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11-19-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Upgrade to k-1 II still available?

Does anyone know if they are going to offer the upgrade for the k-1 again or if any of the vendors have leftover upgrade kits?

I was not paying attention and missed the boat. I am sure I am not the only one.

I did not look but there is probably a post on this topic already.

Thanks.

11-19-2019, 06:27 PM   #2
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The update window is closed AFAIK. You could try reaching out to your local repair shop (Precision in the US), but chances are that the service is no longer available.

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The official registration cutoff date was Sept 30, 2018 and the online registration form has been long gone for some time.

It is highly doubtful that the service is still available but as Adam said you can try contacting Precision.
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it never hurts to ask politely

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you could get lucky

11-20-2019, 09:37 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
it never hurts to ask politely

for almost anything

you could get lucky
I concur; I've had luck getting out of warranty support with a polite letter. A lot depends on how draconian the company is about their
warranty policy.
11-20-2019, 12:21 PM   #6
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I would not upgrade, becasue the inbuilt filtering on the raw whases out some detail in an irreversible way while newer and newer softwares are coming with better noise reduction. I think some AI based will greatly outperform what can the K-1II do.
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As the K1 can still be bought new in Australia, at a discount of $700 to the K1m2, Pentax are hardly likely to offer free upgrade!
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QuoteOriginally posted by beachboy2 Quote
As the K1 can still be bought new in Australia, at a discount of $700 to the K1m2, Pentax are hardly likely to offer free upgrade!
The upgrade never was free.

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Iím going to guess it will come down to part availability. Ricoh upgraded probably more cameras than they expected, as there were inventory issues with the kits.

If Precision or another authorized service provider has the parts, I canít imagine they wouldnít do the upgrade, even if it ended up with their warranty instead of a factory one...

Iíd suggest calling them. Worst they could say is no...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Dooglas Quote
Upgrade to k-1 II still available?
The only way these days, is the chop in (part exchange) and purchase new basis... perhaps not what you want to hear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
The only way these days, is the chop in (part exchange) and purchase new basis... perhaps not what you want to hear.
And if you are considering this, you might be better off keeping the K-1 and buying the MKII on sale right now or on Friday.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SSGGeezer Quote
And if you are considering this, you might be better off keeping the K-1 and buying the MKII on sale right now or on Friday.
Aye that's good thinking...

Me I'm still more than happy with K1s, the MkII offers nothing else I need just now.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Dooglas Quote
Does anyone know if they are going to offer the upgrade for the k-1 again or if any of the vendors have leftover upgrade kits?
Did you ask your local service? I'am curious what they said.
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Precision was the only facility in the US authorized to do the upgrade. Their techs had special training by factory reps from RIcoh. I doubt one of the other repair centers will be able to obtain parts from Precision or have the required training to do the upgrade.
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