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Re: SD woes

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Ken Waller
Mon, Sep 5, 2022 2:51 PM

I've used the in camera format function to delete images on an SD card and have never had an issue.

HTH

Ken Waller
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Curiosity: How old is the camera you're using? How much use does it get? The SD card cages in the camera do wear, over time, as do the SD cards themselves, such that the card can get loose or the contacts become a little flakey.

I've had this happen on only one of my cameras over the past 20 years, and only had one or two SD cards fail on me, but a lot depends on exactly how a particular camera and card are handled. That particular camera, for me, was purchased used and got used a heckuva lot.

Certainly if a card is loose enough in the slot to lose connection when wiggled, or even just a loose fit in the slot, something is happening because the SD cards should fit the card cage fairly precisely.

It's a good practice to always mark all cards and batteries used with a camera and use them in ordered rotation with only that camera. That way, as problems develop, you can easily identify which components or cameras are suspect. I do this particularly with batteries, but my cards are all marked too. (I'm now using mostly 64 or 128 G cards and that's so much capacity, for my current shooting practices, that I only rarely even need a second card in my bag!)

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Godfrey DiGiorgi - godfreydigiorgi@me.com

On Sep 4, 2022, at 12:23 PM, Rick Womer wrote:

Progress so far:

  • Tested all 4 SD cards.

One occasionally lost its connection to the camera when I wiggled it, and another seemed to fit loosely in the slot and its connection seemed unreliable.

I threw them away and ordered 4 new cards from B&H.

Rick

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I've used the in camera format function to delete images on an SD card and have never had an issue. HTH Ken Waller -----Original Message----- From: Pentax-Discuss Mail List <pdml@pdml.net> Sent: Sep 4, 2022 10:46 PM To: PDML <pdml@pdml.net> Subject: Re: SD woes Curiosity: How old is the camera you're using? How much use does it get? The SD card cages in the camera do wear, over time, as do the SD cards themselves, such that the card can get loose or the contacts become a little flakey. I've had this happen on only one of my cameras over the past 20 years, and only had one or two SD cards fail on me, but a lot depends on exactly how a particular camera and card are handled. That particular camera, for me, was purchased used and got used a heckuva lot. Certainly if a card is loose enough in the slot to lose connection when wiggled, or even just a loose fit in the slot, something is happening because the SD cards should fit the card cage fairly precisely. It's a good practice to always mark all cards and batteries used with a camera and use them in ordered rotation with only that camera. That way, as problems develop, you can easily identify which components or cameras are suspect. I do this particularly with batteries, but my cards are all marked too. (I'm now using mostly 64 or 128 G cards and that's so much capacity, for my current shooting practices, that I only rarely even need a second card in my bag!) G &mdash; Godfrey DiGiorgi - godfreydigiorgi@me.com > On Sep 4, 2022, at 12:23 PM, Rick Womer wrote: > > Progress so far: > > - Tested all 4 SD cards. > > One occasionally lost its connection to the camera when I wiggled it, and another seemed to fit loosely in the slot and its connection seemed unreliable. > > I threw them away and ordered 4 new cards from B&amp;H. > > Rick -- %(real_name)s Pentax-Discuss Mail List To unsubscribe send an email to pdml-leave@pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.