New Firmware for Pentax cameras.


Mike-P

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 11:43
New firmware for the revamped LTD lenses


Optimized focus operation for new lenses HD PENTAX-FA 31 mm F1.8 Limited, HD PENTAX-FA 43 mm F1.9 Limited, HD PENTAX-FA 77 mm F1.8 Limited lenses and smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL limited, smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9AL limited and smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8AL limited lenses.

*When this update is done, the contents of version 1.53 and earlier will be also updated.


LINK
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 11:47
Just deleted my similar post Mike...beat me to it by 3 minutes.

SteveF

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 14:34
Applies to K1, K1ii, KP, K70 and K3ii. Full details, including link, here: https://www.facebook.com/pentaxeurope/posts/4496601153703227
Last Edited by SteveF on 15/04/2021 - 14:35

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 16:49
SteveF wrote:
Applies to K1, K1ii, KP, K70 and K3ii. Full details, including link, here: https://www.facebook.com/pentaxeurope/posts/4496601153703227

Not really useful for people that don't have facebook.

Alternatively just click on the link I originally posted.and then click on your camera.
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i_trax

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 19:25
SteveF wrote:
Applies to K1, K1ii, KP, K70 and K3ii. Full details, including link, here:

+ K-3 , I just did mine.
All those updates also improve stability and fix bugs.
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pgweber

Link Posted 15/04/2021 - 20:38
i_trax wrote:

+ K-3 , I just did mine.
All those updates also improve stability and fix bugs.

For my part, I suspect they stopped fixing K5 firmware bugs a long time ago.
Never-the-less hoping for a "D500" style AF update.
🤣
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 16/04/2021 - 18:57
Why would they need an update for these lenses if they're the same as the original FA Limiteds but with HD coatings?
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

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johnha

Link Posted 18/04/2021 - 08:07
i_trax wrote:

+ K-3 , I just did mine.
All those updates also improve stability and fix bugs.

In fairness, there's a chance an update may introduce bugs or instability.
PPG Flickr
Last Edited by johnha on 18/04/2021 - 08:11

Mike-P

Link Posted 18/04/2021 - 08:58
pgweber wrote:

Never-the-less hoping for a "D500" style AF update.
🤣

On Pentax forums a lot of people are saying it's done just that. I installed it on my k1 and it's made no difference that I can see.
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pgweber

Link Posted 18/04/2021 - 13:44
Mike-P wrote:
pgweber wrote:

Never-the-less hoping for a "D500" style AF update.
🤣

On Pentax forums a lot of people are saying it's done just that. I installed it on my k1 and it's made no difference that I can see.

Note that my Pentax is a K5 that I will have had 10 years in May.
So, not having the 1.4x converter and in view of camera age, not expecting any noticeable improvement.
Credit though for publishing an update for a camera of that age.
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
Last Edited by pgweber on 18/04/2021 - 14:11

Mannesty

Link Posted 18/04/2021 - 14:48
pgweber wrote:
Credit though for publishing an update for a camera of that age [K-5].

They haven't, this update is for K-3 II and newer. The K-5 is unaffected.
Peter E Smith

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Last Edited by Mannesty on 18/04/2021 - 14:48

pgweber

Link Posted 18/04/2021 - 14:58
Mannesty wrote:
pgweber wrote:
Credit though for publishing an update for a camera of that age [K-5].

They haven't, this update is for K-3 II and newer. The K-5 is unaffected.

Oops!
Saw the long list of cameras at Mike's link with the K5 present, but on closer inspection it is with v1.16 from March 2014!
Peter

Pentax K5
Pentax DA 18-55 Mk1, 50-200 (Samsung), 16-45, 55-300 Mk1, 35 f/2.4
Pentax MZ6 + FA28-90, FA50 f/1.4, M 50 f/1.7
Tamron 80-210mm & 28mm
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