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10-24-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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New firmware for K-30

Posted at the other forum.

A new firmware was released by Pentax for K-30:
Latest K-30 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

Changes to V1.01

  • Improved performance of contrast AF
  • Improved stability for general performance.

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10-24-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Anybody tried it?
10-25-2012, 12:17 AM   #3
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Just loaded it. Wife's camera, she thinks the AF is quicker. No problems with the installation.
10-25-2012, 03:28 AM   #4
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The K-01 recently got an good AF upgrade, so probably this is the same or similar thing. Cool.

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I had a double take -- thought at first it said we need a 32 GB SD card. It's a 32 MB SD card that's needed.
10-25-2012, 05:42 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by IchabodCrane Quote
I had a double take -- thought at first it said we need a 32 GB SD card. It's a 32 MB SD card that's needed.
I saw the same thing............who speaks MB anymore?
10-25-2012, 06:07 AM   #7
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Interested to read more firsthand accounts. I just downloaded but won't be able to install until I get home. I was wondering if we'd ever see a firmware update.
10-25-2012, 06:14 AM   #8
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I just hope the K5 gets one fast !!!!!!

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I have upgraded to this firmware. Only tried with the DA 18-135 so far...but I don't find a very substantial difference in AF speed (PDAF) after upgrade. This is in comparison with my K-01 upgrade to v1.01 firmware. I will do another test tomorrow with my DA limited lenses.

Edit: CDAF does seem to be a bit faster but I wouldn't say it is very substantial.
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Went smoothly here, too early to report any improvements.
10-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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Updated my firmware this morning with no problems. Will try it out later and see what, if anything, is different.

10-25-2012, 10:39 AM   #13
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They are serious about the battery being fully charged. Mine was showing 75% full and it wouldn't let me install the update.
10-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #14
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Just installed it and CF AF seems snappier with my DA 35 2.4.

Haven't tried it with other lenses.

The rest seems the same, as expected... :P
10-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #15
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Penta-forum's users of K-30 don't see any serious difference in performance too.

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