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Number Of Actuations On Canon Bodies  
User currently offlineF4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

I use both the Canon 300D and 30D camera bodies. Sometimes i notice photographers on here state how many actuations a camera has taken, often quoting numbers in the thousands. Am wondering how it is possible to access this information, is it held in the data within the camera? Thankyou.

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User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

The number of actuations are recorded on the memory card but this is unreliable since if you change the card the number will vary. Canon are able to read the exact number of actuations and this information is usually provided if your camera is serviced.

Kevin


User currently offlineF4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 5435 times:

thankyou, appreciate your input

User currently offlineSFO2SVO From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5411 times:

Exif viewer here: http://homepage.mac.com/aozer/EV/
extracts this info from EXIF data, just check any of the pics taken with your camera. At least for Nikon

I am not sure if it will support Canon and it runs on Mac - but there are plenty similar utilities for PC out there.



318-19-20-21 332 343 717 727 737-234578 743-4 752 763 772 D9/10 M11/8x/90 F70 RJ85 ATR72 SF340 E120 TU34/54 IL18/62/86/9
User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5401 times:

Quoting SFO2SVO (Reply 3):
am not sure if it will support Canon

I believe the exact count of the actuations is only stored in the EXIF-file by the 1D models, not by the other models...

PS: I use a 300D and I have checked with an Exif-reader: there is nothing at these file-locations...

Best regards,

Walter



canon 340d ;-) - EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - EFS18-55mm - EF28-105mm f3.5/4.5 - EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6l is usm - ...
User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5393 times:

Quoting Walter2222 (Reply 4):
PS: I use a 300D and I have checked with an Exif-reader

With the 300D, you can choose to either reset the "counter" (=file names) every time you use a new, empty memory card, or continuously number the files.

E.g., CRW_8644 is the 8644th actuation, however the 300D counter automatically starts at zero after CRW_9999 I think.



Jet Visuals
User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5382 times:

Quoting INNflight (Reply 5):
With the 300D, you can choose to either reset the "counter" (=file names) every time you use a new, empty memory card, or continuously number the files.

E.g., CRW_8644 is the 8644th actuation, however the 300D counter automatically starts at zero after CRW_9999 I think.

That's correct, Florian!

But that's only related to the file-numbering on the CF-card.

It seems, however, if you mix CF-cards with an existing file-numbering, without reformatting in other camera's and than back, the numbering system is not reliable anymore... (I haven't tried it myself, but it was a topic under discussion on the "scramble"-forum some weeks ago).

Best regards,

Walter



canon 340d ;-) - EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - EFS18-55mm - EF28-105mm f3.5/4.5 - EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6l is usm - ...
User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5375 times:

How mand actuations do Canon state you should get out of a 30D or 300D?


It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5350 times:

A friend of mine recently purchased a secondhand 30D and the shutter button failed. When it came back from repair they had not only replaced the shutter button but the complete shutter assembly with a note to say it had completed 66,000 shutter actuations.

cheers

Kevin


User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5345 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 7):
How mand actuations do Canon state you should get out of a 30D or 300D?

I seem to recall reading the figure was 50,000 for a 300D and 100,000 for the 30D but I have also seen a figure of 200,000 for a 30D. You will know when it fails  Wink

Kevin


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Quoting KMB (Reply 9):
You will know when it fails

 Smile I guess I will. I guess this is not something covered under an extended warranty either?



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 10):
I guess I will. I guess this is not something covered under an extended warranty either?

It depends on who your warranty is with but in most cases I would expect it would be covered.


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5339 times:

Quoting KMB (Reply 11):
It depends on who your warranty is with but in most cases I would expect it would be covered.

Ah good. Thats a relief. Although by then I'll probably have a 5D.  Smile



It's a beautiful night to fly like a phoenix...
User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 12):
Ah good. Thats a relief. Although by then I'll probably have a 5D.

With Canon cameras our biggest problem is DUST on the sensor, especially if you have the Dyson pump 100-400 lens. Sad


User currently offlineWalter2222 From Belgium, joined Sep 2005, 1292 posts, RR: 29
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

Quoting KMB (Reply 13):
With Canon cameras our biggest problem is DUST on the sensor, especially if you have the Dyson pump 100-400 lens.

It is a little bit off-topic, but I would not blame the lens... it is more about changing the lenses in an environment which is often not so clean...

Best regards,

Walter



canon 340d ;-) - EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - EFS18-55mm - EF28-105mm f3.5/4.5 - EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6l is usm - ...
User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5302 times:

My 20D came back from service last year with the total number of actuations written down, so I guess that service engineers can get access to this info. I wonder if the end user can access it somehow?


James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5288 times:

Quoting JRowson (Reply 15):
My 20D came back from service last year with the total number of actuations written down, so I guess that service engineers can get access to this info. I wonder if the end user can access it somehow?

Canon only release this information to their service agents but they all appear to use it when a camera goes in for repair.


User currently offlineF4phantom From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5281 times:

interesting input, thanks. Just curious as to how many images i have taken over the years. wouldnt even like to hazard a guess.

User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

Quoting F4phantom (Reply 17):
interesting input, thanks. Just curious as to how many images i have taken over the years. wouldnt even like to hazard a guess.

Trust me it's best not to know  Wink


User currently offlineJorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3148 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

Quoting SFO2SVO (Reply 3):
Exif viewer here: http://homepage.mac.com/aozer/EV/

Anyone tried out on Windows with a Canon?

georg


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