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    Q for 10D owners...

    What number did your file numbering start at? My first shot was 1101, seems unusual, I'm hoping this thing was not used.
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    mine started at #1
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    Weird. I called the dealer and this was a fresh shipment, unboxed yesterday. I wil email Canon to make sure.
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    Mine started at #1 as well. I am suspicious that it might have been used and returned to Canon for fix up of something and has been replaced to original Owner, then repackaged and put back in the system.

    Just my thoughts.

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    Did some research, seems I'm not alone. For some reason some previosuly used cards tend to screw the counters. Found four instances in five minutes of searching, that's good enough for me...
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    >For some reason some previosuly used cards tend to screw the counters.

    That is true. I wanted to be nice to a friend and let her try my Rebel and it did the same. Best format the card on your PC before you put it into the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein
    >For some reason some previosuly used cards tend to screw the counters.

    That is true. I wanted to be nice to a friend and let her try my Rebel and it did the same. Best format the card on your PC before you put it into the camera.

    Uwe
    See, that's the thing. I formatted the card in the camera, not thinking twice about it. Once the card is in the camera, the folder and numbering are set, and formatting in the camera does not reset it if numbering is set on continuous.

    Best bet is to reformat the card outside of the camera first.

    Thanks Uwe, you have now sealed it for me.
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    Question Seb.....

    Please clarify.....

    all previously used card should be formated on the pc first?

    Does this go for new cards?

    Question: how do you format the card in the pc. Thanks

    I'm assuming your camera is fine. Yes?

    Thanks

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    >Question: how do you format the card in the pc. Thanks

    On a PC it mounts like a disk. But if you don't understand your PC and card very well then don't try it (as you have to decide Fat16 vs. Fat32 depending on your card)

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    one more question.........

    Uwe,
    Thanks for the info. I own the Rebel 300D. I assume this is the same with this camera?

    If I just continue formatting the card on the camera, I assume it won't do anything to the camera, just mess up the numbers on the card? Am I understanding it correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ustein
    >Question: how do you format the card in the pc. Thanks

    On a PC it mounts like a disk. But if you don't understand your PC and card very well then don't try it (as you have to decide Fat16 vs. Fat32 depending on your card)

    Uwe

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    Yes I mostly format in the camera, that is fine.

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    Liz,

    Sorry, I somehow missed this...

    The camera was not exchanged. The rpeviosuly used card simply set the counter wrong because it was the first card in the camera and it had data on it. Nothing wrong, just unusual firmware behavior, maybe even a bug? Who knows, it's so trivial it doesn't even matter. Don't worry one bit and do whatever you were doing.
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    Thanks Seb........btw

    besides all the math how do you like the 10D? I'm waiting to see some pics.

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    Liz,

    Sorry, I somehow missed this...

    The camera was not exchanged. The rpeviosuly used card simply set the counter wrong because it was the first card in the camera and it had data on it. Nothing wrong, just unusual firmware behavior, maybe even a bug? Who knows, it's so trivial it doesn't even matter. Don't worry one bit and do whatever you were doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    besides all the math how do you like the 10D? I'm waiting to see some pics.

    Liz
    Liz,

    go check out "Walgreens" and "Sliver" in critique, and maybe a few others by the end of the night...
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