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02-27-2016, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hello from Chile

Hello to all, my name is Oscar, I am cabinet maker by profession and photographer, r/c modeller and anything interesting as hobbyist.
I am a Pentax fan and yesterday I received a brand new Ks2 brought by one of my sons from somewhere in Asia. (Unfortunately there is no official representative in Chile)
Just finished configuring it to my taste.
Great and friendly menu. Easy to understand.
My config is very basic as I like cameras that do almost anything under human control.
The main config was enabling back button focus while disabling shutter focusing. This allows faster shooting as the camera doesn't need to refocus when you are shooting subjects
that remain relatively at the same range, like flying birds etc. ( watch your f setting ). If you need to refocus, just press the very well placed back button.
Next. I'll try to program this features onto one of the custom settings.
Today we had a rainy day and tomorrow the forest will be alive and smelly to enjoy some shoots

Greetings from Chile.

Oscar.

02-27-2016, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hi Oscar. Welcome to the forum. Many here have a K-S2 as well and can help with any questions you might have. Hope to see some photographs from you of your beautiful Chile soon.

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Hola Óscar, que bueno ver a otro chileno por aquí. Yo solo tengo una cámara Pentax ahora, que no uso mucho, pero reviso los foros de vez en cuando. Si tienes dudas me puedes preguntar por aquí o por mensaje privado.

Saludos desde Ñuñoa!
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Hola Kharan:
Me parece entender que los posts deben ser en inglés ó llevar la traducción.
Hello,Kharan: I understand that the posts should be in english or else translated to.
Thanks for your reply and if you need some help, count on me.
Gracias por tu respuesta y si puedo ayudar, cuenta conmigo.

Atte.:

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Welcome to the forum! Looking forward to seeing some of your images.
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QuoteOriginally posted by oscar Quote
cabinet maker by profession and photographer, r/c modeller and anything interesting as hobbyist.
Welcome to the forum, you need to find a way to combine these things for profit.
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Thank you all.
Kerrowdown, that is what I'm doing. The only problem is profit. ( joke)
Hope somedays can travel to Scotland and try some distilates with you but first I have to stop in London to make som investigations about
my grand grand father who was a photographer, explorer, musician and inventor.
Quite an ADN I have.

Greetings to all.

Oscar

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Hi again.
This is my first portrait with the KS2.
She is my favourite model, Carlita, also responds as Charlie ( when she is up to ).

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My model
02-28-2016, 02:55 PM   #8
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Adding some suspense...
Hope this time worked.

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Whaat?

Looked far better on my screen.

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Hi Oscar, welcome to the forum!

Congratulations on your K-S2 - I haven't used one, though I hear nothing but good things about them. The back button focusing you have set up is the way I work too... I only switched to this late last year after years of using the half-press shutter release button for focusing, and it improved my keeper rate and enjoyment significantly.
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Thank you, Mike.
Just don't forget to press the damn button when you are in a hurry. ( me dumb did it many times ) Old habits are dificult to get off
I was wondering, why don't they build a digital K 1000 full frame without all that drums and whistles, shooting in raw and give away an external program to add fanfarre at wish?
Our old lives would be easier.

Oscar
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QuoteOriginally posted by oscar Quote
Thank you, Mike.
Just don't forget to press the damn button when you are in a hurry. ( me dumb did it many times ) Old habits are dificult to get off
Yes, well, I still forget from time to time! But I'm mostly OK with it now... Part of the problem is that I have my old K5 still set up with the half-press on the shutter release, as I don't like the position of the AF button... and I do still use that camera quite a lot. So, when swapping between cameras, I have to remember which one I'm using!

QuoteOriginally posted by oscar Quote
I was wondering, why don't they build a digital K 1000 full frame without all that drums and whistles, shooting in raw and give away an external program to add fanfarre at wish?
Our old lives would be easier.
I think a lot of people would buy one of those, Oscar - me included. Alas, Ricoh has to appeal to a wide audience, and if they released such a camera, there would be outrage from many (including the non-Pentax crowd)... Read the threads on the K-1 - even though it's a really well-specified camera, there are already people complaining that it doesn't do "this" or "that"... Oh well
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QuoteOriginally posted by oscar Quote
Looked far better on my screen.
Oscar, I found out today (well, I confirmed it today) that photos uploaded here are softened - probably as part of the compression process. If you want to maintain really good sharpness, you're better off using a dedicated image hosting service. For me, I can live with the free image hosting here, at least for the purposes of forum-related images.

Lovely cat and nice shots I'm a cat person too... Here's one of mine - his name is "Pluto", but I call him "Booboo"
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Thanks,Mike, I have two more furry guys: Leo, a lovely female and Matthias, a young fellow who also respond to Attila.
¡Guess why!
By the wy, does Pluto meaws with brittish accent? ( joke )

Greetings from Chile and have a good dose of Giness beer. Love it.

Oscar
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QuoteOriginally posted by oscar Quote
Thanks,Mike, I have two more furry guys: Leo, a lovely female and Matthias, a young fellow who also respond to Attila.
¡Guess why!
By the wy, does Pluto meaws with brittish accent? ( joke )

Greetings from Chile and have a good dose of Giness beer. Love it.

Oscar
Pluto miaows with a north-eastern English accent, Oscar (I'm sure many cats wouldn't understand him ) - and he miaows a lot! He's a very vocal cat!

Hello to Carlita / Charlie, Leo & Matthias / Attila
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My last one for today

This is a neighbour named Sarita Nightandday
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