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12-14-2017, 06:30 PM   #31
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So far my K50/18-135mm combo is just about right for me. The only limitations in taking great pics is me Until I think updating my firmware will lead to noticeable improvements in my photography, I think I'll not run the risk of screwing up my camera operations. I guess the majority of camera users are like me and just don't bother. Maybe I'm wrong.

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I did a firmware update on my K-3 the other day and was a bit unsure on how I would go? i made sure i had a full battery and everything! i had not done it since V1.03.
My screen went blank and did not say "completed" once it had been completed so i was affraid to turn off the camera incase it was still uploading important data.
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Excellent - I posted this question before checking this post - my error - thanks - I now have the update I needed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
If you're looking to upgrade your firmware but don't know how to go about it, here's a video tutorial that we've just put together:

How to Upgrade Firmware in a Pentax DSLR - YouTube

The latest firmware updates can be downloaded here:
Pentax Firmware Updates - Homepage Blog

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This is very helpful, thanks!

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It's a shame Ricoh stops firmware development for released products pretty quickly. For my K-5IIs the latest firmware upgrade has been released in 2014, the camera itself being released in 2012.
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Okay here we go guys, I have a couple of wrinkles. First I do not have a SD card available only a SDHC. Is there a workaround for this? Secondly the computer I use is running Linux but I don't see a download for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimhi Quote
Okay here we go guys, I have a couple of wrinkles. First I do not have a SD card available only a SDHC. Is there a workaround for this? Secondly the computer I use is running Linux but I don't see a download for that.
I’m uncertain of the problem with the SDHC card: if your camera body recognises it, I wouldn’t have thought that a firmware update would have been a problem. Is the problem actually that the camera won’t recognise it?

Secondly, I have never seen a Linux version of the Ricoh/Pentax firmware, so I imagine you’ll have to find a Windows or MacOS computer to download to, or run Windows emulation on your Linux machine.

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The MacWin version of the firmware works fine on my Linux box. It has to unzip to a format usable to the camera so it should not matter which version you get.

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