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Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by awatahurm, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    I visited the zoo to take some photographs today, and 5 out of 1166 of my shots came out like this:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6160234907/" title="zoo 2011-09-18 by awatahurm, on Flickr"> 6160234907_ba1bb68570. "500" height="375" alt="zoo 2011-09-18"></a>

    I was shooting "Large Fine + RAW" and this only happened to my raw files.
    I've never seen this before. But then again I was shooting a lot of back-to-back sequential shots (because those dang animals kept moving).

    Is this normal processor lag? Or is there something wrong with my camera?
  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    It's more likely that something is wrong with your memory card.
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  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    +1 with Strat. Reformat the card using the camera.

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  4. leonberdi

    leonberdi Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    From what planet were those animals!?
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  5. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    That is the trouble with Tribbles.


    Format the card. And if you regularly format the card, maybe look into a replacement.
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  6. RobWatson

    RobWatson Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Raw+LF jpeg and the jpeg are OK then the problem is likely with your software used to open the raw.
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  7. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    I'm with Rob on this one. How were the RAW files processed?
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  8. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    That's what you get for shooting RAW. LOL
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  9. awatahurm

    awatahurm Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    That's exactly what it is. I got usable raw files in Olympus Viewer 2, but I get the corrupted files in Aperture and iPhoto. Adobe Camera Raw won't even open the files. It gives me the message "could not complete your request because the file format module cannot pars the file".

    Strange though... Why just a handful of raw files and not the whole bunch?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnshare/6161240322/" title="zoo 2011-09-18 by awatahurm, on Flickr"> 6161240322_8a116594b4. "500" height="375" alt="zoo 2011-09-18"></a>
  10. uraldog

    uraldog Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 4, 2010
    Orlando Florida USA
    Modern art?
  11. ZephyrZ33

    ZephyrZ33 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2010
    Southern California
    Looks like Krypton.
  12. zettapixel

    zettapixel Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 12, 2010
    I see you got an E-P3, which is just released. Most likely the support for its RAW format is implemented so far only in the Olympus Viewer (if they don't do it who will :) .
    CameraRaw is doing the right thing since it's not guarranteed to work with it correctly. Aperture and iPhoto seem to try. RAW format is proprietary and doesn't have to be backwards compatible in any way.
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