Having problems with your Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 Digital Camera ?
I have a sony a100. It says unable to use card
\015 I can not get my camera to work with any card I have. Every time I put a card in, it says "Unable to use card...Format?" and when I do, It still wont take the card. What happened??? Also, how do you zoom on this camera? I am freaking out cause I have my first photo shoot in 2 days! Help!!??\015
What card do you use on the A100? And what capacity? Are you sure you have inserted it in the correct way? Be careful while inserting a CF card because of you insert it wrongly, it can damage the camera. Zooming is done using the zoom ring on the lens barrel. Just twist the zoom ring. Hope you are using the 18-70mm kit lens with the camera.
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I have a sony a100. It says unable to use card
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