a pleasure spent about 5 minutes just looking at the sky last night. I believe that was the clearest Iโ€™ve seen the night sky this year here in New York

  • Reply vfr foxtrott October 29, 2019 at 3:17 pm


  • Reply Bret Zimsky October 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Beautiful Night

  • Reply Joseph Nijo October 29, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Have a nice day ๐Ÿ’

  • Reply Baljinder Singh October 29, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    O Great heart touching scene I never saw like this thank you

  • Reply Kickinlikea chicken October 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Hello north east Ohio. I live in far east akron. Glad i found you. My drunk neighbor killed my telescope. Can't afford 8k to replace it. Thanks for the nice shots.

  • Reply Baljinder Singh October 29, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    You are working very hard with wake up to self

  • Reply Live And Let Live October 29, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    what a beautiful !.. please record M 31

  • Reply Britton Kennedy October 29, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    LOVE YOUR VIDEOS! Keep doing what you love! This might be weird but you have a real relaxing voice, you might try reading a book or something! I would watch that!

  • Reply Sharon L October 29, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Nice capturing of the Orion Nebula Jayling, really neat to see , plus all those stars , cool !!! Love the ending of the video with a beautiful look at that gorgeous tree LOL !!! Thanks for bringing this to the table Jayling !!! See you soon on your next adventure !!!

  • Reply Maheshwaran Maheshwaran October 29, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Very nice ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

  • Reply Roxy Wild777 October 29, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    I really love your videos, I usually watch them after work. You've heard this before but your voice is very soothing and relaxing.

    Big hugs from Argentina
    Roxy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply 307 Wyoming 4E October 29, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Orion Nebula is awesome! Love all your pictures and videos. I'm still trying to figure out everything on my new camera. You would hate the weather we are having. 7 degrees right now. Snowstorms. Winter has been early here. Stay warm Jayling!๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Reply Norman Bates October 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    This canon is expensive

  • Reply BlueStar 712 October 29, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Super job at getting the right equipment for video of the stars d! Very good as always . Thank you much . Be well

  • Reply BlueStar 712 October 29, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Had some weird sounds hare a few weeks ago, kids like a swooshing sound. Like wind but no wind? 3am? Thatโ€™s a bit past your bed time d, lol

  • Reply Arty Dc October 29, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Beauuttiiifuuulll ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ.. i wanna have some similar type of photos and videos.. mostly of nebulae and galaxies.. please suggest me some good cameras !!

  • Reply tracyfrogandfuzzy C October 29, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    It was awesome to see the meteor!! Thanks for sharing! Have a good rest of the week Jayling!

  • Reply JCIBME October 29, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    Beautiful <3

  • Reply Durham Wildcamper October 29, 2019 at 6:14 pm

    great videos โœŒ

  • Reply Dawrong Witch October 29, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Really nice. Been cloudy here for days.
    Thank you for the peek at the sky.
    I love when Orion is overhead.

  • Reply Tengri Biz Menen October 29, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    Good job baby

  • Reply terratec1001 October 29, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    I've not been commenting, but I have been watching all your videos ๐Ÿ™‚
    5:47 & 7:40 – Those images are really impressive. You caught the horsehead nebula right there!!
    It's fantastic. And look at all those stars, too. Just wow.

  • Reply Fox ะœะฐะปะดะตั€ October 29, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Great! Hello

  • Reply Danny Celedon October 29, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Fascinating night sky and meteor capture. Will it be clear on 10/30(my birthday).

  • Reply Carolina Sky Astronomy October 29, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    That was a really beautiful view of M42 and that meteor was an awesome catch too

  • Reply GO RANGERS ! October 29, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    beautiful photos of the Orion nebula DiversityJ ! great job. : – )
    my telescope will zoom in enough to view the orion telescope but only gray color. nothing as beautiful as your photos.
    i have a totally different view of photography thanks to friends like you on YouTube. thank you.
    astrophotography is so addicting. lol

  • Reply GO RANGERS ! October 29, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    i would like to see what that Canon EOS R could do with Saturn and jupiter. : – )

  • Reply Emma Clark October 29, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Very cool ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Scott Meyer October 29, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    If you happen to have $6K laying around…….

  • Reply miguel angel Roldan October 29, 2019 at 10:07 pm


  • Reply miguel angel Roldan October 29, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    great video ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

  • Reply Ruben Gastelum October 29, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Have you ever seen the Metallica video "ORION"..?

  • Reply Mike 1 October 29, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Just had a look at the gear you use, some expensive equipment there.

  • Reply Andrew Jenery October 29, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    The chance capture of that very fast comet was a major plus for me, although its tail was unusual for a comet.

  • Reply Pocono Joe October 29, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Wonderful! May go camping rite now just to look up:) thnx DJ!

