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Any way to see actual shutter count of a 7d on a Macbook?

 
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Apr 08, 2011 22:17 |  #1

Or is that only possible using Linux on a PC?


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Apr 08, 2011 22:23 |  #2

I don't have a Macbook but I believe it is possible to run Linux on one. You may be able to find a Linux ISO that will run on Macbook and just burn it to a CD and boot off of it. I know when I checked my 7d shutter count I didn't have to make any changes to my computer...just boot off the Linux ISO, check the shutter count, take the CD out and reboot. But I am fairly certain that using Linux is the only way to check the shutter count.


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Apr 09, 2011 00:17 |  #3

Probably the easiest way for a non-linux geek is to use a virtual machine... VirtualBox is free, and will allow you to install and run a full linux distribution, like Ubuntu, on your Mac.

There was a thread on this not too long ago... There are a ton of ways to run Linux, but I think the virtual machine is the easiest for a non-linux person.

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xxmxaxrxyxx wrote in post #12186902 (external link)
Or is that only possible using Linux on a PC?


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Apr 09, 2011 00:37 |  #4

stevemacko wrote in post #12187541 (external link)
Probably the easiest way for a non-linux geek is to use a virtual machine... VirtualBox is free, and will allow you to install and run a full linux distribution, like Ubuntu, on your Mac.

There was a thread on this not too long ago... There are a ton of ways to run Linux, but I think the virtual machine is the easiest for a non-linux person.

Steve

would you happen to know which thread talks about using virtual machine to run linux to see shutter count? also does it list step by step on how to accomplish it for non linux geeks like myself?


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Apr 09, 2011 03:20 as a reply to  @ xxmxaxrxyxx's post |  #5

Just so you know, before you invest a lot of time into this; there is no point in knowing the shutter count other than to satisfy your curiosity.
Experience shows that the shutter count seems to have very little correlation with when the shutter actually breaks.


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Apr 09, 2011 09:59 |  #6

This is the thread I was referring to... https://photography-on-the.net …hlight=7d+actua​tion+count

The virtual machine part is my own personal opinion. I've been running linux since the mid-90s, and I think it's the easiest for a beginner. There are many, many ways to run Linux on different hardware...


Edit: This is also pretty easy, and does not require running linux... I was able to install Homebrew and gphoto2 using the guide in about 10 minutes. It still doesn't produce useful values for my 30D, but the author had success with his 7D. http://www.twam.info …s-7d-shuttercount-on-os-x (external link) You will need your original OS X disks to install Xcode3 (optional install on main disk).

xxmxaxrxyxx wrote in post #12187629 (external link)
would you happen to know which thread talks about using virtual machine to run linux to see shutter count? also does it list step by step on how to accomplish it for non linux geeks like myself?


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Apr 09, 2011 22:40 |  #7

How familiar are you with Linux/Unix/Mac/Unix-based stuff and compiling?

You can in fact compile gphoto for Mac - I just did it for my new 7D. I've got 420 actuations.


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Apr 09, 2011 22:40 |  #8

(I don't recommend installing linux in a VM just for this - much faster to compile it yourself).


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Apr 10, 2011 02:29 |  #9

stevemacko wrote in post #12189106 (external link)
Edit: This is also pretty easy, and does not require running linux... I was able to install Homebrew and gphoto2 using the guide in about 10 minutes. It still doesn't produce useful values for my 30D, but the author had success with his 7D. http://www.twam.info …s-7d-shuttercount-on-os-x (external link) You will need your original OS X disks to install Xcode3 (optional install on main disk).

thanks and that seems pretty easy. but it sucks that i don't have my OS X disks with me. thanks for the info.


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Apr 10, 2011 02:31 as a reply to  @ xxmxaxrxyxx's post |  #10

apersson850 wrote in post #12188091 (external link)
Just so you know, before you invest a lot of time into this; there is no point in knowing the shutter count other than to satisfy your curiosity.
Experience shows that the shutter count seems to have very little correlation with when the shutter actually breaks.

yes i do understand that. and mostly just out of curiosity. but it doesn't hurt to know the actual shutter count. thanks

Kevin Song Photography wrote in post #12192160 (external link)
How familiar are you with Linux/Unix/Mac/Unix-based stuff and compiling?

You can in fact compile gphoto for Mac - I just did it for my new 7D. I've got 420 actuations.

it's been a long time since i ever messed with Unix...and only time i did was in school in my Unix programming class. Which I have yet to use since.

thanks


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Apr 11, 2011 12:27 |  #11

Actually, here's a super easy tutorial.

I haven't used ports before, but it seems super easy.

http://blog.dcclark.ne​t …how-to-gphoto-primer.html (external link)


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Apr 11, 2011 13:32 |  #12

She doesn't have the original Macbook disks, and she needs Xcode3 to run Macports (or to run Fink or Homebrew).

Xcode4 is available for download to registered developers, but I'm not sure she wants to spend a lot of time installing and configuring a developer environment...

I need to make my own stripped down live linux distro with gphoto2 installed... Sounds like a weekend project.

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Actually, here's a super easy tutorial.

I haven't used ports before, but it seems super easy.

http://blog.dcclark.ne​t …how-to-gphoto-primer.html (external link)


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Apr 11, 2011 22:02 |  #13

Kevin Song Photography wrote in post #12200590 (external link)
Actually, here's a super easy tutorial.

I haven't used ports before, but it seems super easy.

http://blog.dcclark.ne​t …how-to-gphoto-primer.html (external link)

I went through the tutorial and the installation process on my Mac mini went smoothly. I was able to get the shutter counts for my refurbished 7D's and T2i.

I got my 7D's through the CLP and the first one probably had a low shutter count based on the current count and the number of pictures I've taken. My second CLP 7D came with around 350-375 actuations. My refurb T2i came from Adorama and probably had ~1500 actuations on it.


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Apr 13, 2011 00:25 as a reply to  @ stevemacko's post |  #14

well i went ahead and download xcode via the developer site. install macport and follow the direction to install gphoto2 via terminal.

now my question is what is the command to check the shutter count or how does that work?


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Apr 13, 2011 00:28 |  #15

never mind googled it and found the answer

gphoto2 --get-config /main/status/shutterco​unter


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