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Old Feb 20, 2007, 7:15 PM   #1
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Hello. This is the second time this has happened to me. I took my camera out today and took about 40 photos. The first six or so are fine as are the last 20 but in the middle (I was taking birds) they come up on my computer as blank white squares. All the data is there when I click on properties. Now I know I took many of these with the viewfinder. When I use the viewfinder does it have to be on a different setting or do I have to turn the LCD screen off? I had a Fuji before this and I could just shoot with whatever and did not have to change anything. I lost some great photos. I guess I should have checked how they looked on the screen and I might have noticed. Can anyone tell me what I might have done. Thank you. My mind is not all here these days. I was just diagnosed with colon cancer on Friday. I was out taking photos to get my mind off this and obviously did something stupid. Thanks.

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Old Feb 20, 2007, 8:38 PM   #2
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it's difficult to say what the problem might be. It could just be overexposure, if you were pointing your camera up to a bright sky to take the bird pictures.
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Old Feb 20, 2007, 10:54 PM   #3
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Thanks - but NO - I was actually pointing down as they were on the ground. I also took some of the lake. As I say the first few were fine - then 12 white blanks - then the end ones OK. Just do not know what happened. I am going to have to get out with the camera more often and spend some time. It did happen about a month ago as well.
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Old Feb 21, 2007, 6:39 PM   #4
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that is a tough one. It could be a problem with your memory card, try formating it in your camera. I kind of doubt that that is the problem, but you never know.
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Sorry to hear about your medical problem. Hope everything turns out well.

You shouldn't have to do anything different to use the optical viewfinder. You might glance at the LCD occasionally to make sure everything looks OK.

About the only thing that could cause an extreme overexposure in that camera might be an EV shift. Most cameras have that hot with the left/right button and it would be easy to hold the camera in such a way as to run it all the way to a plus setting. I wouldn't think that would give a completely white image though.

If you get it figured out let us know. It could be as simple as something white getting in front of the lens or as complicated as a camera problem.

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Old Feb 21, 2007, 10:26 PM   #6
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Thank you. I know it happened once before. Is there a way I can copy the data that shows from properties of my photo here? Maybe someone would know from the settings I was on. All I know is I was taking some photos of a lake and a man came up to me and showed me what looked like a baby eagle and said he had never one like that before and I should photograph it. As far as I know I looked at the screen and took several shots. Then more of the lake - none of them worked. If I put my finger over the view finder would that make the screen white? I will just have to take more notice of what I am doing next time. Thanks for your wishes. We see the surgeon on Friday. I hope everything works out too - it is scary.

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