Your never believe it in this months practical photography has a review of the k-s2


python118

Link Posted 14/05/2015 - 12:34
I dont think its a great review a bit disappointing really + pros weather- and dust-resistant body great image quality, wi-fi and nfc, flip screen.
Cons Unintuitive menu, restricted autofocus, frame coverage, uncomfortable handling, limitid video functionality, and low battery life

Regards Dave

sterretje

Link Posted 14/05/2015 - 16:47
It's always a personal view and experience. What works for the one does not work for the other.

So just take it with a pinch of salt
Pentax K10D + Vivitar 55/2.8 macro + Super Takumar 55/1.8 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 85/1.8 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 135/3.5 + SuperMultiCoated Takumar 200/4 + Super Takumar 300/4
Pentax K100D + DA18-55ALII + DA55-300
Pentax K5 + FA31Ltd + M50/1.7 + DFA100WR + M120/2.8 (+ DA18-55WR at occasion)

richandfleur

Link Posted 14/05/2015 - 22:24
python118 wrote:
pros weather- and dust-resistant body great image quality, wi-fi and nfc, flip screen.
Cons Unintuitive menu, restricted autofocus, frame coverage, uncomfortable handling, limitid video functionality, and low battery life

Sounds fair to me.

Trubshore

Link Posted 15/05/2015 - 15:18
10 pages on they say its the Best DSLR Advanced camera for 2015.Jusy goes to show that you take these magazine reviews with a pinch of salt.

womble

Link Posted 15/05/2015 - 18:27
I don't have that camera but I find the menu thing very curious. I have often heard Pentax moaned at for the menus, but have always found them straightforward and easy to use compared to other makes I have used. Very odd.

The cameras we use at work are all by the same manufacturer but all different models, and they don't even have the on-off switch in the same place! The three Pentax dSLRs I have had all have it in the same place, around the shutter button just under your index finger. Works for me! I have barely touched the K-3 manual because 95% of things work just the same as the K10 and K20.

K.
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AuraTodd

Link Posted 17/05/2015 - 11:27
I see they have a memory card holder as one of the free gifts.
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JAK

Link Posted 17/05/2015 - 18:37
womble wrote:
I don't have that camera but I find the menu thing very curious. I have often heard Pentax moaned at for the menus, but have always found them straightforward and easy to use compared to other makes I have used. Very odd.

The cameras we use at work are all by the same manufacturer but all different models, and they don't even have the on-off switch in the same place! The three Pentax dSLRs I have had all have it in the same place, around the shutter button just under your index finger. Works for me! I have barely touched the K-3 manual because 95% of things work just the same as the K10 and K20.

K.

Agree 100%
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 17/05/2015 - 21:06
womble wrote:
I don't have that camera but I find the menu thing very curious. I have often heard Pentax moaned at for the menus, but have always found them straightforward and easy to use compared to other makes I have used.

K.

I agree. The Canon menu is very odd. I guess it's what we're used to, but all too often I'm standing in the middle of a field, scratching my head, trying to find so feature buried deep within the camera.
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Dave-L

Link Posted 26/05/2015 - 02:35
python118 wrote:

Cons Unintuitive menu...

Translation: "not a CaNikOny like my usual cameras".
K3/K5/10-17fisheye/15mmDA Ltd/18-55WR/55-300DA/100DFAMacroWR/50F1.4M/200F4M/DA*200F2.8/DA*300F4/DA*50-135/DA*60-250/Mitsuki 400F5.6/others.
Last Edited by Dave-L on 26/05/2015 - 02:37
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