Old 07-26-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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Recently I took a trip to a concert, and, prior to the concert, bought a faster card in order to shoot all the video I wanted. It's a Lexar 8 GB SDHC Platinum II. The card worked fine.

I now have a Rebel T1i that is in the mail and should arrive any day, and just now, I stuck the card into the computer to transfer some images. Unfortunately, it did not insert correctly and went in partially crooked. Fearing the worst, I quickly stuck it properly in the machine to see what would happen. Thankfully the images transferred, but when I put the card back in the camera, it told me there was a card error and to restart the camera. I did so, then formatted the card. Seemed to go fine. I then fired a test image, put it into review mode, and it told me to restart the camera again. I did so, and everything has been fine since (fired off more test images and formatted a few times, no problems).

So, my question is, should I deem the card as possibly unreliable at this point? Has this happened to anyone else? I recently received payment for the use of one of my images and am considering putting it towards a Sandisk 16GB Extreme to power the T1i. Any thoughts on which way to go?

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Old 07-26-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Up to you what you wanna do with your money, but I'd go down the new card path.

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Old 07-26-2011, 09:03 PM   #3
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replacement cost is $16.09 at Amazon, at least you aren't taking a big loss. $110 with shipping to fix my dropped 10-22.
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:42 PM   #4
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replacement cost is $16.09 at Amazon, at least you aren't taking a big loss. $110 with shipping to fix my dropped 10-22.
Ouch. How did that happen?
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$110 with shipping to fix my dropped 10-22.
That sucks.
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Ouch. How did that happen?
I don't care to describe my own failings in a public forum.

The fall was not high enough to damage the lens structurally, but apparently something in the circuitry was affected, leading to an "Err 1" when used.
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Years ago, I was backing up in the dark, my rear window was foggy so I opened the car door to look behind me and WACK, backed into a pole and it mostly tore the drivers side door off. That sucked...
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Years ago, I was backing up in the dark, my rear window was foggy so I opened the car door to look behind me and WACK, backed into a pole and it mostly tore the drivers side door off. That sucked...
Between this thread and the one linked above, you win.



When I got a new bookbag style bag to replace the bulky thing I was using, I zipped it up to meet in the middle at the top. I think slung it over my shoulder and walked outside. Ten feet later, I realized the bag was unzipping and my XTi was falling it. Took a hard hit from six feet up straight on top where the external flash mounts. Never took an external flash again. (And, no, I didn't send it off.)

As I recall, I had the 70 to 200 f4L attached and luckily, it suffered no damage.
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The fall was not high enough to damage the lens structurally, but apparently something in the circuitry was affected, leading to an "Err 1" when used.
Tested gravity with a un zipped camera bag, Camera made it 28-135 didn't. Not fun.

Now if its unzipped the lid stays open.
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Geez... did you bookmark that thread or what?

OP... get a new card, not worth tempting fate.
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I remember that thread. That's an oldie.

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Tested gravity with a un zipped camera bag, Camera made it 28-135 didn't. Not fun.
Watched my gripped D300 with my $1700 24-70 f/2.8 mounted on it fall hood first on the floor.... It wasn't damaged, but now I have an insurance policy from State Farm on all of my gear including the 4 CF cards that I own..

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Watched my gripped D300 with my $1700 24-70 f/2.8 mounted on it fall hood first on the floor.... It wasn't damaged, but now I have an insurance policy from State Farm on all of my gear including the 4 CF cards that I own..
How much is a rider? My agent is lazy saying I don't need it. they don't know me but only had one stolen and one broken over 45 years I had cameras.
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Old 07-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #14
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Geez... did you bookmark that thread or what?
Oh come on, that one's a classic! Not one to just forget about.

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OP... get a new card, not worth tempting fate.
I ultimately agree, the Sandisk Extreme is being ordered this morning.

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