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12-25-2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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The firmware is not global.
The camera has its own and each of the quality lenses have their own.
In the menu you can see each one you have installed and the version.
It is different than the DSLR where there is only one firmware for everything.

12-25-2012, 02:40 PM   #17
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Firmware

The lens firmware is updated in the lens. Each of these lenses had its own shutter and rom so each lens needs an update. The camera firmware is a separate update and has nothing to do with the lens firmware. Once you update the firmware for a lens you are done. Firmware updates come rarely.
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Hi,

just got my Pentax Q today and fell in love with it immediately ;-)
But my firmware version is still 1.00. I wanted to upgrade to 1.11 but the Pentax website says it's currently unavailable. I tried to Google foe the 1.10 version but didn't succeed - is it anywhere to be found? I would love to have the peaking for use with some manual lenses I have...

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Bummer, I had no trouble finding it. What's up with this? Manufacturers put up a firmware notice then take it down. With no explanation. Not very good customer service.

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Perhaps in USA you get diffrent search results than me here, in Poland. I get a lot of links to photo sites with information about a new fw and links... to Pentax website.

EDIT: found it on the French website
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The file name for the Q fw version 1.10 is fwdc601p.bin I have a copy PM me if you still need it

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That annoyed me too, mine is 1.00 and all the links for previous firmware and the aborted v1.11 are gone from the official Pentax factory sites.


....but this is another reason why Pentaxforums is great !

Adam or one of the guys posted a copy of the firmware file with the news article when it was released toghether with all the instructions.

version 1.10 is here on this page
Pentax Q Firmware Version 1.10 Released - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com


if you're keen to try the version 1.11 as first released then its here.
Pentax Q Firmware 1.11 Released - Pentax Camera News & Rumors - PentaxForums.com
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QuoteOriginally posted by Michelek Quote
But my firmware version is still 1.00. I wanted to upgrade to 1.11 but the Pentax website says it's currently unavailable.
Link to the file is still good
http://www.pentax.jp/english/support/digital/firmware/q_v111.zip

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Given that the .zip file is STILL posted on the Pentax.jp site, it appears there is some inexplicable miscommunication between Pentax Japan and Pentax USA, or just plain confusion all around about the FW Update.

James Malcolm should be made aware of this.
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A big thank you for all your help, especially to Mike (ivoire) for sending the fw 1.11 file to me!
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