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02-09-2015, 03:03 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax K-S2, SMC/HD 18-50mm, WG-5 GPS, AF201FG Announced

5 new Pentax/Ricoh products for today:

Pentax K-S2 Officially Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com
The Pentax K-S2 is an advanced 20-megapixel DSLR with Wi-Fi, a vari-angle LCD, and a best-in class optical viewfinder.

SMC & HD Pentax-DA 18-50mm DC WR RE Lens Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com
Pentax 18-50mm F4-5.6 DC WR RE: an ultra-compact retractable kit lens with silent AF and weather sealing for Pentax DSLRs.

Pentax AF201FG Flash Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com
The Pentax AF201FG is an entry-level flash with weather sealing and a tilting head.

Ricoh WG-5 GPS Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com
The Ricoh WG-5 GPS replaces the Ricoh WG-4 as the new Ricoh/Pentax flagship waterproof compact.


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Pentax HD PENTAX DA 18-50mm f/4.0-5.6 DC WR RE Lens 21357 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black) 11577 B&H Photo Video

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black/Orange) 13176 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, White) 11890 B&H Photo Video

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Black) 11599 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Black/Orange) 13207

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (White) 12073 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens 13963 B&H Photo Video

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Desert Beige) 13961

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Black/Pink) 13959 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Forest Green) 13960

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (Stone Gray) 13962 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens 13964 B&H Photo Video

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm Lens (White/Lime) 13958 B&H

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm & 50-200mm Lenses 11610

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera with 18-50mm & 50-200mm Lenses 13218

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02-09-2015, 03:18 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Very nice and very interesting
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The KS-2 looks pretty nice, especially with the low-light autofocus abilities of the K-5 IIs. That body, with new 16-50 WR lens and the AF201FG WR flash, makes for a very compelling mid-level kit. Just add the DA 55-300 WR lens if you need telephoto.
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The new kit lens looks awesome. DC motor in that small little package, good job Pentax.

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Nice looking camera and specs. Same for the lens.

A DSLR that can compete with mirrorless is exactly what is needed.
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$299 for the DA 18-50 and $100 as part of the kit, that's pretty awesome. And $149 for the flash, wowee.
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Nice! The K-S2 will eventually be my next camera.
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The specs seem solid, improved AF system over the K-S1 plus all the other features...launch price is a bit high i hope it goes down soon...

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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
$299 for the DA 18-50 and $100 as part of the kit, that's pretty awesome. And $149 for the flash, wowee.


and all of it weather sealed. This is easily the most exciting stuff Pentax has brought out in the digital era. This is a really nice package. Stylish too. The grey and orange is really striking.

A+ Ricoh.
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Nice Camera, Lens and Flash. Good Job Ricoh.
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I want all of this stuff. Talk about hitting home run after home run! Bravo Ricoh!
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QuoteOriginally posted by simon_199 Quote
The specs seem solid, improved AF system over the K-S1 plus all the other features...launch price is a bit high i hope it goes down soon...
+1

No wonder.... we always though the new FF body was the reason for the price drop on the K-3 for the last months of 2014. But now, checking the KS-2 specs, I can clearly see that besides lack of top LCD, a metal body and less af points, the rest of the specs are considerably higher that those on the K5-iis, and by this, it could make an easy K-3 killer for the market.

Than new kit lens really calls my attention.... I really want to try one, just for the heck of it. Who knows, maybe its a good reason to get rid of my DA18-35 AL ii (non WR), now permanently installed in my trusty *istD, for anyone in the house to use as they see fit
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Is Pentax still doomed ? :P:P


Like I said.....the sleeping giant has awoken.
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Very nice and very interesting
good job Pentax.
Nice looking camera and specs
that's pretty awesome
exciting stuff
Good Job Ricoh
Bravo Ricoh!

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