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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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My CF card died on me as well as my camera. Camera has been fixxed by Nikon but unfortunately all my World Series pics are gone. That said, I am in the market for a new card was wondering if there was a max as to what the D70 can read. I have updated the firmware to the D70S version and I am sure that Nikon put it back on. I think the 2gb will work but the bigger the better. as I shoot in Raw.

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:53 AM   #2
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The largest I see on Nikon's list is 4GB right now (but, they may not be updating it any longer, as yours is a discontinued camera model).

Approved CompactFlash Cards for D70

It would probably work OK with 16GB cards, as the camera supports FAT32 (required for card sizes over 2GB). But, the largest I've seen anyone report using in one so far is 8GB.

If you wanted to try a 16GB Card, I recently got a Transcend 133x 16GB CompactFlash Card that I've been pleased with for use in a Sony DSLR-A700.

It was only $119.95 at http://www.newegg.com (which works out to around $7.50/GB). It looks like they just raised the price a couple of bucks, though (it's now $121.99).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208337

If you don't need anything that large, they have pretty good prices on other sizes, too.


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Old Nov 15, 2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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My CF card died on me as well as my camera. Camera has been fixxed by Nikon but unfortunately all my World Series pics are gone.
Are you sure?

Download this free image recovery utility and see if it sees the card in a card reader and can recover the images from it:

http://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/smar...htm?language=1

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 12:04 PM   #4
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Thanks Jim,

I went to the Nikon site but it kept on giving me an error when I to the knowledge base. Good info and I appreciate it. Might try to go with the 8gb to see if it works first and newegg was the first place I went.

I tried to hook up my dead card with a card reader and photorescue (mac guy) and there wasn't anything on there. There was a problem with the card reader/writer on my D70 and I think it shorted the card. LCD would also not work although the shutter still would release. After a few hundred dollars and lost memories it's repaired now and I'm waiting for it to be returned. Can't wait I miss it although upgrading is in the near future.
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I'd try it in a reader on a Windows PC and see what you get with the free utility I just posted a link to. It doesn't care about the file system (and I don't know if a MAC OS might or not).

If it can't find anything, try Photorec instead:

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

If it can't see the card under Windows (and sometimes if the MBR is corrupted it won't with Windows), try booting into a Linux CD and run the same program and see if it can get at anything on it.

One that has it already installed is SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6.

It's about a 700MB download. Here is a link to the ISO file.

Download Link for SimplyMEPIS 7.0 Beta 6

Basically, you'd need to download the .iso file and burn it to CD. One utility you can use is deepburner free. It's the second download link on this page:

http://www.deepburner.com/?r=download

Basically, after you install deepburner free in Windows and start it, you just pick the menu choice that says "Burn ISO" and then browse for and select the .iso file you downloaded for SimplyMEPIS and burn it to a CD. Then, you simply boot into the CD (it's a full operating system capable of running from CD). Then, just open a Console (you'll see a Terminal Program called Konsole in the menus) and type this using root for the password when prompted):

su
photorec

If the card is in the list of drives it finds, it may be able to get something from it, damaged or not.
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Old Nov 15, 2007, 1:37 PM   #6
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P.S.

There's also a Mac version of Photorec.

http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

I'd give it a try on your Mac first. If the card doesn't show up in the list, exit Photorec, remove and reinsert the card in the reader and load Photorec again and see if it shows up.

Sometimes with a damaged card, you can get one to show up hat way for a short period of time.

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Old Nov 15, 2007, 2:19 PM   #7
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Jim,

Thanks for all the help and the pm.I responded to it. That said, I have my work cut out!

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