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| p.1 #1 · The strange disappearance (and miraculous discovery) of images in 5D III |
Just an observation:
I was testing (aka fooling around with) a new 5D Mark III, and put in a couple of cards I'd used on other cameras - there was still a fair amount of free space left on each, and I needed a few old files off the CF. so I decided against formatting the cards: a new user, I was not sure I wouldn't format the wrong card by accident.
I tried a few different settings for saving images to both or one card, and kept on shooting after picking "sequential, automatic switch between cards" (not sure if these are the exact words in the menu, but that's the idea), and just kept shooting. I did a bit of chimping, and all was well.
After putting the cards into my computer (an "ancienescent" desktop with all manner of card slots, thank you, HP!), I couldn't find most of the files I took with the new 5D - I looked in the root directory of each card, the DCIM/100CANON folder, they were very simply not there. I started getting ideas - bad card? was there an option the opposite of "shoot without card" (something like "shoot but don't save")? Did I dream the whole thing? I decided to transfer files to HDD before checking again in the camera.
I had stuck the SD card into a Panasonic mFT body I tried out at a store a few days previously, so the card had a 104_PANA folder on it. I decided to take a look in there, just in case, and lo and behold, the latest 5D III images were all in it!
Interesting that the 5D III chose to save them there rather than to an older 100CANON directory created by a 60D.
Off to format the cards now.
A good Sunday to all!
p.s edited for clarity
Edited on Apr 01, 2013 at 01:05 AM · View previous versions