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Hi,

With my new CL I got a Lexar SD HC II card, 32GB, 150 MB/s, 1000x.

After taking pictures and switching to play to view the results the CL locks up. I have to take the battery out and in again.

All settings are lost. Firmware is 2.1. With older, slower cards this problem doesn’t happen. Anyone?

 

Leon from Holland.

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And make your personal default settings into a User Profile, then save this profile onto a SD card and copy to your PC. Then you need never lose your settings entirely.

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Thanks so far. But strange that the same card doesn’t give any problems in my TL2. I exchanged the card for anothet one at my dealer today, but still the same problem. Older slower cards don’t give any problems in the CL.

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As it happens I have the 16 GB version of that card and it works just fine in the CL. If you use another modern card, does that give problems as well?

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No Jaap,

If I use slower speed card no problems. Maybe this Lexar SD HC II card, 32GB, 150 MB/s, 1000x is just to fast. It happens when I review the pictures and zoom in, then the CL locks up en I have to remove the battery.

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As I said, I use a Lexar 1000x without any trouble.

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I use Lexar 1000x 128G cards, no problem. As LocalHero said, try reformatting the card in SD Card Formatter and see whether that solves the problem. I always format all new cards in SD Card Formatter before using them. 

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I figured it out, the card is a type II and not a type I, and that is the problem. Also according to Leica Wetzlar who gave me the same answer, problem solved.

Thanks for your reactions and Happy Holidays,

 

Leon.

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59 minutes ago, Klassika said:

I figured it out, the card is a type II and not a type I, and that is the problem. Also according to Leica Wetzlar who gave me the same answer, problem solved.

Thanks for your reactions and Happy Holidays,

 

Leon.

That is strange. I am using UHS-II card (Sony) with no issues in my CL and the technical specification in the user manual (p.94) says that UHS-II cards are OK to use in CL.

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It’s the Lexar SD HC II that gives this problem. I went to my dealer and he tried 2 of these cards in another CL and the camera locked up and the red light kept on. Only battery out and in got the camera to work again. So I got a different card and no problema now.

My dealer sent an email to Wetzlar and they said that this specific card gives problems. Maybe a future firmware update will solve this.

 

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I'm a bit surprised that you managed to buy a Lexar card. There are all kinds of things wrong there and they have all but disappeared from the market; the last batches appeared to struggle wih quality and shops have taken any remaining ones from the shelves.  The Sony cards seem to be identical to the "old" Lexar ones and are unproblematic.

 

https://petapixel.com/2018/10/25/lexar-quits-xqd-cards-accuses-sony-of-preventing-progress/

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On 12/20/2018 at 7:34 AM, Klassika said:

Hi,

With my new CL I got a Lexar SD HC II card, 32GB, 150 MB/s, 1000x.

After taking pictures and switching to play to view the results the CL locks up. I have to take the battery out and in again.

All settings are lost. Firmware is 2.1. With older, slower cards this problem doesn’t happen. Anyone?

 

Leon from Holland.

Very odd. I too have a Lexar SD HC II card, 32GB, 150 MB/s, 1000x which I bought in January this year when I received my CL. It has worked perfectly ever since. I formatted it with the SDFormatter before using it and normally re format the card in the camera after downloading images. It may well be that as Jaapv suggests there was a deterioration in quality of the last batches of Lexar cards.

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I have had problems with some Lexar cards that I bought to use in my Nikon. I have just about quit using them due to quality issues. I can usually count on at least one out of 100 shots not recording properly. I have never had problems with Sandisk

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? genuine card.....I've known some dealers to (unknowingly) sell counterfeit ones because even they were fooled!  I stick to san disk and never had any probs

 

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Most counterfeits are Sandisk - unlikely to happen to a Lexar card.

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I had almighty problems with a Lexar type 11 150mb/s 1000x 32gb card in my SL in both October 2017 and spring 2018.  The camera kept locking up when switched on with R lenses fitted or when switching from a 24-90 to an R100 or 180.  After 2 trips to Wetzlar Leica could find nothing wrong with the camera, lenses or adapter. I was told the problem was with the card and not to use it.   See SL thread.  Research on line at the time showed Olympus also told one of their users not to use Lexar cards.  I use only Sandisk now - and have had no trouble.

 

Merry Christmas all, and a happy New Year

 

Graeme

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It seems I’m not the only one with problems with this specific card. Yesterday I switched the Lexar cards for Sony ones and no more problems since then. 

Merry Christmas and a happy 2019.

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