Photography whine

Why Doesn’t My Eye-Fi Card Work Anymore

I sent this email to Eye-Fi customer support:

My 4G video share card stops working for no apparent reason…

I am not just talking about transmitting data, it also stops recording data as well, sometimes turning off and on the camera resolves the issue, other times I have to remove the card and reinsert it… This is not on just one camera, the issue occurs on all three cameras (Nikon D90 D5000 and P6000) non of the cameras have a problem with real SD cards, I can shoot all day without issue on any other card except the EyeFi…

I have also noticed that the card gets extremely hot, to the point it is uncomfortable to hold.

I think it is fairly clear and to the point that my Eye-Fi card is not functioning properly, and its not just a wireless problem but its also the ability to take picture as well…

In response to my request I get this from Nick at Eye-Fi customer support:

Thank you for contacting Eye-Fi. I apologize that you are experiencing troubles with your Eye-Fi Card. Please reply with the answers to the following questions so that I may better assist you.

What operating system and version are you using?
What internet browser and version are you using?
What version of the Eye-Fi Card do you own? (Home, Share or Explore)
What size of the Eye-Fi Card are you using? (2GB or 4GB)
Where did you purchase your Eye-Fi Card?
What is your router’s make and model?
What security encryption are you using?
What photo sharing web site are you uploading your photos to?
What version of the Eye-Fi Manager software are you running?
Are you using your Eye-Fi Card in a home or office environment?
What antivirus software are you using?
What firewall are you using?
Were you able to register your Eye-Fi Card?
I look forward to your reply.

Thank you,
Eye-Fi Support Team

Which makes it very clear to me that Nick didn’t read a word I wrote, and was only making sure that their next business day response time was honored… I am mainly addressing that the problem is on the card side in the camera, and not really network issue, and I could understand the questions if I was having a problem getting into the manager app or uploading pictures….

I responded to the questions, 2 days ago and now I am waiting on a reply…


Nikon D5000 Overheat Problems….

I did several searches on this problem. and I am still wondering if it is just me, because I couldn’t find a similar issue posted anywhere…

I went to the Delaware State Fair on Friday, and i had my Nikon D5000 with me, shot a lot of pictures or so I thought, because today I upload the pictures to my computer, and there is at least an hour of pictures missing. I know I took them, I have witnesses, and every-time I hit the button I could hear and see the shutter go. I wasn’t using the screen, and I was getting glare off of it so I had it turned around, so I don’t really know if the pictures were actually ever there. ┬áIt problem occurred shortly after I mentioned to my wife that the camera and lens felt a bit warm, and I started hanging out in the shade, and I thought that if there was an overheat problem the camera would shut itself off, so I felt I was good to go. The weather was sunny and 82, so the temperature wasn’t overly hot (and well within the D5000’s specs of 102), but it was sunny, and we were on concrete, so there was not a lot of relief from the heat or sun.

While I was searching for the a possible cause to the problem, I found several references that mentioned that the camera would shutoff the sensor if it overheated and you were shooting video in live view, but not reference to shooting stills. I honestly feel that this may be a related issue.

So a word of warning, if you are out on a sunny day with your D5000, and it feels warm, check and see if it is actually recording the data.

If you have experienced this particular problem shooting stills, please let me know….