So I got my Canon 5D Classic about a month ago now.
Prior to that I was using Panasonic Lumix cameras, and they all used SD cards.
I figured that getting a SD to CF adapter so I could use these SD cards with my 5Dc would be a better idea, so I have more back up cards for each camera instead of having two different categories of cards altogether.
However, from the beginning, I was wary of one thing: instability and data corruption.
I can tell these SD to CF adapters arent just dumb adapters (like microSD to SD adapters), but they have some sort of logic built in (right?). So I'm thinking... I know my card itself is from a reputable and reliable brand, but I couldnt find a single SD/CF adapter that was from a brand I've heard of before.
I took the risk anyway since the adapter was like 10 bucks from B&H.
Once in a while I did run into data corruption. Sometimes a single image wouldnt save correctly, so when I went back to review it in camera, that image would be unviewable. Or sometimes an image doesnt get saved at all... But this was only for 1 in every 100 pictures.
Didnt think it was a big deal...
Then yesterday, my girlfriend is using my camera and suddenly she goes "Hey it says folder full, and it wont let me shoot"
No errors or anything.. just folder full... I checked the camera settings, its set to continuously number and create new folders.
So I popped the card into my laptop, the DCIM folder is there, the 105EOS5D whatever folder is there, but there are no pictures inside of it.
The computer still shows that about 200MB of the card is occupied, but I found no pictures.
I run chkdsk w/ the option to scan and recover bad sectors. At the end of the, the 105EOS folder just became a file. An extension-less file.
Not sure whats going on...
I asked my girlfriend if she accidentally shut the camera off or popped open the CF card door while shooting and she said no.
Is this an issue with the CF adapter or is it just bad luck + old technology acting up?