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07-09-2009, 01:26 PM   #1
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4GB CF card with *ist D?

I remember reading somewhere that memory cards of certain capacity couldn't be used with Pentax *ist D---unless firmware was updated.

I got my *ist D pre-owned, and don't have the USB cable. My firmware isn't the latest, I have v1.11.

Will this card work?

07-09-2009, 02:05 PM   #2
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Mine is ok with a 8 GB card and firmware 1.12
07-09-2009, 02:13 PM   #3
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If the update process of your *ist D is the same as on my K100D, you do not need a USB cable to upload the most recent firmware. An empty CF and a card reader will do.

Don't you know anybody who owns a big CF card? Borrow it for a few seconds and see if it works.
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The update from 1.11 to 1.12 makes it possible to use CF cards bigger than 4 GB:

Software Downloads : Support & Service : PENTAX

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as long as you have a "smallish CF card" then you can down load new firmware through that card and then move up to what ever you want.
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Thanks, everyone.
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