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10-20-2018, 10:10 AM - 4 Likes   #586
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Blokart with lens DA 18-135mm

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Blokart with lens DA 18-135mm
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Thank you John, it was a nice late summer day
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These are cross-posted from Picture of The Week #521.

The first four images were captured at Mike Moats' excellent fifth annual Macro Photo Conference near Cleveland, Ohio. The colorful shells were captured with a briefly borrowed Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens. For all the other images, I used an older Pentax 100mm macro lens. The last image for which I also used the 100mm lens was captured at Kensington Metropark in southeast Michigan. By the way, the critters in the conference photos are a veiled chameleon and an Amazon milk frog. The other image from the conference is a water drop refraction image set up by conference speaker and superb photographer Don Komarechka. He is a master of snowflake close-ups and other challenging work.

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DA 18-50 WR RE on K-S2 (cross posted from Kit Lens Club and DA zoom club).











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Hi guys,

Can you post samples shot at lowlight using iso 1600 and up? Crop and full. Thanks
Here's an example from a dimly lit bar and a close up of the top shelf--only slightly cropped.

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See the EXIF data. This was taken at 3200 ISO at 1/25 speed. Hand-held there is some noise and grain but overall the WB is good and the color palette is realistic. The K-S2 has amazing IQ and holds up well for a mid-range camera. Its small size makes it convenient to tote around, though the 18-50 collapsable lens is not up to Pentax quality. it feels cheap and to me is useless for the image quality I seek. On the other hand, my 18-135mm (a copy of which I've had since 2012) is a well-built workhorse and produces great images with the K-S2. The larger pixel size of the 20mp v. 24 mp on the APS-c sensor gives this camera a low-light boost.
Great compliment to my K-1
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See EXIF data for the range utilized on these recent K-S2 pics.
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I'm still playing and getting the hang of the K-S2

here's a couple more!


https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/184-pentax-k-s1-k-s2/431005d1542511279-post-your-k-s2-shots-here-4-boats.jpg

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/attachments/184-pentax-k-s1-k-s2/431006d1542511284-post-your-k-s2-shots-here-cocky.jpg

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Thank you Merv-O, inasmuch as I want to upgrade, my existing K-30 has barely 20K clicks after owning this for almost 4 years (where it lodged for more than 4 months in the service center due to the aperture block failure)

The K-S2 is definitely a keeper.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
Thank you Merv-O, inasmuch as I want to upgrade, my existing K-30 has barely 20K clicks after owning this for almost 4 years (where it lodged for more than 4 months in the service center due to the aperture block failure)

The K-S2 is definitely a keeper.
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I had a K-50 (similar to the K-30) which I loved and never thought of as a "beginner" camera as I was able to take excellent low level shots with it....and as I have stated previously (and obviously), the equipment does not make the photographer, the skills and/or thought process is more important than the equipment per se. My K-1, other than the focal point and some added detail in larger croppings, is simply a continuation of the quality Pentax has been producing for years. But I am surprised at the K-S2's reception by Pentaxians...It's really quite good with a quality lens attached (the 18-50mm WR RE doesn't do it justice). Attached is a recent beauty
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The Incredible Shrinking White Collar Worker

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K-S2 -- Photo at 20% Crop; ISO 800 f/5.6 @ 1/60 using 18-135 DA WR lens
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Went for a walk with my KS2

The Great Wheel
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Minor's Landing
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Shae and Friend
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Black and White
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Street Work
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Green Bike
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