Nikon D70 File Problem.....

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Patrick Markovic, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. I have a Nikon D70 that I was using to take photos yesterday using a 512
    Mb flash card which was formatted in the camera since the usage. I set
    the camera to save the photos in "Raw + JPEG Basic" format. I took some
    70 photos, the camera split them into two different folders: 100NCD70
    and 101NCD70. In the folder 100NCD70 folder, the photos were titled
    DSC_5037 to DSC_5078. When it started saving photos in 101NCD70, the
    photos were titled DSC5076 to DSC5102. In other words, when it started
    using the second file, it re-used the picture numbers 5076, 5077 and
    5078, has anyone ever seen this before and what might cause it? In
    addition, in the folder 100NCD70, the photo file DSC_5078.NEF is
    corrupted and not recoverable, the JPEG version is OK. Never have seen
    this happen before, I've tested the flash card using Lexar Image
    Recovery tool and did not find any errors with only 0.2% fragmentation.
    Is there any way that I can prevent this from happening again????
     
    Patrick Markovic, Mar 26, 2008
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  2. Patrick Markovic

    Mike Mills Guest

    Is there
    > any way that I can prevent this from happening again????


    format the card and hope for the best.
     
    Mike Mills, Mar 26, 2008
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  3. Patrick Markovic

    frederick Guest

    Mike Mills wrote:
    > Is there
    >> any way that I can prevent this from happening again????

    >
    > format the card and hope for the best.
    >

    I have had occasional problems with D70 and card writing errors. I
    think (but can't confirm 100%) that these all related to using a cheap
    aftermarket battery - that seemed to possibly not have enough current
    capacity to reliably write files to cards when using burst mode. After
    shooting a burst or using the flash, LCD charge indicator would drop,
    then (IMO weirdly) recover. Errors ranged from one or a few corrupted
    files to unreadable cards (recoverable using recovery software).
     
    frederick, Mar 26, 2008
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  4. Patrick Markovic

    G Guest

    You might trying resetting the camera or has the camera the latest firmware
    update?



    "Patrick Markovic" <> wrote in message
    news:KhxGj.1979$EJ2.1825@trndny03...
    I have a Nikon D70 that I was using to take photos yesterday using a 512
    Mb flash card which was formatted in the camera since the usage. I set
    the camera to save the photos in "Raw + JPEG Basic" format. I took some
    70 photos, the camera split them into two different folders: 100NCD70
    and 101NCD70. In the folder 100NCD70 folder, the photos were titled
    DSC_5037 to DSC_5078. When it started saving photos in 101NCD70, the
    photos were titled DSC5076 to DSC5102. In other words, when it started
    using the second file, it re-used the picture numbers 5076, 5077 and
    5078, has anyone ever seen this before and what might cause it? In
    addition, in the folder 100NCD70, the photo file DSC_5078.NEF is
    corrupted and not recoverable, the JPEG version is OK. Never have seen
    this happen before, I've tested the flash card using Lexar Image
    Recovery tool and did not find any errors with only 0.2% fragmentation.
    Is there any way that I can prevent this from happening again????
     
    G, Mar 26, 2008
    #4
  5. Patrick Markovic

    Buy_Sell Guest

    I've recently got a few corrupt files on my new memory card but I am
    hedging my guess that I turned the camera off before the write was
    completed. I often flick on the camera, take the shot and then
    immediately flick off the camera, to save battery life. I don't know
    why I do this but it has become a habit. D70s

    On Mar 26, 12:15 pm, Patrick Markovic <> wrote:
    > I have a Nikon D70 that I was using to take photos yesterday using a 512
    > Mb flash card which was formatted in the camera since the usage. I set
    > the camera to save the photos in "Raw + JPEG Basic" format. I took some
    > 70 photos, the camera split them into two different folders: 100NCD70
    > and 101NCD70. In the folder 100NCD70 folder, the photos were titled
    > DSC_5037 to DSC_5078. When it started saving photos in 101NCD70, the
    > photos were titled DSC5076 to DSC5102. In other words, when it started
    > using the second file, it re-used the picture numbers 5076, 5077 and
    > 5078, has anyone ever seen this before and what might cause it? In
    > addition, in the folder 100NCD70, the photo file DSC_5078.NEF is
    > corrupted and not recoverable, the JPEG version is OK. Never have seen
    > this happen before, I've tested the flash card using Lexar Image
    > Recovery tool and did not find any errors with only 0.2% fragmentation.
    > Is there any way that I can prevent this from happening again????
     
    Buy_Sell, Mar 26, 2008
    #5
  6. Patrick Markovic

    Guest

    On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:15:54 GMT, in rec.photo.digital.slr-systems Patrick
    Markovic <> wrote:

    >I have a Nikon D70 that I was using to take photos yesterday using a 512
    >Mb flash card which was formatted in the camera since the usage. I set
    >the camera to save the photos in "Raw + JPEG Basic" format. I took some
    >70 photos, the camera split them into two different folders: 100NCD70
    >and 101NCD70. In the folder 100NCD70 folder, the photos were titled
    >DSC_5037 to DSC_5078. When it started saving photos in 101NCD70, the
    >photos were titled DSC5076 to DSC5102. In other words, when it started
    >using the second file, it re-used the picture numbers 5076, 5077 and
    >5078, has anyone ever seen this before and what might cause it? In
    >addition, in the folder 100NCD70, the photo file DSC_5078.NEF is
    >corrupted and not recoverable, the JPEG version is OK. Never have seen
    >this happen before, I've tested the flash card using Lexar Image
    >Recovery tool and did not find any errors with only 0.2% fragmentation.
    >Is there any way that I can prevent this from happening again????


