E-PM2 ORF Problem

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by sesser, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    490
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    I've started encountering this lately. This particular image was the first one on a newly formatted SD card. Others were in the middle, mostly random.

    Screenshot on 2015-04-25 at 12_15_52.

    Things I haven't tried (but will).

    1. Use a different SD card
    2. Shoot raw+jpeg
    3. Smash the camera into little bits and buy a new E-PL5 or E-PL6
     
  2. MarkRyan

    MarkRyan Instagram: @MRSallee

    772
    May 3, 2013
    California
    Definitely try another memory card. I have an EPM2 and haven't seen anything like this.
     
  3. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    490
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    I'm doing that now. I was using a Lexar pro 600x 32GB. Put in a slower (and smaller) Sandisk. See where that gets me. To be honest, I've had more issues with the Lexar than I ever had with any of my Sandisk's. When I had a 6D, I couldn't delete images from the camera. It would just corrupt the deleted ones so I'd end up downloading them from the camera anyway. I actually heard that Lexar recommends not deleting images from the camera... which I find ridiculous. Anyway, We'll see if this solves the problem.
     
  4. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    Use the h2testw program to test your card and card reader.
     
  5. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    490
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    Card appears to be OK

    Code:
    [07:36 AM] :~ $ f3read /Volumes/LEXAR/
                      SECTORS      ok/corrupted/changed/overwritten
    Validating file 1.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 2.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 3.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 4.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 5.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 6.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 7.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 8.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 9.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 10.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 11.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 12.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 13.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 14.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 15.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 16.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 17.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 18.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 19.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 20.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 21.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 22.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 23.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 24.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 25.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 26.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 27.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 28.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 29.h2w ... 2097152/        0/      0/      0
    Validating file 30.h2w ... 1703936/        0/      0/      0
    
      Data OK: 29.81 GB (62521344 sectors)
    Data LOST: 0.00 Byte (0 sectors)
               Corrupted: 0.00 Byte (0 sectors)
        Slightly changed: 0.00 Byte (0 sectors)
             Overwritten: 0.00 Byte (0 sectors)
    Average reading speed: 64.47 MB/s
    
     
  6. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    490
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    Just to update, with the SanDisk card, I haven't had any issues.
     
  7. Growltiger

    Growltiger Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 26, 2014
    UK
    Surprising the test program didn't see a problem, if there really is one with the Lexar card. Perhaps the camera doesn't like that card for some reason.
     
  8. Jfrader

    Jfrader Guest

    Lexar is supposed to be one of the top cards and is endorsed by several well-known pros. That said, my experience has been that the only image errors, card failures and general head-pounding moments have been when using Lexar cards. I threw every one I had into the trash a couple of years ago and use 100% Sandisk now. Haven't had a failure since. That's enough for me.
     
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  9. sesser

    sesser Zen Master

    490
    Mar 10, 2015
    Portland, OR
    randy
    I usually use Sandisk but Adorama had a sale on the Lexar when I bought it. I think I'll just pay the extra $$ from now on. Not worth the headache and uncertainty.