D800 Owners Beware!

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  1. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was bashing my head against the desk pretty much freaking out because my RAW images wouldn't open in ANYTHING...

    Come to find out the reason appears to be Nikon Transfer. It pretty much mangles RAW images coming off the D800 and renders them useless. Pretty surprising. I'm not seeing any other references to this. I gotta give Nikon a holler and report it.


     
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    cgipson1 TPF Noob!

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    Interesting....
     
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    DorkSterr No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Haven't heard of this yet.
     
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    Don't understand your problem exactly, but I feel that connecting your camera to external electronics carry's with it a risk of damaging the camera electronics. Recommendation is to pull the memory card out of the camera and use a card reader. Then when you replace the card in the camera, reformat it using the camera format command, either by pushing the two format buttons or using the menu system in the camera to format. Also you are not wasting battery power.
     
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    owners.... HAHAHAHA

    I'd have to get one first.
     
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    No, it is the software Nikon Transfer that eats the D800 images irreparably.
    Reported elsewhere.
     
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    I guess this means Nikon testers must prefer to use external card readers over direct transfer from the camera - or at least the last tests before production were like this.

    Hope they can fix it up quickly! Until then- fasta external card reader time
     
  8. manaheim

    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    In addition to what Lew said, the whole "format the card everytime" is pretty much snake oil. I know folks do it, but it's a bit of a waste of time.

    That said, now that I do have the SD card I can actually pull the sucker out without the gripping fear of bending pins (as is a concern with the CF cards), so I may well get a reader and do just what you suggest.
     
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    prakhardeep TPF Noob!

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    Format the card every time, why ?

    I just copy the images via Lightroom and delete them from card, that it.
     
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    NikonO4K TPF Noob!

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    Rediculous. You run more risk of damaging the card contacts in the camera pulling the card out all the time.
     
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    You should report this, it will help prevent things like this happening again, or at least find a solution how to open the images.
     
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    I've noticed the same with my D800. My RAW or NEF files won't open with Photoshop Elements 10 but they do open in CS6 with the RAW update. Funny cause I thought it was a Photoshop issue. Also what I did notice was that you need to re install the NX2 disk that came with the D800. I was using the old NX software and it did not read my D800 RAW files.
     

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