    You might try ejecting and reinserting the card prior to shooting after the
    camera has been sitting around. for a while. Another possibility is it
    might be an early symptom leading to the issue for the service advisory.

    http://www.nikonusa.com/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/index.page?

    "It has come to our attention that select electrical components in a
    limited number of D70 cameras may, in some instances, fail affecting camera
    performance and/or operability.

    While only a limited number of D70 cameras are affected by this advisory,
    if (1) when a memory card is inserted, your D70's memory card access lamp
    blinks, locking camera operations and preventing operation, or (2) with no
    memory card inserted, the camera will not turn on despite the battery
    indicator showing a fully charged battery, Nikon Inc. will service it free
    of charge.

    To obtain complimentary service for cameras affected by this advisory,
    please click the link below to download and print the Service Return Form.
    The Service Return Form provides return instructions.

    The Frequently Asked Questions button at the bottom of this page offers
    more information about this advisory and, should you have more questions,
    also provides information about how to contact Nikon.

    We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience."
     
    , Mar 26, 2008
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  7. Patrick Markovic

    Pboud Guest

    Buy_Sell wrote:
    > I've recently got a few corrupt files on my new memory card but I am
    > hedging my guess that I turned the camera off before the write was
    > completed. I often flick on the camera, take the shot and then
    > immediately flick off the camera, to save battery life. I don't know
    > why I do this but it has become a habit. D70s


    Battery usage is virtually identical whether the camera is off or in
    'standby' (< 2mA vs <3 mA).. The killer is the LCD screen..

    :)
    P.
    >
    > On Mar 26, 12:15 pm, Patrick Markovic <> wrote:
    >> I have a Nikon D70 that I was using to take photos yesterday using a 512
    >> Mb flash card which was formatted in the camera since the usage. I set
    >> the camera to save the photos in "Raw + JPEG Basic" format. I took some
    >> 70 photos, the camera split them into two different folders: 100NCD70
    >> and 101NCD70. In the folder 100NCD70 folder, the photos were titled
    >> DSC_5037 to DSC_5078. When it started saving photos in 101NCD70, the
    >> photos were titled DSC5076 to DSC5102. In other words, when it started
    >> using the second file, it re-used the picture numbers 5076, 5077 and
    >> 5078, has anyone ever seen this before and what might cause it? In
    >> addition, in the folder 100NCD70, the photo file DSC_5078.NEF is
    >> corrupted and not recoverable, the JPEG version is OK. Never have seen
    >> this happen before, I've tested the flash card using Lexar Image
    >> Recovery tool and did not find any errors with only 0.2% fragmentation.
    >> Is there any way that I can prevent this from happening again????

    >
     
    Pboud, Mar 27, 2008
    #7
  8. Patrick Markovic

    Guest

    On Wed, 26 Mar 2008 19:15:54 GMT, Patrick Markovic
    <> wrote:

    >I have a Nikon D70 ... the camera split them into two different folders: ...


    This has happened twice to me, with the same symptoms, except that I
    didn't lose any files. It happened at about the 11,000 picture mark. I
    have a D70, use Nikon batteries whose power was fine, format
    in-camera, and did not shut the camera off. It was like a hickup when
    writing an image.

    Until they get repeatable I blame this kind of thing on cosmic rays.

    Cheers,
    DuncanC
     
    , Mar 29, 2008
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  9. Patrick Markovic

    Joe Makowiec Guest

    On 26 Mar 2008 in rec.photo.digital.slr-systems, Patrick Markovic
    wrote:

    > I have a Nikon D70 that I was using to take photos yesterday using a
    > 512 Mb flash card which was formatted in the camera since the usage.
    > I set the camera to save the photos in "Raw + JPEG Basic" format. I
    > took some 70 photos, the camera split them into two different
    > folders: 100NCD70 and 101NCD70. In the folder 100NCD70 folder, the
    > photos were titled DSC_5037 to DSC_5078. When it started saving
    > photos in 101NCD70, the photos were titled DSC5076 to DSC5102. In
    > other words, when it started using the second file, it re-used the
    > picture numbers 5076, 5077 and 5078, has anyone ever seen this
    > before and what might cause it? In addition, in the folder 100NCD70,
    > the photo file DSC_5078.NEF is corrupted and not recoverable, the
    > JPEG version is OK. Never have seen this happen before, I've tested
    > the flash card using Lexar Image Recovery tool and did not find any
    > errors with only 0.2% fragmentation. Is there any way that I can
    > prevent this from happening again????


    I've had this happen to me a couple of times. My recall is that it had
    to do with trying to take a picture while viewing multiple pictures on
    the preview screen, and/or maybe using the preview's zoom feature.
    However, I just tried to duplicate it, and wasn't able to.

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    Joe Makowiec, Mar 29, 2008
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  10. Patrick Markovic

    Eric

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    "I think (but can't confirm 100%) that these all related to using a cheap
    aftermarket battery."

    I bought a cheap battery in China for D70 and observed this behavior too.
     
    Eric, Sep 27, 2014
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