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D700 corrupt files
Joel Reichenberger, Photographer
Steamboat Springs | Co | United States | Posted: 6:31 PM on 09.14.09
->> I've been shooting my new D700 for about a month now and I've started to notice some of the files coming up corrupt.

I use a new 8gb Lexar UDMA 300x card.

It doesn't happen often. Maybe 5 percent of shots. When I am reviewing the photos on the lcd, at first the photo will pop up without a problem, but just for a millisecond. Then it will blink and half the photo will be a brown or green block. When I zoom out, to see 4 or 9 photos at once on the LCD, the corrupt file looks fine. But when I zoom back in, the blocks are there.

When I download them to my computer, sometimes it looks like the camera tried to record two files onto one photo. Where there was a green block, there will be half of another photo (not necessarily the next one in order, either.) Sometimes it's still just a green or brown block.

The lens with which I've noticed it the most is a 17-35 2.8. Seems like it's happened with others, but I'm not positive.. I've used that lens a lot more recently, so that might account for it standing out in my mind.

I haven't really done enough troubleshooting to say much more than that at this point, but, anyone have any thoughts?
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Travis Haughton, Photographer
Crystal Lake | IL | USA | Posted: 6:40 PM on 09.14.09
->> Five photos out of every 100 (five percent) is a pretty high failure rate.

I'd say it needs service.
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David Harpe, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 6:59 PM on 09.14.09
->> Check your battery terminals and make sure they don't have funk on them. Also try swapping batteries and lens connectors. If no obvious problems are found, it probably needs to go in for service.
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Joel Reichenberger, Photographer
Steamboat Springs | Co | United States | Posted: 7:36 PM on 09.14.09
->> I'll take a look at the batteries and connectors. I'm not ready to send it in for service yet mostly because, dang it, it's new and I'm stubborn. I do have the year warranty, thankfully.

I just did some "trouble"shooting (oh yeah, I went there). Of the first 300 frames I took, the very first one was half black. Then on two instances of the remaining photos, it happened twice, seeming to effect 4 frames (two clusters of two frames each, if you will.)That was all shooting as fast as possible w/o the grip, 5 fps.

I then tried mixing it up, shooting a bunch single shots, then bursts again, tried different lenses and moved the focus around and it wouldn't ever do it again. I shot maybe 500 more without it reoccurring once. So I don't know. I'm going to try to keep a closer eye on when it's happening and hopefully isolate something.

Or maybe I'm just going to be stubborn and wait awhile to send it in. I guess.

Thanks for the advice.
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Michael Cavazos, Photographer
Longview | TX | USA | Posted: 7:43 PM on 09.14.09
->> I have been using a D700 since March and have had no corrupt files. The only problem I have is when trying to use the outer auto focus points the camera just searches and searches never focusing on anything. And when using continuous auto focus for tracking something like in football I get a few more soft images than I would like.
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Joe Boyd, Photographer
Huntsville | AL | USA | Posted: 4:54 PM on 10.05.09
->> I got a corrupted CF card (Lexar 4gb 133x) from my D700 after a year of use (and about 16K images). I couldn't copy the files from the card in a CF slot on my computer to the harddrive after a certain file. ImageRescue 3 couldn't even get to all the files. However, I was able to attach the body with the USB cable to the computer, and copy all the images to the harddrive. None of the images themselves were corrupted. I've re-formatted and used the card several times (and 1000+ images) since without incident. Remains to be seen if it's an isolated vs. chronic problem.
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Joel Reichenberger, Photographer
Steamboat Springs | Co | United States | Posted: 3:30 PM on 10.06.09
->> Just to update:

The problem was a new Lexar 8gb 300x CF card. I switched back to a 4 gb card I had and haven't had any problems since.

Thanks for the advice.
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