K&R Photographics / KR PhotoDigital has been in Business since July 4th, 1975
We are the ONLY locally owned & operated Camera Store in the Tri-State area

3 Top Causes of Camera Memory Card Failure

Whether you're a budding photographer or a seasoned pro, you probably use secure digital (SD) cards to store photos. While SD & other cards conveniently provide storage for a lot of images, they're not completely failproof. Here are a few potential problems that may require getting a new card.

Why Do Camera Memory Cards Usually Fail (SD CF XQD Express)?

1. Bad Sectors
All types of digital storage devices can fall victim to bad sectors, which are damaged spaces that no longer offer storage. Bad sectors can occur for many reasons, from too many read/write cycles to physical damage. Bad sectors may prevent your camera from recognizing the card, or it may read zero bytes even though you know there is data stored on it. Keep in mind most cards have a lifespan ranging from about one to five years, so be sure to purchase replacements as needed. Your data may be able to be recovered even if bad sectors stop the card from working correctly, so see a camera repair professional (K&R) to avoid losing those precious memories.

2. Interruptions During the Formatting Process
Formatting an SD or other Camera card involves completely clearing it of all existing files and information. Cards are usually formatted prior to first use, but you can also perform the function to clear out photos you've moved to another form of storage, such as a computer hard drive. Interrupting the formatting process can cause major faults in the card, which might make it unusable in the future. That's why you must always allow the in camera formatting process to continue uninterrupted until it's complete. K&R recommends formatting your card in your Camera (after safely saving your images) before each session. 

3. Viruses and Malware
If you use your Camera card on a computer infected by malware, the card can become infected as well. This will render the card unusable, which can result in any pictures stored on it being lost for good. Make sure any computers you use to edit or store photos are protected by anti-virus software. Also, be wary of unknown links or file attachments sent via email, as they may be part of a phishing scheme. A camera repair professional (K&R) may be able to recover your data from a corrupted card and place it on a new Card, Thumb Drive or Hard Drive.

4. Our Recommendations 
K&R has several useful recommendations from years of experience.
While a card can last many years, the older the card the greater the danger of problems, we suggest you number and date your cards to better keep track.  If you are shooting professionally, you should think about replacing your card yearly, use or pass down your old cards for non-critical usage.
If you ever have any problem with a card, don't trust it for critical work.  Is it worth losing a wedding or portrait or client?
•  Format cards in Camera before 1st use and before each session, it usually checks the card, sets it up for the particular camera, creates a new index and file folder.  We see a problem with lots of cards that we (K&R) are asked to recover that were not formatted or formatted in another camera.
Do not use a card with any physical damage, even if it seems to work OK.  Do not trust it.  Damage can make the card susceptible to all kind of problems like moisture, internal components like cracked solder or cards (SD's) getting stuck in the slot.
Always keep cards in a case or holder (not loose in your pocket or bag).  Static & dust & moisture are your enemies.
• Use a high quality card and card reader
Remove card only after camera is through writing to card
and / or camera is turned off.
Never shoot when your battery is low.
☆•  Never use Card Adapters= Extra sets of Contacts
Preferably do not delete images from the cards in the Camera, delete after all images are saved to at least 2 locations.
Always use High Quality Camera cards, and if your Camera has 2 slots set them to Back-Up.
While there is no guarantee that you won't experience a memory card issue, following these suggestions and guidelines will make issues less likely.
☆• If you have questions call K&R at 859-341-6986.
If you have a failed camera card and need help with recovery,
K & R Photographics in Fort Mitchell, KY, has a very high success rate in data recovery for damaged or corrupted SD or any other Camera cards, thumb drives, and more. They also have an extensive and affordable selection of photography equipment and can help you find high-quality storage equipment to prevent future issues. To learn more about their services and products, visit their website or call (859) 341-6986 . 


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WHY Lens Calibrations

With MOST interchangable lens DSLR's there is a high probability that your various lenses will require "body to lens" calibration or "micro adjustments" so that the lens focuses properly with your "Autofocus" system.  WHY, (you say), because bodies & lenses are manufactured on a mass scale and all have a +/- tolerance.  Lens Calibrations can correct this using the camera &/or lens computers to compensate for these variances.  K&R will run tests and adjust to the closest settings possible with your equipment.  Each body & lens combo = 1 calibration, 1 body & 3 lenses Special for price of 1.
Please Note: Only camera bodies with "AF fine tuning" can be "calibrated".

K&R Front Focus

Front Focus

Front Focus can be seen in a lot of head shots when you focus on the eye and the nose is what is in focus.



Back or Rear Focus is usually seen when working with large apertures and focusing on a foreground element, and the focus ends up sharp on a background.

Best Focus

BEST focus

A properly calibrated autofocus gives you the freedom to shoot & develop quickly with confidence that your shots are actually focused where you set the AF point.

Lens Calibration

By K & R Photographics
Jan 28, 2022

Blurriness or unsharpness can ruin the best photographs, and you may not have the opportunity to capture the same picture again. Problems with sharpness may be related to your lens, and professionals will recommend having it calibrated. This is a crucial task if you want new and used cameras to perform their best.

A Guide to Camera Lens Calibration
What Is It?

