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Haha, I'll give it a try. I don't usually use AF at all, to be honest.
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If you're able to get AF when your max aperture is f/11, I'll eat my hat.

Sir, you may have to eat your hat ohno-smiley02.gif

Lined this up with AF and took it using my remote. I was so happy with the results, I switched the lens back to MF leaving the last AF setting in place and took some nice images of Jupiter (working to stack them right now for best results).

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Here's Jupiter with what I believe to be Europa, Io, and Ganymede. Callisto was further up to the right, but it was too faint so I cut it out.

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IMG_2603a by VaiFanatic, on Flickr
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How would a 1250mm-2000mm telescope lens work for Astrophotography? (With a D3100)

Namely this one: http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/telescope-1200mm-2000mm-for-nikon.htm
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How would a 1250mm-2000mm telescope lens work for Astrophotography? (With a D3100)
Namely this one: http://www.rugift.com/photocameras/telescope-1200mm-2000mm-for-nikon.htm

Holy moly, you'd be able to catch some serious lunar detail with that! Planetary too!
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But what im wondering is, if the site is legit, anyone have any past experience with the store/site?

Since its kind of cheap at 375$ for a 1250mm lens.... or is it?

EDIT: looks like rugift.com is no good.

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-164920.html
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But what im wondering is, if the site is legit, anyone have any past experience with the store/site?
Since its kind of cheap at 375$ for a 1250mm lens.... or is it?
EDIT: looks like rugift.com is no good.
http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/archive/index.php/t-164920.html

In all honesty, for a focal length like that, you'd be better off looking for a telescope. There's a 1300mm focal length lens (650x2) on amazon for less than $300.

I'll see if I can find it.

ETA: Found it!

http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-650-1300mm-Definition-Telephoto-Digital/dp/B000IMRTFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347233291&sr=8-1&keywords=1300mm+lens
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Thanks for the link smile.gif

I'll keep an eye on that, although will need to find out if they can ship it to Greenland.
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You're better off saving your cash and investing on a quality refractor or reflector on an EQ mount.

I'd be extremely skeptical of that telephoto lens. If anything, look at mirror lenses. At least they won't need a 30lb tripod to keep them stable...lol.
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You're better off saving your cash and investing on a quality refractor or reflector on an EQ mount.
I'd be extremely skeptical of that telephoto lens. If anything, look at mirror lenses. At least they won't need a 30lb tripod to keep them stable...lol.

Could you recommend some gear that can be used with a D3100?

My budget is somewhere around 500-700$ for next month.
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