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04-19-2015, 06:05 PM - 1 Like   #1
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I always enjoy the reviews by the Camera Store in Calgary.

One thing to remember .... It is "NOT waterproof !" (quoted from the video clip). Albeit weather resistant.

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For a newcomer to DLSRs, there's really no reason to buy the K-S2. Which is sad really.
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After viewing the clip, my desire to purchase the KS-2 waned a bit, maybe I will stick to my ol' K-30 a bit more.

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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
After viewing the clip, my desire to purchase the KS-2 waned a bit, maybe I will stick to my ol' K-30 a bit more.
It had the opposite effect on me, I want one even more.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
After viewing the clip, my desire to purchase the KS-2 waned a bit, maybe I will stick to my ol' K-30 a bit more.
I think I'm with you. I'd be buying it mainly for the still pics, but I don't see any downside to getting great video in the bargain, which you can with a lot of other DSLR's these days. The quirky autofocus is another thing. Still, if you're into shooting outdoors a lot, especially in inclement weather, it has a lot to recommend it.
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They really went nuts with the mud and water, didn't they?!?!
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QuoteOriginally posted by imno007 Quote
I think I'm with you. I'd be buying it mainly for the still pics, but I don't see any downside to getting great video in the bargain, which you can with a lot of other DSLR's these days. The quirky autofocus is another thing. Still, if you're into shooting outdoors a lot, especially in inclement weather, it has a lot to recommend it.
I actually tested one unit in my area, ran a few shots, tried to "feel" the handling in terms of size and weight and the grip. The reviewer was right, it feels a bit cheap, like my K-30, although I find the grip of my current camera better than KS-2 (maybe due to size) but what I really like in the KS-2 is the -3EV and the articulating screen AF that really helps a lot when it comes to low light shooting and getting difficult shots to take. The WIFI, NFC is somehow a so-so for me since I am already using wifi sdcard on my K-30.

Oh I love the forest green too!

Edit: the lens felt cheap, not the camera according to the review, but imho the camera still feels cheap but very capable


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QuoteOriginally posted by wed7 Quote
I actually tested one unit in my area, ran a few shots, tried to "feel" the handling in terms of size and weight and the grip. The reviewer was right, it feels a bit cheap,
Chris was referring to the new collapsible kit lens, not the K-S2.
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In response to your edit after my post above:
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imho the camera still feels cheap but very capable
Interesting, you're the first person I have seen to have said that. All reviews to date have said that it's solid, typical of Pentax. Chris was even surprised with the solid weight of it.
Even the K-S1 has been reported as feeling solidly built.
Personally I'd be surprised, I started with an *istDS, went to a K-7, now have a K-50, MX-1, K-01 and Q - none feel cheap. If the K-S2 body isn't as solid feeling as typical Pentax DSLRs, then that's a step backwards.
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maybe because my hands is itchin' for a Mg alloy camera, that is. (I started with K-x, K-r and now, K-30) :P

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I don't get these guys. They complain about the lack of ruggedness feeling of the K-S1 and then complain about the rugged heaviness of the K-S2. Duh, they take it out on an fresh water fishing expedition - an activity that requires the use of two hands and a lot of hiking/walking - without a hand or neck strap or camera bag. You think the handling will be a little awkward? Why don't they take the touted EM5 Mk II or XT1 on a free climb of El Capitain and see how comfortable those would be without a strap or how well they handle in that situation.
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I've just bought a K-S2 as my first DSLR. My last camera was a Super-A, so I do mourn a little bit the switch from a metal-body camera to the plastic lumps that are the entry-level DSLRs today. The camera body does feel robust, is nicely compact and fits my hand well. The folding kit lens does not have quite the same robust feel, and is a bit of a faff to get out and put away. When locked out it is solid, but doesn't quite have the "hand presence" of a chunky zoom. I'm also finding the zoom ring to be a bit narrow, although that might just be a case of practising enough for my fingers to go to the right place. On the other hand, it is small and portable, and when you're out on the hill all day and have a lot to carry in your rucksack for the family, small and portable is a distinct advantage. As is weather-resistance .
My first camera was a Rollei 35 with a lens that collapsed back into the body, which also felt wobbly and delicate when not locked out. Never got damaged though, and we went to a fair few wild places together.
Video I'm not worried about, but if I was I think I would have gone for something else.
And I do love the way Pentax are trying to alleiviate the "black plastic lump" thing with their colours.
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