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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2012, 01:27:08 AM »
Mommy told me: when somebody offers something to you, accept it with some grain of salt, but FIRST say thanks...
It  is only a matter of good manners and does not cost that much...

By the way, I'm never realized why Canon doen't allow to access to 1D series shutter count, may be the cameras that mostly need that, considered the mainly professionaland intensive use . I own a 5D MkII which I bought new and a 1Ds MkIII which I bought seond hand. I know everything about the first one, but I'd like to know something about the second one, although it works perfectly. Stupidly, I forgot to ask Canon service to tell me about shutter count when I sent the camera for a service :-(

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« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2012, 01:27:08 AM »

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2012, 08:13:52 AM »
I own a 5D MkII which I bought new and a 1Ds MkIII which I bought seond hand. I know everything about the first one, but I'd like to know something about the second one, although it works perfectly. Stupidly, I forgot to ask Canon service to tell me about shutter count when I sent the camera for a service :-(

Wouldn't Canon keep a service record? I would imagine they could tell you over the phone if so.
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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #47 on: February 28, 2012, 10:16:11 AM »
Just ran this and it seemed to work. The number of actuations seemed lower than I was expecting though. Thanks for this tip.

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« Reply #48 on: February 28, 2012, 11:02:53 AM »
It works OK with my 7D.

54k after 2 years, not bad...

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« Reply #49 on: February 28, 2012, 11:04:34 AM »
This worked excellently for me as well.

The numbers reported for my 5D Mark II and 60D match the ones given by EOSInfo and Magic Lantern, respectively (except for "LiveView-actuations"). Nice to be able to access both from one application.

Sergey, your work is appreciated :)

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« Reply #50 on: February 28, 2012, 03:04:03 PM »
Just ran this and it seemed to work. The number of actuations seemed lower than I was expecting though. Thanks for this tip.
same here. I thought my 7D would have a lot more actuations.

btw.: really ridicoulous of Canon to NOT include "current number of actuations" as a menu item on each and every of their cameras.


@Mencho(22): Thanks for posting the link. And thanks to Sergeij too, for coding this clever little piece of software.   

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2012, 03:42:26 PM »
Not sure if anyone mentioned this but it also seemed to reset my camera's clock to 00:00:00 of 2000. Make sure that you double check your time after you use this to make sure that it's set correctly.

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« Reply #51 on: February 28, 2012, 03:42:26 PM »

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #52 on: February 28, 2012, 03:57:27 PM »
Thanks for the info, and thanks to the writer of this program! It worked perfectly for both my 7D and 5DII. EOSinfo won't work for my 7, but shows the same number as EOS Count on my 5DII.

Thanks!

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« Reply #53 on: February 28, 2012, 04:29:27 PM »
Wanting to use this but not wanting to risk a security issue I created a new virtual, downloaded it and used it from there... then nuked the virtual from orbit... only was to be sure... and all that... :)

The results should be encouragement for Canon to hurry up and send me a 5d3...

My poor little T2i has taken 109,036 shots... in just 15 months... And I have slowed down considerably in the last 6 months too :)

When I finally get my full frame I dont think I will give it that sort of hammering.

Any ideas on how to tell how many shots my lenses have taken?  I think a huge amount of these shots were taken in the first few months on the kit lens, 50 f1.8 and the 50-250mm... But I'd like to know how many I have taken with my 10-22mm, 17-40L and 70-300L

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« Reply #54 on: February 28, 2012, 04:51:56 PM »

Any ideas on how to tell how many shots my lenses have taken?  I think a huge amount of these shots were taken in the first few months on the kit lens, 50 f1.8 and the 50-250mm... But I'd like to know how many I have taken with my 10-22mm, 17-40L and 70-300L

The only way I know would be to have all the shots taken in a pgm like Lightroom and then look at the metadata counts for a given lens.

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« Reply #55 on: February 28, 2012, 04:59:36 PM »
Tried this out just now, had to run 32-bit IE9 on my Win 7 64-bit PC, got some spurious results :o

Firstly, it could not pick up the Camera S/N but hey the FAQs said that this may happen, so we'll park that for now ::)

Secondly, it quoted my Canon 7D shutter count @ 3011 actuation's, way below what I estimate, which is 3656 :-\

So I double-checked my PC backup of all the RAW + JPeG images that I've taken with my 7D since I got it new last September... and yes I do have almost 3700 images on file!! ??? My 7D is used 50/50 for pics/video which is why the overall number of shutter actuations may seem a bit low to some people.

Now it picked up all of the other miscellaneous info like firmware version, date, time, owner (copyright stuff), but I know for sure that my shutter count is at least 25% above what this Active X Utility app is telling me  :-[

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« Reply #56 on: February 28, 2012, 05:09:34 PM »
So I double-checked my PC backup of all the RAW + JPeG images that I've taken with my 7D since I got it new last September... and yes I do have almost 3700 images on file!! ??? My 7D is used 50/50 for pics/video which is why the overall number of shutter actuations may seem a bit low to some people.

If you have RAW's and JPG's and you have used RAW+JPG mode you will have more files than shutter actuations...

and thats just if you are counting cr2 and jpg files... if you just did a file couint int he folders then all the sidecars for the cr2s and other edit files and thumbnail repositories will have been counted too...

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2012, 03:01:20 AM »
Not sure if anyone mentioned this but it also seemed to reset my camera's clock to 00:00:00 of 2000. Make sure that you double check your time after you use this to make sure that it's set correctly.

intersting. For my 7D the app offered a sync of camera clock and PC/web clock ... which I applied (the camera was 1 hr off ... still on summer time) and it worked perfectly.

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« Reply #57 on: February 29, 2012, 03:01:20 AM »

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2012, 05:22:21 PM »
Just to clarify, the synch worked fine, but my clock was reset after connecting.
Glad to hear that everyone isn't experiencing this.

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« Reply #59 on: February 29, 2012, 08:25:49 PM »
Worked fine for me, showed 20,250, which was close to what I figured. And my clock was NOT reset.

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« Reply #59 on: February 29, 2012, 08:25:49 PM »