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07-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #1
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K10d Firmware 1.3 is out

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PENTAX DIGITAL CAMERA INFORMATION PAPER

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Does that mean that DA* lenses should appear very-very soon?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
Does that mean that DA* lenses should appear very-very soon?
*fingers crossed*
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edvinas Quote
Does that mean that DA* lenses should appear very-very soon?
It only means that whenever they appear they will be supported already

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I believe that SDM should be included in EVERY lenses in the future, not just DA* lenses.
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http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp/en/lens/roadmap.pdf

The roadmap contains a DA 35mm SDM, so that's a non-DA* with SDM. Interesting to see that the 17-70 DA and 55-300 DA aren't advertised as such, presumably because they are more 'consumer' model lenses, whereas pentax markets the primes as being 'above' these non-SDM lenses, probably to be able to charge more for such a prime :P
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QuoteOriginally posted by barendvl Quote
http://www.digital.pentax.co.jp/en/lens/roadmap.pdf

The roadmap contains a DA 35mm SDM, so that's a non-DA* with SDM. Interesting to see that the 17-70 DA and 55-300 DA aren't advertised as such, presumably because they are more 'consumer' model lenses, whereas pentax markets the primes as being 'above' these non-SDM lenses, probably to be able to charge more for such a prime :P
I believe that PENTAX should follow Nikon, by including in-lens motor in all lenses. Nikon kit lenses have SSM dont they, why shouldnt Pentax?
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They cheat!

QuoteOriginally posted by darthkir Quote
I believe that PENTAX should follow Nikon, by including in-lens motor in all lenses. Nikon kit lenses have SSM dont they, why shouldnt Pentax?
The focusing motors in their cheaper consumer lenses are so weak that they have almost no practical function; this has been established in various reviews. It's a marketing trick to lure less knowledgable into thinking that they are getting a lot for small money.

Pentax better stick to upholding maximum quality (to a higher price) in their DA* series.

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QuoteOriginally posted by philmorley Quote

Since the update appears at this point to only address lenses which built-in supersonic motors (SDM), of which I have none, there is clearly no reason to rush in installing it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by larugl Quote
The focusing motors in their cheaper consumer lenses are so weak that they have almost no practical function; this has been established in various reviews. It's a marketing trick to lure less knowledgable into thinking that they are getting a lot for small money.

Pentax better stick to upholding maximum quality (to a higher price) in their DA* series.
Really? I dont know bout this. But I was very impressed with the AF of my friend's D80 with the kit lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by darthkir Quote
Really? I dont know bout this. But I was very impressed with the AF of my friend's D80 with the kit lens.
Well, it's probabaly not because of in-lens motor but because of D80 AF system itself.

Try the following: focus lens at the minimal possible distance and then focus to infinity. Notice how long does it take for lens to reach focus to infinity. With kit lenses D80 isn't blistering at all.

However D80 manages quicker to lock focus and take a shot of moving object, especially in dim lights.
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Check this lens "review": Nikon 18-55mm

However, I just saw that there is a newer version of this marked "II", which he doesn't call "half an AF-S" as he did the older version, so Nikon may have added better motor in recent times...
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QuoteOriginally posted by larugl Quote
Check this lens "review": Nikon 18-55mm

However, I just saw that there is a newer version of this marked "II", which he doesn't call "half an AF-S" as he did the older version, so Nikon may have added better motor in recent times...
However he says that it isn't faster than older version.
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I would think that the kit lens of the D80 is different from the kit lens of the D40. I think it's the 18-55 that has the weak motor. The 18-135 of the D80 seems quite responsive.
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One of my gripes with the original firmware was the non-support for 4 GB SD cards that were formatted as FAT-32. The cards had to be formatted by the camera to be used, but when you tried to read it in the computer, Windows XP reported that the card was unformatted. You couldn't simply put the card in and copy the images over.

Now in Firmware 1.3, a FAT-32 formatted SD card is recognized by the K10D, and it works!

Anybody know exactly which Firmware update fixed the ability to read FAT-32 cards? I couldn't find this feature improvement listed anywhere in the Firmware readme.

In case it was never listed - now you know!
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