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Accuracy of Magic Lantern Shutter Count?

 
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Oct 20, 2012 09:08 |  #1

I installed Magic Lantern 0.2.2 on my 60D (1.5 years old) and looked at the shutter count. It supposedly says I have 72000 accutations on this particular camera (35323 pics + 37246 Live View). I have only 55k photos on my computer. I know I've deleted a lot of pics over the course of the life of this camera, but I don't think I have anywhere near 72000 actuations on this camera. I have three bodies and alternate between them so I'm certain I don't have 72000 actuations. I've had my Rebel XT for 8 years and don't think I've even put that many shots on that body.

So, what's the accurate shot number here on the shutter? I would assume that 35232 would be more accurate. Thoughts?


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Oct 20, 2012 09:28 |  #2

I realize that every time you hit live view the shutter opens and the mirror pops up, but I surely know that I haven't hit live view 37,000 times! I'm assuming that it's an aggregate of 35,000 pics taken and 2000 live views, although I don't think I've even used live view 2000 times.


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Oct 20, 2012 09:37 |  #3

You have 55K pics, have deleted a lot, but don't think you've done 72K shutter activations, including live view activations?

I think that number seems pretty plausible.

If it said, say, 150K, then I'd say the numbers don't add up, but in the example you've given, it seems totally plausible to me, and I'd likely judge the camera's log as being more accurate than one's memory/intuition... ;)

Or are you saying you have 55K pics from all three cameras, not just the 60D? How many 60D pics do you have, and do you use Live View a lot of the time?



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Oct 20, 2012 09:48 |  #4

I hardly ever use live view, I don't like it. I'd rather use the viewfinder, live view is too slow for me.

I have 55k pictures between all three cameras (XT, 60D and 5D2). Even at a rate of 250 pictures a weekend, which I usually take, over the course of 65 weeks (had the camera a year and a half since June 2011), that would put me at around 16250. Plus a few projects and events I did where I took an aggregate of around 5000-6000 (conservative estimate), that would put me at around 22k. I can see it being around 35-37k when you factor in some personal shots I've taken of my family, etc, but no where near 72,000!


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Oct 20, 2012 09:51 |  #5

Hav you got a shutter count utility on your computer? If so, what does it say the shutter count is?



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Oct 20, 2012 09:57 |  #6

Running a Mac, and the 40D shutter count doesn't work on the 60d. Any suggestions for others?


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Oct 20, 2012 11:29 |  #7

Supposedly at http://astrojargon.net​/EOSInfo.aspx (external link) you can get an older version of EIS Info that will work on a MAC and report any Digic IV processor. Note in particular the 2nd paragraph which reads...

EOSInfo is for Windows only. At this time, I don't have any plans for creating a Mac version, largely due to time constraints. Mac users (who apparently are overly sensitive) should continue using the 40DShutterCount utility.




  
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Oct 20, 2012 11:57 |  #8

There are lots of ways to run Windows programs on a modern Mac if necessary... a demo version of Crossover would do it...



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Oct 20, 2012 12:05 |  #9

Yeah I'm running the 40d utility and it's not reading the camera. Ill probably have to fire up my virtualbox and config that. Thanks guys.


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Oct 20, 2012 17:03 |  #10

There was a bug regarding shutter count, but it's fixed in 2.3.


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Oct 20, 2012 19:27 |  #11

cabinajm wrote in post #15146583 (external link)
Running a Mac, and the 40D shutter count doesn't work on the 60d. Any suggestions for others?

Run gPhoto2. Here's how: http://www.twam.info …s-7d-shuttercount-on-os-x (external link)
The instructions say that it is for a 7D but it also works on the 60D.


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Oct 21, 2012 08:50 |  #12

I'll tell you what, I'm pretty proficient with a Mac, but I really don't feel like installing a homebrew just to run that one program. I've got a virtual PC that I'm running via virtual box that I'll use EOSInfo from. Just be much easier.


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Apr 09, 2013 09:25 as a reply to  @ cabinajm's post |  #13

Do you shoot video often?? Magic Lantern counts every time you shoot video as "Live view" http://www.youtube.com …er_embedded&v=L​3ejDmkx3bY (external link)! I own a Mac and 40DShutterCount utility doesn't show the "live view" actuations.




  
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Jul 20, 2013 20:58 |  #14

I have installed the latest version of magic lantern on 500D.
My 500D is brand new buyed on store with box closed, I have it for 3 days now, and the actuations count is 14K how is this possible, I buyed at store brand new...
Is it possible that the count on MagicLantern is not perfect on 500D??!




  
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Jul 21, 2013 08:59 |  #15

quiquos wrote in post #16138653 (external link)
I have installed the latest version of magic lantern on 500D.
My 500D is brand new buyed on store with box closed, I have it for 3 days now, and the actuations count is 14K how is this possible, I buyed at store brand new...
Is it possible that the count on MagicLantern is not perfect on 500D??!

Anything is "possible". Try this free program for a second opinion: http://www.shutteractu​ations.com/?did=1 (external link)


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