WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

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WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

Post by poita » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:33 pm

I'm after the 2.8MP Pt Grey Grasshopper Express in color if anyone has one for sale.

I have a grasshopper 2 mono that I could trade as well.

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Re: WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

Post by solarchat » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:38 pm

are you sure you want to do that? The color version is terrible for solar
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Re: WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

Post by poita » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:17 pm

Yep. I need it for other work, not for solar use.
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Re: WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

Post by swisswalter » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi Peter

spec, pros and cons of the grasshopper 2 mono ?
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Re: WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

Post by poita » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:11 am

The mono G2 specs are here:
http://www.ptgrey.com/products/grasshop ... asheet.pdf

30fps @ 1384 x 1036 pixels
Faster with a ROI
2/3inch Sony ICX285 sensor with fantastic dynamic range.

Really great solar performer, is lightweight and tiny (think box of matches) so is easy to mount and was a great match for my Lunt 60.

Cons, I don't know really, it is FireWire, which not all computers have I guess, but I can supply a card.
Um other than that, I can't think of any cons except that they cost two grand new which is a lot of $$.

I wouldn't be selling it if I hadn't been roped into this other project, but it is one of those friends that you just can't say no to, so my gear has to go.

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Re: WANTED: Grasshopper Express OSC

Post by swisswalter » Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:11 am

Hi Peter

thank you very much. Firewire is a no go to me and I would like to have smaller pixel, but it is a fine instrument
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