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05-28-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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how to know if k5 needs an update and where to get disc?

I see it referenced in threads, firmware u update. How do I know if I need one?
Also, how would I go about getting a disc that normally comes w the camera? I bought it used from Adorama last year.

05-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #2
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Start the camera while holding down the menu button and it will show the firmware version. If it's < 1.14 then you should update it (instructions found on our homepage).

The discs aren't that easy to get, but you might be able to talk a fellow owner into sending you an ISO

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05-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Wow, maybe that's why I am having such trouble with the AF. Version 1.01.
I will do the update Nd put out an ISO, maybe I will get lucky. Thank you!!
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what kind of trouble are you having? specifically, under what conditions are you having trouble w/ the AF? it will be helpful to know what settings you have on the camera like what type of focus points you are using, what focus mode your cam is set to, what lens you are using, and how dark of an environment you are having the most problems with. also, let us know what your subject matter is... sorry for the long requests, but that will be the best way to get advise that actually helps you.


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