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D200 Shutter Actuation Count

Dan Brown , Dec 05, 2007; 10:36 p.m.

I've got a line on a used D200. How can I check the shutter count?



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Ralph Auletta , Dec 05, 2007; 10:55 p.m.

You can download Opanda Exif Viewer from http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html All you have to do is format a CF card in the camera, take a photo, upload it to your computer and start Exif reader. In the Exif Reader you will OPEN your photo you just took. Way down the amazing list of data you will see a Shutter Releases category which will tell you the approximate number of shutter releases this camera has had. It will be innacurate if the shutter has been replaced or the camera has been into Nikon service prior to you recieving it.

Dan Brown , Dec 05, 2007; 11:05 p.m.

Thanks Rlaph, but I don't have a Windows computer.

Mike Sea , Dec 05, 2007; 11:19 p.m.

Thanks Ralph...39585 frames in just over a year....thanks for asking Dan


Frank Skomial , Dec 05, 2007; 11:27 p.m.

Nikon replaced the main electronics board in my D70, and was careful to re-enter the actuation count into the non-volatile memory, thus preserving the original shutter count of the camera.

They had full obligation to do that, since the shutter mechanism was not affected by the repair.

I am not sure what is the Nikon policy on preservation of original shutter counts, if the shutter was replaced. In this case it would make sense to start counting again from zero. Anyone knows that ?

Dave Lee , Dec 06, 2007; 01:43 a.m.

Dan, email me a basic JPG from the camera and I'll tell you the shutter count here.

Theodore Papageorgiou , Dec 06, 2007; 03:12 a.m.

And if the camera, is a F5, how can I do the same? Theodore.

Pete S. , Dec 06, 2007; 04:06 a.m.

Dan, exiftool is THE package for reading exif information - http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

Mac OS X, Windows, Linux, you name it.

Pete S. , Dec 06, 2007; 04:16 a.m.

BTW, ExitTool can read exif from any format including raw and is also useful when you want to extract the jpeg previews from the raw file.

Dan Brown , Dec 06, 2007; 08:54 a.m.

Thanks Peter, I downloaded it and it runs in the Terminal Window, but I can't seem to get it to open (or look at) a file. Can you give me an exemplary command line to read the exif for a .jpg that is on the Mac OS desktop?

I'll continue scratching my head.

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