11-08-2019 02:55 AM
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11-08-2019 03:10 AM
I just bought a used d50 it came with no cf card so I bought a Lexar professional 32 GB udma and a San Disk Extreme 64 GB udma7 when I put the sandisk in and try to formate the camera says can not formate card change card. And when I put the Lexar card in, the camera wont even turn on. can you tell me if I got a bad camera or is it a problem with it not being able to read those bigger cards
I am guessing you may mean the EOS 50D camera.
The most likely problem is that your CF cards have a capacity that is way too large for the camera. You need a FAT32 CF card. There are not all that many of those still available for sale as new. Look for cards with capacities in the 2-16GB range.
11-08-2019 03:18 AM
Thats what I was hoping the problem was I will try lower capacity cards thank you will a filmware update help the problem
A firmware update will not upgrade the older hardware.
11-08-2019 07:35 AM - edited 11-08-2019 09:14 AM
Go to the Canon support site for the 50D. Looks like firmware 1.0.9 will update camera to accept more recent UDMA 7 CF cards.
"Firmware Version 1.0.9 incorporates the following changes.
1. Optimizes the camera’s performance when using certain UDMA 7-compatible CF cards released in February 2012 or later.
2. Corrects wording in the Dutch language menu screen"
11-11-2019 10:35 AM
"A firmware update will not upgrade the older hardware."
Actually in this case, it will. I usually recommend you don't upgrade FW unless there is a benefit that you need. You need this one. However, I also recommend you stick with 16GB or lower.
11-11-2019 12:57 PM