leica m8 actuations count?

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msadat
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May 2, 2012

how do you tell the number of shots taken with leica m8? thanks

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In reply to msadat, May 3, 2012

easiest way is to use m8 info:

http://www.soens.de/swpage/swpage.html

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In reply to MrLaki, May 3, 2012

Which means, look in EXIF for the "Unique Image ID" on the last image you took, and read out the hex number there. Convert to decimal (tools on the internet) and there is the number of actuations -which cannot be faked btw.
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thank you all

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In reply to msadat, May 4, 2012

I have an easier way for you, try this…

the navigation dials (four arrows) next to the screen, hit the right arrow 4 times, the left arrow 3 times, the right arrow one more time and then INFO, navigate to BODY DEBUG DATA and press SET. Navigate with the arrow buttons and search for NumExposures. I have not found any other way to exit this menu other than shutting the camera off.

Hope this works for you

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In reply to tschotsch, May 7, 2012

I don't know what you have been doing - but this procedure brings up....The info screen. In other words, it does nothing.

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I have an easier way for you, try this…

the navigation dials (four arrows) next to the screen, hit the right arrow 4 times, the left arrow 3 times, the right arrow one more time and then INFO, navigate to BODY DEBUG DATA and press SET. Navigate with the arrow buttons and search for NumExposures. I have not found any other way to exit this menu other than shutting the camera off.

Hope this works for you

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sillette
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In reply to jaapv, May 7, 2012

works for me. You have to turn on the camera first....

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In reply to jaapv, May 12, 2012

Hi jaapv,

it actually brings up an info/ debug screen which Leica and their dealers use to determine the state of the camera and also the number of exposures… you might want to try this again and see if you can get to this screen, if not, I can send you a short video flick I made with my iPhone where a Leica dealer is showing me the procedure on my M8, but it is in german…

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In reply to sillette, May 12, 2012

sillette wrote:

works for me. You have to turn on the camera first....

sorry, forgot to mention the 'turning the camera on' part…

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Brad Herman
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In reply to tschotsch, May 15, 2012

I have been using a Freeware program called Opanda iEXIF version 2.3. You can also purchase the full version if you wish to edit the iEXIF Data and do other things.

When you open a file with Opanda, look for Unique Image ID. There is a Hex number which can be converted to Decimal using the Windows (or other) Scientific calculator. This gives you the total number of actuations at the moment that you captured that particular image.

http://www.opanda.com/en/download/index.html

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valleyman
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In reply to tschotsch, May 15, 2012

Hey thanks for posting this, that's great to know!
Reminds me of the "Konami Code"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konami_Code

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In reply to valleyman, May 17, 2012

Ha! My pleasure, I'm glad it worked for you.

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tschotsch
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In reply to jaapv, May 17, 2012

actually, I think you are pressing the SET button after the arrow button combination, you must hit the INFO button…

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