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04-17-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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A Pentaxian with questions

I have just received my K20d, and am quite happy with it. I would prefer full-frame, as would many others from what I have seen here, but am not currently all that impressed with the 1 stop advantage over APS-C.
I make a portion of my living off of photography, but would hardly call myself a professional. I photograph nature in its purest sense (wildlife reserves etc).
I have taken no formal classes in photography. Thank you for making it this far (and good job), and good bye.


04-17-2011, 05:35 PM   #2
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Soooo... what were the question(s) again?
04-17-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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At the time, I had no questions. I was simply stating my reasoning for (for the first time) joining an online forum-based community.
Now I have questions. I got the K20d in the mail today, but It didn't come with the software CD. The website said I could only update if I had the original CD-ROM. What do I do?
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You don't need the software to update the firmware of the camera, if that is what you are looking to update. You just download the firmware and then follow the instructions (which means loading the update on an SD card and then installing it on the camera from there).

Welcome to the forums and to the K20!

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I am referring to what allows the computer to see the camera as a drive on the computer, as is described in multiple instruction manuals, and which is installed originally by use of the CD-ROM that comes with the new camera and complete used kits.
I hope that helps
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Try the Pentax website:

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I don't think you need any drivers to see the camera as a drive once connected via USB.
At least this has been my experience with XP, x64, Vista and Windows 7
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Okay. Thank you. I have been reading and rereading the manual, and I found that the problem was that the charger didn't come with the camera, and therefore I was unable to turn the camera on.

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By the way, is there any way to charge it without the charger, because it doesn't get here for up to a month?
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