New firmware may be inbound???


jules

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

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52146161
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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stevejcoe

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 18:06
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

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 19:33
Support for the new HD lenses and Mk11 flash guns. Also may have addressed issues with metering bounced flash.
Last Edited by JohnX on 11/09/2013 - 19:33

Smeggypants

Link Posted 11/09/2013 - 23:42
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 02:19
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 02:41
cabstar wrote:
Super fast auto focus placebo effect no doubt to....



[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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 05:45
Updated this AM! WOW THE FOCUS! IN THE HOLE! AWESOME!
Cheers Jules...
tri-elmar-fudd

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“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”...Ansel Adams
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Dodge69

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

LOL
Pentax pour des images riches en détails!

carmagw

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:04
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:54
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 09:57
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...
tri-elmar-fudd

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“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.”...Ansel Adams
www.exaggeratedperspectives.com
Last Edited by jules on 12/09/2013 - 09:57

carmagw

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 10:48
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 10:55
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 11:27
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

Link Posted 12/09/2013 - 12:26
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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