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first D800 issue - never saw this before

dhmiller

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dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 19th May 2009
Sun 21-Oct-12 10:34 PM

I've taken 5 - 6000 shots with my D800E but yesterday ran into my first problem. I was shooting 3-shot continuous FPS and got 3 - 4 out of 700 shots with this purple coloring on the lower half of the image. Anyone have any thought? This is a crop to meet the size limits.
Definitely going to Melvile ASAP.
Dennis

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Gromit44

UK
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#1. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 0

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Sun 21-Oct-12 08:47 PM

What memory card were you using?

Bulgakov

Winter Springs, US
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#2. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 1

Bulgakov Registered since 31st Oct 2006
Sun 21-Oct-12 09:21 PM

I had something similar happen with my D300 and I posted a question on that forum a few months ago. I got responses ranging from a bad shutter, to a bad card. My issue eventually turned out to be a bad connection between my card reader and my computer. I bought a new one and the problem ended. An easy way to test for this is to re-upload the pictures and see if either the problem goes away or you see the problem but other images are involved.

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InsaneO

Encino, US
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#3. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 2

InsaneO Registered since 09th May 2012
Sun 21-Oct-12 09:32 PM

I had similar problem and it turned out my card reader.
Come to find out that it is not compatible with many new cards.
It is based on IDE and it is not compatible with any controllers but one particular chip.
The name of the company is Addonics. Stay away!!!!!
30% of the pictures were corrupted during transfer. The problem was random and until I actually open each picture I could not know which one was corrupted.

dhmiller

US
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#4. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 3

dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 19th May 2009
Sun 21-Oct-12 11:05 PM

Ah- the card/card reader/ Hadn't thought of that, but in fact, yes - when I looked at the card again from Finder, the images are fine. So it was just the transfer - high end Sandisk card, but looks like the Delkin read created the issue, not the camera.
Big relief!
Thanks again all.
Dennis

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Mik3ymomo

Mount Laurel, US
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#5. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 4

Mik3ymomo Registered since 30th Apr 2007
Mon 22-Oct-12 10:45 AM

I'm glad you sorted that out. I'm looking at a D800 myself and am hoping the bugs have been worked out and want to make sure I don't end up with a problem.

Btw that was quite a birthmark on that horse

D300, 12-24mm f4, 24-70mm f2.8, 70-200mm F2.8 VR, 60mm F2.8 Micro, AF-s, 300mm F4 AF-S
Manfrotto 3021PRO/322RC2 Grip Ball Head
Sold: D200, 18-200mm 80-400mm VR, 24mm F2.8D
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dhmiller

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#6. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 5

dhmiller Silver Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 19th May 2009
Mon 22-Oct-12 11:08 AM

;-)
Happy to report that I have not had any issues with the camera at all.
I have the E, btw, and have seen no moire in 5 - 6k shots.
Good luck,
Dennis

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Gromit44

UK
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#7. "RE: first D800 issue - never saw this before" | In response to Reply # 4

Gromit44 Registered since 04th Jan 2012
Mon 22-Oct-12 11:41 AM

These are good readers Dennis - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/845797-REG/Lexar_LRW307URBNA_Professional_USB_3_0_Dual_Slot.html/BI/4775/KBID/5289/ - very fast too.

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