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How do I read the Exif actuation count?

 
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Feb 02, 2010 14:05 |  #1

I'm pretty sure my shutter count is over 5,000 but under 10,000. I am not sure how to read this so as to find my shutter count on my 30d. Please help!

Here is the information that I have from Exif:

File name: _MG_4600.JPG
File size: 1008325 bytes (1728x1152, 4.1bpp, 6x)
EXIF Summary: 1/40s f/2.8 ISO1600 93mm

Camera-Specific Properties:

Equipment Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D
Lens Size: 70.00 - 200.00 mm
Firmware Version: Firmware 1.0.4
Owner Name: unknown
Serial Number: 1020709512

Image-Specific Properties:

Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand
Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
Image Created: 2010:02:01 22:06:37
White Point Chromaticity: 0.3
Exposure Time: 1/40 sec
F-Number: f/2.8
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Rating: 1600
Lens Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
Focal Length: 93.00 mm
Color Space Information: Uncalibra​ted
Image Width: 1728
Image Height: 1152
Rendering: Normal
Exposure Mode: Manual
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Exposure Mode: Manual
Focus Type: Auto
Metering Mode: Evaluative
Sharpness: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Contrast: Normal
Shooting Mode: Manual
Image Size: Small
Focus Mode: One-Shot
Drive Mode: Single
Flash Mode: Off
Compression Setting: Fine
Macro Mode: Normal
White Balance: Auto
Exposure Compensation: 3
Sensor ISO Speed: 288
Camera Actuations: 85917824
Color Matrix: 133

Other Properties:

Resolution Unit: i
Chromaticities of Primary Colors: 0.6
Color Space Xform Matrix Coeff's: 0.3
Chrominance Comp Positioning: Co-Sited
Exif IFD Pointer: 320
Compression Scheme: JPEG Compression (Thumbnail)
Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
Resolution Unit: i
Offset to JPEG SOI: 5108
Bytes of JPEG Data: 7673
Exif Version: 2.21
Image Generated: 2010:02:01 22:06:37
Image Digitized: 2010:02:01 22:06:37
Meaning of Each Comp: Unknown
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec
Metering Mode: Pattern
Focal Plane Horiz Resolution: 1952 dpi
Focal Plane Vert Resolution: 1952 dpi
Focal Plane Res Unit: i
White Balance: Auto
Base Zoom Resolution: 0
Zoomed Resolution: 0
ISO Speed Rating: Unknown
Digital Zoom: None
Self-Timer Length: 0 sec
Canon Tag1 Length: 92
Subject Distance: Unknown
Flash Bias: 0.00 EV
Sequence Number: 0
Canon Tag4 Length: 68
Image Type: Canon EOS 30D
Actuation Counter: 128
Actuation Multiplier: 1311
Canon Tag93 Length: 32
Lens Name:
Canon TagA0 Length: 28




  
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Feb 02, 2010 14:06 |  #2

My understanding is that the actuation count in not included in the exif data.




  
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Feb 02, 2010 14:17 |  #3

gonzogolf wrote in post #9526287 (external link)
My understanding is that the actuation count in not included in the exif data.

do you know what i can use to obtain the actuation count... i have a 4-year-old mac, so that makes it a bit more difficult to find the appropriate software download...




  
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Feb 02, 2010 14:20 |  #4

You can use the EOS utility that came on a cd with your camera, or try EOSInfo (external link).


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Feb 02, 2010 14:46 |  #5

Mocows wrote in post #9526388 (external link)
You can use the EOS utility that came on a cd with your camera, or try EOSInfo (external link).

i don't have the cd, and it says that this program won't give the shutter count for the 30d :(




  
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Feb 02, 2010 15:05 |  #6

Quick google search came up with this (external link). Give that a shot, or call canon and have them send you a new cd I guess.


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Feb 02, 2010 15:25 |  #7

This question has come up in many threads and the answer is never clear.

I use the Canon SDK to write software for direct access to EOS cameras and I can only tell you that Canon has discontinued the capability of accessing the shuttercount via the SDK. Earlier versions allowed you to but now you can't.

Seem like Canon wants you to send you camera to them for getting the shutter count.

I've never seen where the EOS utility gives you the shutter count so I would call Canon and ask them before ordering a CD from them.


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Feb 02, 2010 15:38 |  #8

thanks for all the help, everyone. at least i'll stop spinning my wheels, now!




  
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Feb 02, 2010 15:40 |  #9

With a shutter life expectancy upwards of 100K I think some of the worry about shutter actuations on hobbiest cameras is a bit exaggerated. Its a bit different on the 1D lines where people routinely top that.




  
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Feb 02, 2010 16:00 |  #10

whirligig wrote in post #9526275 (external link)
I'm pretty sure my shutter count is over 5,000 but under 10,000. I am not sure how to read this so as to find my shutter count on my 30d. Please help!

Here is the information that I have from Exif:

File name: _MG_4600.JPG
File size: 1008325 bytes (1728x1152, 4.1bpp, 6x)
EXIF Summary: 1/40s f/2.8 ISO1600 93mm

Camera-Specific Properties:

Equipment Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 30D
......
Camera Actuations: 85917824
....

Easy it's 85,917,824 :lol: .. close to 86 million must be a record ;)

Seriously .. if you haven't reset the file #'ing or used a card from another camera it's 4600


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Feb 02, 2010 16:06 |  #11

Perfect_10 wrote in post #9527038 (external link)
Easy it's 85,917,824 :lol: .. close to 86 million must be a record ;)

Given the 30D can shoot at 5fps and lets say buffer clears instantly, that is close to 200 (198.88) days of continuous shooting lol. That would be sweet.


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Feb 02, 2010 16:19 |  #12

Mocows wrote in post #9527061 (external link)
Given the 30D can shoot at 5fps and lets say buffer clears instantly, that is close to 200 (198.88) days of continuous shooting lol. That would be sweet.

And a hell of a lot of batteries

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Feb 02, 2010 17:33 |  #13

Perfect_10 wrote in post #9527138 (external link)
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he gets the from dealextreme for cheap.


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Feb 02, 2010 19:18 as a reply to  @ spiralspirit's post |  #14

whirligig wrote in post #9526275 (external link)
Here is the information that I have from Exif:

File name: _MG_4600.JPG
File size: 1008325 bytes (1728x1152, 4.1bpp, 6x)
EXIF Summary: 1/40s f/2.8 ISO1600 93mm

Are you aware you are shooting in Adobe RGB? If you display your images on the web, you need to change the image color space to sRGB or the colors won't display correctly.


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Feb 09, 2010 01:11 |  #15

JWright wrote in post #9528324 (external link)
Are you aware you are shooting in Adobe RGB? If you display your images on the web, you need to change the image color space to sRGB or the colors won't display correctly.

no, i didn't know that. someone was playing with my camera recently and messed with some of the settings. it looks like that was one that i didn't catch when i was resetting everything. thank you (very much) for that, since i was trying to figure out why the color was looking so off!




  
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