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12-06-2012, 08:26 AM   #1
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My k-5 Long distance 100-1000 yard shooting? lens selection?

Is there a budget way to go about shooting long distance rifle targets (video). I dont know if a Pentax SMCP-FA 80-320mm f/4.5-5.6 will suffice? even with a teleconverter... Im thinking about using a 1000-1200mm refractor telescope with a dslr camera mount? Can anyone offer any advice? I plan on using my k5 with this lens setup as a recordable "spotting scope" out on our gun range. I want to stay around 400 bucks or cheaper... I know Astrotech makes some nice smaller scopes that might work out.

Or how about a 1300mm AT6RC?

12-06-2012, 11:56 PM   #2
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Quality telephoto shooting is expensive, unfortunately. You could use a mirror lens, but you'll need it to be very bright outside to get decent results.

Too bad the new 560mm lens is 6k!

You could try the Q, a K adapter, and the 80-320mm lens, but you might get diffraction with that setup.

Pentax Adapter Q for K-mount Lenses 39977 B&H Photo Video
Pentax Q 12.4MP 3" LCD Screen Digital Camera w/ Zoom Lens Kit & 8GB SD Card

$500 for both, though- nice and cheap!

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12-07-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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PF80ED plus the PF- CA35 scope adapter...

Edit: sorry not under 400 bucks though... But that combo works well

Last edited by GordonZA; 12-07-2012 at 12:45 AM.

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