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12-08-2013, 03:29 PM   #1
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New headache

Hi,
I just got K-3. Really excited. One problem - have to learn a lot of new tricks. But it's good exercise for my brain.
So far, I've got a couple of questions.
The cord for the battery charger is about 5-6 in. Is Ricoh saving on copper or it's just my luck?
How to check the current f/w version? I tried the usual hold Menu during power-up - doesn't work.
Thanks in advance,

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Firmware version is now in the menu "Wrench #4" last option.

Charger cord sounds weird, just checked and mine is 72" long.
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My charger cord is 60".

To check firmware version go to the 'wrench' menu 4. The last item: "Firmware info / Options"
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QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
The cord for the battery charger is about 5-6 in. Is Ricoh saving on copper or it's just my luck?
Is it possible you got a grey market one that was supposed to go to another country and the retailer swapped the cord for a US one?

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QuoteOriginally posted by lister6520 Quote
My charger cord is 60"
5 ft.

QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Charger cord sounds weird, just checked and mine is 72" long.
6 ft.

QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
The cord for the battery charger is about 5-6 in.
Just multiply it by 12!
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Is it possible you got a grey market one that was supposed to go to another country and the retailer swapped the cord for a US one?
Hi,
That was my suspicion, too.
Is there a way to verify it? what would be the negative side if it's actually grey market K-3?

Thanks again,
12-08-2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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I think the only downside is the lack of an official pentax warranty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
Hi,
That was my suspicion, too.
Is there a way to verify it? what would be the negative side if it's actually grey market K-3?

Thanks again,
Who sold you the camera? Maybe you should ask them . . . . .

Jer

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The cord for the battery charger is about 5-6 in.
Thank god for that. I hate these long cables. I travel a lot and I find it a pain to roll up these "springy" cables every time I pack. I have made a study of this at all the different places I go to and found I never need a cable longer than 240-300mm (1"). I used to roll up the cable and put a valcro band around it. Then I noticed I never completely unrolled the cable but only ever used about 250-300mm of it with the rest remaining valcroed up. I said to myself what do I need the long cable for if I never unroll it completely. So I have shortened a cable (cutting, soldering and araldite it back together agin) to a length of some 250mm. I took a cable with an American type plug for this as I find in international travel the American plug is the smallest and easiest to use with adapters. (From my Australian point of view.)

Now I just chuck the charger cable in my bag, no need to roll it up. I always look for ways to travel lighter and pack things easier.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Schraubstock Quote
never need a cable longer than 240-300mm (1").
Umm, 12", not 1".

(Well, more accurately, 9-1/2" to 12").
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QuoteOriginally posted by p38arover Quote
Umm, 12", not 1".

(Well, more accurately, 9-1/2" to 12").
Oops
Bugger, another brain fade. I'm getting worried.
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QuoteOriginally posted by sinus007 Quote
Hi,
I just got K-3. Really excited. One problem - have to learn a lot of new tricks. But it's good exercise for my brain.
So far, I've got a couple of questions.
The cord for the battery charger is about 5-6 in. Is Ricoh saving on copper or it's just my luck?
How to check the current f/w version? I tried the usual hold Menu during power-up - doesn't work.
Thanks in advance,
Umm, would that be a "sinus headache"?
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Umm, would that be a "sinus headache"?
Hi,
I'd rather have K-3 headache than sinus headache. Also, for the latter you use pain killer, for the former - pentax forums.
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Just take the card out & read from that… those cords are wonky anyway-- my k-r developed a loose connection pretty quickly from using the stupid thing. I don't use them anymore.
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Ha ha ha this thread is getting confused/confusing
I'm getting a headache from it.
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