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john enman , Dec 06, 2007; 06:57 p.m.

Ralph, I downloaded the Opanda as you suggested Dan do, but I must be doing something wrong. I can't find a Shutter Count anywhere. What am I doinig wrong guys? John

Pete S. , Dec 07, 2007; 04:50 a.m.

Dan,

Don't know if you solved it but otherwise type:
cd ~/Desktop
exiftool image.jpg

Peter

Ralph Auletta , Dec 07, 2007; 05:47 p.m.

The terminology for a D2X, D2H, D200, D80, D70, D70S in Opanda Exif is "Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera" and is located 5 to 8 rows from the bottom on the EXIF tab. I couldn't find that info in EXIF data for the Canon EOS 30D or Nikon D100.

Ralph Auletta , Dec 07, 2007; 06:00 p.m.

In Answer to Frank's information, Nikon does not preserve the ZERO count on a replaced shutter unless specifically asked to. The technicians will usually tell you that they have no idea of the shutter cycle count as it is not part of the Nikon Diagnostic Program that is run on your camera. I always replace the shutter and the Mirrorbox together as they both take the same beating and I feel, should be at the same cycle count.(I am a Camera Reepairman and Professional Photographer) Sooner or later the Mirror assembly will give out if your shutter has already gone. The 150,000 0r 300,000 Tested cycle count does not mena a thing if you have are in the business of shooting for Marathon Foto where I have seen their photographers zip through one 1 Gig card after another, shooting 1800 shots per card on a D2h at 6 frames a second on continuous mode for several hours, racking up 10,000 to 16,000 exposures in one race. The shutter takes a beating and will only last 50,000 to 80,000 exposures under those brutal conditions. You should always ask what kind of Photography teh camera was used for before buying used.

Dan Brown , Dec 07, 2007; 06:13 p.m.

Peter, thank you so much. Worked like a champ. There's an amazing amount of data in the EXIF file. Best of all, it's only got 1771 shutter count.

Sp ... , Dec 08, 2007; 03:00 p.m.

"...racking up 10,000 to 16,000 exposures in one race.

Makes me glad I don't have to proof/edit for a living.

Joe Elrod , Dec 15, 2007; 07:36 a.m.

Peter, I am not having any luck with getting the exiftool to read the exif data. I can drag and drop the .jpg and get the meta data, but I don't see any shutter activation info. Can you elaborate for me how to access this? Thanks, Joe.

Shun Cheung , Dec 15, 2007; 08:12 a.m.

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the Exif data window. The name for the parameter is "Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera," which is long. I would widen the "Entry" column so that you can see the entire name. Left click on the column boundry (red circle) and drag on it to make the column wider.


Exif: Total Number of Shutter Releases

Joe Elrod , Dec 15, 2007; 08:32 a.m.

Shun, thanks!! I was using the download that Peter pointed to. I downloaded the oPanda and it worked perfect. It shows several more releases (1132 after vs. 821 before) after the repair. Not terrible but it makes me curious as to the explanation. But thanks again for the good help! Joe

Ruakere Hond , Jul 18, 2008; 09:30 p.m.

I tried following the steps Peter explained but I still don't come up with anything on the shutter releases for my D200 in the EXIF info. I am thinking that there are two things that could be going wrong:

1. When I had an issue with the shutter about 6 months ago they replaced the mechanism and somehow shut off the recording of EXIF info relating to shutter releases.

2. I am not following the steps properly or I just can't see for looking.

I have an Intel iMac and so the Opanda software doesn't work.

Any ideas? I wouldn't mind knowing what my camera has done.


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