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Easily get 7D (and other newer EOS) shutter actuations on a Mac

 
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Mar 02, 2013 17:38 |  #1

As far as I am aware the only way to find a 7Ds shutter actuations on a Mac is by installing GPhoto2 from source. Although this is relatively straight forward with a package manager, it is still rather involved for an average user and involves a 4GB plus download for Xcode. As a result I have put together a simple little app based on a GPhoto2 framework to do this.

You can get it here:
http://southwest16.com​/use/shuttercounter-1.0.zip (external link)

Just connect the camera with the USB cable, open the app, and click the refresh button. It may take several seconds (just as when using the command line GPhoto2) so may beachball, but it will eventually show either the shutter count, serial, and name fields or an error.

The app should run on OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later, and I believe the shutter count is visible on the following models (or later in same range): 1000D (Rebel XS/Kiss F), 550D (Rebel T2i/Kiss X4), 50D, 7D, 5DII, 1DII.

I have tested it successfully with a 7D on Lion (10.7.5) and Mountain Lion (10.8.2), although you must quit the app before the camera disconnects (either sleeps, turned off, or physically unplugged) else the OS X USB controller will cause the program to crash.


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Mar 03, 2013 05:35 |  #2

Has anybody checked out FoCal Pro? I know that v1.8 (the first proper Mac-compatible release) will give a real shutter count for the 7D when run on a PC.


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Mar 03, 2013 06:44 as a reply to  @ hollis_f's post |  #3

would it work on 5D3?

i am not use Mac. but like to know any software can read 5D3 on PC.


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Mar 03, 2013 07:21 |  #4

Yes focal gives shutter count in the PDF it creates after running a test. It gives the start count


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Jul 25, 2013 23:08 |  #5

Works great for my 7D thanks!


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Jul 26, 2013 00:59 |  #6

Works for me on OS X 10.6 and my 7D! Many thanks!


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Jul 28, 2013 20:03 |  #7

Works for my 7D and 5DII.

Thank you for the app.


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Jul 28, 2013 20:52 as a reply to  @ Rafromak's post |  #8

I used it to get the shutter count on my 60D and it said I had 26384 actuations. Gosh, I take a lot of pictures.


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Sep 23, 2013 15:42 as a reply to  @ gv0861's post |  #9

Tried it on my mac running on 10.8.2 and it reads my 7d just fine. I'm sitting on 83168 :)

It won't read my 1D markIII unfortunately. Does anyone know how to get the shutter count off of a 1D markIII? I've already tried looking in the exif data but there's nothing there.


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Nov 26, 2013 12:03 |  #10

Found this thread through searching for shutter actuations on google. Thank you very much for the program!




  
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Nov 26, 2013 14:44 |  #11

Nice one, cheers for that. I got 12,106 on mine. Just a baby




  
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May 19, 2014 05:52 |  #12

You're awesome! thank you for this helpful application . Mine has 29713 :D


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May 19, 2014 13:55 |  #13

Just got my macbook pro (OSX 10.9.3) back from repair and tried this little gem.
My 7D running ML reports a shutter count of 75059.
ML reports 75059+853.
And my 50D running ML reports a shutter count of 31810.
ML reports 31810+752

Thanks for this tool.


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May 19, 2014 16:26 |  #14

Isn't this the easiest way? By uploading your JPEG image to this website:
http://www.camerashutt​ercount.com (external link)


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May 19, 2014 16:34 |  #15

Somedude18 wrote in post #16915552 (external link)
Isn't this the easiest way? By uploading your JPEG image to this website:
http://www.camerashutt​ercount.com (external link)

TOTAL # of actuations are NOT contained in Canon .JPG EXIF data. This site has no hope of giving you an accurate result.

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