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07-12-2018, 06:17 PM   #1
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K-1 firmware 1.5 released

Just installed 1.5 update - everything seems stable, no immediate changes noticed.

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k1.html

Changes to V1.50:

- Optimized performance when attaching new lens HD PENTAX-D FA*50mmF1.4 SDM AW.

- Improved stability for general performance.

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focusing better.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OoKU Quote
focusing better.
Is that a statement or question??
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The date of the firmware is April 13, 2018. Looks like they were waiting for the DFA 50/1.4 lens to be available before releasing it.

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I've never had any problems installing firmware updates to my K-1, and before that my other Pentax cameras, but nothing seems to happen when I turn on the camera with MENU depressed as per the instructions. Anyone else having problems?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
I've never had any problems installing firmware updates to my K-1, and before that my other Pentax cameras, but nothing seems to happen when I turn on the camera with MENU depressed as per the instructions. Anyone else having problems?
Worked fine for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by OoKU Quote
focusing better.
I have tried v1.5 using my HD D FA 100 mm macro which is notorious for hunting AF. It appears to have improved in this regard especially in low light conditions. Is it possible the AF improvements in the K-1 Mk ii have been incorporated into this FW upgrade?
07-12-2018, 07:50 PM   #8
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It'd be great if it did ... along with handheld pixelshift.



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QuoteOriginally posted by BROO Quote
I have tried v1.5 using my HD D FA 100 mm macro which is notorious for hunting AF. It appears to have improved in this regard especially in low light conditions. Is it possible the AF improvements in the K-1 Mk ii have been incorporated into this FW upgrade?
I am sure they would have trumpeted that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
I am sure they would have trumpeted that.
Actually I thought they might sneak it in on the quiet... You wouldn't want to disgruntle the Mk ii owners? But you would want to maximize the improvements when using the new D FA*50?
My initial assessment is that the HD D FA 100 mm Macro lens locks focus in a snappy fashion without hunting.

Anyhow maybe more feedback from users?

BTW Ian, there is no handheld PS sorry.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
I've never had any problems installing firmware updates to my K-1, and before that my other Pentax cameras, but nothing seems to happen when I turn on the camera with MENU depressed as per the instructions. Anyone else having problems?
Perhaps the file got auto renamed when you copied it over?

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QuoteOriginally posted by BROO Quote
I have tried v1.5 using my HD D FA 100 mm macro which is notorious for hunting AF. It appears to have improved in this regard especially in low light conditions. Is it possible the AF improvements in the K-1 Mk ii have been incorporated into this FW upgrade?
Merely improved stability. Nothing to get excited about
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The date of the firmware is April 13, 2018. Looks like they were waiting for the DFA 50/1.4 lens to be available before releasing it.
This would explain why there was no need for an update for the K-1 II. But the K-3 II has me puzzled. Had they already known about this lens back in mid 2016, when the last update was released?

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QuoteOriginally posted by OoKU Quote
focusing better.
I'm with the devil on this one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by jva59 Quote
I've never had any problems installing firmware updates to my K-1, and before that my other Pentax cameras, but nothing seems to happen when I turn on the camera with MENU depressed as per the instructions. Anyone else having problems?
Are you using slot 1 ?
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