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View Poll Results: Which body color?
Black 2734.18%
Black/Orange 2025.32%
Black/Pink 11.27%
Black w/ Racing Stripe 11.27%
White 1620.25%
White/Lime 11.27%
White w/ Racing Stripe 67.59%
Slate Gray 45.06%
Forest Green 33.80%
Desert Beige   00%
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03-29-2016, 07:02 AM   #1
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K-S2 -What color did you get?

I do like the fact that Pentax/Ricoh makes their mid line cameras available with color options. I am currently retiring my crystal red k30, and looking at the ks2. What color did you all get?

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I went for the standard black. The camera still looks the part with the green LEDs here and there

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03-29-2016, 07:54 PM   #3
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My initial impression was to go conservative and get black. Then a saw they slate gray a thought it looked pretty classy. Unfortunately there seems to be a price premium for that one.

Then there's another side of me that likes the flashy colors. The black / orange is relatively subtle, but the white / lime really pops!
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Generally a black color on a DSLR should seem very professional, but in case of K-S2 it somehow doesn't fit in. A reason could be that the finishing isnt uniform, you have gloss, matte & different designs all over. A single color looks better when used with a monolithic texture.

two colors seem better when you have a design like the K-S2. So for me the Orange Black variation looks best, very sporty & rugged looking. Also the forest/wildlife colors look nice.

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Normally I would have gone for all black, but when I was shooting with Canon I really liked those white lenses. so I got the all white camera. I was told white takes better photos..... At the time the white one was on sale, came with the white 18-55 kit lens, which I sold (already have the 18-135). Now, with Canon I had a black camera body with white lenses, now I have a white camera body with black lenses. Go figure.
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Its too bad that so many of these colours (just like the K-r and K-50 and K-S1 before) were only available in some locations or on special order.
I'm still sticking to my silly yellow K-01 for now, but that black/orange K-S2 looks really great
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I just got mine in today! I went with the less common White/Lime combo. I've never had a white camera before, hopefully I can keep it clean!
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Standard black here. My everyday on-the-camera lens is a DA 18-135 WR, which isn't available in white, since it isn't a professional zoom designed for arena sports and wildlife - and with that lens attached the white camera did not look any better than the black.

I've seen rare comments from people in the hottest shadeless climates who find that a white body is slower to heat up than a black one, but do not live in such a place, and I do deal with every year wintry conditions that occasionally challenge the temperature ratings of a Pentax camera. I opted to retain what heat I can obtain from the weak sun on the days I spend snapping shots of my child in the snow.

When I bought my black K-S2, I did look at the white one to see whether it would be less intimidating than the black. I imagined myself with a DA21 for as the tiny prime with the normal view for snapping street shots. I matched the white camera with the silver DA21 and the black with the black DA21. To my eyes, the white combination was no less of an intrusion.

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i LOVE that pentax is really the only company that tries to spiff up our otherwise fairly conservative hobby. i couldnt resist the black with the tricked out orange baseplate. just different enough to make me smile when i pick it up, and create a bit of a buzz when i'm out with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rbelyell Quote
i LOVE that pentax is really the only company that tries to spiff up our otherwise fairly conservative hobby. i couldnt resist the black with the tricked out orange baseplate. just different enough to make me smile when i pick it up, and create a bit of a buzz when i'm out with it.
I totally agree with you!
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Hmm, originally I had the very nice black/orange body, then my 18 yr old daughter stole it (actually she told me her K30 had the infamous exposure fault and I gave her my K-S2, then found that the K30 was fine after all) so I bought a S/H black body - kids, who'd have 'em?
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I have the white with a stripe, the "Storm Trooper" but I got it because it was on sale. I wouldn't have probably gotten anything other than black but it's grown on me and people favorably comment on it a lot.
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No Forest Green owners yet?
I really wanted that one, but a black showed up in Amazon's warehouse deals for a good price and I jumped.
No regrets, but I still like the looks of the green one best.
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I went with the forest green. I actually took almost 2 months to get it but I think it was worth it. It looks very good with the few silver lenses I have and almost as good with the black ones.


NaCl(and definitely different from everyone else's )H2O
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I got the Storm Trooper colored KS2 because it's all they had at Costco. I really wanted the white body, grey grip, and lime green accent on bottom. I think that's really attractive look.
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