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bostechie
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How do I determine total shutter actuations Canon 400D/XTi

I can't find anything on this? Does anyone have a clue how to determine the total number of of times the shutter has been actuated (fired/released)?
I tried CanCount Version 1.33, but it apparently does not support the 400D. It reports back that it is not a valid raw or native jpg file from 1D series.

CANON phone support was of no help? They just directed me to CanCount which doesn't support the 400D.

Ideas appreciated? - Taylor
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Jodokast96
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»www.photome.de/home_eng.html

That will list all kinds of things about your camera in a photo's EXIF. It even takes my K10D's temperature so I know if it's sick, lol.


bostechie
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W O W ! All the information about the image and my camera that I didn't know that I didn't know about and didn't know I wanted to know...

Still couldn't find total actuations, though.

Thanks for posting it. - Taylor
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SandShark
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From what I've read on other forums, there is no way to know the true shutter count, even if the software supported your camera. Only Canon has the ability to access that information.


bostechie
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said by SandShark:

From what I've read on other forums, there is no way to know the true shutter count, even if the software supported your camera. Only Canon has the ability to access that information.
I've pretty much reached the same conclusion.
Thanks for the post.
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SandShark See Profile has it right, there is no way short of sending it in to Canon (and I'm not 100% sure they could extract it from the camera either). From my experience, you should expect all recent Canon shutters (20D and more recent) to work fine well past 50,000 clicks. There will be occasional exception, but they seem well built.
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bostechie
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Yup. Thanks Judd.


Hayward
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If you have never reset the counter... and set to be sequential/continuous (vs reset with new card).

Frames are 0-999 and folders are thousands after that

101 would be 1000-1999, and
111 Would be 10,000 to 10,999, etc

At least that is the way it was with my old original 300D Rebel
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said by Hayward:

If you have never reset the counter... and set to be sequential/continuous (vs reset with new card).

Frames are 0-999 and folders are thousands after that

101 would be 1000-1999, and
111 Would be 10,000 to 10,999, etc

At least that is the way it was with my old original 300D Rebel
That only works if you're the original owner of the camera. If you're buying used, there is no way of knowing. Even being the original owner doesn't guarantee the shutter hasn't been activated many times. I'm pretty sure the cameras are tested at the factory.
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Jodokast96
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said by SandShark:

I'm pretty sure the cameras are tested at the factory.
So true. A number of Pentax users found that brand-new out of the box cameras have had as many as a few hundred actuations.


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I thought Photo Mechanic will read it at first but it's not. I have a share ware program that will read my 1DIIN, but as others have said I don't think you can on a non pro body.

Chris