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03-10-2019, 12:52 AM   #1
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Lens Recommendations for deep field astrophotography

Hello! I'm wondering if anyone has a lens recommendation for astrophotography especially deep field photography, I have a k-1 and while I mostly do landscapes I'm looking to expand into astro a little.

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If you want to get serious about astro there is the new William Optics Redcat 51. It’s a very good and affordable entry into deep sky astrophotography. And the lens can also be used during the day for birding, landscape or whatever you like.

https://williamoptics.com/redcat-51


While you are there already check out his channel. He does some amazing astrophotography and there is a lot to learn from him.
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For an affordable option, the Super Takumar 200 3.5 is well regarded.
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The Samyang 135 f2.0 is incredible sharp even wide open. But perhaps not long enough.

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The M42 Super Takumar 200mm f4 has been praised for it’s astrophotography capabilities.
I sometimes use the DA*300 on my K-70/O-GPS1:


But it all depends on how deep you want to go, perhaps an eq mount/telescope is a better solution.
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