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03-23-2016, 10:13 AM   #46
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Wake up with the AF button on the back of the camera.
While sleeping the only way to wake it up is to half press the shutter button. At least that I know of...

03-23-2016, 11:02 AM   #47
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Since I don't use the two button to switch between SD cards. I would like to be able to reconfigure those to switch between batteries when using the grip.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bengan Quote
If I remember correctly the "crazy mirror flop" didn't result in multiple pictures. It sounds more like your camera has decided to go into continous mode on its own. Still latest firmware is recommended.
I think I might have gotten a multiple exposure when mine went floppy. Since I've been less lax about charging I never have it happen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by panonski Quote
I can't complain about my Pentax K3 picture quality, but firmware is still on 1,21 ( correct me if I'm wrong ) and I can't see any will from Pentax ( or Ricoh ) to add some extra cookies inside.
I would suggest that one of the fundamental differences between Ricoh and Olympus business models is that functional/feature changes are only rarely added as a firmware update with Pentax/Ricoh product. There are obvious reasons for doing so, the most compelling being consistent customer support and stability of deployed units.

That aside, the policy is unlikely to change. The implication is that what you buy is what you get. Given that Pentax-brand products are typically feature-rich at their price point, that is not a bad thing. To be perfectly honest, my opinion is that a continuous roll-out of features in the form of firmware updates is a strong indicator that release of immature product is the rule for the brand. (You get less for your money initially and only get full value as the product approaches EOL.)

If a monthly gift of new features, whether useful or not, is a strong requirement in your choice of brands, I would suggest a return to Olympus or Panasonic or one of the other makers that promote that notion of "value".


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I would suggest that one of the fundamental differences between Ricoh and Olympus business models is that functional/feature changes are only rarely added as a firmware update with Pentax/Ricoh product. There are obvious reasons for doing so, the most compelling being consistent customer support and stability of deployed units.

That aside, the policy is unlikely to change. The implication is that what you buy is what you get. Given that Pentax-brand products are typically feature-rich at their price point, that is not a bad thing. To be perfectly honest, my opinion is that a continuous roll-out of features in the form of firmware updates is a strong indicator that release of immature product is the rule for the brand. (You get less for your money initially and only get full value as the product approaches EOL.)

If a monthly gift of new features, whether useful or not, is a strong requirement in your choice of brands, I would suggest a return to Olympus or Panasonic or one of the other makers that promote that notion of "value".


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yes, I totally agree with you
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QuoteOriginally posted by panonski Quote
yes, I totally agree with you
Yup, but anyway everything is perfectible and many of the requests in this thread are interesting and useful.
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