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03-08-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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K-S2 and shutter noise

Does the K-S2 have that characteristically loud mirror noise when you actuate the shutter? Or, did Pentax decide to make this one a bit quiter?

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No personal experience, but I read in a thread a few days ago that it wasn't much quieter than k30/50.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Spodeworld Quote
Does the K-S2 have that characteristically loud mirror noise when you actuate the shutter? Or, did Pentax decide to make this one a bit quiter?
It's essentially the same as the K-50. Still louder than it ought to be IMO.

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That's why I've held off on getting a 30/50. My kx is loud & draws attention when I'd prefer to be discreet. I've been thinking about an upgrade. The ks2 looks tempting, but that part still bothers me.

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Nope. It's Pentax all the way. I waited too long to get a Pentax to jump ship now. My dilemma is k5iis for quieter shutter, k50 for the price & focus peaking, or ks2 for the new features. I keep reading the threads when people ask questions about these cameras hoping I'll see something that will settle it.
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K-3 for the quieter shutter and best AF, no?
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Not really fair to compare four FF Nikons to an APS-C Canon and a Fuji MILC. The FF bodies have more junk in the trunk, 'tho all the DSLR brands have quieter and louder models. Last weekend, I heard a shutter from about 30 feet away that would rival the K-30/50/500/S "sonic boom", and the owner clearly had a "Canon EOS" neckstrap.

I don't mind the "loud" shutters outdoors, but the K-5/II/s's "Mercedes door dipped in butter" is sooooooo nice indoors or in close quarters.

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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
K-3 for the quieter shutter and best AF, no?
Seems awesome, but my hands are small & the price is still kind of high. Of course, price of ks2 is going to be up there for a while. There are pros & cons on all of the above.
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I'm curious to know if the K-S2 has the same bizarre mirror flop behavior of the K-30 when shooting in live view mode? It would be great if the mirror just stayed up the whole time while in LV mode.
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What's the problem? Mirror has to be up otherwise LiveView would be black.
Or do you mean the mirror closing then opening when taking the actual shot (same for K50, what about K-3?)
If so, why is this bizarre, are you a camera engineer?
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
Not really fair to compare four FF Nikons to an APS-C Canon and a Fuji MILC. The FF bodies have more junk in the trunk, 'tho all the DSLR brands have quieter and louder models. Last weekend, I heard a shutter from about 30 feet away that would rival the K-30/50/500/S "sonic boom", and the owner clearly had a "Canon EOS" neckstrap.

I don't mind the "loud" shutters outdoors, but the K-5/II/s's "Mercedes door dipped in butter" is sooooooo nice indoors or in close quarters.
Ahh mercedes door dipped in butter is very nice, I'm more of a Beemer door kinda guy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
Thanks for the flippant reply, and I'm sorry the question was unclear to you. I have a K-x now, and have owned a K-30 previously. In LV mode, the mirror flips up as you astutely point out in order to expose the sensor to light from the lens. The bizarre behavior comes when you press the shutter. The mirror flops down then back up before the shutter will open/close, and makes a ton of noise and vibration. Since this thread was about shutter noise, I felt like it was reasonable to bring up this issue as well. I think this behavior is absent in the K5 and K3 cameras, and I was only wondering if they've addressed it in their lower tier models.
Sigh - the internet, a place where if it's possible for people to take offence, they will.
I was simply asking you why [you think] it is a problem and one they need to address?
You make it sound like it's a fault, which it is not - obviously is was engineered to perform this way.

I hope this doesn't cause you to become offended, certainly is not my intention.
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I have a Nikon d5100, and the shutter sound is nowhere near a clunky as my k20d or K30

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Better not consider a Nikon then

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