Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Guest
Forums  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Digital Cameras 
Thread started 06 Jun 2010 (Sunday) 18:36
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

Curious. How do people manage to...

 
davecole650
Member
Avatar
168 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Location: SE Illinois
     
Jun 06, 2010 22:25 |  #16

I had an XT that the pins got bent. Not sure to this day how it happened, got an error message and the camera was toast at that point. All I could figure at the time was that there was just enough slop in the guides/card that the card went in at a slight angle and bent the pins (which are very thin). Threw the card away after that (Lexar I believe). It is possible to do without using much force, I never "forced" the card in, felt normal when I inserted it.


https://photography-on-the.net …?p=5113699&post​count=1082

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ohaha
Member
66 posts
Joined Apr 2008
Location: DC
     
Jun 06, 2010 22:27 |  #17

It's possible.

I ruined a reader a few weeks ago. Picked up the power cable, lift it and didn't realize the reader was still plugged in. Lifted it up to about arm height and the reader disconnected from the cable and fell to the ground. The CF took the brunt of the impact and was launched deep inside of the reader taking all kinds of internals with it. The card survived just fine though.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
krb
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
8,818 posts
Likes: 8
Joined Jun 2008
Location: Where southern efficiency and northern charm come together
     
Jun 06, 2010 22:31 |  #18

Never had a problem with a camera since the socket is deep and has a fairly tight fit. I have a reader built into my computer that is very shallow and the fit between the cards and the slot is sloppy. I have had to straighten the top left pin a couple of times despite being very careful each time I insert a card.


-- Ken
Comment and critique is always appreciated!
Flickr (external link)
Gear list

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Guapo
Senior Member
Avatar
548 posts
Joined Jan 2005
Location: Dallas, TX
     
Jun 06, 2010 22:37 as a reply to  @ krb's post |  #19

This thread is full of jinx. Predicting scores of "I just bent a pin posts" tomorrow.
:D


- Steven
Canon 7D MkII

Nifty Fifty - Canon 17-55 f2.8 - Canon 70-200 f2.8
L IS MkII -

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philwillmedia
THREAD ­ STARTER
Cream of the Crop
5,253 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 25
Joined Nov 2008
Location: "...just south of the 23rd Paralell..."
     
Jun 06, 2010 22:54 |  #20

Guapo wrote in post #10315270 (external link)
This thread is full of jinx. Predicting scores of "I just bent a pin posts" tomorrow.
:D

ahhh...you're onto my evil wicked ways (insert evil laugh)


Regards, Phil
2019 South Australian Country Press Assoc Sports Photo of the Year - Runner Up
2018 South Australian Country Press Assoc Sports Photo of the Year
2018 CAMS (now Motorsport Australia) Gold Accredited Photographer
Finallist - 2014 NT Media Awards
"A bad day at the race track is better than a good day in the office"

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yogestee
"my posts can be a little colourful"
Avatar
13,845 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 41
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Australia
     
Jun 07, 2010 01:07 |  #21

philwillmedia wrote in post #10313955 (external link)
I'm just really curious.

Me too Phil.. When I worked for a newspaper I'd change several CF cards two or three times a day.. Mulitply that by five days a week over seven years I never bent a pin..

I hope I haven't put the mocker on myself:rolleyes:


Jurgen
50D~EOS M50 MkII~EOS M~G11~S95~GoPro Hero4 Silver
http://www.pbase.com/j​urgentreue (external link)
The Title Fairy,, off with her head!!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Bionic ­ Frog
Member
Avatar
108 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Essex, England
     
Jun 07, 2010 04:59 |  #22

philwillmedia wrote in post #10314210 (external link)
That's EXACTLY what I'm puzzled about.
How can you do it?

I think it requires a special degree of "talent"... :rolleyes:

(not refering to myself - but I'm now hoping karma doesn't put me right on that one!)


Phil

Canon EOS 5D MkII, 17-40 L, 24 2.8, 50 1.4, 85 1.8
L A Photographic (external link)
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
neil_r
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Jun 07, 2010 05:03 |  #23

Some pins may be born bent ;-)a


Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hollis_f
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,649 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 85
Joined Jul 2007
Location: Sussex, UK
     
Jun 07, 2010 06:19 |  #24

neil_r wrote in post #10316406 (external link)
Some pins may be born bent ;-)a

Others achieve bentness...


Frank Hollis - Retired mass spectroscopist
Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll complain about the withdrawal of his free fish entitlement.
Gear Website (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
neil_r
Cream of the Proverbial Crop
Landscape and Cityscape Photographer 2006
Avatar
18,065 posts
Likes: 10
Joined Jan 2003
Location: The middle of the UK
     
Jun 07, 2010 06:25 |  #25

hollis_f wrote in post #10316567 (external link)
Others achieve bentness...

whilst others, thanks to ham fisted photographers, have bentness thrust upon them :-)


Neil - © NHR Photography
Commercial Site (external link) - Video Site (external link) - Blog - (external link)Gear List There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. ~ Ansel Adams

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
paranoid1
Member
34 posts
Joined Feb 2010
     
Jun 07, 2010 06:36 |  #26

mmahoney wrote in post #10314384 (external link)
I'm sure the formula is something like ....... store an uncased CF card in the same jeans pocket that you keep your unbagged potato chips & sesame seeds in, then ferociously jam the card into the slot while ignoring that "something does not feel right" thought going through your head. :lol:

I think this is exact;ly how it happens....the guide slot is way too large on either of the xxd and 1d models to allow any misalignment.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links (only for non-logged)

4,569 views & 0 likes for this thread.
Curious. How do people manage to...
FORUMS Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon Digital Cameras 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Forums   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset   •  Home

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.52forum software
version 2.52 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Killoper
602 guests, 214 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15,144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.