Hi all, I was shooting some shots at my godson's B ball game. "Thank god it wasnt a real gig" I was using my Lexar Pro 300X 16GB CF card, shooting in RAW. Taking the pics and viewing them in the camera was fine. When I got home I put them into my Dell Studio PC,,,like I always do,, and the window came up and said "no new images on disc". I tried to import them and open them with LR4 and NX2, but the thumbnails were blank and if I tried to open any of them I would get "this type of file cannot be opened or read" I put the card back in my camera and it said "no images" I then downloaded the trial of Lexars image rescue and sure enough it brought them up and several hundred other images I shot long ago. It would not let me rescue them unless I paid for the full version of the program. Does anyone have any opinions on the best image recovery software??? Most importantly why could this have happened??? Bad card??? or just a glitch?? Can't have this happen when I'm shooting a wedding or paying event!!
Edit...I didn't see the part where you said you put the card back in the camera and it reported NO IMAGES.
If you don't have a card in the camera, or if it is not seated properly, it is possible to shoot away and review the image on the back of the camera as you shoot. Nothing is being saved of course. There is a command in the menus that stops shooting until you have a card, but that has to be turned on.
I've used Image Rescue or something similar to pull images off cards after I formatted them prematurely. If there are images still on the card, it should find them. If the card wasn't full seated, it might find the set of shots before this shoot.
I use Sandisk RescuePro to recover images from corrupted cards. To date the only cards I have had a problem with were made by Lexar. Do you format the card in the camera before using them? Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
can you make sure the files the recovery software claims to be able to recover are the images you are looking for and not from the previous shooting session (which you may have deleted by quick formatting the card)?
I once had an issue with pictures disappearing from my D3. I discovered that I had caused it by overloading the camera's computer system when scrolling much too quickly through 100's of pictures. By overloading the computer in the camera, it caused errors on the card (I have a previous post about this). I was also using a Lexar cards, and had thought it was an issue with the card. I contacted Lexar, and they gave me a full version of their recovery program without having to pay for it.