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Dec 22, 2009 21:25 |  #16

I always hear that the camera will pick up the count from the last camera. When I bought my 7D, I grabbed the card from my 30D, put it in my new 7D and it started off with 0001.




  
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Dec 22, 2009 22:01 |  #17

Kafn8td wrote in post #9248510 (external link)
I always hear that the camera will pick up the count from the last camera. When I bought my 7D, I grabbed the card from my 30D, put it in my new 7D and it started off with 0001.

OP has already said that his card came with IMG_5***

So that's not the problem.


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Dec 22, 2009 22:08 |  #18

Was the box sealed? I'm not sure how the newer boxes are, but when I bought an XSi it had that little round clear plastic "tamper proof" seal.



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Dec 22, 2009 22:14 |  #19

My 7d is at 1585 after shooting 30-50 images. I don't think this is an indication someone got to it first. Mine was in a sealed box. I don't know why but I don't think they are taking your camera for a test drive.


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Dec 22, 2009 22:19 |  #20

The 7D manual states that if you don't use a new or cleared card, the counter may not start at 1. It doesn't say that it will start at the numbering already on the card +1 either, so I think that could still be your problem. Check your manual. :)


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Dec 23, 2009 06:08 |  #21

Pearlallica wrote in post #9248315 (external link)
We didn't try it in the store. I just walked in, said I wanted the camera despite never even touching a 7D in my life, grabbed the box fresh off the shelf, got home and slapped in my own card with the IMG_5xxx.CR2 count which was not formatted.

And the 7D did what it's set up to do - it continued the count from the last image that was on that card. If it worries you then you can easily reset it to IMG_0001.


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Dec 23, 2009 10:36 |  #22

thanks, all, for your input and advice. I've tried the EOSInfo utility and the camera is not recognized, unfortunately. Most people here are of the mindset that it's an issue on my end and unlikely that I'd be sold a partly used camera. It is a hot cam at the moment and I can't imagine that it would have been on the shelf long enough to have be toyed around with.

I have a crumby memory, and I mentioned that I had not formatted my card before 1st using the camera. Thinking about it now, I seem to recall searching for format in the menus, so I likely did. I've gone through my lightroom catalogue there is no relevance to the number 1518 or 1517 or any number in that range. I've done a lot of shooting since summer time and have formatted many a time since I only have three extreme iv cards.


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Dec 23, 2009 10:50 |  #23

called the store, they really aren't comfortable with the idea that there's a count on it. They stressed that I come in and replace it for a new one. I'm a valued customer so it's nice they want to keep me 100% happy. I do love the good folks at Henry's.


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Dec 23, 2009 10:53 |  #24

It's from the CF card. Same thing happened with my 7D when I put my CF card from my 50D in it.


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Dec 23, 2009 10:55 |  #25

Brett wrote in post #9248703 (external link)
Was the box sealed? I'm not sure how the newer boxes are, but when I bought an XSi it had that little round clear plastic "tamper proof" seal.

i don't know of any canon products being sealed upon purchase. That could be dependent on the retailer. My lenses have always come unsealed, same with the 5D2 and this time the 7D.


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Dec 23, 2009 11:03 |  #26

hollis_f wrote in post #9250170 (external link)
And the 7D did what it's set up to do - it continued the count from the last image that was on that card. If it worries you then you can easily reset it to IMG_0001.

I now remember I did format my card. (because it was completely full from my 5D2) Sorry, I jumped the gun on my initial response. Here's what's odd and very random about this situation.

Primary Camera: 5Dii > current image-count: IMG_5048.CR2
New Camera: 7D (formatted card) > 1st image taken: IMG_1518.CR2

The number 1518 is very random. I know it has no relation to my 5D2 count because 1517.CR2, 1518.CR2, etc., etc., were taken July 21, 2009

Talked to the main sales rep at Henry's and they said there's no way it was ever used before. I believe the man. It's just that the numbers don't make sense to me. I can accept that it was indeed never used before, I can't rationalize where "1518" came from instead of 0001.

Just odd, that's all...


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Dec 23, 2009 11:16 |  #27

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Dec 23, 2009 11:17 |  #28

WAF wrote in post #9248728 (external link)
My 7d is at 1585 after shooting 30-50 images. I don't think this is an indication someone got to it first. Mine was in a sealed box. I don't know why but I don't think they are taking your camera for a test drive.

GOOD TO KNOW it's not isolated to me. It would be nice to get a larger idea of how common this is what the explanation may be. Canon lab pre-sale testing? Anyhow, if it happened to us, there's probably there are others out there random start counts as well.


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Dec 23, 2009 11:18 |  #29

lol, 12 pages. Well then. If the OP's thread was titled correctly I could have actually found it in the search easier ;)

Thanks merlin!


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Dec 23, 2009 11:39 |  #30

Pearlallica wrote in post #9251354 (external link)
called the store, they really aren't comfortable with the idea that there's a count on it. They stressed that I come in and replace it for a new one. I'm a valued customer so it's nice they want to keep me 100% happy. I do love the good folks at Henry's.

Use the same card with the new camera and you'll find that it's got a high shutter count as well. So you'll have to return that one. In fact you'll have to continuously return cameras until you realise that what everybody's been telling you is true -

  • The file name is carried on from the CF card, even if you format it in-camera.
  • The file name has nothing to do with the shutter count.

Why you seem to refuse to belive this, I don't know. But it's the truth.

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