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Old Jul 5, 2011, 8:45 PM   #1
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I have never had this happen to a digital image before. I double checked, it was not a download problem, as the original image on the CF card is just like below. It looks like something sliced it in two and put it back offset, with the exposure on the lower half different from the top offset. There were over 200 shots that day, and this is the only one that did this:

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I dunno!
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I've never seen that type of problem come up on the three 4/3 forums I look at.
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Old Jul 6, 2011, 7:21 AM   #4
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I have no idea either. It looks like the same picture cut but there is an exposure difference as well, the top is darker.

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Hi Steven,

Interesting phenomenon. Looks like the mirror may have moved while the camera was in the process of taking the shot.

Would be an interesting photo to send to Oly service and asking them for an opinion as to the cause.

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Old Jul 7, 2011, 5:03 PM   #6
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Hi Steven,

Interesting phenomenon. Looks like the mirror may have moved while the camera was in the process of taking the shot.

Would be an interesting photo to send to Oly service and asking them for an opinion as to the cause.

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Yes, that is probably a good idea, Zig. I'm kinda leaning to the culprit as the card, maybe the controller inside the CF card was having a hiccup.
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Anyone notice that the pixels on the left of the image (after the glitch) actually belong on the right. And a few pixels seem to have been repeated when the glitch started.
I've seen this same thing happen when copying files. I have to agree with Steven here. The card is most likely the problem.
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has to be a read error
prime suspect is the card
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Found another one, had not noticed it when I downloaded it, as it was not as obvious as the other one. Photos taken about two weeks apart, but the same Lexar CF card. I have now switched to another CF card and let's hope that it doesn't happen again. It is easier to switch cards than to repair a camera.
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Flash cards do have a finite number of cycles before they start producing errors - I've seen this with the CF cards I use to record digital audio. I'd be surprised if a new card doesn't make this problem go away.

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