News: Firmware roundup

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drummercam
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News: Firmware roundup
Mar 19, 2014

Is there any reason for non-reporting of Pentax's recent round of firmware updates?   You would think a "round-up" would cover all the bases.

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In reply to drummercam, Mar 19, 2014

drummercam wrote:

Is there any reason for non-reporting of Pentax's recent round of firmware updates? You would think a "round-up" would cover all the bases.

I think you can tell what DPR's attitude is with Barney's post in the comments section of the news bite. What is interesting to me is the passive nature DPR has about acquiring news stories that Barney shares in his post.

By Barney Britton

"We didn't get a press release from Pentax, as it happens (I just looked those updates up). All of those updates do the same thing as far as I can tell - adding support for the new teleconverter. Is there anything more interesting that I'm missing? Happy to put a news story together if so."

BTW, does anyone know if this is the first WR TC or only WR TC on the market? Looking for WR information for other brands is a trip down a rabbit hole I don't have time to take, so I'm hoping someone has researched this, or knows from experience in other brands.

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Russell Evans wrote:

drummercam wrote:

Is there any reason for non-reporting of Pentax's recent round of firmware updates? You would think a "round-up" would cover all the bases.

I think you can tell what DPR's attitude is with Barney's post in the comments section of the news bite. What is interesting to me is the passive nature DPR has about acquiring news stories that Barney shares in his post.

By Barney Britton

"We didn't get a press release from Pentax, as it happens (I just looked those updates up). All of those updates do the same thing as far as I can tell - adding support for the new teleconverter. Is there anything more interesting that I'm missing? Happy to put a news story together if so."

BTW, does anyone know if this is the first WR TC or only WR TC on the market? Looking for WR information for other brands is a trip down a rabbit hole I don't have time to take, so I'm hoping someone has researched this, or knows from experience in other brands.

Thank you
Russell

It seems that Canon's new Extenders are WR.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/732113-USA/Canon_4409B002_Extender_EF_1_4X_III.html

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In reply to soheil, Mar 19, 2014

soheil wrote:

Russell Evans wrote:

BTW, does anyone know if this is the first WR TC or only WR TC on the market? Looking for WR information for other brands is a trip down a rabbit hole I don't have time to take, so I'm hoping someone has researched this, or knows from experience in other brands.

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Russell

It seems that Canon's new Extenders are WR.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/732113-USA/Canon_4409B002_Extender_EF_1_4X_III.html

Thanks, brilliant, so there is another. $500 for the Canon and $600 for the Pentax. I guess I can't complain about the price, but I sure do want to.

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In reply to Russell Evans, Mar 19, 2014

Pentax tends to usually implement less lens elements than others especially if the IQ's close to rivals:

Canon extenders: 7/3 (lens elements/Groups)

Nikon TCs : 5/5

Pentax : 4/3

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In reply to drummercam, Mar 19, 2014

It's okay drummer, the forums have kept me up to date on the PK FW.

Cheers.

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In reply to Petroglyph, Mar 20, 2014

Thanks, P.  Good to know.

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