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Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« on: February 22, 2012, 09:37:20 PM »
Try http://eoscount.com

You'll have to use a 32-bit version of Internet Explorer and install an ActiveX control for communication with the camera. Then the control will read the shutter count from a 60D or a 7D right in the browser.

I just tried this and it really works with my 7D!   :) :) :) :)

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« on: February 22, 2012, 09:37:20 PM »

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 10:13:23 PM »
Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.
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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 10:45:55 PM »
Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.

It certainly looks suspicious, there is almost no info about it on the web. 

I downloaded the eoscount.msi file, and norton Antivirus did not hickup.  Then, I just sent it off to Symantec asking them to scan it.  If they say its OK, I'll try it. 

eosinfo counts my 5D MK II shutter actuations perfectly, so I'll first see if those numbers match before using it on my 7D.

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 10:46:12 PM »
cool i'm gonna try this on my 1Dmk3
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 10:51:06 PM »
Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.

It certainly looks suspicious, there is almost no info about it on the web. 

I downloaded the eoscount.msi file, and norton Antivirus did not hickup.  Then, I just sent it off to Symantec asking them to scan it.  If they say its OK, I'll try it. 

eosinfo counts my 5D MK II shutter actuations perfectly, so I'll first see if those numbers match before using it on my 7D.

We await Symantec's results...

Although, how did you know it counts your 5d actuations?

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 10:58:07 PM »
If you put magic lantern on you camera, there is a option for shutter count.

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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 11:00:38 PM »
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Although, how did you know it counts your 5d actuations?

I have used it for a few years, and used it on my 5D MK II when it was new, and checked occasionally.  It works fine.  This is well known.  however, eosinfo only works on a few bodies, not 1 series, 7D, or the newer rebels, because Canon removed the function from their SDK.

The EOSCOUNT claims to use the Canon SDK that eosinfo cannot use.

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 11:08:12 PM »
The software has passed a malwarebytes test, and Norton insite reports that fewer than five users have installed it in the week that it has been out. It also gives it a good rating.

Unfortunately, that new of a Trojan might not be detected, so I'll wait and see if Symantec responds.

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 11:11:50 PM »
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Although, how did you know it counts your 5d actuations?

I have used it for a few years, and used it on my 5D MK II when it was new, and checked occasionally.  It works fine.  This is well known.  however, eosinfo only works on a few bodies, not 1 series, 7D, or the newer rebels, because Canon removed the function from their SDK.

The EOSCOUNT claims to use the Canon SDK that eosinfo cannot use.


Ah, you used EOS Info, not the EOS Count website.

Makes sense now, sorry. got confused between the two...

Although, question... if fewer than 5 people have used it... how did OP come to know about it?

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 11:19:49 PM »
Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.

i'll try it tonight on my sacrificial windows netbook. if it gets infected I just blow it away and reformat
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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 11:22:12 PM »

I call it my Winipig :D


 ;D I have an old laptop I use for just such purposes, but without the catchy nickname.

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 11:41:14 PM »
i'll try it tonight on my sacrificial windows netbook. if it gets infected I just blow it away and reformat
I call it my Winipig :D

I don't need this utility because I've got Magic Lantern and besides that never attach my camera by USB but just put in the flash card into my laptop.

However, to anyone scared of malware: Install a VM like VirtualBox with Windows, then attach the USB port the camera is on to this VM. Now you can use every tethering software you like just as with your primary operating system.

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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 11:52:02 PM »
 Cool!  Works on a 7D.   8)

(file is safe, scanned using Trend)

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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2012, 12:02:17 AM »
has the unified magic lantern come out for the 5d2 yet? i tried the previous versions and they were so bad i just gave up on the whole thing, I only wanted the still functions. it was just too much of a hassle and too unstable I found :(
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« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 12:10:56 AM »
Anyone (with windows and a good scanner) want to try that out to make sure it's not a virus/spy/malware?

(I'm dubious of anything ActiveX, but then, I don't have a windows pc anyway)

If it's genuine then that's nice though.

i'll try it tonight on my sacrificial windows netbook. if it gets infected I just blow it away and reformat
I call it my Winipig :D

The last 3 computers I've bought (desktop, then laptop, then desktop again), I made sure to get a VT-compatible CPU (desktops were AMD, the laptop I slogged through intel's joke of a naming system and figured out which cpu had what feature), specifically for making sacrificial windows-machines from inside linux.

Except then I realised I don't have a windows install-cd newer than win2000 ('98 for a 'legal' copy i actually bought), and i'd rather be outside taking photos than messing about playing with virtual machines like this guy... :)
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Re: Finally! Shutter count made easy for almost all EOS cameras
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2012, 12:10:56 AM »