I was photographing some of my tomatoes when the image of the 10th shot came up black. I thought I might have hit the vertical shutter button and kept on shooting. But when I downloaded the pictures this is what I got. Anyone have an idea on what's going on?
#1. "RE: D1 black or corupted images" | In response to Reply # 0reygay Registered since 29th Feb 2004Fri 04-Aug-06 09:36 PM
Your D1 seems to be in prettier shape than mine! Mine suffers from luminance noise at certain conditions ~ now this could be caused by the old battery that's supplied to me by Adorama(they gave me 2 but the other one is only used for CCD cleaning ). The D1 is not tolerant with old batteries and I think the luminance issue can be solved by getting a new battery, cuz CCDs such as these need powerful & fresh batteries.
Looking at your 3rd image, it tells me that your battery needs recharging ~ it's similar to my D1, that pink/magenta "Aurora" does appear. Do you have a new battery for it or is it the older EN-4? I suggest buying a new one, whether Nikon or third party. And also do no forget to refresh your batteries everytime before recharging, just press the "refresh" button on your MH-15/MH-16 charger.
Lastly, what memory card are you using? It is recommended by Nikon to use a Lexar Platinum II for the D1 and I really agree with them.
Hope that helps.
#2. "That was the problem!!" | In response to Reply # 1alanch1 Registered since 14th Nov 2005Sat 05-Aug-06 03:01 PM
I plugged in my AC adaptor and the camera performed flawlessly. All 3 of my batteries are very old and used and yes they are all EN-4's. I guess it's time to replace them.