Flucard available in march?

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Flucard available in march?
Dec 11, 2013

http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu/photo-accessories/misc/flucard-pentax-16gb-o-fc1.html/

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working?  anyone know why it would take that long to release? Coincide with ff?

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The typhoon?

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"The requested page does not exist (any more)."

dwm2020 wrote:

http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu/photo-accessories/misc/flucard-pentax-16gb-o-fc1.html/

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release? Coincide with ff?

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dwm2020 wrote:

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release?

As a new wireless product, it probably got held up in government certification.

Thank you
Russell

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Russell Evans wrote:

dwm2020 wrote:

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release?

As a new wireless product, it probably got held up in government certification.

Thank you
Russell

Doubt that very much since the RADIOPART is identical to the current flucard. I myself feel very misled by the launch messaging regarding tethering ... now proving to be not available for some time !

Sofar we cannot use the K3 in our studio at all where tethering is a MUST (i mean FULL tethering - not just FTF/eyefi ).

Hope our friend Tomasz Kos comes with a working PK-solution soon for K3 ...

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Looks like a price increase as well. I believe it was first said to be £99  , now £129

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Gerardus wrote:

Russell Evans wrote:

dwm2020 wrote:

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release?

As a new wireless product, it probably got held up in government certification.

Thank you
Russell

Doubt that very much since the RADIOPART is identical to the current flucard. I myself feel very misled by the launch messaging regarding tethering ... now proving to be not available for some time !

It is a disappointment, but I would rather wait until they have it right than get something that is buggy to use.

Sofar we cannot use the K3 in our studio at all where tethering is a MUST (i mean FULL tethering - not just FTF/eyefi ).

We tried tethering in our studio and found it to be more of a distraction than anything else except for product shooting.

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dwm2020 wrote:

http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu/photo-accessories/misc/flucard-pentax-16gb-o-fc1.html/

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release? Coincide with ff?

Yep, that's it, it's coinciding with the big FF announcement. It wasn't a half-baked afterthought at all, yeah, they are just saving it for FF.

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Careful now. Without a winky, some here are bound to think you're being serious! 

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£130 - REALLY?!>? This better be flippin good.

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Bill Robb wrote:

Gerardus wrote:

Russell Evans wrote:

dwm2020 wrote:

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release?

As a new wireless product, it probably got held up in government certification.

Thank you
Russell

Doubt that very much since the RADIOPART is identical to the current flucard. I myself feel very misled by the launch messaging regarding tethering ... now proving to be not available for some time !

It is a disappointment, but I would rather wait until they have it right than get something that is buggy to use.

Sofar we cannot use the K3 in our studio at all where tethering is a MUST (i mean FULL tethering - not just FTF/eyefi ).

We tried tethering in our studio and found it to be more of a distraction than anything else except for product shooting.

And productshooting is EXACTLY what we do in life !! 

Would prefer a wired solution anyway, even the "limited" 645D version would have been acceptable and taken them about 6 hours in development since the microcode from K7 is still in K3 !

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Peter Budd wrote:

Looks like a price increase as well. I believe it was first said to be £99 , now £129

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in Austria and Germany it is still € 99:

http://shop-de.ricoh-imaging.eu/flucard-pentax-16gb-o-fc1.html

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dwm2020 wrote:

http://shop-uk.ricoh-imaging.eu/photo-accessories/misc/flucard-pentax-16gb-o-fc1.html/

Must be having a lot of trouble getting it working? anyone know why it would take that long to release? Coincide with ff?

Talk about costing an arm and a leg !

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Maybe it will show up with the mythical 1.4x TC shows up LOL

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In reply to MightyMike, Dec 11, 2013

Early users with the generic flucard reported that the card ran very very hot. Possibly a issue for the camera and needed to be dealt with

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Custom Setting > 28. > Onboard Fan > On.

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