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Thread: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

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    Default How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Hi Canoners ,

    I need the tutorial about how to get total shutter count value from Canon EOS 500D Body ? I read in the manual so far , but still there no statement or comment about this one .
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    There is no way to do it yourself. I believe the only way is to bring the camera to Canon service center to check for you.
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    From what I know so far, there is no way to know. Some online software only for other models like 450D, 1000D, but not for 500D.

    Bring to CSC ask them to check, they might charge you $20 (according to website).

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    http://astrojargon.net/40dshuttercount.aspx

    Should be able to work with 500D. It works on my 450D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    From what I know so far, there is no way to know. Some online software only for other models like 450D, 1000D, but not for 500D.

    Bring to CSC ask them to check, they might charge you $20 (according to website).
    Jezze , pay additional $20 every time to check shutter count ? I think it suppose to be an ease way .
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by lioneldude View Post
    http://astrojargon.net/40dshuttercount.aspx

    Should be able to work with 500D. It works on my 450D.
    I originally also think it will work but if you read carefully, 500D has been crossed out...
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by liauwsiauwlong View Post
    Jezze , pay additional $20 every time to check shutter count ? I think it suppose to be an ease way .
    Really, how often do you need to check shutter count?

    If you are buying a 2nd hand camera and want to make sure the shutter count is not unreasonably high.

    That is the only time I think you need to know. Other than that, if you own the camera 1st hand, you should already have a good idea how many shots you have taken.

    Most of the shutter mechanism will last 100K to 150K so it should not be a major concern to most people.
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    Oh didn't realise it doesnt work with 500D anymore. Just take a rough guide from the file nos then. E.g. 101-3350 is 13,350 shutter count. But it doesnt count those that were shot without card.

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    i tried last night on my 500D using the link http://astrojargon.net/40dshuttercount.aspx , confirm cannot work on 500D.

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    XXXD series canon claim it is 50,000.

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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    Really, how often do you need to check shutter count?

    If you are buying a 2nd hand camera and want to make sure the shutter count is not unreasonably high.

    That is the only time I think you need to know. Other than that, if you own the camera 1st hand, you should already have a good idea how many shots you have taken.

    Most of the shutter mechanism will last 100K to 150K so it should not be a major concern to most people.
    Thanks Tan,
    thats why i need that one, because this is my new camera and i choose the setting that will reset number every change a new sd card .
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Do you download your photos to your computer? Maybe just count them and add an estimated % of deleted pics.
    If you're not selling it now, it should not matter. Use it a year more and someone would come up with a software for 500D by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soons View Post
    XXXD series canon claim it is 50,000.
    anyone used it after 50,000 ? What will happen after that..
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohanson View Post
    anyone used it after 50,000 ? What will happen after that..
    You can either keep on using it until the shutter fails or replace the shutter.

    The 450D, 500D and 1000D shutter are rated at 100,000. Only the early models like 350D and 400D shutter are specified at 50,000. You can find the info here.

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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by kohanson View Post
    anyone used it after 50,000 ? What will happen after that..
    The Shutter Durability Rating is just a figure Canon provides, something like BTMF from your hard disk manufacturer.

    It doesn't mean the shutter mechanism will fail after 100,000 actuation. The shutter might keep on working or it might fail after just 2,000 actuation.

    I wouldn't worry about it until it actually happened.
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Actually in order to get the most accurate count, go to canon service centre. Do it if u happen to send your cam for any kind of servicing
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by CS TAN View Post
    The Shutter Durability Rating is just a figure Canon provides, something like BTMF from your hard disk manufacturer.

    It doesn't mean the shutter mechanism will fail after 100,000 actuation. The shutter might keep on working or it might fail after just 2,000 actuation.

    I wouldn't worry about it until it actually happened.
    True, nothing much to worry about, especially for hobbyist.
    For those who involve in freelance, they will know to prepare a back up camera when shooting the event / assignment, if something bad happen, the back up cam cans till do the job.

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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Found one that might work. However, I don't have a 500D so perhaps someone with this camera can try it and get back to let us know if it works or not.

    It is not as straight forward as the software from astrojargon.net

    Here is the LINK with the detail instruction. Basically, you go into the RAW file and read the HEX number and then convert it to decimal. They have tested it with 20D and 30D but if they are getting it out from the RAW file, I think it might work across the board with all EOS cameras.
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Tried it, but I'm not sure if there was a misstep (even though after following it to the letter), found the values in both address locations ($95D & $95E) to contain "00" & "00" respectively.
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    Default Re: How to know the total shutter count from Canon EOS 500D ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shen siung View Post
    For those who involve in freelance, they will know to prepare a back up camera when shooting the event / assignment, if something bad happen, the back up cam cans till do the job.
    Agree.. in the day of the shoot anything may go wrong, but equipment failure should not be one of them.

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