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Latest Review Posted Pentax K-S2
Not going to make this long, have not tried everything but most and liked them all. I upgraded from a K20, which I know it's weaknesses but loved it's handling. The build quality of the S2 is good, dials feel solid but easy to move. The mode dial is metal and turns easily. The SR is very fast to start up, nowhere near a slow to start up as the K20. Tried a 3rd party battery and got good battery life results with it. I have found that I a different hand grip works better for me. Instead I put the base of the camera in the palm near the thumb. More of a support grip than the usual side on.


My minor gripes are that the grip is just about OK for me, I would suggest a potential purchaser checks out this one area. Another gripe is the SR logo, it sticks out just where I do not want it too, touching the end of my fingers. With this one reservation in mind, I think the S2 has the potential to be a minor 'classic' in the Pentax range. There is a minor improvement that could be done and that is to allow the E-dials to manipulate ISO when the mode knob is set to M.


UPDATE 27/07/2015 Definitely glad i bought the K-S2, I have used nearly every feature. So here are some workarounds. There is no flash cable connector, just bought a cube that fits on the flash shoe and provides the socket. There is no plugin for the Bulb position, so how do you have long exposures. Easy, the IR remote control can be used as a toggle. Press once and exposure starts, then again sometime late...



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