My D800 is a few months old, a few hundred clicks only and came from possibly the best Nikon dealer in the UK at the latest FW state as at 2014. It has 2 year Nikon warranty but I dont want to send it 1500 miles if I can avoid it there being no Nikon Support where I live.
Last week it locked up when I turned it on, no controls were available and the green LED was on, I turned it on & off twice and it has been OK since but another thing happened and I wonder if both problems could be to do with the cards.
The second problem - randomly it will not delete images from the CF card.(less than twenty images in card)without several attempts using the delete button on top rear of camera. One time tried formatting the CF and saw the 'no images' message but when I turned the camera on next time the images had reappeared!
The set up was RAW on CF & jpeg fine copy on SD which is what I would like. I have seen some problems noted on other sites where card anomalies have been noted.
I have replaced my 32GB CF (Transcend)with a 8GB Sandisk & removed the SD for the moment to see if either problems reoccur.
>The second problem - randomly it will not delete images from >the CF card.(less than twenty images in card)without several >attempts using the delete button on top rear of camera. One >time tried formatting the CF and saw the 'no images' message >but when I turned the camera on next time the images had >reappeared! > >The set up was RAW on CF & jpeg fine copy on SD which is >what I would like.
Isn't it normal you need to confirm deletes?
Also isn't there an option to only delete from one card?
Shows how little I look at the menus -) I'm sure somebody remembers.
The long write times with a seemingly non-ending green light are not uncommon. It has happened to me three or four times in a year's time. Usually it happens at weddings when I am shooting rather continuously. I believe this is normal.
As to the card that deleted files remained on, that would not be normal, if you did delete them properly. You could try formatting the card in your computer and then reformatting it in your camera. That would definitely sound like a card issue. If the Sandisk works, then the other card has issues, I would guess.
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member
Thanks for reply, I seldom have more than a few images on a card and I was talking about turning the camera on from cold as against trying to delete straight after shooting. Having said that I took maybe 100 shots recently with no problem at all. I guess I dont really need a 32 GB in there, will see how it goes with the 8GB Sandisk although its not so fast until I break the bank with a Lexar whatever.
Very occasionally my D800e will show 'card' on the top screen and just hang. This is whilst using a Lexar 800x 32gb pro card. I have two and it can do it with either, they are however, on the approved cards list and the only way to get out of it is to turn the camera off then back on. I've formatted the cards in camera and sometimes they'll do it and sometimes they'll be fine all day long. Never does it with my Sandisk card though.
This is a persistent issue in this forum so I'll add my story. I have 3 sets of SanDisk Extreme Pro 32GB CF and SD card pairs which I have used since buying my 800E. They're rotated through consistently. I do get hang UPS occasionally which last about 15 to 20 secs. But the hang ups are rare enough so I can't pinpoint anything specific. My current hypothesis is it happens with my set #2. I'll report back if I have any updates.
The only time I've ever got this hang up is when I have both a CF (Lexar or Scandisk) and a SD (Scandisk) cards in at the same time. If I only use a CF card, the issue never happens. I think it's more of a interface lag between the two slots that causes a internal clock sync issue or something.... I don't know????
Maybe the new firmware just released will solve some of these lockup issues... I haven't loaded on my camera yet but will soon.
It sounds to me the firmware update is addressing the issue here. In any case, I've done the update. Will be interesting whether the lockup problem is truly resolved. Looking forward for my first lockup after the update.
I have the exact problem, but with a Sandisk 64GB Extreme 45 mb/s. It also appeared with the new firmware installed (never experienced such a problem before).
Once again, Nikon screw up big, with a buggy firmware this time. This is very serious and I am discouraged just at the idea that Nikon will probably deny the problem forever. The guy responsible for QA must be fired and fast... Such a mess...
Hi Claude, sorry to hear about this. I saw your other post in the "new firmware" thread and wonder what effect using a different brand or model, e.g., Extreme Pro, or size would have. I haven't put enough shots on my camera post-update to test my camera, although my incidents were rare to begin with.