Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-02-2013, 06:32 AM   #106
ebk
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: utrecht
Posts: 92
pentax q canceled firmware 1.11 test

made a pentax q video test with the pentax q firmware 1.11.

see:

Kanaal van bertkieft - YouTube

and see:

pentax q canceled firmware 1.11 test.

nothing wrong.

regards
ebk

04-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #107
Pentaxian
ivoire's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: chicago burbs
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,368
QuoteOriginally posted by vonBaloney Quote
Is it supposed to be the same as tone mapping?

Tone mapping - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I tried a few shots with tone expansion before FW 1.11. It produced a very extreme HDR type effect with halos around most of the main objects in the photo. I found it quite worthless (one mans opinion) and will not miss it at all. I could produce similar effects in Artizen HDR using their tone mapping feature in the extreme ie over 'cooking' the image. Whether Pentax meant tone expansion to be tone mapping i couldn't say.
04-03-2013, 03:27 AM   #108
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: christchurch
Posts: 19
just did the firmware update...YIKES!!! AF speed is very impressive and thats the 02 lens indoors at night. It really feels close to the om-d in speed. just need them to bring out some more lenses now
04-03-2013, 03:32 AM   #109
New Member




Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Vienna
Posts: 24
This wait for an official response from Pentax is driving me crazy! I want this new Firmware and the much improved AF but I really do not like my camera to be buggy or what not. Maybe it is a stupid question but can you "downgrade" the firmware once it is upgraded?

04-03-2013, 03:34 AM   #110
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: christchurch
Posts: 19
QuoteOriginally posted by Croneberg Quote
This wait for an official response from Pentax is driving me crazy! I want this new Firmware and the much improved AF but I really do not like my camera to be buggy or what not. Maybe it is a stupid question but can you "downgrade" the firmware once it is upgraded?
haven't tried downgrading but you can re-load the existing firmware on for some reason.
04-03-2013, 03:42 AM   #111
New Member




Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Vienna
Posts: 24
QuoteOriginally posted by hamtaro145 Quote
haven't tried downgrading but you can re-load the existing firmware on for some reason.
With exisiting you mean the 1.11 FW right? Yeah I'll probably wait a few more days and if there is no announcement from Pentax I will just risk it, since I did not use the Tone Expansion filter once since I got the camera.

Edit: Sorry! I meant Tone Expansion.

Last edited by Croneberg; 04-03-2013 at 03:54 AM.
04-03-2013, 03:52 AM   #112
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Far North Qld
Posts: 3,285
'Tone Expansion'..
There is no mention of Tone Mapping in the Manual..

Tone Expansion is also a filter available in the K-01.
Has anyone compared the Q's TE with the TE from the K-01 ?
04-03-2013, 04:07 AM   #113
New Member




Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: christchurch
Posts: 19
QuoteOriginally posted by Croneberg Quote
With exisiting you mean the 1.11 FW right? Yeah I'll probably wait a few more days and if there is no announcement from Pentax I will just risk it, since I did not use the Tone Expansion filter once since I got the camera.

Edit: Sorry! I meant Tone Expansion.
if you have 1.10 you can re-load 1.10, or 1.11 you can re-load 1.11 on. don't know why you can...maybe pentax think that the q could be prone to crashing and have left the ability to re-load your current firmware on to get it back up and running??

04-03-2013, 04:09 AM   #114
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Far North Qld
Posts: 3,285
This is the best explanation of Tone Expansion I've been able to find from an official PENTAX source;

QuoteQuote:
Tone Expansion: Produces a dramatic image with an artistic finishing touch, close to an intensified HDR (High Dynamic Range) effect.
Found at ► Pentax Q - Digital Mirrorless - PENTAX Photo
04-03-2013, 12:02 PM   #115
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17
Pentax should say something about the bug.
04-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #116
New Member




Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 17
I just had a tchat with someone from pentax america and he was saying that he doesn't know anything about the firmware update and the bug.
04-05-2013, 08:53 AM   #117
New Member
bobbywise's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 5
I didn't download immediately.
Went to download today, and the page now says the following:

Thank you for using a PENTAX Q digital camera.
PENTAX wishes to announce the release of Firmware Update Software Version 1.11 for PENTAX Q.
Firmware in this document is the software that runs inside digital cameras.
We are sorry to inform you that the software version 1.11 is temporary not available.
04-05-2013, 09:37 AM   #118
Site Supporter
robtcorl's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St Louis, MO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,453
I have the zip download, but haven't used it yet.
Think I'll wait a bit to see if they re-offer it, bug free.
04-06-2013, 04:40 AM   #119
Junior Member
Sdyor's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 39
You can still download the zip file here. https://www.pentaxforums.com/news/pentax-q-firmware-111-released.html
I haven't encountered any issues with it & installed the first day it was announced.
04-06-2013, 06:15 AM   #120
Pentaxian
hnikesch's Avatar

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Michigan, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,253
I couldn't wait and also installed 1.11 No issues except the reset of "0" shutter count and the "Tone Expansion" thing but both don't bother me, I like the AF speed

Hans
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, firmware, mirrorless, pentax, pentax q, pentax q firmware, pentax q10, pentax q7, q10, q7
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentax K7 Firmware Updating to Version 1.11 Vadym Visitors' Center 2 02-07-2012 07:46 PM
K-r new firmware ver 1.11 murviper Pentax K-r 65 01-20-2012 09:49 PM
K-5 Firmware 1.11 on its way? kdre Pentax K-5 107 07-27-2011 10:53 PM
Problem Found with 1.11 Firmware on SilkyPix Infilllight Pentax Medium Format 2 07-25-2011 09:03 AM
Pentax K7 1.11 Firmware suggestions LaurenOE Pentax DSLR Discussion 26 06-21-2011 07:08 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:01 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top