memory cards

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by tophatrus, Apr 24, 2006.

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    tophatrus Guest

    I just got my first dslr, (Nikon D50). My question is why do some
    images remain on the card when I reinsert it in the camera, but they
    all remain when inserted back into my computer.? Not deleted any
    manually, so what determines what the camera shows as empty, but the
    computer still picks up? Thanks.
    tophatrus, Apr 24, 2006
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    ian lincoln Guest

    Thats rather worrying. Format card in camera and try again.
    ian lincoln, Apr 24, 2006
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  3. On 24 Apr 2006 01:07:35 -0700, in
    The devil is in the details. Have you edited the files in anyway? Are they
    all in the same directory/foldeer? The camera can create a new folder under
    some circumstances and may be only looking at the current one being used to
    store images.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Apr 24, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Always format in the camera.
    Paul Furman, Apr 24, 2006
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    I must admit that it sounds as though the program is editing the
    images directly on the SD card, instead of copying them into the
    computer and then working with them.

    I always copy all images from the card (CF for my D70, instead
    of SD for your D50), and then work on the images with the card back in
    the camera -- and formatted in the camera to flush away everything. I
    also actually copy to two disks to increase the chance of images
    surviving a disk crash, and regularly back up on tape and DVD-ROM, and
    always edit *copies* made for that purpose alone, leaving the original
    images from the camera available for future modification starting from
    what the camera provided.
    Yes -- if you are using small images and lower quality (higher
    JPEG compression) it can get over the limit which the camera will allow
    in a single folder, and automatically create additional folders. I
    never hit this limit with 1GB CF cards and fine/medium selected, but the
    new 4GB CF card will allow me to hit this limit, even with Fine/Large
    images, only RAW will not exceed the size limit. (The limit is 999
    images per directory.) If you are not cleaning out the card each time
    (ideally with a format in the camera), then you are likely to exceed the
    size limit over time.

    I'm not sure about the D50, but with the D70, there is a
    combination of two buttons (marked with red text) which when pressed
    simultaneously will engage the in-camera format mode without having to
    go into the menus.

    Good Luck,
    DoN. Nichols, Apr 25, 2006
  6. On 24 Apr 2006 23:09:34 GMT, in
    FWIW, from the D50 manual this doesn't appear to be the case., as it is on
    the D-70 and D-200.
    Ed Ruf (REPLY to E-MAIL IN SIG!), Apr 25, 2006
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    Anthony Guest

    Thanks for all your help. Yes I did try to edit a few shots within
    I shoot at large and fine. Will try to just copy what I like to cd's,
    ship from there and reformat camera. See if that helps.

    Again thanks for all your advice. I'm sure I'll be back.
    Anthony, Apr 25, 2006
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    Anthony Guest

    Thanks about format in camera.
    Anthony, Apr 25, 2006
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    Anthony Guest

    lol about black holes...always thought there was something to that.
    Anthony, Apr 25, 2006
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    It came from a button acquired at a SF convention. I never was
    able to determine who originated the saying, so I can't give proper
    credit in the .sig -- but I have been using it since about 1982 or so.

    DoN. Nichols, Apr 25, 2006
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