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    Default Re: Firmware Update Software Version 1.03 for K20D

    Upgraded, and agree with skypacker: AF feels the same as before, and not able to evaluate SR yet.

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    mmm....they have firmware updates for K10D, K20D and even the k-m but none for the K200D so far.... Either the K200D's software is perfect or the developers decided to forget about us... I mean surely the K20 firmware that increase SR accuracy should be applicable for the K200D as they are launched at the same time. Not likely that the firmware of the K200D is superior to the K20D outfront?
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    Quote Originally Posted by airconvent View Post
    mmm....they have firmware updates for K10D, K20D and even the k-m but none for the K200D so far.... Either the K200D's software is perfect or the developers decided to forget about us... I mean surely the K20 firmware that increase SR accuracy should be applicable for the K200D as they are launched at the same time. Not likely that the firmware of the K200D is superior to the K20D outfront?
    Yes, I notice there is never bit firmware for K200D. That shows K200D is so far better without firmware unlike K20D or K-m.

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    Default Re: Firmware Update Software Version 1.03 for K20D

    Thanks for the heads up
    Don't know if it's a new feature or Pentax had unintentionally left it out
    This ver 1.03 can also roll-back to ver 1.01.
    I think all firmware should have this feature for flexibility

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    mmm... Pentaxforums.com are at it again. Some users reported faster AF?? haha . . . maybe all hoping for better AF so after upgrade, the mind has been repragrammed to "see" faster AF hehe . . .
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    Default Re: Firmware Update Software Version 1.03 for K20D

    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    mmm... Pentaxforums.com are at it again. Some users reported faster AF?? haha . . . maybe all hoping for better AF so after upgrade, the mind has been repragrammed to "see" faster AF hehe . . .
    All I can say is a lot don't know what they are talking about...

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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    mmm... Pentaxforums.com are at it again. Some users reported faster AF?? haha . . . maybe all hoping for better AF so after upgrade, the mind has been repragrammed to "see" faster AF hehe . . .
    those are just their perceptions and repeats everytime pentax release a new firmware...

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    also known as the placebo effect..

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    There is no difference in the AF at all, atleast according to my experience. I shot quite a few frames of moving objects yesterday, and both AF-S and AF-C are unchanged in my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    mmm... Pentaxforums.com are at it again. Some users reported faster AF?? haha . . . maybe all hoping for better AF so after upgrade, the mind has been repragrammed to "see" faster AF hehe . . .
    Just wishful thing I guess. I don't see any difference at all regarding AF speed. As to SR, don't really know, but can't be happier anyway

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    faster AF ?? i think the AF hardware module has to imporve first...

    the replacement of K20D should fixed this...
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    Default Re: Firmware Update Software Version 1.03 for K20D

    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei View Post
    Just wishful thing I guess. I don't see any difference at all regarding AF speed. As to SR, don't really know, but can't be happier anyway
    Must be. I played with the camera before the upgrade and after I upgraded but do not see any difference
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    I'm still using v1.00 I think..haha...is it necessary to upgrade the firmware?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishou80 View Post
    I'm still using v1.00 I think..haha...is it necessary to upgrade the firmware?
    Just upgrade lah. Not difficult and doesn't take too much time and I'm sure you'll benefit from the upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishou80 View Post
    I'm still using v1.00 I think..haha...is it necessary to upgrade the firmware?
    v1.00 is flawed since it suffers from the 2sec timer noise issue. So I would think upgrade to v1.01 is more or less essential to have a fully functional K20D. v1.03 is supposed to be an improvement to SR, so that's really up to you lah.

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    It may be just psychological, but I do think I see a diff in the SR. Tried out some shots handheld tonight in low light, and the image was quite "steady". I don't think I would have been able to get these with such clarity even with a short focal length. These are prob 3 stops or more faster than the recommended handheld shutter speed. See below:

    focal length: 24mm, f2.0, iso 200 Shutter speed: 1/6 sec



    here's a 100% (or better) crop




    24mm, f2.0, iso 800 Shutter speed: 1/4 sec



    you can see the grain, but the lines remain relatively straight and sharp.
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    Just updated mine recently let me check it..
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