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04-04-2015, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm know as Mr.G pronounced "Mister Gee"
I've had/still own a long line of Pentax, Minolta, Zeiss, Sony, Nikon, Olympus cameras. I seem to own a lot of bicycles and cameras and don't make enough use of them. I was given a K2 camera in 1976 for my 16th birthday, in the 1980s I bought myself an Olympus OM1, probably due to David Bailey, I sold it for a Minolta 700X. Then lots of other cameras at work mostly Sony Alphas, and play, until about 15 years ago I started taking a lot of photos in hostile / damp/dusty places, and needed a cheaper weather sealed DSLR. I've had K-30, K5, and a K-50. Now at nearly 55 years of age, I bought the K-S2 for my impending birthday.

When I've taken some reference photos with the different lenses supplied (18-50) and (50-200), I'll post some samples.

So far what I really like
articulated screen
wifi/nfc connection
Weathersealing
compact 18-50 lens
raw format

What I miss
More programmable buttons
builtin-GPS

That's my introduction.

04-04-2015, 04:11 PM   #2
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Happy Birthday Mr.G you have good taste in new cameras. We'll watch for images and more of your thoughts!
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Welcome aboard and congrats on the purchase! By the way, the external GPS unit is a lot smaller than it looks in pictures, so don't shy away from it It works wonders for star trails.

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Welcome aboard! Eventually the cameras will have GPS, but the OGPS module is pretty nice. It's not big, as Adam mentioned.
Just get out and have fun!
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Some of my first shots
https://www.flickr.com/photos/62644582@N00/sets/72157649519551053/
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An eclectic mix of images, I guess from these that your enjoying the K-S2.
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I'm finding it seems to overexpose on auto by about 1 stop using the stock 18-50, with very bright sunlit subject, I need to take a load more pictures. I'll rarely use auto. It's produced lovely pictures on Program, or Av. All I have on the front is a UV filter. A CPL helps. I've reset it a few times. I intend to put it on a tripod, and check with the zoom on a colourful / contrast rich subject.

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