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03-31-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Is there a reason why I should...

...update the firmware on my new K10 right away? I just bought the camera last week and it has version 1.00 on it. I have only one lens, the Pentax 18-250. I plan on purchasing the D FA 50 2.8 Macro (or the 100), but that will be some time down the road when I *learn* how to use this beast! Plus, those instructions on how to actually download the update aren't exactly super user friendly either...(or maybe I'm just slow on the uptake...)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Since the firmware upgrade changes quite a few things on the camera, I would suggest, if you intend to upgrade, to do it as soon as possible. That way, you won't have some "bad wrinkles" when you change the firmware. And, beside, the latest firmware adds a lot to the functionnality of the K10D. I would definitely upgrade. It adds a lot to the diversity of adjustment possible with the green button and the adjustment "wheels".
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A lot of people, myself included, didn't care much for the 1.3 update. I only did it because it is required to use the SDM lenses, which I didn't end up keeping anyway. The 1.2 update I would highly recommend because it improved the camera overall.
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I agree with Dave...The only reason I updated was for the SDM lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by willis Quote
...update the firmware on my new K10 right away?
Yes, to 1.10 at least. Fixes some long-exposure pattern noise issues and gives you some nice new control options (OK button for ISO, for example).
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I would suggest upgrading, and unlike me, be sure to remember to read the PDF that goes with 1.1 shortly there-after so that you can take advantage of the added functionality and set the options according to your interest.
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Yea, just to 1.10
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So 1.10 is still OK ... I have mine upgraded to that by the camera shop guy as soon as I picked it up.

I heard about so many problems with 1.30 that I thought it wasn't worth the hassle ... plus i don't have SDM lenses ... so I thought I'd stick with 1.10 for now.

What are people's thoughts???
What were the additions to 1.20 over 1.10????

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I use an SDM lens, so I upgraded firmware to v.1.30 immediately upon receiving the camera. No problems with the new firmware, and my K10D doesn't seem to have FF/BF issues, so I don't have a need for the v.1.10 supplemental focus adjust menu.

As to the upgrade, whichever suits you, download the file from the Pentax website, copy it over to a freshly formatted (erased!) SD card using a card reader attached to your computer (you can use the camera attached to the computer with a USB cable, but I find a card reader faster and simpler). Pop the SD card into the K10D, and turn on the camera while holding down the Menu button. The whole sequence is detailed on the Pentax Imaging website: Pentax Imaging - Software & Firmaware Updates
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QuoteOriginally posted by christinelandon Quote
As to the upgrade, whichever suits you, download the file from the Pentax website, copy it over to a freshly formatted (erased!) SD card using a card reader attached to your computer (you can use the camera attached to the computer with a USB cable, but I find a card reader faster and simpler). Pop the SD card into the K10D, and turn on the camera while holding down the Menu button.
Thanks for all the info and your much better explained way of doing the download Christine. It sounds as if 1.10 would definitely be a good upgrade for me.

But I am still slightly confused...(go figure)...if I were to download 1.30, wouldn't it include 1.10, 1.11, and 1.20, or are they separate downloads themselves?? I haven't tried to download it yet, but I have only one link at the bottom of the page on the Pentax Imaging website...
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QuoteOriginally posted by willis Quote
Thanks for all the info and your much better explained way of doing the download Christine. It sounds as if 1.10 would definitely be a good upgrade for me.

But I am still slightly confused...(go figure)...if I were to download 1.30, wouldn't it include 1.10, 1.11, and 1.20, or are they separate downloads themselves?? I haven't tried to download it yet, but I have only one link at the bottom of the page on the Pentax Imaging website...
Update 1.30 includes all previous updates.
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Willis, Albert is right about the upgrades being cumulative, but the focus adjust supplemental menu in v.1.10 was disabled in later versions, IIRC. So, if you want to make use of that firmware feature, you have to download and install only the v.1.10 firmware.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mechan1k Quote
So 1.10 is still OK ... I have mine upgraded to that by the camera shop guy as soon as I picked it up.

I heard about so many problems with 1.30 that I thought it wasn't worth the hassle ... plus i don't have SDM lenses ... so I thought I'd stick with 1.10 for now.

What are people's thoughts???
What were the additions to 1.20 over 1.10????
I don't have any SDM lenses either and have no plans to buy one. But when I sent one of my K10D bodies and my DA 21mm lens to Pentax repair to fix a backfocus problem. they upgraded the firmware on the camera to version 1.3 even though I didn't ask them to do that. No problem except that the camera now consistently underexposes by about .7 stop.

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Hi, is version 1.10 still available on Pentax site ? I can't find it anywhere .

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