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06-09-2016, 12:11 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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Petition - Please allow KAF4 firmware for the K3, K5 series, and K50

I may as well get this started because there's plenty of interest. Who knows, it may work! I would like for Ricoh to keep the famed Pentax backwards compatibility alive and please allow KAF4 firmware for the K3, K5 series, and K50. I don't know if there are hardware limitations for the latter ones, but the K3 and K3II are basically the same camera with a few differences, and Ricoh themselves said the K3II was not a replacement for the K3.

Got it for the K3 and K50!

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k3_s.html

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/english/support/digital/k-50_s.html


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From what I've read so far, it's probably likely not possible due to hardware differences.
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It is about as likely as adding pixel shift, but add my name.

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Just in case it could be done; add my name also. (K3)
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Mine as well for the K-5, if at all possible. If not, a clear statement explaining what the hardware incompatibilities in the cameras are would be nice.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
It is about as likely as adding pixel shift, but add my name.
Or wired tethering.
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+1 No plans to replace my K-3

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Is this the petition or are you going to do a petition on a website designed for petitioning?


If this is it, add my name.
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I don't know, maybe.
But first, what is KAF4 firmware?
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I have a hunch that they might already be updating the K-3, just haven't said so in the K-70 press release.

Doubt anything will happen for the K-50 or K-5, though.

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If possible, yes please. But if it isn't possible because of hardware, oh well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by VoiceOfReason Quote
I may as well get this started because there's plenty of interest. Who knows, it may work! I would like for Ricoh to keep the famed Pentax backwards compatibility alive and please allow KAF4 firmware for the K3, K5 series, and K50. I don't know if there are hardware limitations for the latter ones, but the K3 and K3II are basically the same camera with a few differences, and Ricoh themselves said the K3II was not a replacement for the K3.
Sorry about a dumb question:

What would it do?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I have a hunch that they might already be updating the K-3, just haven't said so in the K-70 press release.

Doubt anything will happen for the K-50 or K-5, though.
I hope you are right about the K-3. There will be people rejoicing in the street if that happens. Well I will rejoice in the street, or close to it. Perhaps in my house would be best.....
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Sorry about a dumb question:

What would it do?
Enable electronic aperture control with KAF4 lenses since those will not have an aperture lever. Otherwise you'd be stuck with wide open.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I have a hunch that they might already be updating the K-3, just haven't said so in the K-70 press release.

Doubt anything will happen for the K-50 or K-5, though.
I really hope you're right about the K3 because I definitely use it along with my K1!

I already know there's no hope for my K-01, but I already made it a specialty camera even more than it was before.
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