A bunch of firmware updates

Started Mar 6, 2014 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 9,528
Re: Looks like the same old behavior after the update on a K-5. n/t

awaldram wrote:

So as suspected its a two part solution

Fw and Pentax adapter

Now all I need to know is will the Pentax adapter drive Sigma HSM properly.?

Ron I'm counting on you as I need to order before Monday for a meet next weekend if its a go , No pressure

Seems strange how many sales to Ricoh throw down the toilet by not describing their products properly ?

They must know what people want , If the product will drive 3rd party in lens motors correctly then £379 is a done deal.

They won't say it for the same reason they won't say their cameras works with 3rd-party lenses.

First, it's not just a claim; they would have to test lenses which are using reverse engineered protocols. And if e.g. Sigma screws it up, Pentax would have to assume responsibility. That's not going to happen.

Besides, Pentax wants to promote using their own products; people might want cheaper 3rd-party lenses but Pentax won't tell them to do so.


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