A&P CF card panick attack

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  1. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz New Member

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    Good thing this happened so I can share it with others...

    Today I set up my Canon 400D with an 8GB CF card and an intervalometer above the assembly line of my factory floor for an interesting time lapse.

    It took one photo every 15 seconds from 8am to 4pm. To my maths that's 1,920 photographs.

    The display on the back of the camera was indicating that I still had a couple of hundred spaces available when I stopped it.

    At home tonight, I have been trying to get the thing to load into my PC. The CF orange light on the back of the camera was flickering for over an hour. I tried restarting both the PC and camera but nothing. I tried another USB cable and still nothing.

    This was unusual. I normally do exactly the same for my night star time lapses, even when I have 600 or so thirty second exposures. They always load up in a matter of a couple of minutes with no problem before today. Todays images are only 1/5th sec exposures.

    False alarm. :squint:

    I was just about to melt as I have been up all night waiting for the sky to clear, when it just took off and started downloading. I have never recorded this many images in one go before, and wasn't expecting it to take so long to do something.

    Perhaps this post alone may stop the next unsuspecting victim from panicking....:noes:

    Baz.:bigthumb:
    http://www.asignobservatory.com
     
  2. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    maybe invest in a card reader. :o will you be posting the factory time lapse? :x:
     
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    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Get a card reader
     
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    i 3rd a card reader. you can get them really cheap.
     
  5. ASIGN_Baz

    ASIGN_Baz New Member

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    That will be up to my employers after I they have seen it. I hope so.

    Anyone got a link to show me one of these card - readers?

    Baz.
     
  6. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    You think that is panic attack?

    Try shooting a wedding and then having pictures not to load :noes:
     

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