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KerryS

Sedro Woolley, WA, US
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KerryS Registered since 30th Nov 2012
Fri 12-Jul-13 08:49 PM | edited Fri 12-Jul-13 08:50 PM by KerryS

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?

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icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#1. "RE: camera writes to SD card" | In response to Reply # 0

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Fri 12-Jul-13 08:35 PM

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...

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larsch01

Los Angeles, US
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#2. "RE: camera writes to SD card" | In response to Reply # 0

larsch01 Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Feb 2009
Fri 12-Jul-13 09:03 PM

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.

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ajdooley

Waterloo, US
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ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Tue 16-Jul-13 09:19 AM

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.

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KerryS

Sedro Woolley, WA, US
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#4. "RE: camera writes to SD card" | In response to Reply # 3

KerryS Registered since 30th Nov 2012
Tue 16-Jul-13 11:21 AM

>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.

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ScottChapin

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Tue 16-Jul-13 12:35 PM

It has only happened to me when I forgot to change the settings in each and every bank. I have the option set in My Menu to have a quicker option to verify my setting.

Scott Chapin
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ajdooley

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#6. "RE: camera writes to SD card" | In response to Reply # 5

ajdooley Gold Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006
Wed 17-Jul-13 09:54 AM | edited Wed 17-Jul-13 09:55 AM 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.

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mklass

Tacoma, US
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Wed 17-Jul-13 01:18 PM

>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".


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danshep

Olympia, US
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#8. "RE: camera writes to SD card" | In response to Reply # 7

danshep Gold Member Charter Member
Thu 18-Jul-13 12:01 AM



I prefer my setting to be labelled "Not Sure".


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icslowmo

Surprise, US
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#9. "RE: camera writes to SD card" | In response to Reply # 6

icslowmo Registered since 01st Jan 2012
Thu 18-Jul-13 01:31 AM

Or better yet, call it film mode. Set you iso, your meter, focus... Camera would have to have a film style picture control profile that it also defaults to.

Oh what, that sounds like a film camera... :-D

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