"camera writes to SD card" Fri 12-Jul-13 09:50 PM by KerryS
Sedro Woolley, WA, US
This has happened to me a couple of times. I keep cards in both the SD and CF slots with the CF set to primary and the SD for overflow. On more than one instance after shoots I have found images on the SD card. The CF card was no where near full. Anyone else have this happen and can anyone explain to me why images are being saved to the SD card?
#1. "RE: camera writes to SD card" In response to Reply # 0
I haven't had this happen once with my D800E. I am/have used Sandisk extreme Pro CF cards and SD cards and the Lexar 1000x cards.
My next thought would be what cards are you using and am wondering it the CF card may have an internal error causing connection issues. Maybe check the camera body and make sure there are no bent pins...
#2. "RE: camera writes to SD card" In response to Reply # 0
Los Angeles, US
My settings are the same as yours, and I have not had the issue you mention. If you are switching between shooting banks, check to see if your settings for card writing are set up the way you want in every bank.
#4. "RE: camera writes to SD card" In response to Reply # 3
Sedro Woolley, WA, US
>Kerry -- How'd this turn out for you. I suspect there's a >different setting in one of your shooting banks as well. The >devil is often in the details! Good luck -- and please >share.
I have not figured it out yet. It has happened twice. Both times I discovered the photos on the SD card several days after they were shot because I usually don't look at that card. Both times it was only a handful of pictures, say a half dozen or so out of a hundred or more shots. The second time this happened I found the pictures a week after they were shot while doing some time lapse photography which is set to write to the SD card.
#6. "RE: camera writes to SD card" In response to Reply # 5 Wed 17-Jul-13 12:55 PM by ajdooley
Scott -- Aren't all the options amazing... until we forget which one we have invoked. It's like the story of "computer errors," in which the computer is blamed for input errors! Sometimes I think these things have too many moving parts. Maybe Nikon could consider another setting for old guys like me -- a "dumb people" setting! It would allow us to select some things, like ISO, metering, focus, and modes. But none of the other stuff.
#7. "RE: camera writes to SD card" In response to Reply # 6
>Maybe Nikon could consider another setting >for old guys like me -- a "dumb people" setting! It >would allow us to select some things, like ISO, metering, >focus, and modes. But none of the other stuff.
For marketing purposes it would be called the "Pro" setting or the "Heritage" setting, or maybe they could just have a preset bank called "Ansel Adams".