Problem with Oympus Pen-F: Corrupted ORF files - No SD problem.

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jeduar New Member • Posts: 14
Problem with Oympus Pen-F: Corrupted ORF files - No SD problem.


I would like to share with you a problem I have found with my 16 months old Olympus Pen-F. It has been working perfectly for the last 12 months or so... and suddenly it has begun to produce ORF files that are corrupt. No .jpg has ever been produced... I read in other threads that it could be due to a defective SD. But I think is not.

Even if I analyzed it and no utility found any problem on it (it was a 32Gb SanDisk Extreme ) I purchased another one: a 64Gb SanDisk Extreme Pro and the problem appeared again. It's not a SD problem, files are written and retrieved without any problem and low level formatting doesn't show any defective sectors.

I have checked, I am at the latest (and old) camera firmware version 3.1.

I am a registered user of DXO Photolab 4.0 and I use it to convert the RAW to JPG. Just in case I installed the latest version of Olympus Workspace. The problem also appears. Although the screen rendering on the two applications of the ORF file is the same, the jpg produced are a bit different.

I am a bit suspicious, because in version 3.1 firmware (2019) it's stated that "Stability of operation when using SD card (UHS-II) has been improved." Do you know which were the stability problems people had at that time?

Do you know if this a defective camera?

I link (I am a bit new to forum use... and none of my accounts seems to allow pictures to be inserted) only one file but for every bad ORF it's the same:

The files are available here:

The ORF file: P9180018.ORF

The camera produced jpg: P9180018.JPG

The DXO Photolab 4 produced jpg: P9180018_DxO.jpg

The Olympus Workspace producen jpg: P9180018-wks.jpg

The caption of the ORF in DXO4: DXO-RAW.png

The capture of the ORF in Olympus Workspace: OLYMPUS-WKS-RAW.png

Best regards


PD: I misposted a similar message by error in the Olympus SLR Forum...

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