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05-31-2012, 05:34 PM   #1
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Pentax K100D Firmware....+

Hello all, I have just bought a K100D outfit, I love it already!! I have a couple of questions for you;

1) Can I still get the Firmware upgrade (I currently have v1.00); and, apart from the sdhc recognition, what do I get "for my money"?

2) I've had a Ricoh film camera for years, and have a good set of K mount lenses (Ricoh/Carl Zeiss/Prinz etc...),. which I'd really like to use. However, I believe that there is a risk of "lens lock on" with some older lenses, is there an obvious way that I can see if a particular lens is going to do that? As I also understand that removal of the lens from the body can be extremely expensive............which I would rather avoid!

Any help/advice will be gratefully received, thank you.

Dave.

05-31-2012, 05:55 PM   #2
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Software Downloads : Support & Service | PENTAX RICOH IMAGING

'Ricoh' Pin







The pin that will get stuck looks like a pin. Most 'Ricoh' pin lenses have a rounded nub that won't get stuck. The first pic also show another potential problem, the 'Vivitar' aperture shield. The 'Vivitar' aperture shield hits the power zoom/SDM contacts. I'm not sure if the K100D has those.
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I am not going to post any detailed instructions, because I am sure atleast 5 other Pentaxians will come along and make more and more elaborate replies!

Beware of Ricoh Pin: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/62194-ricoh-pin...ed-remove.html
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Gentlemen, thank you very much; I now feel confident enough to use the lenses; As I said, I only just upgraded to my K100d DSLR, so I am cramming for as much info' as I can get, whilst "snapping away" like a good 'un!!

So, until the next time.................many thanks to you both!!

PS: I forgot; apart from the SDHC recognition, what else does the firware upgrade provide? Is it worth the time and effort (not that it's that much, but I just wondered, as I'm happily using it as it is!)

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Changes to V1.02
  • Addition of compatible SDHC Memory card
Changes to V1.01
  • Support for SDHC Memory cards.
    * The focal length which is input on the [Shake Reduction] menu can be displayed with Pentax Photo Browser3.
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Thanks for that, I guess the focal length capability will be useful if and when I use the older lenses? In which case I guess it won't hurt;

Thanks again for all your help!

Cheers, Dave.
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Update:

Just so you guy's know, you're help and advice was not in vain; I am now running the upgraded software and I've had a real result with the old lenses from my Ricoh days........they all work and not a pin in sight!

So, many thanks again, for all your help,

Regards, Dave.

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