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shutter count on a 7D

bruno gaurish , Nov 30, 2011; 06:50 a.m.

Hi folks Just got a used 7D body. I want to know how many shots it took. Can't find any software online to check the shutter count, exept the "gphoto2" thing ( http://www.twam.info/software/read-out-canon-eos-7d-shuttercount-on-os-x) that i don't understand at all (for linux gig i guess?) I have a mac and a window computer, the old 40dShutterCount.app doesn't work for the 7D Any clue? Thanks

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Jos van Eekelen , Nov 30, 2011; 08:25 a.m.

Search the archives. There seems to be no software available that give you a reliable shutter count. Besides that, why is this info so important. Whatever the result the shutter can fails after 10 or 100,000 shots, so why bother?

Keith Reeder , Nov 30, 2011; 09:17 a.m.

The only viable shutter count solution for the 7D is the Linux one.

Craig Meddaugh , Nov 30, 2011; 11:57 a.m.

very easy to compile on Mac

bruno gaurish , Nov 30, 2011; 04:10 p.m.

Thank you guys for your answers. Well too bad there are no software for the 7D; i like to know how many click my camera has since, yes, it can fail anytime but still, it has been tested for 150 000 clicks, and i shoot a lot!
Wish i knew how to deal with the linux thing...
 

Puppy Face , Nov 30, 2011; 04:31 p.m.

I saw a "Linux for Dummies" book on Amazon.

Craig Meddaugh , Nov 30, 2011; 10:22 p.m.

bruno, that link you have in your original post shows you exactly how to get gphoto2 up and running on a Mac with very little trouble.

bruno gaurish , Dec 01, 2011; 06:00 a.m.

Yes, thanks, i have download the software gphoto2 and then the Homebrew. I just don't know what to do with it, i don't understand nothing about the "terminal"and all these funny lines...
It seems like it is not just an ordinary software that you install in your application folder and just run.
Anyways, i think i'm gonna live with the mystery of my 7D shuttercount

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