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| p.1 #18 · D800/Lexar 1000x Compatibility |
I have sent the following to Lexar, and await a response:
I have been using Lexar products for years without any problems at all,
namely 4x Lexar Professional 300x 8GB UDMA CF cards with a Lexar UDMA
CompactFlash CD Reader (USB 2.0) with a Nikon D200 & Nikon D300.
On 22nd Nov 2012 I purchased a Lexar Professional 1000x CF twin-pack
from B&H Photo (and a Lexar SDHC 32GB 600x twin pack). After taking
approx. 200 photos on a Nikon D800 I copied the NEF files onto my Mac
Pro via a Lexar USB2 which failed to recognise the card. I then
researched on the the web and found that I was not the only one who was
encountering this problem, and that it was quite widespread. A Lexar
USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader was required to recognise the card, so I
purchased one. I managed to copy the NEF files across to my hard drive
and subsequently loaded them into Lightroom. I could see the thumbnails
but when I tried to open the files I got a message 'An Unexpected End of
File Occurred'. I was unable to Develop/Edit the images.
I then used the supplied Image Rescue 4 program to recover all of my NEF
files from the memory card, and renamed them all to the original name,
which was quite a task! I have recovered those photos and they have now
beed developed in Lightroom.
So, I currently have 2x Lexar 1000x CF cards that I am reluctant to use
due to the problems encountered. What is the problem and how do I/you
solve it, as the current situation is totally unacceptable and very
expensive to be unusable.
Lexar Professional 1000x CF
Lexar UDMA CompactFlash CD Reader (USB 2.0)
Lexar USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader (Upgraded to LX01 UNMA 7 Support) Model
LRW300U Rev: D
Nikon D800, latest firmware
Mac Pro, OSX 10.8.2
Lightroom 4.3 (Camera Raw 7.3)