Help. Can anyone explain this?
victorian squid wrote:
- can you see "normal" images on camera?
- how are you transferring?
- do it again, and do it different (if via reader, do it via camera - or vice versa)
Normally, images that write badly to a card look something like "white noise" on part or all of an image. It's not at all unusual (sadly) for an SD card to write poorly, one reason I do RAW + JPEG on my 60D when traveling. I've had RAW go bad, where the JPEG image is fine.
I tend to think this might have been a transfer issue, but it could still be the card.
Did I say I hate SD?
If I didn't, I hate SD.
In almost 10 years I've never once had a bad image on a CF card. SD more than I can count. They can be tough little suckers though, I'll give 'em that.
Thanks everyone for the quick replies. I was kind of panicking there.
The images look fine on the camera. I transferred them using the built in card reader on my (pretty old) pc.
I tried copying, via the card reader, a couple more times, and different images -- both when viewed in the folder I copied them to and when viewed on the pc directly from the card -- showed that "effect" at different times.
Sounds like maybe the card reader is bad as you've suggested. That's kind of a bummer because it's so convenient. But I'll try transferring directly from the camera in the future.