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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2012, 03:48:37 AM »
How can I check how many actuations on a 50D?

Thank you!

For Windows users, there is EosInfo (Google is your friend).  For Mac users, I think the easiest way may be to install gphoto2.  I have just written a small shell script to first kill the PTPCamera daemon, and then call gphoto2:

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#!/bin/sh

#Stop the PTPCamera daemon
killall PTPCamera

gphoto2 --get-config /main/status/shuttercounter


The above assumes that gphoto2 is in your path.  (Yes, sloppy, I know.)
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2012, 04:21:06 AM »
90k on my 5d2. maybe 2k on my 5d3.
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2012, 04:44:00 AM »
I've just over 8300 actuations on my 60D, I think.
But I've only had it since the start of february (new), so that's 8300 in just over 3 months. It was an upgrade to a 350D with an estimated 50-80k actuations (in 5,5 years). As my second DSLR ever, there were lots of test images and, after that, 'random pointless' shoots outside just for shooting's sake. I'm also usually the designated photographer of some group activities.

When I was away for one weekend recently, I shot 1000 pictures during 3 days of doing all sorts of stuff (among which 250 shots during an indoor basketball training - challenging because I'd not done lots of indoor stuff yet, and have no fast tele lens).

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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2012, 05:13:39 AM »
40D
at least 100k

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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2012, 05:41:22 AM »
I am over 10,000 actuations with my 7D. I use the EOScount.com utility


Btw After I reached 9999.CR2 the filenaming started all over from 0001. I really HATE that.
Is there a way to change that or not?





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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2012, 05:52:13 AM »
16957 on my 40D. When I bought it, it had around 5900.  11000 photographs in eight months.
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2012, 07:34:20 AM »
~15,000 on my 5D mkII
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2012, 08:07:26 AM »
Far more GB on video than stills, but:
24030 on 7D (2 years)
4632 on 5D2 (2 months)
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2012, 08:09:53 AM »
For anyone having a tough time installing gphoto2 on a mac, try going the Macports route.

The tough terminal part is done via gui during macports install, then auto install of gphoto2 from terminal with the command:

sudo apt-get install gphoto2

Details here (including link to MacPorts download):
http://blog.dcclark.net/2009/05/how-to-gphoto-primer.html

To be honest, I'd be curious to see if this matches what Canon service reports on actuation count.  Just sent 7D in for service (been getting the Error 30 message in humid climates), and requested a shutter actuation count from them.  I'll check with gphoto once I get it back to see if it actually reports the correct numbers.

Has anyone done this already?
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2012, 08:18:16 AM »
I am over 10,000 actuations with my 7D. I use the EOScount.com utility


Btw After I reached 9999.CR2 the filenaming started all over from 0001. I really HATE that.
Is there a way to change that or not?

If you're using Aperture or LR, have the masters renamed to your preferred naming convention (including date, time and original file name/#)
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2012, 08:58:21 AM »
I am over 10,000 actuations with my 7D. I use the EOScount.com utility


Btw After I reached 9999.CR2 the filenaming started all over from 0001. I really HATE that.
Is there a way to change that or not?

If you're using Aperture or LR, have the masters renamed to your preferred naming convention (including date, time and original file name/#)


I do not have LR or Aperture.


The naming convention made me think:


Currently files are named "Img_xxxx.CR2"
  That is 8 positions - dot - 3 positions. This exist from the Microsoft DOS period.
I assume that if I skip on the "Img_" there will be 4 additional character spaces that can be filled with a number. Theoratically it should allow 10001.CR2 and later 100001.CR2 and later 1000001.CR and if the camera would allow it even 10000001.CR2
Or....am I wrong in this assumption?

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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2012, 10:57:43 AM »
I am over 10,000 actuations with my 7D. I use the EOScount.com utility


Btw After I reached 9999.CR2 the filenaming started all over from 0001. I really HATE that.
Is there a way to change that or not?

If you're using Aperture or LR, have the masters renamed to your preferred naming convention (including date, time and original file name/#)


I do not have LR or Aperture.


The naming convention made me think:


Currently files are named "Img_xxxx.CR2"
  That is 8 positions - dot - 3 positions. This exist from the Microsoft DOS period.
I assume that if I skip on the "Img_" there will be 4 additional character spaces that can be filled with a number. Theoratically it should allow 10001.CR2 and later 100001.CR2 and later 1000001.CR and if the camera would allow it even 10000001.CR2
Or....am I wrong in this assumption?

Even if you do not use LR or Aperture the naming convention should not be a problem. But if you use EOS utility then the following method should help.

Open EOS utility
Click on "Preferences" button at the bottom of the dialogue window.
Select "File Name" Tab
Click on the button which probably has "Do not Modify (Download Images)" a drop down list will appear.
You have four options to choose from.
I prefer the last "Shooting Date+Prefix+Number". But it depends on your preference.
Now you can play with the "Customize" button, number of digits, start etc. You are no longer limited by the camera's numbering system.
See what options suits your needs and what you like.
Save these preferences and then when you download your images they will be names according to your choices.
You can also change the destination folder to download the images in the first tab.

Hope this helps.



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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2012, 12:09:33 PM »
The topic just reminded me of this website:

http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/
http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/sitemap.php

I guess not really up to date but still quite interesting.
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2012, 12:21:11 PM »
The topic just reminded me of this website

Thanks - this is just what I was looking for. My 60d now has ~60k actuations, and I'm thinking about saving shutter cycles by taking less high speed bursts, focus stacks and so on. Pity this site doesn't say anything about the 60d - but looking at the other bodies, it seems life expectancy of a shutter is at least 2 times the warranty number?

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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2012, 12:31:55 PM »
7D - 75,000 Actuations

5Dc - 160,000 Acutations  :o - Its bound to die soon, and I'll Mourn it...

Hmmm, Should I send in the 5D to CPS for repair or Does that 5D3 look more attractive?
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Re: How many actuations on your Canons?
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