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06-26-2014, 04:12 PM   #1
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K-500 Firmware Update

Any reasons not to update the K-500 firmware from version 1.00 to version 1.02? Also, what are the all the actual changes in the firmware from version 1.00 to version 1.02? Any comments are appreciated. Thanks.

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The current K-500 updates just add support for the mark II Pentax flashes and the new 1.4x teleconverter, but it's always a good idea to upgrade your firmware to get the best overall stability.

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Thank you for your response and information. But what sort of improved overall stability is added with the firmware update from version 1.00 to version 1.02? Is there not a list somewhere of all the actual firmware changes with specific details not just general statements like improved overall stability? What does that mean? I am interested in the actual details. Perhaps these details are not generally available to the camera users?

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Is there not a list somewhere of all the actual firmware changes with specific details not just general statements like improved overall stability?
No

But there's no reason not to update.
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No, there is not an available list of update details? No, the details of the update are not generally available to camera users? No, there is no reason not to update? Thank you.
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To most camera manufacturers, Pentax/Ricoh included, "improved overall stability" IS considered a detail. About as specific as they usually get. Actual detailed info is usually about new added features or operational changes.
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Thank you. Appreciate your response and the reality of your statement, but still somewhat disappointed that more information about updates is not available. I guess, though, that this is probably the norm. Thanks again.

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No, there is not an available list of update details? No, the details of the update are not generally available to camera users? No, there is no reason not to update? Thank you.
I quoted exactly what part of your post I was answering.
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I understand. Thank you.
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