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Old May 13, 2009, 6:13 PM   #11
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I've got a K10D and have had since Nov. 2007. It's a great camera...what it can do far outstrips my meager skills...but I use it at least a couple to three times a week....no matter the weather. Winters get very cold here and it works just fine in 25 below...

I bought the book on the K10D by Yvon Borque...not correct spelling. I would recommend it...very good book...I use it, along with the manual...it complements the manual very well.

I also have a KM (K2000 in the states) I got a very short while ago...a good team with the K10D.
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Old May 13, 2009, 7:43 PM   #12
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Jack,
I remember when I first got mine (it was my first DSLR) I thought I'd never learn how to use it. I was rather intimidated by it. And after a little over a year now... I'm still learning!
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Old May 13, 2009, 9:27 PM   #13
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Smart move, reading manuals. Pays off in the long run.

If you don't need to sell the K110, then it would make a good back-up. But for you it's not as big a deal - you'll be keeping the P90, right? I really like having two bodies and enjoy shooting with the lighter K100 just because it's a fun camera to use. I haven't used it as much recently, though.

The menus are going to be similar, though there are a whole lot more of them. Also, it seems to me that there are a couple of updates - one (if I recall correctly it was the first one) added a number of menu options that were really nice to have.
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Old May 13, 2009, 10:46 PM   #14
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Also, it seems to me that there are a couple of updates - one (if I recall correctly it was the first one) added a number of menu options that were really nice to have.
Yes... tell me about the updates and firmware that I need to do with my new camera.

Gee, buying a new camera has about the same feeling as buying a new car.
Am I nuts or what.

Speaking of that I bought a brand new Subaru Forester 3 weeks ago.
So I know the feeling... it was the same for me. I AM nuts!

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Old May 13, 2009, 11:00 PM   #15
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Hi Jack,

There were 3 firmware updates for the K10. The latest, v1.3 is available here:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/self-support/

go to firmware, historic products, click K10, and they'll give you info on the firmware versions, instructions, and a download link.

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Hi Jack,

There were 3 firmware updates for the K10. The latest, v1.3 is available here:

http://www.pentaximaging.com/support/self-support/

go to firmware, historic products, click K10, and they'll give you info on the firmware versions, instructions, and a download link.

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Do I install the first 2 firmwares, then the 3rd or go to straight to the 3rd?
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Old May 13, 2009, 11:53 PM   #17
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Welcome back to the Pentax group.

The updates are cumulative, so you only need the last one - it contains the earlier ones.

Enjoy
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Old May 14, 2009, 12:38 AM   #18
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Welcome back to the Pentax group.

The updates are cumulative, so you only need the last one - it contains the earlier ones.

Enjoy
Well, here is what I have, (taken with the Nikon P90)

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K10D used almost exclusively with the 50mm f1.4, *istDL for everything else.
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Hi, You go straight to the third or the latest offered. Software updates are full scale software version replacements, not patches. So that each one is standalone and reflects all the latest (and previous) updates, changes and fixes.

Hope that helps....
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