I'm getting a a black image...not a write failure, but a slow shutter maybe and an ERR message in 1 of about ever 50 shots. The weird thing is if I wait 5-10 seconds it goes back to normal until it happens again. Any ideas?
1. Do you format your card in the camera....a good practice? 2. Does it happen on other cards?
Maybe you delete your files from a computer as opposed to formatting in the camera. If I am experiencing severe problems with a card, I format it in a computer first and then I format it in the camera.
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member
I have that very thing happen on my D700. I've always had what I thought was a loose connect between the camera body and lens because of the play in that connection. When I am using my 1.4TC on my 200-400 Nikkor, it happens more often, especially when it is 0 to 15 degrees and using a tripod. What I notice is the err message and 0 for an f/stop. One time I had to remove the TC to be able to continue shooting. It was very cold that day.
Cleaning the connection surfaces and trying not to 'hang' on the camera while it's mounted on the tripod has kept this problem to a minimum. I have never had it happen while shooting offhand. It only happens when I use the big lens.
When I bought my camera from an (ahem!) dealer that I will never deal with again, I also received a Zeikos battery pack in lieu of the MB-D10. At first, it worked well. Then, suddenly, it started reporting an ERRor message. If the battery pack is removed, the ERRor message disappears. If reinserted, it returns. I will eventually purchase the MB-D10 in a few months but until then, I have to do without the battery pack.