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

 
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May 19, 2014 16:58 |  #16

Yogi Bear wrote in post #16915578 (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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It was accurate though with my old 50D.. Coincidence?


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May 19, 2014 17:08 |  #17

Somedude18 wrote in post #16915622 (external link)
It was accurate though with my old 50D.. Coincidence?

yes. It had to be.

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May 19, 2014 17:13 |  #18

Any options for Windows users?


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May 19, 2014 17:23 |  #19

Eccentric M wrote in post #16915651 (external link)
Any options for Windows users?

Here's one http://www.eoscount.co​m/ (external link)

There may be a nominal charge, like $1.59 per use. I don't remember. It's been a while since I used it.

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Jan 30, 2015 22:11 |  #20

This is a link I found. I refuse to pay money to know what my shutter count is. So I kept searching. As of the date of this post I just used this on my camera to check. Surprise surprise a 7D I just bought for the 1.6 crop factor has 131k+.

See this link http://www.learningdsl​rvideo.com/shutter-count-3/ (external link)

Oh yeah and WHY doesn't Canon have this program included any more with its software. Talk about frustrating!!!


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May 14, 2015 16:38 |  #21

thanks so much for the info. On Yosemite 10.10 the shutter counter seems to report correctly which means i grabbed a bargain Canon 7D with less than 9k shutter count :)

thanks for the info guys!




  
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May 16, 2015 15:02 |  #22

Be careful of programs that require an installation of gphoto2. While I'm a software developer and UNIX advocate, it's clear that there are libraries on OS X which aren't well written and can cause problems. I installed gphoto2 from a pre-made package and by compiling it (on separate computers) and had a 50% success rate in just getting it to run even though it compiled and said installed without errors. In fact, both gphoto2 and "Shutter Counter" (which I think uses the gphoto libraries and has worked in the past) cause my newest Mac to freeze when running.

Even though it's $3, I recommend the App Store program called "Shuttercount". It appears to be robust, won't crash if you forget to turn the camera on or unplug it while the program is running, and keeps a nice log of your camera data which it will send out by email if you want. Best of all, though, I am careful to keep track of how many exposures I've taken with every camera (dated folders + notes when I delete an image in-camera) and it is dead on with my 7D, 5D3, and 7D2. It appears to be updated regularly - the latest release was just 3 months ago.

I was in a photo store today and overheard the salesman talking to a prospective 7D buyer. The man quite reasonably wanted to know how many actuations were on the camera and the salesman said there was no way to get that number. I stuck my nose in (politely) and said that there were several options, depending on which computer you had. The salesman scowled and said "yeah, but none of them are accurate on cameras made after the original 5D". But the guy is wrong; at least for these three popular cameras (all the ones I have!) there is a reliable program.


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Aug 19, 2018 07:18 |  #23

shutter count worked successfully for my 5d mk2 and 50D's, thank you, I have been searching for a programme such as this for eons,\.


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Aug 19, 2018 10:22 |  #24

No offense, I know this is an old thread, but I always wonder about some of the statements whenever this topic comes up. "I refuse to pay money to know what my shutter count is." "Even though it's $3, I recommend..." I find it ironic because, judging from the equipment lists I see around here, I think it's safe to say that most POTN contributors have at least a modicum of disposable income for photography.

Everybody's situation is different, and I'm not trying to tell anyone how to manage their finances. To me, this is a trivial amount of money for a quick and easy solution. But there are free alternatives out there if you're willing to dig for them. Install a framework, compile a library, tweak your registry/terminal settings, and if you're lucky, with less than an hour of effort, you'll save yourself $3. That's now how I value my time, but if you want to do that, go for it.

Oh--And keep your fingers crossed that the next OS update doesn't break it.

As for me, I bought the $3 ShutterCheck program from the Mac OS app store. It downloaded and installed in a few seconds, it just works, and I didn't have to sell any lenses to pay for it. The author is a good guy, he's on POTN, and he updates it when needed.

Trust me, it's not a scam. You're not getting ripped off. Nobody is getting rich from $3 apps (unless their name is Tim Cook).

Again, no offense. This is just my opinion, but I know everybody has their own priorities. To me, it's simple: Here's a problem. Here's a solution. $3. Done. :-)

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Aug 19, 2018 10:25 |  #25

cjm wrote in post #17408061 (external link)
This is a link I found. I refuse to pay money to know what my shutter count is. So I kept searching. As of the date of this post I just used this on my camera to check. Surprise surprise a 7D I just bought for the 1.6 crop factor has 131k+.

See this link http://www.learningdsl​rvideo.com/shutter-count-3/ (external link)

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Thanks, it worked well on the 6D. Unfortunately, not on the 5D4. Hopefully the author will find time to update for new cameras.




  
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Apr 23, 2019 15:00 as a reply to  @ mcoren's post |  #26

Thanks for the info.




  
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