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06-30-2019, 03:50 PM   #196
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hi looks like i m late for this! i also have a k-30. i do not know much about computer stuff so can somebody please explain in details what the steps are? i guess the first step is to down load the hack on to the computer & from there to the sd card? & put sd card in camera, close door & follow instructions on pentax website?
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QuoteOriginally posted by nutkasse Quote
hi looks like i m late for this! i also have a k-30. i do not know much about computer stuff so can somebody please explain in details what the steps are? i guess the first step is to down load the hack on to the computer & from there to the sd card? & put sd card in camera, close door & follow instructions on pentax website?
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That's more or less correct, but make sure:
- the firmware file is in the specified location on the SD card
- the camera battery is in good condition and fully charged
- you read and understand the sequence of messages that you should see on the rear screen during the updating process.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
That's more or less correct, but make sure:
- the firmware file is in the specified location on the SD card
- the camera battery is in good condition and fully charged
- you read and understand the sequence of messages that you should see on the rear screen during the updating process.
so i download the firmware to a blank formatted sd card - do i extract it info first or not? haven't done this for years & i am not good with computer stuff!!!
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so i download the firmware to a blank formatted sd card - do i extract it info first or not? haven't done this for years & i am not good with computer stuff!!!
IIRC, the file you downloaded is called "k30v110.zip", i.e. it was compressed with a "zip" compression App from the original binary file which is "fwdc215b.bin", and you will find the latter in "inside" the zip file.

Therefore you need to extract the .bin file by running a suitable App - I use 7-Zip which is a very good compression/decompression App - to produce the original fwdc215b.bin file, and you then copy that file (which is very small - around 12kb) to the root directory of the SD card (NB: before doing that you should format the card and then put nothing else on it!).

Then you put the card in the camera card slot and run the "upgrade" procedure.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jeallen01 Quote
IIRC, the file you downloaded is called "k30v110.zip", i.e. it was compressed with a "zip" compression App from the original binary file which is "fwdc215b.bin", and you will find the latter in "inside" the zip file.

Therefore you need to extract the .bin file by running a suitable App - I use 7-Zip which is a very good compression/decompression App - to produce the original fwdc215b.bin file, and you then copy that file (which is very small - around 12kb) to the root directory of the SD card (NB: before doing that you should format the card and then put nothing else on it!).

Then you put the card in the camera card slot and run the "upgrade" procedure.
so unzip the file first & then download it to sd card!! sd card is formatted & ready to go!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by nutkasse Quote
so unzip the file first & then download it to sd card!! sd card is formatted & ready to go!!
update successful!!!!

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Thank you very much for this thread! Now my K-30 fills like on steroids)))

Is it possible to put k-70 firmware on K-S2?
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How old is the K-50?

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QuoteOriginally posted by gmikes Quote
Is it possible to put k-70 firmware on K-S2?
No, not possible!
Only this K50 1.10 firmware which member ABel so 100% perfectly modified so that we can use it without the remotest danger on any K30.
He had tried to modify the K50 firmware for the K500 and the K-01, the K500 should have been easier but in both cases it did not work.
I had tried it on a K500 and luckily we could revert it.

The K30 and K50 are almost the same DSLR bodies, the slight difference of the K500 to the K50 was already a hurdle.

So anybody having a K30, go for ABel's 1.10 firmware,

there is zero (not 0.0000001! danger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ofer4 Quote
How old is the K-50?
As in, when was it released? If so, summer of 2013 was the release time frame.
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How old is the K-50?
which one?
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Sooo... Long thread, and I have question to those K-30 users that tried 55-300 PLM. Maybe someone of you have Pentax DFA* 50/1.4 or DFA* 85/1.4? How these lenses perform on the hacked K-30?
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Sooo... Long thread, and I have question to those K-30 users that tried 55-300 PLM. Maybe someone of you have Pentax DFA* 50/1.4 or DFA* 85/1.4? How these lenses perform on the hacked K-30?
Maybe not quite the response you are looking for, but I had absolutely no issues using the PLM on my hacked K-30 - was one of the reasons that I installed the hacked f/w in the first place, and it then was (and still is) a real "revelation" when compared with most/all of the other Sigma/Pentax lenses that I have.

The K-30/"K-50" went into "honourable semi-retirement" when the K-70 arrived, but I doubt that either the body or the lens would disappoint if I had to use them together in the future.
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Sooo... Long thread, and I have question to those K-30 users that tried 55-300 PLM. Maybe someone of you have Pentax DFA* 50/1.4 or DFA* 85/1.4? How these lenses perform on the hacked K-30?
The DFA*50/1,4 works, I had it here for a short time and also tried it on the K30 with K50 firmware.
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The DFA*50/1,4 works, I had it here for a short time and also tried it on the K30 with K50 firmware.
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