Firmware update on K3ii


vic cross

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 16:00
I just did it. All went well until the bit where it was supposed to say "COMPLETED"
It didn't. The screen on my camera just went blank. I left it for a couple of minutes and then thought what the hell and switched off the camera and removed the card. It all worked perfectly. Has anyone else had this happen???????????????
CHEERS Vic.
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 16:35
Didn't even know there was an update for the K3ii. Will have to take a look now. 👍

spinno

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 17:42
Sometimes it happens this way. Squeaky bum time! Updated my KS 2 the other day and for the first time in a while saw the completed message
David

walkeja

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 18:38
Had it happen on my K3
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microlight2010

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 19:39
The process was different to all previous firmware updates I've done on *istDS and K-5 where it displayed a progress bar for each of two phases. On the K-3II it just displayed NOW LOADING on the rear LCD until a very quick COMPLETED - and then it turned off, so I manually switched off and on again.

Everything's fine. Now I can use KAF4 (ha ha - if I ever get any) but I haven't seen any difference otherwise.
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 19:45
Anyone have a link for the K3ii firmware update?
Can't seem to find one on the Ricoh website.
Also, what does the latest version improve?
TIA.
👍

microlight2010

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 19:54
It's on the Japanese Ricoh site, just google K-3II firmware update. It says that it makes the K-3II compatible with new KAF4 lenses with electronically controlled apertures, but as I said, I haven't seen anything different (yet) otherwise.
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Mike-P

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 21:43
Mine was the same .. Panic set in for a while.
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vic cross

Link Posted 14/08/2016 - 22:19
Good i'm glad I'm not alone with the brown under ware syndrome.
CHEERS Vic.
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andy_bell

Link Posted 15/08/2016 - 08:43
Mine too...just a blank screen.....I've had this happen on a K5II as well, just waited a while switched off, & back on again, all seems good.......

Andy
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tomkeet

Link Posted 15/08/2016 - 19:47
Cheers Vic all done and underpants fine.
Regards
Tom

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fatspider

Link Posted 15/08/2016 - 22:21
Oddly enough I was looking today to see if there was anything for the K3II

Obviously didn't find anything, however I did find several updates I'd not done on the K5,
I was still on V1.01

PS: now thats what you call a Tune Up
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Last Edited by fatspider on 15/08/2016 - 22:23

vic cross

Link Posted 16/08/2016 - 07:34
Alan. There is an update to the firmware for the K3ii as that is what I've just done. I believe it's just about the same as the one for the K1. Not that I can see me buying any of the new KAF4 lenses in the near future but apparently it improves some other functions/stabling something??????????????? Its number is 1.10
CHEERS Vic
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.

fatspider

Link Posted 16/08/2016 - 09:46
vic cross wrote:
Alan. There is an update to the firmware for the K3ii as that is what I've just done. I believe it's just about the same as the one for the K1. Not that I can see me buying any of the new KAF4 lenses in the near future but apparently it improves some other functions/stabling something??????????????? Its number is 1.10
CHEERS Vic

I did realise there was one elsewhere from this thread Vic, wasn't going to bother as I thought it was just the KAF4 lens tweaks, but if it has a few other bits in there I may take a look. Having said that the K5 doesn't seem any different, my pictures are still crap
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pentax

Link Posted 17/08/2016 - 15:44
I did my K311 last week it came up with completed.
Derek
Last Edited by pentax on 17/08/2016 - 15:44
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