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Shutter actuations

Alfred Ma , Jan 07, 2008; 12:19 p.m.

I have got a refurbished DL. Wonder how I can check the number of shutter actuations already done? Search with the forum did not yield results. Thanks.

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Sandeha Lynch , Jan 07, 2008; 12:43 p.m.

Have you shot an image? Unless pre-set otherwise, the image number should be the same as the shutter actuations.

Renato Aranghelovici , Jan 07, 2008; 04:23 p.m.

Look for 'Shutter Count' in EXIF.

Matthew McManamey , Jan 07, 2008; 04:34 p.m.

Stephen van Egmond , Jan 07, 2008; 11:04 p.m.

If I may,

If a camera comes out of the box with the filenames starting at some random number in the high 5000's, like 5836 or something, is it fair to conclude it is refurbished?

Matthew McManamey , Jan 08, 2008; 12:02 a.m.

Not necessarily. I can make a brand new camera start at 9876 if I put a card into the camera that already had 9875 from a different camera on it. They only way to REALLY know is to check the EXIF data.

A likely scenario is that this may have been a demo unit and a card that was used in another camera was put in this one, forcing the file counter up.

Alfred Ma , Jan 08, 2008; 02:00 a.m.

I use Window XP and from properties of the photo, the frame count is alwways 1. I cannot find the "shutter count". Perhaps there is another EXIF program that I should install? Thanks.

Alfred Ma , Jan 08, 2008; 02:09 a.m.

From Matthew's link, I have installed PhotoME. It works. (Wow - 4131 already). Many thanks.

Andrew Kendall , Feb 20, 2011; 05:07 p.m.

You can also use camerashuttercount.com

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