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02-15-2015, 05:11 PM   #1
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Firmware for Pentax *ist DS

Hello fellow Pentax users!

I hope you can help me find a current place to download an updated version of my original firmware.

That's right I have never updated my *ist DS

Please help!!

Thanks in advance

02-15-2015, 05:43 PM   #2
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02-16-2015, 05:05 PM   #3
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Thanks! We are grooving to 2.02!!!
03-10-2015, 08:21 PM   #4
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Um sorry .... New to a lot of this but .... what is firmware???? :/

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Um sorry .... New to a lot of this but .... what is firmware???? :/
Firmware is part of the computer code that governs how your camera operates and is designed to be updated by downloading a file from the Ricoh Web site to a SD card. That SD card can then be inserted into the camera's card slot and the file read to update how the camera operates.

So...why should the firmware need to be updated?
  • To fix bugs
  • To enable new features

03-10-2015, 10:15 PM   #6
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OMG why did I take up photography for a hobby??? lol

So by and large its something that is recommended? I have a Kx ... struggling with focusing and looking for answers on how to improve this
03-11-2015, 12:05 AM   #7
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Most probably firmware isn't going to help you with focusing problems. At least the release notes don't mention any problems being fixed related to that.

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