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5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« on: July 30, 2012, 01:47:00 AM »
On the previous 5D bodies there was not a reliable way to get the count for the number of shutter actuations over the life of the camera.  Well, there is an app that I believe works for the Mark II but it's accuracy has been questioned by some.

Anyway, is there a new way with the 5D III to get the number of clicks?  Ideally something within the camera itself or maybe with an app like EOS Utility?

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5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 02:28:58 AM »
Canonian, i believe that the 5DIII and the 1D X's menus are very similar.  On the 1D X there is a system status option in the menu's, i cant remember exactly where, but that gives you the total actuations to the nearest 1000.
Hope that helps.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 02:11:14 PM »
I'm just using the file sequence number.  Just as long as I don't change anything, lol.
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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 02:24:34 PM »
Canonian, i believe that the 5DIII and the 1D X's menus are very similar.  On the 1D X there is a system status option in the menu's, i cant remember exactly where, but that gives you the total actuations to the nearest 1000.
Hope that helps.

I don't think that option is available on the 5DIII.
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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 02:54:02 PM »
eoscount.com seems to work

Keep track to make sure it keeps working, however, because I think that it lost track on one of my 7D bodies. It seemed to say I had taken a lot more exposures than I really had. (I had about 110,000 photos on my computer from two 7D bodies purchased brand new, and eoscount.com claimed that the cameras had a total of nearly 200,000 photos taken between them.)
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 02:54:30 PM »
Looks like what I remembered seeing was actually the number of images taken with the current battery.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 05:03:53 PM »
Wonder if gPhoto works with 5D3?

With 5D2 and 7D I have a two line script which does it:


killall PTPCamera #Stop the PTPCamera daemon
gphoto2 --get-config /main/status/shuttercounter
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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 05:10:37 PM »
eoscount.com seems to work

Keep track to make sure it keeps working, however, because I think that it lost track on one of my 7D bodies. It seemed to say I had taken a lot more exposures than I really had. (I had about 110,000 photos on my computer from two 7D bodies purchased brand new, and eoscount.com claimed that the cameras had a total of nearly 200,000 photos taken between them.)

Would Live View count towards the number of shutter activations? Also, do you keep 100% of the photos you shoot? Or do you delete some from the back of the camera, and delete others from your computer when they're complete crap? That might explain some/most of the difference.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 11:26:29 PM »
I just keep track with an abacus.  :o
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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 06:30:49 AM »
I used eos count and it was very accurate as I had just got my 5D Mark III back from canon and the shutter was spot on from what canon had recorded.

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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 08:10:44 PM »
Unfortunately http://eoscount.com/ is only for the PC.  I'm on a Mac. 

Any other suggestions?  .... and no, an abacus is not a solution  ;)

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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 10:16:39 PM »
A good way to get shutter actuations (5D Mark III is now supported!) is through gPhoto2.

It's a bit cumbersome to get it up and running, but you also get tethered shooting, and intervelometer functionality.

A write up on installation and usage of gPhoto can be found here: http://photolifetoys.blogspot.com/2012/08/control-your-camera-with-gphoto2-via.html
5D3 | 600D | EOSm | Samyang 8mm 3.8T | Samyang 14 2.8 | 17-40 | 28 1.8 | Sig 35 1.4 | 40 | 50 1.4 | 100 2.0 | 135 L | 70-200 4L IS + x1.4mk2 | Nippon Kogaku 50 1.4 (1965) | Nikkor 43-86 (mid 1970s) | M: 22

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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 10:17:26 PM »
A good way to get shutter actuations (5D Mark III is now supported!) is through gPhoto2.

It's a bit cumbersome to get it up and running, but you also get tethered shooting, and intervelometer functionality.

A write up on installation and usage (including getting the shutter count) of gPhoto can be found here: http://photolifetoys.blogspot.com/2012/08/control-your-camera-with-gphoto2-via.html
5D3 | 600D | EOSm | Samyang 8mm 3.8T | Samyang 14 2.8 | 17-40 | 28 1.8 | Sig 35 1.4 | 40 | 50 1.4 | 100 2.0 | 135 L | 70-200 4L IS + x1.4mk2 | Nippon Kogaku 50 1.4 (1965) | Nikkor 43-86 (mid 1970s) | M: 22

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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 10:54:00 PM »
A good way to get shutter actuations (5D Mark III is now supported!) is through gPhoto2.

It's a bit cumbersome to get it up and running, but you also get tethered shooting, and intervelometer functionality.

A write up on installation and usage of gPhoto can be found here: http://photolifetoys.blogspot.com/2012/08/control-your-camera-with-gphoto2-via.html


Thanks Ew.  That looks like a good solution.  A bit involved but definitely worth a shot if it works.  I won't have time for a few days but will give it try when I have some downtime.

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Re: 5d III - Number of Shutter Actuations?
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 01:54:42 AM »
Remembered another way to check shutter actuations - MagicLantern !

Goto into MagicLantern menu, under "debug" menu (Dec 2011 unified version - new version location may have changed).  Shutter and LiveView actuations are listed.
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