When it comes to cameras, there are certain cameras that might be more suited for certain styles of photography. For example, some cameras might come with faster subject tracking and focusing, making it more capable at shooting sports or action photography that require that kind of speed.


Now, if astrophotography is your kind of thing, then you might be interested to learn that Canon has quietly announced their latest camera in the form of the EOS Ra. As its name implies, this is part of Canon’s new EOS R series of mirrorless cameras, except that this camera has been specially created for astrophotography.

This is thanks to the use of a specially designed IR filter that allows four times as much transmission of the 656nm wavelength, thus opening up the camera’s potential for astrophotography. According to Canon, “This allows for a higher transmission of deep red infrared rays emitted by nebulae, without requiring any other specialized optics or accessories.”

It does seem like a very niche kind of camera aimed at a small group of photographers, but in case you do see the potential for such a feature, you can actually place a pre-order for the EOS Ra via Adorama’s website where it will cost you $2,500 for the body-only.

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