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05-14-2018, 03:30 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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What happens when you have your K-1 upgraded

DC Watch has posted an article (in Japanese) showing the upgrade process. There are photos to illustrate.

??????PENTAX K-1????????????????????? - ???? Watch

The AOCO logo on the the prism is a sticker applied, by the way. They were handing them out at CP+ apparently. I must have missed that.



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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
DC Watch has posted an article (in Japanese) showing the upgrade process. There are photos to illustrate.

??????PENTAX K-1????????????????????? - ???? Watch

The AOCO logo on the the prism is a sticker applied, by the way. They were handing them out at CP+ apparently. I must have missed that.
I really want that AOCO logo sticker. That looks great
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Thanks for sharing. The procedure seems to be pretty straight-forward, and I wonder why Ricoh was presenting it as nearly magical mumbo-jumbo worth 500 EUR/USD - probably it is mostly the cost of the PCB.
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That's pretty awesome. I want that AOCO logo sticker too...

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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
DC Watch has posted an article (in Japanese) showing the upgrade process. There are photos to illustrate.

??????PENTAX K-1????????????????????? - ???? Watch

The AOCO logo on the the prism is a sticker applied, by the way. They were handing them out at CP+ apparently. I must have missed that.
I wonder what kind of warranty does one get after the upgrade...
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QuoteOriginally posted by twilhelm Quote
That's pretty awesome. I want that AOCO logo sticker too...
Thatís a USD $550 sticker. Iím getting one as soon as RIAC publishes the service protocol.
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Details of K-1 upgrade process

DC.Watch published a detailed description of the different steps with pictures of the Pentax K-1 ⇒ K-1 Mark II upgrade process:
??????PENTAX K-1????????????????????? - ???? Watch

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Hummm so thats how $500 looks like..

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Too bad we cannot do it ourselves....for less.
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So a technician can only do 3 per day, because of the laborious testing and adjustment after the hardware has been replaced. The price doesn't seem unreasonable, especially since it seems there will be little or no profit in it for Ricoh.

Still, I'm yet to be convinced that I want my RAW files processed to reduce noise at the expense of degradation of detail. I'd rather reserve that option to myself.
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I'm more interested in the lack of weather seals shown... are there no gaskets or rings around the case?
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What is the main idea of such upgrade if the camera couldn't be better...The number II ?
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That AOCO sticker...

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Pity the tech couldn't solder in a couple of 8GB RAM modules while they had the main board out, to quadruple the buffer or something.
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