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02-09-2010, 04:52 AM   #1
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K20D Firmware upgrade very poor 1:03

Hi. Have just downloaded the new 1:03 firmware for my K20D and the results are terrible, noise problems at 200 ISO focus is WAY out using the DA 16-50. I had to take some shots of a ceremony and no way can I hand this work in, god what a mess!. Has anyone else had this problem??. I am now looking for a way to get the old firmware 1:00 back into the camera again. Please reply if you have had problems or any way of sorting it. Thanks in Advance. Kevin

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kevin1961 Quote
Hi. Have just downloaded the new 1:03 firmware for my K20D and the results are terrible, noise problems at 200 ISO focus is WAY out using the DA 16-50. I had to take some shots of a ceremony and no way can I hand this work in, god what a mess!. Has anyone else had this problem??. I am now looking for a way to get the old firmware 1:00 back into the camera again. Please reply if you have had problems or any way of sorting it. Thanks in Advance. Kevin
You are mistaken.
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You are mistaken.
Well, that was helpful!!

Kevin, you might search through the DSLR sub-forum - some others have reported problems with 1.03 - I don't remember all the particulars.
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Well, that was helpful!!
I'm glad it's not just me then, I sat looking at the screen wondering where to go next

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Having gone from 1.0 to 1.03, I can say for certain that it didn't cause any kind of noise problems in my images, or affect the focus whatsoever.
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QuoteOriginally posted by deadwolfbones Quote
Having gone from 1.0 to 1.03, I can say for certain that it didn't cause any kind of noise problems in my images, or affect the focus whatsoever.
Same here. Its probably one of those issues that affects a certain number of bodies, depending on when and where they were made. However, there have been a lot of stories about firmware f**kups (term patent pending ) with 1.03 that Pentax should definitely look into. Unfortunately Pentax, like a lot of other camera companies, never look back in terms of supporting older products.
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Mine was 1.01 when I got it and I upgraded to 1.03. I definately got the impression focus was faster with non SDM lenses. There were no noise implications though.
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I was just thinking that if Pentax had some revenue to spend on producing these firmware wishlists, more of the requests might actually get done. What do you think? See:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/90449-what-would-y...es-if-all.html

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