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K10D Actuations

David Kelly , Apr 26, 2008; 11:59 a.m.

I want to put my K10D, with an expensive sensor cleaning kit and a spare battery, up for auction to raise dough towards a K20D. I have scarcely used the K10D since I bought it last june -I'm mostly a Leica B&W film shooter and wasn't happy about the B&W implementation of the K10D- but I think my chances of a successful auction would be improved if I could could state with certainty the number of actuations the K10D has had. How do I find out?

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Renato Aranghelovici , Apr 26, 2008; 12:17 p.m.

ExifTool, which is a perl script, can tell you this from the command line: exiftool -pentax:FrameNumber test.pef Pentax tag names ExifTool understands: <http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/TagNames/Pentax.html> ExifTool: <http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/>

Trent Whaley , Apr 26, 2008; 01:24 p.m.

If you're a leica shooter and don't like the K10D, why are you scrounging up for a K20D and not an M8?

Steve Dean , Apr 26, 2008; 01:27 p.m.

Photo ME is a free download that also tells how many actuations your camera has.

David Kelly , Apr 26, 2008; 02:05 p.m.

Renato: thanks but those links don't work. Steve, also thanks but unfortunately I use a Mac and there is no Mac version of PhotoMe. And Trent, no thanks, Carl Weese's report in The Online Photographer makes it clear that all my problems with the K10D have now been fixed in the K20D for a street price of only $1100,so why would I want a cheap piece of junk like the M8?:)

David Kelly , Apr 26, 2008; 02:21 p.m.

I found Exif Tool and it looks like a great tagging tool, but has no way of counting deleted images, which most of mine were. Back to square one: how can I look inside the K10D and see how many times the shutter has been used?

Renato Aranghelovici , Apr 26, 2008; 02:26 p.m.

Both links are right, but those <> broke them. Try agan with this:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

MAC OS package link:

http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/ExifTool-7.25.dmg

Renato Aranghelovici , Apr 26, 2008; 02:29 p.m.

> how can I look inside ...

Looking at the FrameNumber tag of last image. Just shoot an image and look into exif for this tag with the command:

exiftool -pentax:FrameNumber imagefilename

David Kelly , Apr 26, 2008; 02:48 p.m.

Ienato, i'm a computer illiterate -how does one "look into exif"? And where should i put the image before trying to do this?

David Kelly , Apr 26, 2008; 02:49 p.m.

Renato, apologies for putting a typo in your name!


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