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02-17-2010, 07:31 AM   #1
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New firmware to PENTAX K-7: 1.03

Released on Swedish Pentax site: Ny firmware till PENTAX K-7: 1.03 - Nyheter - PENTAX Sverige

Updates V1.03

Lens correction (distortion, lateral chromatic aberration) is now possible even for below lens, FA Limited:

  • Lens Correction (Distortion, Lateral chromatic aberration) is settable for below FA limited lenses.
    smc PENTAX-FA 31mmF1.8AL Limited
    smc PENTAX-FA 43mmF1.9 Limited
    smc PENTAX-FA 77mmF1.8 Limited
  • Improved usability by optimize the program of vertical position judgment.
  • Improved stability of recording movie for some SDHC Memory card.



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02-17-2010, 07:38 AM   #2
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Any clue what it brings?
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For those that don't read swedish; the in-camera lens correction now supports the FA limiteds.
02-17-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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1. Correct Distortion and lateral CA with

smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL Limited
smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited
smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited

2. Correct vertical adjustment (translation from Russian)

3. Better stability with some SDHC cards during video recording

But this lenses has very low distortion..Negligible

http://www.pentax.se/se/news/1274/news.html%20


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So this would help the purple fringing wide open on the FA77 right? That's the biggest improvement I can think of with this patch.
02-17-2010, 08:17 AM   #6
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WOW!!! That's GREAT!!!



Unfortunately I'm still waiting for firmware 1.4 for my beloved K10D (whatever came of the "wishlist" users made up "on the other forum" in February 2008?

Anyways [sic], "Hope dies last"...

Cheers,
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02-17-2010, 08:35 AM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by carpediem007 Quote
WOW!!! That's GREAT!!!



Unfortunately I'm still waiting for firmware 1.4 for my beloved K10D (whatever came of the "wishlist" users made up "on the other forum" in February 2008?

Anyways [sic], "Hope dies last"...

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They probably abandoned the older camera firmwares as they would want to sell the new ones.
02-17-2010, 08:43 AM   #8
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I know, I know...

Been there listened to that (a million times...).

I was just being sarcastic...

Just some old (bad) feelings rumbling in my stomach... :-)

You can read about it at
K10D 1.4 firmware wishlist [Page 1]: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

Cheers,
Michael

PS: I still love my K10D...
PPS: And, when it comes to image quality, it's still the better camera (compared to K20D and K-7)... :-)

02-17-2010, 09:21 AM   #9
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What about FA* 24/2 etc ...
02-17-2010, 09:30 AM   #10
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... and DFA 100 (WR), FA50 1,4, ...
02-17-2010, 09:31 AM   #11
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QuoteOriginally posted by Darky Quote
... and DFA 100 (WR), FA50 1,4, ...
DFA have the necessary infos built-in already.
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QuoteOriginally posted by carpediem007 Quote
PPS: And, when it comes to image quality, it's still the better camera (compared to K20D and K-7)... :-)
Mmm? We must have had different K10D/K7 ..
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Has anyone installed the new firmware and done tests with their FA Ltds? Obviously, we need one set of photos before upgrading the firmware, and another after

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Interesting that this update seems to only exist on one non English website.
So far, it isn't on Pentax Japan's website, or either the USA or Canada websites.
I'll be waiting for this until it's on a website that I know and trust.

Don't trust your Pentax to strangers.
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I've just installed it. I don't have FA lenses, but I can confirm that SDHC card vido recording is improved. Tested with Sandisk Ultra II (class 4) that wasn't able to record more than 2:30 min of video before. Now it works, recording doesn't stop.
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