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Old 08-12-2011, 01:50 PM
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Pentax K5 for imaging?

Hi,

As I own other Pentax "K" mount equipment I'm tempted to buy a K5. Has anyone used this for astro imaging, and if so, what sort of results are you getting?

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Old 09-12-2011, 05:27 PM
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if you are buying a new DSLR for astrophotography ide steer away from it and the K series unless your in zero odd degrees climates.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:37 PM
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Don't listen to him, I think Pentax are doing well with high iso low noise, some shots I have seen a better than the canon equivalent, the IS built into the body is a plus.
You might want to lo up the o-gps module that uses the supersonic dust reduction of the mirror to track stars up to 300mm
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:46 PM
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... I know im bias Daniel but i have been though the dark DSLR days of noise induced anger if your going to spend decent dollars on a DSLR you might as well push to get a cooled CCD.... capture quality data from day dot.

other wise go a dslr and then get a coold CCD 12 months down the track when you are alot more void of hair like me!
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