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Switched Batteries, Corrupted Files

 
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Jun 12, 2010 12:12 |  #1

I was shooting my wife's graduation ceremony last night (Master's in Urban Planning). Of course, as she approached the stage, my battery started to go. I took 5 or 6 snaps of her, then ran over to my bag to grab my other battery. It took long enough to walk over and fish it out of my bag that I assumed all the images had written to my card. I didn't turn off my camera, and swapped the batteries (1Ds mark 1).

I look this morning, and all the images I took before the battery swap are corrupted. Awesome. I'm recovering now, using PhotoRec (opensource, very cool http://www.cgsecurity.​org/wiki/PhotoRec (external link))

So it looks like everything but the snaps of my wife can be salvaged. That seriously sucks. Sort of an expensive lesson learned.

On a lighter note, I rented the 200mm f/2 IS for the ceremony. What an amazing lens. And the comments were hilarious; I had at least 3 strangers talk to me about the lens. If you're going to use it, I recommend a monopod. Mine was too wobbly, so I had to hand-hold. It worked out, but a really sturdy monopod would have been preferable.

So the morals of this story are: use good batteries, don't swap before the camera is turned off, and don't swap before you're dead sure that the images you've just taken are fully written. Especially when those images cost you $80k in tuition.


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Jun 12, 2010 12:17 |  #2

Congrats to your wife. Ouch, sorry to hear about the corrupted files!

Turning it off will display the number it still has to write via the top LCD so it is a good idea to do so. You can also look for the red light.


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Jun 17, 2010 02:47 |  #3

Thanks for the post. It sure helped me out last weekend. It was my niece's wedding. Took almost 500+ shots. Then I noticed when I was previewing it, that only a portion of the images was being displayed. I took my laptop to check the CF card an what I saw was a bunch of folders. the names of the folders were in extended ASCII chars. And when I mouse-over to the folders it says empty. Thanks to your link, I was able to salvage my files.

btw, I was using a 16Gb Kingston 133x Elite-Pro. Which I think will become a backup card. I don't think I will buy anything bigger than a 4GB in the future.

Looking back, it wasn't a battery swap that caused my mishap. The card just decided to fail for no reason. Maybe I need to format more often...


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Jun 18, 2010 01:59 |  #4

Glad it helped. I also recommend ZAR (Zero Assumption Recovery). http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital-image-recovery.htm (external link)

The image recovery tools of ZAR are free to use (but not the other parts of the program).

As for size of card, I think that makes no difference. I use 8 gig 233x Ridata cards, but thats because they are cheap and fast, no issues so far. I have used Kingston in the past, as well as Sandisk.


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Oct 09, 2011 23:18 |  #5

The ZAR program worked for me tonight. Had a Lexar Platinum II that showed as corrupt and unreadable no matter what I tried. The posted program worked like a dream. All 764 pictures from part of my weekend road trip were recovered :) Thanks




  
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