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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.

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.

03-11-2019, 12:56 AM   #5
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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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