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07-29-2010, 10:34 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
route directory
or root?

Took me about 2 minutes to update it.

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What does one do with the " level on screen " after pushing 3 times info after starting up. You see a airplane level like screen with leveler but what to do with this one ? (just to show Nikon that WE can do this style of leveler too ?)
right, instead of better noise performance improvement.


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When I press INFO a couple of times nothing happens. Whats the trick?
You have to enable the electronic level first through the menu. Press "Menu" and then 2x "right". You'll see the option right there.
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When I press INFO a couple of times nothing happens. Whats the trick?
Does not work in live view.
I can see the level indicator being useful with tripod work.

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QuoteOriginally posted by supertrac Quote
or root?

Took me about 2 minutes to update it.



right, instead of better noise performance improvement.
You expect that from a firmware upgrade?

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AF in Liveview using halfpress is indeed a great improvement. Not only does it improve the logical user interface of the camera itself, but this also means that we now have AF in LV via cable remote!

Just give us tehtered shooting/usb-remote in fw 1.20 and we'll be even more satisfied
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What does one do with the " level on screen " after pushing 3 times info after starting up. You see a airplane level like screen with leveler but what to do with this one ? (just to show Nikon that WE can do this style of leveler too ?)
Just updated. The rear LCD level seems incredibly helpful when using a tripod.
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Route Directory

I've looked all over for the route directory without success. Perhaps I should try Google Maps?

It appears that the translator learned Commonwealth English, if somewhat imperfectly

No complaints - better done that many a Japanese document translated for an English-speaking audience.

Anyway, I'm off to a British Web site and so must re-set my rooter.
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You expect that from a firmware upgrade?
I can't expect that?
oh and please don't tell me it depends on the sensor!


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I can't expect that?
Assuming you are talking about raw noise, I would think not. The thing I don't understand though, is this: everyone knows the K-7 isn't class-leading when it comes to high-iso noise. It isn't exactly a secret. It's a given, a fact of life. Why then does this topic have to be mentioned each and every time the slightest opportunity presents itself? Please just deal with it. Make up your own mind. You are free to choose whatever equipment you want to buy.

Will a firmware update change the K-7 noise? I don't think so, but perhaps I am wrong. That's not the issue though. In the same way that you wouldn't buy a car and hope it runs faster after the first service job, I would not buy a camera and hope high-iso will improve when firmware X.Y.Z is released. Because you'll probably just get more and more disappointed over time, waiting and thinking "when are they EVER going to fix high-iso performance". While at the same time you could have just faced the fact that the high-iso performance isn't class-leading, and enjoy your camera. That's what I like to do, and I tend to think it's a much better way to spend my time.

Just my opinion.
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Noise managment in free SW upgrade

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I can't expect that?
Of course you can expect that. Expectations are free, even Great ones. (OK, so I read a book once.)

But buyers are chasing sensitivity the way they are/were chasing MP. If I were Pentax, I'd want to keep the NR upgrade to the next sensor/body upgrade. It's a big deal to many and would likely drive a good share of the sales.

And please take note of the word "free" in the title of this post. As I've noted elsewhere, I think there's an additional revenue stream in paid-for enhancements if Pentax can work out the mechanics and the numbers work re: new body sales.

But if NR SW is based on or optimized for the particular sensor (can someone help me understand this relation?), Pentax may not want to develop two code streams - one for the new sensor type and another for the older model.
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Assuming you are talking about raw noise, I would think not. The thing I don't understand though, is this: everyone knows the K-7 isn't class-leading when it comes to high-iso noise. It isn't exactly a secret. It's a given, a fact of life. Why then does this topic have to be mentioned each and every time the slightest opportunity presents itself? Please just deal with it. Make up your own mind. You are free to choose whatever equipment you want to buy.

Will a firmware update change the K-7 noise? I don't think so, but perhaps I am wrong. That's not the issue though. In the same way that you wouldn't buy a car and hope it runs faster after the first service job, I would not buy a camera and hope high-iso will improve when firmware X.Y.Z is released. Because you'll probably just get more and more disappointed over time, waiting and thinking "when are they EVER going to fix high-iso performance". While at the same time you could have just faced the fact that the high-iso performance isn't class-leading, and enjoy your camera. That's what I like to do, and I tend to think it's a much better way to spend my time.

Just my opinion.
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Of course you can expect that. Expectations are free, even Great ones. (OK, so I read a book once.)

But buyers are chasing sensitivity the way they are/were chasing MP. If I were Pentax, I'd want to keep the NR upgrade to the next sensor/body upgrade. It's a big deal to many and would likely drive a good share of the sales.

And please take note of the word "free" in the title of this post. As I've noted elsewhere, I think there's an additional revenue stream in paid-for enhancements if Pentax can work out the mechanics and the numbers work re: new body sales.

But if NR SW is based on or optimized for the particular sensor (can someone help me understand this relation?), Pentax may not want to develop two code streams - one for the new sensor type and another for the older model.
You know I'm more than happy with my K-7 actually and the main reason I switched system from Oly was because the DR of K-7.
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I've looked all over for the route directory without success. Perhaps I should try Google Maps?
Hahaha...good one, you made my day bro. Gotta go back to work.
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my Win7 is killing me!

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The downloaded file results in FWDC204B (BIN file) for 10.752 MB. I will check the file size on the card before actually performing the update.
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I have no authority (solo user & Administrator) to copy this file to my K-7! Even when not using .BIN tag it stops me! This 10-second transfer has wasted 15 minutes of time now; even xferring to a card reader isn't working!

Could some geek pass along a clue as to where in Win7 I can grant myself that authority? Thanks!!
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Could some geek pass along a clue as to where in Win7 I can grant myself that authority? Thanks!!
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