Pentax K-S2 gallery: Affordable enthusiast DSLR heads out of the lab and into the real world!


posted Monday, March 30, 2015 at 1:54 PM EST


Last month, Ricoh launched its brand-new Pentax K-S2 DSLR and weather-sealed, retractable 18-50mm lens at the CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Japan. We posted our First Shots from the feature-rich and enthusiast-grade K-S2 a couple of weeks ago, and now it's left the lab and headed out into the real world for the first part of my Pentax K-S2 gallery!

Over the weekend, I headed out with the K-S2 in search of some new and interesting subjects to get my creative juices flowing. A spur-of-the-moment roadtrip to nearby Nashville, Tennessee was called for, but the trip took on a life of its own as a brief stop for lunch enroute led me into the sleepy and rather photogenic town of Cookeville.

ISO 200, 1/500 sec., 18-50mm lens @ 18mm f/8

Not only did this historic railroad town offer plenty of color and interest, it also dealt a generous portion of excitement as I accidentally stumbled on fire crews battling to extinguish a blaze a short distance from where I was shooting in Dogwood Park. And it wasn't just Cookeville that caught my eye, either. As the sun set, I made it to Nashville in time for a little night shooting in the neon-lit music mecca as well!

ISO 100, 1/250 sec., 18-50mm lens @ 50mm f/9

Want to see how the Pentax K-S2 and its super-compact kit lens handle some real-world color and life? Hop on over to my Pentax K-S2 gallery for 24 images shot in everything from blazing sunshine to extremely low light, all provided in both raw and out-of-camera JPEG formats for your viewing and pixel-peeping pleasure!

ISO 100, 1/160 sec., 18-50mm lens @ 18mm f/6.3

ISO 12,800, 1/25 sec., 18-50mm lens @ 50mm f/5.6

ISO 800, 1/60 sec., 18-50mm lens @ 34mm f/4.5

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