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04-17-2016, 02:54 PM   #106
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QuoteOriginally posted by J_Master_General Quote
Sorry for blurtingin...

I updated to 1.16 the other week on my K-5 mk 1. I've noticed that the battery lasts no time, or changes state of charge all over the place. I'm thinking of going back to 1.15 or 1.14...
Interesting. Have you tried the camera with a second battery to makes sure it's not the firmware update that's caused the trouble?

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Interesting point. It's definitely better with one of the batteries, but still pretty awful. 25 shots vs 10.

It's been many years since having to choose 36 shots wisely!
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Interesting point. It's definitely better with one of the batteries, but still pretty awful. 25 shots vs 10.

It's been many years since having to choose 36 shots wisely!
It sounds like there's something badly wrong there. With that sort of battery draining, the battery should be red hot.
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I don't think it is draining that quickly. I think the algorithm for the state of charge has changed. It charges back up in no time.

Could be my firmware didn't write properly. There was some weird flickering when I powered back on after updating.

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That's very disappointing. Don't know what to suggest as a fix.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Chester UK Quote
Thank you 'woodworm' for your helpful advice - this tells me I have version 1.01 on my K5.


I have just checked all the index entries for 'menu' K5 operations manual, and none of them explain this.
Also, there are no index entries for 'firmware' or 'software'...


I have now found and used links from the Forum website to find the K5 Firmware update history on the Ricoh Pentax website
Latest K-5II/K-5IIs Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING


If this is complete, and not being aware of any problems with 'stability' (what a wonderfully vague term), I suspect I can safely stay with 1.01.
Some of the updates are to fix problems with earlier updates - I worked in computer programming for 20 years, and recognise the symptoms of 'fix and hope' whch is cheaper and quicker than 'fix and test before release'.
It should be noted before things go wrong, you stated you have the K5, but the link you posted is for the K5II / K5IIs, don't try to load this firmware on your K5. It's not the right one for your camera....

This is the one you would want for your K5...

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k-5_s.html

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Thank you - I have now checked the correct details for the K5 updates using the link you supplied.


Some of my original comments still apply - there are too many occurrences of 'Improved stability for general performance', and the specific hardware mentioned is not relevant for me.


So noting the problems some other members have had, I will stick with 1.01.
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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Latest firmware update now available from Latest K-5 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING
I've done the update and K-5 is functioning correctly after.
Do remember to read the "readme" file and ensure you have a fully charged battery and a formatted SD card for doing the upgrade.
Soft Focus after upgrading to 1.16

I upgraded firmware on my Pentax K5 to 1.16 last week. Before upgrading the firmware I had auto focus issues only with Sigma 18-250 mm lens. Now after upgrading I am having soft focus even with my prime 18-55 mm lens. Does anyone has similar issue ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by photo_king Quote
Soft Focus after upgrading to 1.16

I upgraded firmware on my Pentax K5 to 1.16 last week. Before upgrading the firmware I had auto focus issues only with Sigma 18-250 mm lens. Now after upgrading I am having soft focus even with my prime 18-55 mm lens. Does anyone has similar issue ?
A firmware update isn't going to affect focusing performance, unless it happened to have reset your adjustment profiles.

Can you post some examples of the problematic photos?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
A firmware update isn't going to affect focusing performance, unless it happened to have reset your adjustment profiles.

Can you post some examples of the problematic photos?
Before update I had soft focus on my sigma lens. At the time of update i had sigma lens on my camera, and after update there is no soft focus on sigma lens, gets sharp images. But now i get soft focus on my kit lens. can this happen ?
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Before update I had soft focus on my sigma lens. At the time of update i had sigma lens on my camera, and after update there is no soft focus on sigma lens, gets sharp images. But now i get soft focus on my kit lens. can this happen ?
Probably not related to firmware unless the global adjustment was reset?

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Resurrecting this thread to ask a question recently posed by a UK Pentax User forum member who has asked if anyone has successfully, or not, upgraded a K-5 from f/w V1.01 directly to the latest V1.16 (or any intermediate version) as she is very concerned that that upgrade could brick the camera?

Edited. the main reason that she asked the question is because, it seems, that V.01 is not currently shown on the Ricoh.jp site as one of those from which an upgrade is possible.

Thanks in advance.

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Sorry to Bump the post below, but I really would appreciate any answers/comments?

QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
Resurrecting this thread to ask a question recently posed by a UK Pentax User forum member who has asked if anyone has successfully, or not, upgraded a K-5 from f/w V1.01 directly to the latest V1.16 (or any intermediate version) as she is very concerned that that upgrade could brick the camera?

Edited. the main reason that she asked the question is because, it seems, that V.01 is not currently shown on the Ricoh.jp site as one of those from which an upgrade is possible.

Thanks in advance.
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