Shutter count


G

Graton

Guest
#1
hi all i am using a eos 550D would like to know how to check my shutter count and ard how much will it fail i googled and search in the forums but did not get any results so hoping to get some info from seniors here

Thanks in advance
 

thomasq

New Member
Jul 14, 2007
259
0
0
South-West
www.flickr.com
#2
Just enough shooting don't worry about shutter count or it will only restrict you from taking shoots and hinder your progress in photography :eek:)
 

Smiles88

New Member
Jun 14, 2010
759
0
0
West
#4
Let's assume your shutter has a life span of 100,000. Based on 100 shots/day, it can last for 1000 days, close to 3 years. But the thing is whether you do shoot 100 shots every day.

The numbers also not very accurate. It can fail before or after the life span. :)
 

Sep 4, 2010
143
0
16
Singapore
#5
Not sure how long can it last... But if you want to know the shuttle count, just press the switch (bottom right of LCD screen) to preview the photo. Then press "DISP" (the button beside "MENU") until it show the shutter count...
 

Rashkae

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2005
19,105
12
0
#6
hi all i am using a eos 550D would like to know how to check my shutter count and ard how much will it fail i googled and search in the forums but did not get any results so hoping to get some info from seniors here

Thanks in advance
Even here on CS, a search for "canon shutter count" returns many results. On google even more.

I don't think you were really looking.
 

ZerocoolAstra

Senior Member
Mar 13, 2008
9,522
0
0
rainy Singapore
#8
hi all i am using a eos 550D would like to know how to check my shutter count and ard how much will it fail i googled and search in the forums but did not get any results so hoping to get some info from seniors here

Thanks in advance
worry less and shoot more :D

if it fails, it fails. Just get it replaced.
You don't watch TV and worry about when the backlight will fail, do you?
Same goes for car tyres, etc.
 

G

Graton

Guest
#9
ohh ya i was fiddling my camera in school today until i came home and upload the picture i found that behind the name of the image was 1000 is that the shutter count as it seem to increase one by one for each picture
 

Octarine

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 3, 2008
12,518
31
48
Pasir Ris
#11
ohh ya i was fiddling my camera in school today until i came home and upload the picture i found that behind the name of the image was 1000 is that the shutter count as it seem to increase one by one for each picture
No, it's purely a sequence number. Do not mistake this for shutter count. Just think logically: what would happen after 9999 images taken with a 4 digit sequence number? It goes to 0001. How could that reflect shutter count?
Read your manual, the logic of the sequence numbers is explained. There is a Custom Function to influence the camera's behavior.
 

Scintillation

Senior Member
Aug 30, 2008
1,571
40
48
On the flip side
www.craftinglight.com
#12
You can use 'exiftool' to check your shutter count. It basically displays the entire exif info of an image, and you can scroll through the data to find out your shutter count. Just drag the last picture you have taken and drop it onto the program, and it will list out the exif infromation. :)
 

G

Graton

Guest
#13
ohh thanks is there any software for me to look or find?
 

G

Graton

Guest
#15
thanks all antoher question i will be going to korea can i buy lens and flash there?Canon And Samyang
 

Octarine

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 3, 2008
12,518
31
48
Pasir Ris
#16
thanks all antoher question i will be going to korea can i buy lens and flash there?Canon And Samyang
How is this related to shutter count? :) One topic per thread helps to keep things organized and those you browse existing threads will find the answers easily (*hint*).
Upper right hand there is a Search function. Hope your are not going to Kim's funky dynasty when referring to 'Korea' :bsmilie:
 

G

Graton

Guest
#17
i searched but the threads are all unrelated i will open another thread again soon
 

Ted888

Senior Member
Dec 19, 2008
2,970
10
0
#18
Scintillation said:
Google 'exiftool' and it should give you a link to download the program. ;)

It's pretty useful, esp. if you buy a 2nd-hand camera and need to determine the shutter count.
Everyone should download some kind of exif tool to check exif info including shutter counter. I returned my "new" D300s to authorized nikon retailer after checking the shutter count was not 0. Believe it to be a demo set sold to me as new "by mistake" - give them a benefit of doubt.
 

ZerocoolAstra

Senior Member
Mar 13, 2008
9,522
0
0
rainy Singapore
#19
Ted888 said:
Everyone should download some kind of exif tool to check exif info including shutter counter. I returned my "new" D300s to authorized nikon retailer after checking the shutter count was not 0. Believe it to be a demo set sold to me as new "by mistake" - give them a benefit of doubt.
Unless the shutter count was like few hundred or something, it shouldn't be a big deal that it's not zero. What was the shutter count anyway?

I notice that many ppl tend to think of a camera's shutter count like a car's mileage... I don't think it's appropriate to think that way.
 

G

Graton

Guest
#20
i just downloaded the exiftool but no use cannot see any more software u guys recommend?
 

Top Bottom