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Latest Review Posted Pentax *ist DS2
I bought my DS2 this spring (2011) in order to get started with dslr photography. I have been using my LX for many years and find good value in lens compatibility with the DS2, except when it comes to the 28mm. (CF=42.5) because 6.1MP. isnīt enough to get sharp photos with distant, small objects and wide angels (relatively). I find I get satisfactory result with 50mmīs and up and really nice results with both my 135mm. Itīs quite good and sharp within 10-15m. With MF lenses the auto focus substitutes other sharpening aids very well and with the diopter correctly ajusted makes a handy confirmation tool.
KA lenses work very well, Ks and Ms on ‘M‘ take a little practice, itīs easy to forget to make that AEL check with every shot. Some times I prefer to just shoot wide open (or stopped down with EV) on Av or Tv. These ‘old‘ ones are so far better than the 18-55 kit lens and so much cheaper than the DA primes for me to consider these obstacles as being anything else than charming.
The light meter mostly measures a stop or even two under, especially considering the digital photo technic of shooting to the right (..of the histogram), which Im looking into. Itīs easily corrected and is also part of the getting to know your camera routine, itīs fun. Anyway, I shoot RAW all the time, so no words on jpg. performance? And not on flash either, which I almost never use. The noise getīs really bad at ISO 3200. Night shots are tripod shots with this one.
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