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07-24-2013, 04:02 PM   #1
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Pentax K-30- preview fine on camera but on export something odd happens

Hey guys.

Yet another issue with my K30. I just came back from a photoshoot and upon loading the images on Lightroom, I discovered a lot of the images showed up like this:

The preview on the camera looks fine. When I look at the thumbnails on my Finder, they seem fine as well.
Any idea what this could be?

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07-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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Could it be a corrupted memory card? That would be my guess -- format and try again.
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What format were you saving in? I assume raw DNG.

These half-blank images are a recurring thread topic. It's some sort of memory problem and I don't recall anyone ever proving why it happens. The usual advice is bad memory card.

The reason why the preview looks fine is that a DNG file includes a small JPG for speedy previews. The camera and initial Lightroom view use the JPG. When you try to edit, though, the full DNG gets used.
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I had a very similar thing happen once when I neglected to format a card. My preferred way of deleting images is to format the card, never a problem again.

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Thanks guys. The problem was indeed the memory card!

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