Questions tagged [shutter-actuations]

are the the total times a shutter has opened and closed.

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Canon EOS 2000D shutter counter

Does anyone know of a program to obtain shutter count for a Canon EOS 2000D (Rebel T7)? Many other applications were already used with no results.
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What happens when the shuttercount of my DSLR is too high? [duplicate]

Yesterday I bought my first DSLR, a used Canon EOS Rebel T5 with a lot if accessories. It has been used 15 times, and I think I’m gonna take a lot of pictures with it, but what happens when I take too ...
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How do I determine the shutter count on a EOS 60D body?

I'm selling a 60D body, and I want to check the reported shutter-release count. But I can't find it on the menu anywhere. Does someone know how to find it? Note that the next assigned filename is not ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 500D/550D?

How can I get the actual shutter actuation count for a Canon EOS 500D or 550D (Digital Rebel T1i or T2i)? Two popular solutions for most earlier Canon cameras don't work: I peeked at location 0x9d-...
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How to find shutter count in my Canon 1100D?

I have Canon 1100D camera used for some time. Can anyone please tell me how do I check shutter count? I tried googling it. Installed some softwares but none gives the shutter count.
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How to check actuation count on an EOS 80D?

Most utilities that I found to check the actuations count haven't been updated in a long time. I also read that the actuations count isn't included in the EXIF data anymore. So what is the best/...
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Why am I not getting the expected shutter count from my Nikon cameras? [closed]

I have used Nikons for many years professionally. Never abused, but in the press they did work hard. However since digital, things changed. A D2X is still with me, but with a very low shutter count. ...
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How can I get the shutter actuation count for Canon EOS 600D (Rebel T3i)?

How can I view the shutter count on an EOS 600D? The EOSInfo software doesn't work for me.
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Is there a mirror actuation count limit in addition to shutter actuation count limit in DSLRs?

Every time you take a picture on a DSLR, not only does the shutter actuate but also the mirror actuates. If using the LCD preview, and using phase detect autofocus, the mirror actuates too: the phase ...
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Shutterless vs global shutter

Are shutterless and global shutter the same thing? Are they mutually exclusive? Or are they used together in a camera? I have a teledyne IR Calibir 640 camera that is shutterless (based on docs) but ...
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How do I find how many pictures have been taken with a Canon EOS1000d?

I have tried looking in the software that came with it, but with no luck so far. This is probably very basic... I would really value any help please.
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How to tell if a Nikon DSLR is new or not?

I hoped that I could depend on the Exif shutter count for D7000, but Nikon support website explained that shutter count is not trustworthy since it may reset by service centers for different reasons ...
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How to read shutter count on Canon EOS 6D Mark II? [duplicate]

How can I read the shutter count on Canon EOS 6D Mark II on Windows with a preferrably free tool?
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Do camera sellers ever fraudulently reset shutter counts?

Has anyone ever heard of a camera seller resetting shutter counts to make a camera appear newer than it actually is? Or change the shutter count to lie about it being replaced or refurbished? It ...
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How can I get the Shutter Actuations/Count for my Nikon D5300?

I recently purchased Nikon D5300 with 18-140mm lens. Just love the image quality this camera produces. I want to know my shutter actuations, for which I downloaded Opanda IExif 2.3 software, but ...
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Is a 5DMkIII shutter replacement possible and likely to cost less than £700?

I'm interested in purchasing a Canon 5D Mk III. I have two options: new and used. The used option saves up to £700 if I buy a well-used camera (a camera that has an over 100k+ shutter count). Now, ...
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How do I know the Canon 6d shutter count via software?

How do I know the Canon 6d shutter count via software, since it's not on the EXIF, and EOSInfo, gPhoto, MagicLantern don't work.
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How many actuations are “too many actuations”?

When looking at used camera bodies, a question that comes up a lot, is "how many shutter actuations, or clicks, does it have?" What I am wondering is, how many is too many. In other words, is there ...
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How much does it cost to replace a DSLR shutter?

I own a Nikon D5000 and I've read in numerous places that the earliest part that fails in a DSLR is the shutter. This is rated to 100,000 actuations, and since there are weeks when I shoot 1000 pics, ...
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Why does my shutter count increase by 3 or 4 with each shot?

So I've noticed this strange behavior with my Nikon D5100: each shot increases the shutter count by 3-4 steps. For example shot 1 — shutter count in EXIF is 19205 shot 2 — shutter count in EXIF is ...
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How do I manually rectify the actual shutter speed of old film camera

The camera in question is an old Konica TC Autoreflex. Any shutter speed faster than 1/60 is off by about 2 stops, and gets progressively worse the faster the shutter speed (the fastest is 1/1000). I ...
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Why does my new camera appear to have over 3000 photos taken already?

I just bought a new Canon EOS 60D and a new 8GB SDHC card. When I started it the first time I realised that the shutter count on Battery-Information-Menu was at 256 taken photos. I made a few shots ...
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How many Shutter Clicks on a New Camera considered normal?

How many Shutter Clicks on a New Camera considered normal? I purchased a quotes new Nikon D750 and checked the shutter count and it has 264 Shutter Clik count on it. Is that suspect of a ...
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Does using a camera with very high shutter actuations have any side effects?

My friend has an old Canon 300D which he recently inherited. I heard him take a picture with it and I noticed how sluggish the mirror flipping sounded, even @ 1/250. Perhaps the sound is best ...
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Did shooting in burst mode wear out my shutter?

