Do not panic
I thought maybe my SD card was the problem so I put in a spare SD card. But it didn’t make any difference. I turned the camera on and off, removed the battery and put it back. Any. I panicked? No. I just grabbed my rear camera and told my client everything was fine and I was switching cameras and lenses to get slightly different angles. What was it
partially true, since I usually shoot with two cameras and two different lenses.
I went back to tethering and ended the session. Did you have the first half of the session on the memory card? I wasn’t sure, but since I was connected to Capture One, I still had the footage on my laptop anyway.
Having backups is
FOREVER A great idea. The fact that I didn’t panic and act like that was a perfectly normal morning, which means the client had no real idea. Although he made a little joke about “I told you my looks could break your camera”, we all laughed and moved on. It’s not always what you expect
Internally he was screaming silently. These days I’m not emotionally attached to my camera (not like my first DSLR, which I treated like a baby). But I have had some previous experience with a camera that malfunctioned completely and needed major repairs four times. So I wasn’t too happy that another camera died.
I thought a good old factory reset might do the trick. However, ALL camera functions were greyed out. NOTHING would work. So I went to my local Sony Brains Trust group, described what had happened and asked the question: does anyone have any ideas?
Obviously, some asked about the mediocre he had done to take advantage of it. Turn the camera on and off, and take out and take out the SD card and battery. Disconnect the anchor cable. Try a factory reset and reinstall the software; however, when NONE of the camera functions work, the last two cannot be performed.
Then someone asked me if I had tried a completely different battery. So I turned off the camera and took out the battery (which still had a charge), left it for five minutes and put in a new battery. I crossed my fingers and turned the camera back on. Now it kept asking for the SD card to finish rewriting the last image. I had changed the memory card several times as I had taken the pictures I had from memory and backed them up to my PC. But once I located the correct card, the camera finished writing the image and VOILA! Everything was working again.
it’s not always you
It’s not always you or your camera that trip you up. Previously, whenever she had a problem, she used to think that she had done something wrong (and sometimes I did). But I went straight to a camera problem, whereas the whole time it was a battery.
Apparently, if your battery has degraded and isn’t delivering enough current, this problem can occur. It was the first time for me and the battery now won’t even charge. So off to buy a new backup battery!
just keep shooting What is the moral of this story
First of all, don’t panic, that never helps. If you plan to become a very keen hobbyist and become a professional photographer, it pays to have backups on hand for everything. SD cards, batteries, lenses, flashes, and even a backup camera.
Remember: As much as you love your team, technology can and will fail, often when you least expect it. So having the ability to grab a spare while staying calm will always save the day.