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03-28-2013, 10:25 AM   #1
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Another New 'Pentaxian' Astro Photo

Hello all:

Just made the leap from my Nikon FM2 and (of course point and shoots) to my new K-5 IIS. Wow what a fun but HEAVY camera to shoot. I also have the grip which makes it more usable for me.

I also have the Pentax 18-135 WR zoom, the DA 55-300 zoom and the GPS unit.

I am a landscape and night/astro photographer. Does anyone have a recommendation as to a good night/star lens?

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The DA* 300mm is a great lens, but of course you could also use a wide-angle for star trails!

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Thank you. How about suggestion for shooting through a telescope? Maybe a 1.4 50mm?
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I can advise against the FA43 1.9 for star photos. Too much distortion (coma) outside the center of the frame.

If shooting through a telescope, get a t-ring and other adapter to connect the camera directly to the scope. No lens or eyepiece needed. This is called "prime focus".

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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
I can advise against the FA43 1.9 for star photos. Too much distortion (coma) outside the center of the frame.

If shooting through a telescope, get a t-ring and other adapter to connect the camera directly to the scope. No lens or eyepiece needed. This is called "prime focus".
Yes, of course.
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Welcome to the forum, enjoy that new K5.
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