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02-21-2018, 02:53 PM   #226
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
So someone, anyone, could start a rumor that tomorrow Pentax will release a FF camera with AF faster and more accurate than the Nikon D500, with 20fps burst, 100 image buffer, DxOMark score of 110, priced at $700??
Yep, start the rumour and folks will be demanding that Pentax release it right away

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here it is !

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Improved AF-C tracking algorithm. Lets see if we'll see this in a firmware update for the K1.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kiwipixter Quote
Improved AF-C tracking algorithm. Lets see if we'll see this in a firmware update for the K1.
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Hardware update.
Just waiting to see the results with the accelerator unit now.
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and there is an upgrade announcement so the original K1 can be modified with the new SR mechanism, thats good of them!

Ricoh announces an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 consumers
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PENTAX K-1 MARK II

No longer a rumor.
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Ricoh have all but ruled out the possibility of adding features through a firmware update by offering a logic board swap for $550.

This actually means the SR unit in the K-1 is already complete and all the K-1 was missing was the extra processing capability to perform the Dynamic Pixel Shift calculations. That and a small tweak to the AF processing too. It's significant enough to warrant a new model while at the same time being such a tiny improvement that it's infuriating.

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QuoteOriginally posted by HarisF1 Quote
Ricoh have all but ruled out the possibility of adding features through a firmware update by offering a logic board swap for $550
Really? That's great. I mean, it's not inexpensive by any means, but it gives existing owners an upgrade path whilst hanging on to their existing cameras. It's a great alternative to selling your K-1 and buying the K-1II...

I wouldn't be infuriated by the level of change. Whilst the feature set may not be hugely different, it is - as you say - enough to warrant a new refresh model. And we know by now that there's more than just firmware required to turn a K-1 into a K-1II. Most people won't need to upgrade... New buyers, however, are in luck
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and there is an upgrade announcement so the original K1 can be modified with the new SR mechanism, thats good of them!

Ricoh announces an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 consumers
Woah, interesting... You think they'll upgrade my Silver Edition?

So i'll have a K-1 II Silver Edition? That would be pretty sweet.
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Woah, interesting... You think they'll upgrade my Silver Edition?

So i'll have a K-1 II Silver Edition? That would be pretty sweet.
Yeah, but you'll have to use a Sharpie marker to add the "II" labelling

EDIT: Maybe they include a Sharpie marker??
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I dont see why not! That would be pretty sweet indeed

I got the silver K3 but the black K1 - it was the only option at launch!
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" Additionally the current SR logo on the PENTAX K-1 MKII will be replaced with the new PENTAX K-1 MKII logo"
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Really? That's great. I mean, it's not inexpensive by any means, but it gives existing owners an upgrade path whilst hanging on to their existing cameras. It's a great alternative to selling your K-1 and buying the K-1II...

I wouldn't be infuriated by the level of change. Whilst the feature set may not be hugely different, it is - as you say - enough to warrant a new refresh model. And we know by now that there's more than just firmware required to turn a K-1 into a K-1II. Most people won't need to upgrade... New buyers, however, are in luck
For about 1/4th the price of a K-1ii, I get a K-1ii. Sweet!

I get an extra EV or two of high-ISO performance without the added weight and cost of a bunch of new big-aperture lenses. Plus I can probably leave the tripod at home and still do pixelshift.

That's a nice upgrade for such a low price.
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For about 1/4th the price of a K-1ii, I get a K-1ii. Sweet!

I get an extra EV or two of high-ISO performance without the added weight and cost of a bunch of new big-aperture lenses. Plus I can probably leave the tripod at home and still do pixelshift.

That's a nice upgrade for such a low price.
I couldn't agree more. And Ricoh deserves kudos for offering the upgrade. I do hope we'll see plenty of vocal support here in the forums for them taking this approach!
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