A388
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Need Help Urgently!

Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:22 pm

I just came from the airport after an afternoon taking photos. I thaught to try out the Av-mode of my EOS300D camera. However, now that I want to download the photos (about 100 photos) the download program says that there are no images on my card or camera, but they are on my card!!! I've never seen this and have no clue what's the problem. The photos are on my memorycard/camera but still the program says it's empty. Can anyone help me out here please. I'm desperate here and want to see the photos so I can further improve my photography skills.

Any help is very much appreciated.

A388
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:26 pm

If you know anyone who has a card reader (they can be bought very cheaply) you can put the card into that and it will download the photo files directly on to the computer, bypassing the camera itself. You won't need any program - you just attach the card reader to a USB port and it becomes like a D or E drive, and you can then save it from there directly on to the hard drive (or a CD for that matter).

If I have read your post right this would be an excellent option.

Hope this helps.

Paul
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:40 pm

I had this happen to me on my 10d the other day and the first frame was corrupted somehow.
I had to delete that one and all the rest downloaded okay.
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:41 pm

I agree with Paul

Card readers are much better and if, as you say that the photos are on the card and you can see them, the using a CF Card reader should solve that. It just plugs into the USB port and its much faster as well. The other benefit is that you save on the camera's battery too.
Once you have downloaded them you can delete them off the card, again much quicker.

Like Paul said, the computer treats the card like another drive.

Its funny how far things have moved on, I was just thinking the other day that, my 512mb CF Card was the same size of my old 486 hard drive, now I need 1G cards.

Quoting Dendrobatid (Reply 2):
I had to delete that one and all the rest downloaded okay.

Mick you just reminded me, that happened to me too, I don't use that card anymore but I had to do the same, find the corrupt image, delete it and then got the rest downloaded.


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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:10 am

The above answers should indeed help you.

Just out of interest: did you shoot in RAW format?

What I have experienced with Nikon D70, is that RAW pics don't seem to show up when you use the camera software for downloading the pics, and neither with the Windows standard camera wizard. They only show up when simultaneously with the RAW picture, the camera has also recorded a JPEG. The way around this is indeed putting the card in a card reader and "opening" it like you would do with a disk drive.

Has anyone experienced something similar?
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:06 am

Hi,

Thanks for the tips. So I have to find the corrupted image, delete it and the rest will donwload. I use a CompactFlash SanDisk Ultra II 512 MB memory card and never had problems with it until now. How come an image is 'corrupted'?

I will go to the photo store and buy me a card reader to bypass my own camera. Coming to think of it, doesn't this mean there's something wrong with the camera itself? I noticed when I start downloading the photos from my camera to my pc, the red light indicator doesn't flash, so I would think that the camera doesn't read the photos when downloading them to my pc. Is there something wrong with the camera in such a case?

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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:13 am

A388
Goodness knows what caused the corrupt image, turning the camera off during the buffering or something. It was the first image on the card, something you can hope for too.
I have used the card without problem since
Good luck
Mick Bajcar
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:22 am

So if I use a card reader it will also download the "corrupted" image(s)?

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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:24 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 5):
How come an image is 'corrupted'?

Hi, A388,

I remember someone has ever posted a thread on dpreview.com, saying he got corrupt image as well, and he believed that was caused by not format that CF card; instead, he was always using "delete all." I'm not quite sure if it matches your case.

Quoting Psych (Reply 1):
If you know anyone who has a card reader

And I totally agree with Paul. A card reader could bring another benefit for you - you don't have to open the rubber lid which covers the USB port every time you're downloading photos. That could let that rubber lid live for long. I'm using 350D (I think it's pretty same as 300D) and after I downloaded photos by that USB cable a couple of times, I decided to buy a card reader since I always felt the join of that rubber lid could be easily broken. Maybe I'm too sensitive.  Wink

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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:28 am

Using a card reader you should be able to see the content of the card, just like a directory on a hard disk. So if the file is still there, you'll be able to see and "download" it (copy).
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:37 am

Quoting Edoca (Reply 9):
Using a card reader you should be able to see the content of the card, just like a directory on a hard disk. So if the file is still there, you'll be able to see and "download" it (copy).

Exactly, even if some of them may be corrupted.
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:52 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 7):
So if I use a card reader it will also download the "corrupted" image(s)?

The card readers are really cheap and a better way to go than using the mini usb on the camera.
I didn't try too hard to recover the corrupted picture.
What I did was I used the Canon browser in the download from card operation and I selected the pictures 10 or so at a time and downloaded them.
I then got to ten that would not download so the bad one was there.
I started at the last photo and worked back. If I had started at the other end it would no doubt have been the last one - sod's law !
Mick Bajcar
 
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:56 am

Once a photo (or more photos) is/are corrupted, is the memory card still good or is buying another memory card a better option?

Also, is a corrupted image always the first image that's on the memory card? I want to trace this corrupted image but can it be any photo in the card or is it always the first one on the list which results in the camera not being able to download the (rest of the) photo(s). I'm asking this, because if this is true I might as well delete each (next) photo until I can download from my camera again. Any help on this?

Sorry for asking so many questions but I want to have everything in place before I go to the Paris Air Show this friday. I can't permit myself any faults or errors when I'm there because this will probably be the last air show I will be able to attend for many years to come because I'll be moving back to the Caribbean very soon. Now that I'm still in the Netherlands I can still go to these air shows for far less money.

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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:01 am

A388
The card should be okay. Once you have the photos off, re-format it using the Canon Zoom browser Ex programme.
I guess it could be any image, if sod's law works as usual.probably the best one, but my main suspects would be the first and last.
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RE: Need Help Urgently!

Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:04 am

Quoting A388 (Reply 12):
Once a photo (or more photos) is/are corrupted, is the memory card still good or is buying another memory card a better option?

I think it's still good.

Quoting A388 (Reply 12):
Also, is a corrupted image always the first image that's on the memory card?

It only happens when the hardware inside does have defects. Otherwise, I have to say the file on file system (CF card of course is a kind of file system) shares the same possibility of corruption, even the possibility is low.

_Hongyin_

P.S., Mick, you're always faster than me.  Wink

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