Use vintage lenses for astrophotography ?

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Use vintage lenses for astrophotography ?

Since the advent of mirrorless there is a surge of the vintage lens market.

See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A85UWprR9Jc

Bright lenses (f/2.8 or brighter) are much cheaper, partly due to not having autofocus. Lenses are usually well built (all metal).

Even for Canon EF there are affordable adapters for Nikon F, Pentax K or M42 mount.
For an RF body there are also affordable adapters for Canon FD mount and there are lots of vintage FD lenses for AP. E.g. the FD 85mm 1.2L for a fraction of the price (and weight) of the RF variant.

Does somebody have experience with a modern (mirrorless) camera using vintage lenses ?

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