New "Lens"

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  1. PlasticSpanner

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    Ok so I'll have the opportunity in a couple of weeks to get a new "lens" for my Praktica but I'm not sure which one to get.

    Do I go for the 1000mm f8.33 @ £295.00?
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    Or the 600mm f5 @ Same price?
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    :drool:

    Get both and send me one
     
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    If for star gazing, I'd go for the 1000. JMHO.
     
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    I bought one of these (ok for quite a bit more!) 1900mm @ f15

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    Don't use it that much though, it's a pain to lug outside and take somewhere (London's no good for stars!). You've got to walk really gently as even small vibrations make a noticable difference.

    Rob
     
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    I would like something like that but I don't want to start using any GoTo systems.


    I want to learn my way around the sky like it's my home town & the best way to do that is by star hopping by eye.

    It's a nice little mirror lens though Rob!:lol: Ever thought of sticking a camera to the back of it!

    Unimaxium - I like the first part of you idea but not too keen on the second bit!:er: :lol:

    Both "lenses"! come with the same accessories but I'm still tempted to go with the 600mm as it will have a wider field of view!
     
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    Sweet! When are we going to see pics?
     
  7. Artemis

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    Jelousy has now justice on my feelings...
     
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    As soon as I've sorted out the money for it, work out how to hide it from the wife and as soon as we get some clear skies here!:lol:

    About 2 weeks then!:lol:
     
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    Very COOL! I have my calender marked!
     
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    I tried that before, but my mate Mark really didnt appreciate it...
     

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