  • Reply Bobby October 29, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Hey DJ ๐Ÿ˜† thanks for dealing with the cold extremities to give us all of these great shots of our heavenly skies,take care

  • Reply Soumyadeep Chowdhury October 29, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    I'm stunned by the Orion nebula… shocked by the falling meteor… curious that the meteor might be a flying saucer… โค

  • Reply CENTRO ASTRONร“MICO VALLE DEL EBRO October 29, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Hello Diversity:
    Congratulations on your nighly investigations.
    Tank You.
    SETI Spain researcher

  • Reply Fire Island Mavic October 30, 2019 at 12:23 am

    where does she get those wonderful toys

  • Reply Alex Santiago October 30, 2019 at 1:20 am


  • Reply Mica M October 30, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I love your videos!!! This helps me relax before bed. The Orion Nebula is beautiful. Thank you for another amazing video. I feel like weโ€™re traveling through space.

  • Reply Sharvari Kaulgud October 30, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Awesome picture of the Orion nebula

  • Reply hondorockz October 30, 2019 at 2:07 am

    Keep them toes warm and toasty Jayling, nice to have you back for another video, stay warm my friend!

  • Reply nick 0 October 30, 2019 at 6:32 am

    Hi Miss D ,the nebula looks…and I have to admit Orion looks better on his feet. Pics are nice and sharp. Pics of the fog looked good to. Had some amazing views of the lagoon , trifid nebulas ,,M 21 ,23 ,Sagittarius star cloud and really good views of Saturn on the bino's last night.

  • Reply Goran G October 30, 2019 at 8:02 am

    That was some nice giant stars, awesome..!

  • Reply Ray's Astrophotography October 30, 2019 at 8:55 am

    Orion looks great with natural Colors!

  • Reply Bimmy Bass October 30, 2019 at 10:33 am

    You can be my lullabye. Your voice is so soothing to listen. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ

  • Reply Carrie Haines October 30, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Morning! Glad you're back ๐Ÿ˜ that Orion nebula it just beautiful ๐Ÿ’œ

  • Reply Ferre Franckx October 30, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Ahaa, M-42, one of my all time favorites ๐Ÿ™‚ Finally some clear skies down here also (and cold but I don't care). First night out in months and Murphy's Law ruined my night : batteries dead in my scope, so no photographs ๐Ÿ™ Anyhow, keep up the great work DJ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply David Turner October 30, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Awesome !!

  • Reply Shakshi mishra October 30, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Hi sister wish you a very happy dewaali its a festival of India

  • Reply Ahmed G October 30, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Great episode! Northing is boring, Diversity ๐Ÿ˜ though I would suggest making a video just after sunset at dusk or at dawn before sunrise to see what things wiukd look like then. Besides , what's that bright light next to the crescent moon ๐ŸŒ™ South west?

  • Reply jason kaan October 31, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Hi DJ, how ya been? I'm impressed with the colours and the amount of stars that are visible in the stills, very cool. I actually thought you were calling 1 of your cameras A.D.D but I've since learnt it's 80 D ๐Ÿคชโ˜บ๏ธ
    It's nearly time for our seasons to swap round again, starting to warm up here, 86ยฐf forecast for the weekend. We've had 4 hail laced storms over the last 2 weeks, the most hail I've seen in years. Anyway I hope all's good and may the skies be with you…catch ya buddy ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—

  • Reply GO RANGERS ! October 31, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Hi DiversityJ. : – )
    thought i share some information on a target that is new to me.
    Target the Witches Head Nebula for Halloween.
    its located near Rigel. i had no idea, i have a habit of observing the Orion nebula. lol so close.
    this link from nasa has a beautiful photo of the witches head.
    hope you enjoy the link / photo,.
    Happy Halloween friends.
    Tommy @ Texas.

  • Reply dragon zhao November 1, 2019 at 9:25 am

    I hope you can have a good rest!

  • Reply 3888motoy November 1, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    This is really great video for me as I was just surfing the internet for the Horsehead Nebula fotos. Thought it is part of M42 but learned not so. Checked and seeย difference of view angle by lens. I'm resiting strong temtation to buy a Nikon D850 as it has silent shutter mode and someone is recomending it for nebula fotos.
    I apologize for anotherย withdrawing of my comment on the day uploaded; when the index poped up on my screen, there was neither comment nor viewer number so I was stupid enough to enter "Gotcha" only to find I was number 3 soon after and looked stupid. Thank you as always for sharing, particularly this time around as it is moving to the season of Orion. Keep yourself WARM!!

  • Reply Adam * November 2, 2019 at 1:57 am

    we missed u more Jayling

  • Reply Existential Crisis November 2, 2019 at 10:03 am

    Oh my gawd! I am addicted to your soothing voice.

  • Reply JustSomeRandom Ostrich November 4, 2019 at 1:04 am

    I could almost imagine if the nebula was only 5 LYs away from us and not 1,450. I would cry every time I look up in the night sky

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