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My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:21:37 AM »
I took over 100 photos yesterday. This is what I get straight out from my camera(JPEG) – over 60% of photos are like this or worst. I haven’t review raw yet.

You guys have any idea?

I’m 15mins away from Canon Service Center in Irvine, CA. My 5D III still under 1yr warranty.
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My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« on: August 08, 2013, 09:21:37 AM »

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013, 09:34:13 AM »
Try a different card

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013, 09:37:55 AM »
Try a different card

I'm shooting with 32GB Lexar Pro 1000x CF. I do have another card at home, I can give it a try at lunch today.

Do you think I have a bad Lexar CF???
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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013, 10:26:37 AM »
If you did not drop, bump your camera or put to extreme weather consitions, I would think it is the card. I use Lexar 16Gb 1000x cards but sofar did not have a problem. But, cards can be fragile. Your test should hopefully prove it is only the card. Good luck

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013, 11:12:59 AM »
memory card issues usually do not affect all images, and not the same way.  This could indeed be a camera issue.  It could also be a import issue like a damaged connector.  Don't import thru a cable on the camera to a computer if you can avoid it, its easy to damage the cable connector, and occasionally the camera connector.  Its expensive to fix a camera and card readers are cheap.  Card readers can also cause similar issues, but they can be replaced.

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2013, 11:23:44 AM »
So could you see that in the image preview in-camera?

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 11:48:06 AM »
 it reminds me of when flash isn't used on high speed sync  and you get a band of light...  but I really don't think that is it.

I  hope it is an easy fix.
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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 11:48:06 AM »

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2013, 12:13:29 PM »
Are all the flawed images pixel shifted like that one?  Each of those bands is bumped 8 pixels over further than the previous one.

The lack of general corruption like you get with bad memory and the fact that the bands vary evenly only having apparent differences in white balance/color cast makes me think maybe it's the camera.

However, as suggested, it only takes a second to test with another memory card.  Try it with the SD slot, too in RAW and JPEG.

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2013, 01:10:13 PM »
If you did not drop, bump your camera or put to extreme weather consitions, I would think it is the card. I use Lexar 16Gb 1000x cards but sofar did not have a problem. But, cards can be fragile. Your test should hopefully prove it is only the card. Good luck

I didn't drop my 5D. will do some cards swapping when I get home today. Still at work.
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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2013, 01:11:46 PM »
So could you see that in the image preview in-camera?

I don't recall seing it during shooting, until I load them into my PC at work today.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2013, 01:16:07 PM »
memory card issues usually do not affect all images, and not the same way.  This could indeed be a camera issue.  It could also be a import issue like a damaged connector.  Don't import thru a cable on the camera to a computer if you can avoid it, its easy to damage the cable connector, and occasionally the camera connector.  Its expensive to fix a camera and card readers are cheap.  Card readers can also cause similar issues, but they can be replaced.

I removed the CF from camera this morning and used the card reader at work to transfer the images. I used this card reader before and I didn't have any issues.
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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 01:19:43 PM »
memory card issues usually do not affect all images, and not the same way.  This could indeed be a camera issue.  It could also be a import issue like a damaged connector.  Don't import thru a cable on the camera to a computer if you can avoid it, its easy to damage the cable connector, and occasionally the camera connector.  Its expensive to fix a camera and card readers are cheap.  Card readers can also cause similar issues, but they can be replaced.

If I recall correctly...someone has posted similar problem. The conclusion was sensor got damaged due to laser stuff in night club.

Again...I don't recall taking my 5D III to night club or playing with laser stuff around 5D III.
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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 01:35:50 PM »
So could you see that in the image preview in-camera?

I don't recall seing it during shooting, until I load them into my PC at work today.

That's scary.

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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 01:35:50 PM »

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2013, 01:49:37 PM »
Looks like the shutter broke to me.

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Re: My Canon 5D III went down today :((
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 02:15:30 PM »
Looks like the shutter broke to me.

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2013, 02:15:30 PM »