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    Default Limits for shutter count and How to check it?

    Hi everyone,
    I need some help with regards on these two questions.Thks.
    1) What is the limit for shutter count to send for servicing? 50,000? 150000?
    2) Is there a program of device to check the shutter count?

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    Default Re: Limits for shutter count and How to check it?

    Correction:
    2) Is there a program or device to check the shutter count?

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    Default Re: Limits for shutter count and How to check it?

    there is a program, but can't rmb it at the moment...

    any members can help?

    the shutter limit depends on your cameras,

    some can hold up to 150k, some 300k.

    you don't need to service it, but need to change the shutter if you wish to continue using the camera,

    and sometimes it may go way beyond the limit, so times it may fail way before.

    depends of luck.
    Pentax K-x

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    Default Re: Limits for shutter count and How to check it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cinaboy View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I need some help with regards on these two questions.Thks.
    1) What is the limit for shutter count to send for servicing? 50,000? 150000?
    2) Is there a program of device to check the shutter count?
    Have you tried searching here for "shutter count"? Do this and you will find
    a) there is no such limit, it is an average expectation
    b) reference tables and links to programs to check the shutter count.
    Do note that it is not always possible, for certain types of cameras (e.g. Canon 300D, 350D). Here only Service Center can help.

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    Thks for the reply.
    I'm currently using D200 and i'm not what's the shutter count at the moment.

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    Looks like the best option is still the Service Center. Thks bro.

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    Default Re: Limits for shutter count and How to check it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cinaboy View Post
    Thks for the reply.
    I'm currently using D200 and i'm not what's the shutter count at the moment.
    Have a look for for some real life data. But the sample space is not that big.
    http://olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d200.htm

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    This link does help to check the shutter count.Thks bro.
    Mine states as Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera = 15756

    http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

    Just want to share for those who wants to check your shutter count.
    1) After download and install the software.
    2) Click on Opanda IExif 2.3 and open ur latest picture u took.
    3) Scroll all the way to the bottom u will see the Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera.That's it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinaboy View Post
    Thks for the reply.
    I'm currently using D200 and i'm not what's the shutter count at the moment.
    i had the D200 previously and i think the shutter only died at 170k?

    so it's rather durable in my opinion.
    Pentax K-x

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinaboy View Post
    This link does help to check the shutter count.Thks bro.
    Mine states as Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera = 15756

    http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html

    Just want to share for those who wants to check your shutter count.
    1) After download and install the software.
    2) Click on Opanda IExif 2.3 and open ur latest picture u took.
    3) Scroll all the way to the bottom u will see the Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera.That's it.
    Couldn't find the total number of shutter release.. help???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinaboy View Post
    Hi everyone,
    I need some help with regards on these two questions.Thks.
    1) What is the limit for shutter count to send for servicing? 50,000? 150000?
    2) Is there a program of device to check the shutter count?
    The limit for shutter count before it died is depend on the camera type. ie entry level camera body shutter limit is around 50k-70k and the shutter limit will be increased for semi-pro and pro camera body 100k to like 250k +

    BUT some will tend to died before it reaches the limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelvinDestiny View Post
    The limit for shutter count before it died is depend on the camera type. ie entry level camera body shutter limit is around 50k-70k and the shutter limit will be increased for semi-pro and pro camera body 100k to like 250k +

    BUT some will tend to died before it reaches the limit
    There IS NO FIXED LIMIT. Please don't spread misinformation. The indicated MTBF is an estimate. It could fail at 20,000 or go on for 200,000.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimzzz View Post
    Couldn't find the total number of shutter release.. help???
    No head no tail. If you don't tell us your camera model, we cant help you.
    Alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    There IS NO FIXED LIMIT. Please don't spread misinformation. The indicated MTBF is an estimate. It could fail at 20,000 or go on for 200,000.
    sorry.. perhaps i didnt state clearly it was a rough estimation by me

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    I'm using Canon 500D, is there a software for Mac that can check shutter count?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacWin View Post
    I'm using Canon 500D, is there a software for Mac that can check shutter count?
    The default preview app.. open the image with preview, press command + I, click on more info.. there should be a tab that says canon (mine show nikon) and look for the shutter count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viix View Post
    The default preview app.. open the image with preview, press command + I, click on more info.. there should be a tab that says canon (mine show nikon) and look for the shutter count.
    it doesn't show shutter count?

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    Default Re: Limits for shutter count and How to check it?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacWin View Post
    it doesn't show shutter count?
    Check the ! tab..

    What version of osx and preview are you on?
    it should be there:
    Preview->CMD+i-> exif sheat.
    or
    Preview->tools->inspector->exif sheat

    you should see this picture

    (picture from flickr)
    Last edited by viix; 3rd October 2009 at 09:27 PM.

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