D800 Shooting Solid Black Images!

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Yes, the lens cap was off!:biggrin:

I did a shoot today only to find out after starting to edit at home the first nine consecutively numbered images are solid black. These images were shot (RAW + JPG_FINE). This is totally weird because I don't have any missing imaged as I always use a test/information care to separate sessions or points of interest. I always format the card in camera after every download so it is not a formatting issue. This is the first time this happened so I am not sure if I have a problem developing. Has anyone else experienced this problem? Is this something I should worry about? Thanks.
 
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What is the exif data on the black images??
Are you sure you did not just accidentally push down the shutter button with the lenscap in place- I have done that before?? Again, the exif data will likely let you know.
Gary
 
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Mystery solved! Checking the EXIF was key to solving this. The nine images were shot in aperture priority while my session was shot in manual. A good guess is somehow the camera got turned on while in my bag and the shutter release was bumped and fired off the shots with the lens cap on. I feel better now that I don't have any issues, other than one big dust bunny on the sensor that is aggravating me. I will take care of that tomorrow. Thanks for all the help.
 
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Actually I did have this happen this weekend and it wasn't a lens cap that I neglected to take off. I was shooting a rodeo and it was really dusty. I decided, even though I didn't change lenses, that dust must have got between the lens mount and camera. I didn't think to check the exif data before deleting the photos.
 
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