Feb 2, 2005

Pentax *ist DS firmware 1.01 released

has posted firmware version 1.01 for its digital SLR the *ist DS. This update addresses the problem of green noise which occurs when shooting night photography with noise reduction turned on. Pentax says the new firmware will 'minimize the phenomenon'.

* At the long time exposure situation such as astronomical photography, green noise might be generated partially on the image when the noise reduction is turned on.
This phenomenon only occur rarely under special shooting condition such as starry sky, and will never occur at the general situation that we are assuming.
The version 1.01 will minimize this phenomenon as much as possible for the customer who use *istDS for this purpose.
Go here to download this update.

Please read the readme.txt file attached to the firmware update before updating the .