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CF Card Problem. Have You Seen This?  
User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 9
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3352 times:

Hi all,
I was out taking pics at the local airport and all was great for the entire day.
I drove home, booted up the computer and scrolled through the 100 plus pics and came across this.....



If you look at the fin of the a/c you can see it is distorted. I have only cropped the photo, nothing else.




None of the other shots in the group of images taken, were affected.

Has anyone else experienced this problem, which I can only put down to the CF card. I sure hope it's nothing to do with the sensor!! (YIKES!)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Cheers

DM.





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User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3324 times:

I think that could be attributed to heat haze

Cheers,

Colin



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User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3259 times:

That's some HUGE heat haze!?!?!?!?!?

David.M.

BTW.. The lens is great!



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User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

That is one of the more bizarre things I have seen this week. Although I too would doubt that data corruption was to blame as the rest of the image is fine and as you said this was the only one on the card that is hosed up. In my limited experience an image that was corrupted on a CF card would be generally unusable and would not open for viewing. But I could be wrong.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3152 times:

I have had worse with my old D30. It took a shot which looked like a half wound on piece of film, and then exposed that half again. (not sure if I'm making sense)
The colours were all screwed up, and the image was a shocker. It was lucky that the image was nothing special. The shots were taken with the same Flashcard, so I might get the card checked out.

Anyone come across any other screwy digital problems like this?

Cheers

David.M.



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User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3151 times:

Doesn't look like a CF Card Problem to me, looks more like some heat or vortex phenomenon.

User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3150 times:

To my mind, the problem is too localised to be CF related. Remember, its not a picture stored on the card, but a mathematical representation - messing with the numbers is very unlikely to have such a limited and smooth effect.

Cheers

Colin



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User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2719 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

I must agree that I do not think this is a CF problem. The only time I have seen a problem very similar to this was with a film camera.

What I believe caused it was a very tiny water droplet on the front of the lens which in essence acts like a small lens itself. This lens on lens action caused a localized distortion. I have seen this on slide film when I have been shooting in the rain and had water drops on the lens. A lot of this is also dependant upon aperature in use as well. Its a combination of droplet and aperature.

Note that even if it wasn't raining, a single droplet of condensation can form or drop. It looks like a grey overcast day.

Steve


User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3116 times:

Digby,

You have an S.O.L. problem.

I'll let you guess what that stands for. (last word is lens)

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlineJormy From Finland, joined Jan 2000, 231 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

This is definitely not a CF card problem. I've encountered this same effect when shooting aircrafts from this angle. It has probably something to do with vortex "effect" and heat radiation...




-Janne


User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

I think that is going back to the future in one second and have it frozen in an image  Nuts

Luis


User currently offlineLewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3623 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

I doubt it is the CF card's problem. Maybe a new X-file? :P

User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3042 times:

Check out the lower left on this picture, looks like the same phenomenon.

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Very nice pic btw!


User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2997 times:

Dripstick...sorry..I must be a little slow today. I don't get it.

On the matter of vortex/vortices in pics, I think we are getting somewhere.
I like the rain drop reason, but it doesn't make sense. It was a cloudy day, and it may have contributed to the problem, but how can you account for this shot.


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It clearly shows that there is a distortion coming off of both wing tips. The only difference is that when it intersects metal, there is not much (if any) distortion. I think it is actually happening near the aircraft, and the camera captures the moment.

So, it looks like the answer was right under my nose!!!

Thanks for the info guys.

David.M.



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User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

I don't like linking to my own photos but I think it's heat haze caused by the engines, look at the nose of the Spanair MD-80 and the left wing of the Air Europa B737


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Toni



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