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03-17-2016, 07:20 PM   #1
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Does the memory card cause this image?

This happens infrequently so far but could it be the beginning of a major failure. My k-3 has been reliable otherwise and I would be hard pressed to finish my project with out it.

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03-17-2016, 07:56 PM   #2
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Happened to me too.

It's better if you format your SD card every times you start a new photo session. This card may also have a problem (if it keeps doing so).
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Try a new card. If it continues to do this, you may have a camera problem.
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A few steps to try to rule out sources of the problem.
1. Use both SD Card slots at the same time with the camera set to save to both. (Continue and compare until you see the problem, is it happening to 1 or both cards?, keep track of Card A/B and Slot 1/2)
2. Switch the cards to the opposite slot and try again. (Do the same test as before)

These 2 things should help determine if a card is bad or the SD Slot has a problem.
Example: If Card A messes up in either slot but Card B is ok then it's likely a Bad SD Card. If Both Cards mess up in only Slot 1 it could be a bad connector.
If all of your cards mess up in both slots you have a problem. Try re-flashing Firmware and the cards from a clean slate.
If none of these steps help, repair is the only option.
This is why I shoot with both cards at all times.

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There was a thread on this a few weeks ago. Most conclusions related to card problems. I have seen this once. My situation followed a complicated sequence of transferring images from a SD card to a laptop using lightroom. Editing on that laptop of some of the images. Copying all images originals and edits to an external hard drive and then importing the contents of the external hard drive to my main computer using lightroom. About 1 in 30 images showed showed patterns such as yours. My fix was simply deleting faulty images and re-importing from original SD Card to the main computer. I never really got to the bottom of it but I suspect one of the copy processes was interrupted, resulting in corruption of a number of files.
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I had one SD card that caused this effect on my K-5 II, especially when shooting a burst. Threw that card out and have never seen the issue since.
03-18-2016, 12:10 AM   #7
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Definitely card. Try reformatting. If that doesn't work, throw it out and get a new one.
03-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #8
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Thanks to all for the help, I'm relieved to get so many comments that offer useful advise.


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