Category Archives: CP80-EOS

Box Type Cooler with Temperature Regulation

Cooler-Compared

DSLR Cooling Systems Comparison

After building my original cooler (CP80-EOS) I developed a pretty simple testing procedure which basically consisted of shooting 300 s ISO 1600 Dark Frames for about 3 and a half hours. Sensor temperature was recorded for each frame using the … Continue reading

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CP80X-EOS – Upgrades

After building my little CP50X-EOS, I was still not completely happy with the results. For sure I had reduced the weight quite substantially, but still the overall noise reduction wasn’t as good as I had hoped for. But, looking at … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Noise Comparison

Last night I finally had a little bit of time to start testing the CP80-EOS DSLR Cooler. For this first test I wanted to make a “real life” comparison between dark frames shot with and without the help of the … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Internal Heat Sink

The internal heat sink is another custom made part made of Aluminum that was then anodized. This part has two purposes: Cooling the air surrounding the DSLR inside the box. Offering a mechanical support both TEC and External Heat Sink. … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – T-ring

Edit (10/18/2011): I was able to bring the cost down of these custom T-rings to $49 plus shipping. Edit (9/15/2011): I’ve published the Design Steps for CP30T-EOS which also uses one of these T-rings. Edit (9/09/2011): I made a second … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Pictures

I’ve finally received my custom made T-rings which allowed me to finalize the assembly! My modded T1i was delivered last week (thanks Gary!), so let’s just say I am pretty much all set. I am hoping I will have time this … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Introduction

For detailed specifications, click here. For basic features, click here. The CP80-EOS is a cooling system for Canon EOS DSLR’s. As explained in that page, this type of cooling systems is mainly intended for long exposure Astrophotography. The CP80-EOS is … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Specifications

Cooler specifications Cooler Dimensions: Cooler Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz Cooler Material: 1/8″ and 3/16″ Acrylic. Cooler Thermal Insulation: Combination of foil-faced wraps, foam rubber sheets, rubber strips. Hand Controller specifications Hand Controller Dimensions: Hand Controller Management: Attaches to tripod … Continue reading

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CP80-EOS – Features

The CP80-EOS is an active DSLR Cooling System that I have designed specifically for Canon DSLRs. It was developed to satisfy these three fundamental requirements: Cooling Performance Control Lightweight Cooling Performance: With the camera working (taking light or dark frames) … Continue reading

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