my used EOS comes with an CF-card 'ELITE PRO, 50x, KINGSTON'. The operating system I use is UBUNTU 14.04 LTS.
I'm able to write, read and delete all files of the card when it is inside the EOS. Inserted in the usb-cardreader I can't find any files/pictures on the card but can write jpeg-files to it. This files are not visible if the card is fitted to the EOS. What kind of filesystem will be created, formatting the card with the EOS-function format?
Is there anybody who can help?
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Given its age, I suspect FAT16 or 32. It might have some additional attributes, I honestly don't know. Cards should always be formatted in the camera.
Pulling bits and pieces from the web:
Folders: created automatically by camera; captured images are automatically assigned a file number fro 0001 to 9999; up to 100 images can be stored in each folder.
• continuous (even after you replace the CF card)
• auto reset (starts from 0001 with each newly formatted CF card; starts from the last recorded image if the replacement card already holds images)
I'm not a fan of old tech
The unknown problems, compromises (Your flash issue error5), and comptibility issue, file system uncertainty (even with Ubuntu) makes me believe a new(er) camera woud be a really good idea.
The 350D is not vintage or classic, its just old. Someone who is much wiser than I often says "any camera" is better than "no camera" but I'd rather spend my time taking pictures.
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many thanks for your recommendation relating to the cardreader as the weakest point in the chain.
Above my first picture captured by EOS 350D read from the compact flash disk by my brand-new reader.
I wish you to have a nice weekend and a successful start to the new year.
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