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On Thursday, 16 November 2017 18:49:46 UTC-8, PeterN  wrote:
> Sunday I did a quick sunset shoot. Out of 46 images, several had weird 
> colors in unusual portions of the images. Magenta, purple and blue. The 
> weird colors did not show up when being viewed in Windows explorer, but 
> were evident in LR. The strange colors did not show up in Bridge, unless 
> I opened the image in ACR. The weird colors were quite evident in the 
> On1 browser and in Capture NXD. I must add that more weird colored 
> images showed up when viewed in the On1 browser, than with any other 
> method. My conclusion is that the corruption was caused by a bad card.
> I am not interested in placing blame. I am interested in the problem not 
> recurring. For the first time since I've been shooting digital, I used a 
> card other than Lexar or Sandisk. Fortunately, those shots were just 
> intended to be background sky shots, so i had no real loss. It is 
> however the first time I have had files that were corrupted. I am 
> writing this to blow off some steam, and remind others who may have been 
> getting away with using cheap cards, that they have been lucky.
>   --
> PeterN

Don't think though that Sandisk and Lexar are your only choices.  Sony, Kingston, Toshiba,
Transcend, etc., have all branded or made decent cards.