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10-12-2010, 08:50 PM   #1
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What happened?

I took this at my kid's baseball game. Had approximately 5 out 250 shots like this. (I'm a little heavy on the shutter. My car has 23k miles in 1yr. I believe in using stuff ) Had never seen this before. Haven't seen it since. Was the camera having a Brooks Conrad day?

Focal length: 120*mm*(equiv. 180*mm)
Aperture: F4.5
Exposure time: 1/90"
ISO speed rating: 1600/33
Program: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Center-weighted average
White Balance: Auto
Focus Mode: AF-S

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10-12-2010, 08:57 PM   #2
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Seems to be a faulty card problem.
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I'll second that.

I have Exif Viewer installed (plugin for firefox) and it shows the embedded thumbnail of your photo. That thumbnail does not show the problem so the camera captured the photo OK.
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I'll third that. Had exactly the same results from a bad CF card.

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I don't want to say 7th...tell us please what card are you using?

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I don't want to say 7th...tell us please what card are you using?
I'm not sure.

I have 2 - 8 gb cards that I swap out. Not sure which card I used for this pic.

Assuming I can figure out which card it is, is there anything I can do "fix" it?
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QuoteOriginally posted by thrillerb Quote
I'm not sure.

I have 2 - 8 gb cards that I swap out. Not sure which card I used for this pic.

Assuming I can figure out which card it is, is there anything I can do "fix" it?
Is your card Class 6 or higher? What brand of card is it? If it's a lower class card, get a Class 6 or higher. If it's a cheap off brand card, well, you know what to do....

If it is a Class 6 or higher and a good brand of card, try a reformat of the card. If the problem continues, replace the card.
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Most decent cards these days have a "lifetime" warranty...contact the company.
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Is your card Class 6 or higher? What brand of card is it? If it's a lower class card, get a Class 6 or higher. If it's a cheap off brand card, well, you know what to do....

If it is a Class 6 or higher and a good brand of card, try a reformat of the card. If the problem continues, replace the card.
Both are Class 6 Adata. One was from Microcenter and the other from Amazon. I'll just format them and see if the problem appears again.

Thanks for the responses.
10-13-2010, 11:35 AM   #13
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I'll be 7th then
still 245 out of 250 is not so bad...
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Both are Class 6 Adata. One was from Microcenter and the other from Amazon. I'll just format them and see if the problem appears again.
Okay I said it b4, but I will say it again - Adata is crap. But to save your cards, you might do a slow format on the computer, then format again on camera. If it failed just once more, time to trash.
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I would not chance "just one more time", ditch them.
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