I shoot about 400-500 pictures every day. Many of them are in burst mode. Will this wear out the shutter? I bought a Rebel 1200 D and five months the shutter gave error 30 and had to be repaired. ...
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Can a DSLR still shoot video after the shutter dies?

I bought a used Canon t3i and after searching on internet I read about shutter count so I installed magic lantern and I found out it is at 87k and after using it for a year now it is 92k, I'm a ...
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Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation?

From time to time I see questions about shutter actuations on this site and this got me thinking — does every frame of video count as an actuation? Does this means a 10 minute video is "worth" 18000 ...
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Are there any known methods for resetting the shutter count?

When buying used camera bodies the shutter count gives you a good figure together with the external condition of what kind of usage the body experienced previously - assuming the shutter count is ...
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Are these images symptomatic of shutter failure?

This is a burst sequence taken with a Canon 1D Mark II N in high-speed mode (8fps). You can see the bright line down the center and the dark area in the upper-right. I have several other sequences ...
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Will doing timelapses break my camera?

I was planning to do some timelapses in the near future, until I realised that if I leave my camera taking pictures for a week or 2, I will soon reach the max number of shutter count and my camera ...
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Life expectancy of an electronic shutter

I just came into concerning about the shutter life of a DSLR. The two curtains gradually wear and tear along with a number of up down movements, right? But, what about a non-mechanical shutter, ...
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How significant are 14000 shutter actuations for Canon 6D? [duplicate]

I'm an amateur photographer. I am an APS-C camera owner and I'm willing to upgrade to a FF body. There is a shop in my neighborhood offering a second-hand Canon Eos 6d for €1150, with a four-year ...
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Camera for high volume automated shooting of product pictures

For an automated photo studio I'm going to need a camera with a image quality that is comparable to better compact cameras, especially regarding color accuracy. Setting a custom white balance will be ...
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What should I expect in maintenance costs after shutter failure for a DSLR?

I know that the shutter could fail on one of my first images, or it could keep going strong hundreds of thousands more, and that a typical Nikon shutter replacement runs anywhere from $250-400 USD. ...
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When does the camera use the mechanical shutter and when does it use the electronic shutter?

I notice that Nikon P510 is having a 'Electronically controlled mechanical and CMOS electronic' shutter. So, I was wondering when will the camera use the mechanical shutter and when will it use the ...
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When is a camera 'worn'? [duplicate]

How many frames does a 'worn' camera have on its back? 10,000? More? Less? When should you decide not to buy a used camera, frame-wise? My girlfriend and I shoot something like 3000 frames a month. ...
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Accuracy of shutter actuation count in Canon and Nikon cameras

Nikon In most Nikon DSLRs, shutter actuations could be found in the Exif data and it's possible by using a tool as simple as this online Exif viewer, however Nikon support website says that: This ...
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Does the manufacturer reset the metadata shutter count when replacing the shutter?

I've read about this across different forums but have not found a satisfying answer. Does the manufacturer (Canon in particular) reset the metadata shutter count when replacing a shutter?
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Does the Fujifilm X100 have a limited number of shutter actuations, similar to focal-plane shutters?

I'm trying to find out the expected shutter life of the Fujifilm X100. I've not been able to find any consistent specifications, apart from having a possibly-electronic leaf shutter. Has it got an ...
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Is zero shutter count normal for a new camera?

I just bought a new Nikon D7000 to gift to someone, as always, I tested its shutter count using Exif info and to my surprise it had zero shutter counts, and it seems my test photo was its first. When ...
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Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations?

Does live view increases the number of shutter actuations? I heard this before and I just see it now here, but that doesn't sound right, does it? I mean in live view the shutter should remain open all ...
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Is there a resource showing Mechanical vs. Non-Mechanical shutter cameras?

I am looking for digital cameras to use for a webcam project. After learning first-hand about shutter-actuation limits I am now looking for some sort of reference that shows what cameras have ...
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Does taking photo using the camera fastest shutter speed shorten the life of a camera?

Does taking photo using the camera fastest shutter speed shorten the life of a camera? Would this apply apply to all types of camera, regardless if it is a DSLR, Point & Shoot or Mirrorless? Will ...
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How can I see the number of shutter actuations for my Canon EOS 350D?

I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT (otherwise known as the EOS 350D). I'd like to find the number of shutter actuations. I have tried ExifTool, and the ShutterCount is not part Exif information for a ...
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What are shutter actuations?

I was just reading the question How many actuations are "too many actuations"? and trying to figure out what a shutter "actuation" actually is. The only thing I can guess is that it's the number of ...
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Does the term 'shutter-actuations' only apply for DSLR and Mirrorless Camera only?

When a person wish to buy a second hand camera online, he/she will ask for the actuations ( or the shutter count) for the camera. Does, can I assume that point and shoot camera does not have shutter ...
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Why does shutter life vary from DSLR to DSLR?

@fluf and I were chatting on the site chat room and were talking about shutter life. After looking at this rather interesting but scary site http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/, it seems shutter ...
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What are the physical limits of a mechanical shutter?

I've recently found myself shooting a lot of photos on the maximum speed that my camera (a Canon 600D) allows (1/4000). This is quite extreme when thinking about mechanical movements, so I assumed ...
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How much actuation is used in videos for 550D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does every frame of video (or live view) on a DSLR count as a shutter actuation? I am concerned about the amount of actuation used when taking a video on my Canon EOS 550D. I ...
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How much more durable, really, are higher end cameras?

I notice this webpage seems to come up pretty often when people discuss the durability of their gear. http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/ The site has some neat information. It allows people to ...