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New firmware may be inbound???

jules
Posted 11/09/2013 - 17:38 Link
So far just in Russia so don't get too excited yet!

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52146161
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com
stevejcoe
Posted 11/09/2013 - 18:06 Link
I cannot find anything on the usual Pentax/Ricoh sites, but it does look like a genuine update. I downloaded to check out the included readme file, which is in English. There is no mention of the reason for the update, just the usual method of how to install.

Regards - Steve
JohnX
Posted 11/09/2013 - 19:33 Link
Support for the new HD lenses and Mk11 flash guns. Also may have addressed issues with metering bounced flash.
Edited by JohnX: 11/09/2013 - 19:33
Smeggypants
Posted 11/09/2013 - 23:42 Link
No doubt it'll have the meaningless spin

"Improved stability for general performance". which people will take literally.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
cabstar
Posted 12/09/2013 - 02:19 Link
Super fast auto focus placebo effect no doubt to....
PPG Wedding photography Flickr
Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released
Smeggypants
Posted 12/09/2013 - 02:41 Link
cabstar wrote:
Super fast auto focus placebo effect no doubt to....

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[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
jules
Posted 12/09/2013 - 05:45 Link
Updated this AM! WOW THE FOCUS! IN THE HOLE! AWESOME!
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com
Dodge69
Posted 12/09/2013 - 07:19 Link
cabstar wrote:
Super fast auto focus placebo effect no doubt to....

LOL
Pentax pour des images riches en détails!
carmagw
Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:04 Link
New firmware here

link


I tried to do the K5ii and the firmware came up with 1.04 as the new and old and still asked if I wanted to update, so I left it for now.

Anyone else updated theirs ?

Regards

George
madmax
Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:54 Link
New firmware 1.05 for k511s and 1.15 for k5 listed as today's date
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/
jules
Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:57 Link
Did you download from Ricoh imaging (Imagine Change) UK?
Did mine this A.M. but on a IIs, did you extract the file to a formatted SD?
If so it should just load when you turn the camera on whilst pressing in the menu button at the same time...?
Cheers Jules...

My viewfinder is 576,000,000 pixels.
My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

www.exaggeratedperspectives.com
Edited by jules: 12/09/2013 - 09:57
carmagw
Posted 12/09/2013 - 10:48 Link
I did it from the pentax forums link I provided above. Will try the Ricoh one.

When pressing the menu button it confirmed the old and new firmware and asks if you wish to update, I clicked no as the firmware numbers were the same. From the comments on the pentax forums link, it seems other people have had the same issue, hopefully the Ricoh one will show 1.5.

Regards

George
carmagw
Posted 12/09/2013 - 10:55 Link
Just tried the Ricoh link for the K5II

Still shows

Program Update
Yes
No

CURRENT VERSION 1.04
UPDATE VERSION 1.04

I'm holding back on this until its sorted, never had problems with these before. Will try my K5 and K01 to see what if they work.
carmagw
Posted 12/09/2013 - 11:27 Link
Just done the K5 & K01 with no problems, correct old and new firmware versions showing on screen. Looks like a glitch with K5ii although it may only be a naming error I'll hold back updating the K5II for now.

Regards

George
Smeggypants
Posted 12/09/2013 - 12:26 Link
I just updated my K-5's and they now have 38MP FF sensors and an ISO2048000 capability at 50fps.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

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