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05-27-2015, 07:05 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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New k3 1.21 firmware

Looks like the new firmware just came out.


Latest K-3 Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING


Just updated my camera and everything looks normal now, back lid is gone... Dont know if they fixed or added some features besides the known LCD problem....

any bugs??


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05-27-2015, 07:41 PM   #2
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Just downloaded and installed without a hitch.
Will report back if it behaves better (or not!)

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05-27-2015, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Kooks. Nice find.
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Thanks for the heads up, Kooks. Loaded and firing on all cylinders.

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No problems here either. I'll get a chance to test the supposed improved AF performance today at work. I could really have used it yesterday. I wonder if it would be worth converting my 50-135 to screw drive if it turns out the camera is trying harder.
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From Ricoh-Pentax:

Changes to V1.21

  • Corrected – When status screen setting is set to [Display Off] and shutter button or AF button turn to off, back light of Monitor is light up on firmware version1.20.
  • Improved stability for general performance. *Contents of [Version 1.20] and earlier version will be also updated.
05-27-2015, 10:41 PM   #7
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No problems with the installation. All went smoothly. Interesting to note the modification date on the firmware (fwdc220b.bin) file: 12 May. They've been sitting on this a while (hopefully testing).
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Cool. I have not updated mine yet. Any improvement in AF speed, etc? I wonder what "general performance" means in this context...

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QuoteOriginally posted by raider Quote
Any improvement in AF speed, etc? I wonder what "general performance" means in this context...
AF speed does seem a little snappier, at least with the lens (18-135) I had on the K-3 at the time I loaded the firmware. Image playback of the DNG's also seems more sprightly. First impressions are positive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
AF speed does seem a little snappier, at least with the lens (18-135) I had on the K-3 at the time I loaded the firmware. Image playback of the DNG's also seems more sprightly. First impressions are positive.
Thanks rawr. Looks like I have to find time to update tonight
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I did a little quick test and i thiiiiink that AF is a little faster, cant tell for sure.. but might be.

I'll try some other lenses tomorrow at daylight and see how it goes. So far, its all good
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Of course the AF is faster, it always is. No matter what the fimware actually fixes the AF get a little bit faster, or more accurate. Placebo anyone?
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Is the Pentax firmware localized in any way?
Have a K-3 bought in Sweden with Swedish menu's, can I install the FW from JP-site and still keep the localized menu's?

The FW-update aren't yet available at the Swedish Pentax/Ricoh site.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Samoht Quote
Is the Pentax firmware localized in any way?
Have a K-3 bought in Sweden with Swedish menu's, can I install the FW from JP-site and still keep the localized menu's?

The FW-update aren't yet available at the Swedish Pentax/Ricoh site.
Just download and install. I always get mine from Japan for my "Swedish" K-3
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Works great, without the LCD lighting bug, and the focus buttons on my new 150-450 also now work. Woo hoo!!
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