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08-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Greetings. I am new to Pentax k-r as well as this forum. I have had several SLR cameras over the years but never a digital SLR. If I can ask an immediate question, how important is it to download the various updates I saw posted on the Pentax site when I loaded the CD that came with the kit? Thank you. I look forward to reading the posts. MW

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Welcome! Are you talking about camera firmware updates, or software updates? The former is generally important, but the latter not so much.

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Thank you for you reply, Adam. -- There are both. The firmware seems to apply to GPS and another to support SDXC memory cards. -- I'm using a 8 gig SD card. Does that matter? -- This is all new to me. -- By the way, I might be going to Europe soon. I assume I'll need a power converter for the battery charger. Will a standard coverter be OK? -- I appreciate the help. -- Michael
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Firmware updates should be applied as they include not only upgrades but bug fixes if any. The battery charger should be OK with a simple plug adapter. For example, the back of my charger tells me that it will accept anything from 100-240 volts and 50-60 Hz.

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Thank you for your advice -- I'll give the downloads a try -- Michael

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