Many digital cameras use an auto-focusing feature that is activated by holding the shutter button halfway down or using back focus buttons. A sensor measures light levels through the lens with a process called phase detection. Inside most cameras are two prisms. These separate the image you see into two images, or use an image directly from the sensor in the case of mirrorless. There are various ways different cameras determine where the focus point should be - based on optics and sensor types.The auto-focus sensor then determines if they line up clearly and correctly and tells the camera how to adjust the camera's focus.
Auto-focus sensors may become unfocused from one another due to poor manufacturing, jostling around during travel, or if the camera is hit or dropped. Also, cameras and lenses from most manufacturers all have + and - tolerances that lead to errors in the Auto-Focus. Any camera body may have different settings for Each lens that is used with it in the Micro-adjustments.  These settings are stored in the Camera not in the lens.

How Is It Done?  
First, a camera repair professional will place the lens in front of powerful lights to expose an alignment tool at various distances depending on the focal length or lengths (for zooms) lenses. The alignment tool features several circles with alternating black and white lines or patches and a ruler to simulate the auto-focus feature. 
The technician will next take a photograph of the tool and reset the auto-focus so it has to adapt again to the shapes, patterns, depth, and colors. They’ll repeat this process until the auto-focus produces a crisp, clear photo of the alignment tool.
Technicians may also use computer-based software. As you go through a similar process as with the alignment tool, the computer—connected to the camera—reads photo clarity parameters and confirms if they’re accurate based on the photo that is taken. It will then guide you on the calibration changes to make on the camera's settings page.

Why Is It Important?
A professionally calibrated lens is going to deliver the results you see in the viewfinder. Whether you’re taking portraits or landscapes, this is crucial to color clarity and definition. Seeing the texture of a fabric or each leaf in a photograph of a tree drastically enhances the effect on a viewer.
Reliable calibration also saves you time. You won’t have to worry about front or rear focusing, constantly switching to manually adjusting the focus or having to re-shoot because of clarity issues.
So if you are using Auto-Focus and shooting at or near wide open f/stops then it is critically important to have your lenses and bodies calibrated together. This pertains to all DSLR bodies and also to mirrorless to a lesser degree.

K&R provides calibration services on any camera bodies that have this function in their menu systems. You can also do your own, provided you have patience and an alignment tool.  Older DSLRs without the function and all film cameras have to be calibrated physically using shims or other internal adjustments.
If you require camera maintenance services, reach out to K & R Photographics. This Fort Mitchell, KY, shop works with a variety of products, including Nikon® and Canon® cameras. They also carry a large selection of professional photo equipment, which you can learn about on their website. Call (859) 341-6986 to speak with a sales associate.



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How to Choose the Right Camera for Your Needs 

Digital Card Failures

How to Choose the Right Camera for Your Needs By K & R Photographics

  With so many different kinds of cameras, the thought of narrowing your choices down to just one is enough to make you dizzy.
A camera is a way of letting everyone see the world through your eyes. But what do you want them to see? How do you want them to see it? Choosing the perfect digital camera for your needs will help you take your photography to the next level. The pros at K & R Photographics of Ft. Mitchell, KY, know everything about SLR and digital cameras to help you get the right one for you. Here’s what you should consider when choosing a camera: What You Plan To Use It For: If you’re a professional photographer, it makes sense to invest in expensive photography equipment for your business. 

If you want relatively high-quality photos but are also concerned about what of use, a digital camera will work. For social media selfies, all you probably need is the camera on your phone. Where You Plan To Display Your Photos: If you‘re planning to publish your work in a magazine or online, you’ll want high-quality photo equipment and digital capabilities. For snapshots, a digital pointand- shoot camera will work just fine. For social media, a phone or tablet offers enough sharpness — as long as you don’t plan on enlargements. Who You Want To Share Your Photos With: If you’re trying to land a photography job, seek out extras like studio lights, backdrops, and specialized lenses for your new camera. If you’re just taking pictures to share with family and friends, cheaper digital cameras, phones, and tablets will do. When you’re ready to shop for your ideal camera, call K & R Photographics in Ft. Mitchell at (859) 341-6986. You can also visit their website for more information and find them on Facebook. About the Business- Camera Store. K & R Photographics (97 reviews) 538 Terry Ln, Fort Mitchell, KY 41017 CALL US +1 (859) 341-6986

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When you’re ready to shop for your ideal camera, call K & R Photographics in Ft. Mitchell at (859) 341-6986. You can also visit their website for more information and find them on Facebook.

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K&R was the FIRST to coin the term PHOTODIGITAL or to use the work PHOTODIGITAL

KRPHOTODIGITAL / K&R Photographics was theFIRST to use the term PHOTODIGITAL or the Word PHOTODIGITAL.  Rob Kumler & Jim Jiles first put this together to describe what K&R Photographics was offering to Photographers and the Graphics industries.  This was mostly based on Products, Services & Color Management.

SO when you think of or see the term PHOTODIGITAL think of us.

We & K&R are here to help all photographers & studios & Grpphic professionals  from Large to small.

Rob / K&R


When you’re ready to shop for your ideal camera, call K & R Photographics in Ft. Mitchell at (859) 341-6986. You can also visit their website for more information and find them on Facebook.


538-542 Terry Lane,
Crescent Springs, KY  41017


Email:   Office:   1-859-341-6986        

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