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04-15-2021, 03:59 PM - 1 Like   #1
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KP Firmware 1.3 released

Changes to V1.30
  • Optimized focus operation for new lenses HD PENTAX-FA 31 mm F1.8 Limited, HD PENTAX-FA 43 mm F1.9 Limited, HD PENTAX-FA 77 mm F1.8 Limited lenses and smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8AL limited, smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9AL limited and smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8AL limited lenses.
  • Improved stability for general performance.


Haven't downloaded it yet - but curious to see how much or little changes with my FA77 as a result.

Latest PENTAX KP Firmware Update : Software Downloads | RICOH IMAGING

04-15-2021, 05:07 PM   #2
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I wonder if there are actually any noticeable improvements to "general performance?"
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Well, in the hands of a colonel or lower rank, probably not.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zzaletel Quote
Haven't downloaded it yet - but curious to see how much or little changes with my FA77 as a result.
Probably none, unless the HD version has the same ID code ("4 24") as the non-HD. This was not the case for the HD DA limiteds.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Probably none, unless the HD version has the same ID code ("4 24") as the non-HD. This was not the case for the HD DA limiteds.


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The release specifies both HD and SMC lenses.
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"Optimized focus operation for new lenses"

How would they do that?
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The release specifies both HD and SMC lenses.
So it does! I guess I should install the update then.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
"Optimized focus operation for new lenses"

How would they do that?
Improved algorithms? Better newer data learned from testing the HD versions and tweaked to the SMC versions. All pure guesswork on my part but based on the fact it works with existing hardware it may be close as those types of improvements donít necessarily require hardware.

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Hmm... I wonder if there will be the same kind of firmware update also for the K-1 II as well, since these are FF lenses.
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Yes, firmware updates for multiple cameras released today.
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I've updated my K-70 and my KP.
Unfortunately the KP still has that annoying delay for the a/f to become active when pressing the shutter button from the "Power Save" state, unless I press the button twice
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I think I've seen somewhere that a particular feature was meant to be added to the KP in a firmware update. It was words from Ricoh soon after the KP release. Of course, firmware updates stopped very quickly, and promise forgotten... until today. And there is this version number gap. Do anyone remembers what it was? I cannot seem to be able to find it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bertrand3000 Quote
I think I've seen somewhere that a particular feature was meant to be added to the KP in a firmware update. It was words from Ricoh soon after the KP release. Of course, firmware updates stopped very quickly, and promise forgotten... until today. And there is this version number gap. Do anyone remembers what it was? I cannot seem to be able to find it.
Was it mechanical video stabilization through IBIS
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bertrand3000 Quote
I think I've seen somewhere that a particular feature was meant to be added to the KP in a firmware update. It was words from Ricoh soon after the KP release. Of course, firmware updates stopped very quickly, and promise forgotten... until today. And there is this version number gap. Do anyone remembers what it was? I cannot seem to be able to find it.
As in prior to current firmware? 1.11 > 1.30

As far as promises - who knows.
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