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10-19-2012, 10:24 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Could Pentax do it? I'm sure they could. Will they do it? I seriously doubt it... Pentax has a long history of not adding any firmware features/improvements once a newer product comes out.

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It would be nice for me on a fixed income to be able to spend my hard-saved money on that *zoom rather than on another body. I am very satisfied with the K-5, but any tweeks would be much appreciated.

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Pretty Good Support K-7

The most recent K-7 firmware update came out in March of this year, long after the launch of the K-5. Just so ya know
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If the OP wants to draft a letter to Pentax asking for such a firmware update, I'm confident members of this forum would counter-sign it; myself included....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
As I understand it Ricoh has a history of updating out-of-production models and continuing to support their users post sale. I hope that they do so but would expect that if they do so they may have a pause between the improvements in the II and IIs and providing them for the Classic K-5 via firmware update.
Not necessarily out of production models, but Ricoh at least gives one feature-enhancing update at or past the end of the life cycle of the product before declaring support over.

Such wording is listed on their FW updates page.

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