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03-11-2015, 04:30 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax K-S2 looks the part!

So the K-S2 finally came in a few days ago, and I decided to jump straight in to the product photos. This camera really looks good!

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As a side note, the photo is unedited and was shot with a softbox, 2 flood lights, and fill flash.

I'm really looking forward to taking the camera out for a shoot over the weekend. My initial impressions of it are very positive, and the wi-fi works very well (took < 1 minute to set up without reading the manual), though the grip is unfortunately not quite as comfortable as that of the K-50/K-3. They made it a bit smaller and us spoiled Pentax users will notice that right away


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OOOOH Im in Love! Rugged. Nothing fancy just a purpose built machine.
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Yep. I really like my K-S1 but I wish I had waited just a little longer....
03-11-2015, 05:35 PM   #4
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Indeed, a very good looking product!

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
though the grip is unfortunately not quite as comfortable as that of the K-50/K-3. They made it a bit smaller and us spoiled Pentax users will notice that right away
Yeah, well the S-class / Skunk Works products are targeted for the first time Pentax owners....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
Yep. I really like my K-S1 but I wish I had waited just a little longer....
But who knew?
I was ready to jump on the 1 also, once I thinned the herd.
Now I'm waiting for at least a small price drop on the 2.
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Devil's advocate here... People with small hands will probably appreciate the small grip. I have small hands, making the k-x a perfect fit. I imagine the ks2 would be similar.
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I agree, a good looking instrument. We will look forward to test results.
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I can't wait for mine! Seriously considering changing my order from the green one to the black one, so I can have it in my hands before mid-year.

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I look forward for the Pentax Forums review.
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Look forward to the full review....what's good and what's not
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K5iis or this? Oh wait, B&H is selling the K-3 for $799. Now I am confuse.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
K5iis or this? Oh wait, B&H is selling the K-3 for $799. Now I am confuse.
Don't be confused. First ask yourself WHY are you upgrading? You have a K-30, so already have great IQ. If all you need is low light focusing or a rear remote input, and can live without focus peaking, then the K-5IIs is great. If you need the better resolution because you make huge prints or heavy crops, the K-3 is a great choice. If you want the low-light focusing AND focus peaking, the K-3 or KS-2. If you need quiet shutter speed, get the K-3 or K-5IIs. If you want wifi and/or a tilt screen, the KS-2. Those are the big differences as far as I know.
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Why is it 100 cheaper in the USA after the conversion?
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QuoteOriginally posted by oldpentaxer Quote
Why is it 100 cheaper in the USA after the conversion?
As a long-time watcher of events in the UK (my children have UK passports) I've been fascinated by the changes in prices there over the past thirty years. I recall buying my SMC Pentax 24/2.8 from the UK in preference to the US in 1981, but since then, the price differential has skewed considerably, although there are two different sets of exchange rates involved from my viewpoint in Australia.

The obvious answers are the different taxation rates and price structures, but why they changed so markedly over the years is a mystery to me. I'd blame Margaret Thatcher, in the absence of any rational answer.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
The obvious answers are the different taxation rates and price structures, but why they changed so markedly over the years is a mystery to me. I'd blame Margaret Thatcher, in the absence of any rational answer.
I think we could start with the dealer agreements. The EU is a very different market from the USA.
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