canon 7d shutter count

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Kanji Senior Member • Posts: 1,565
canon 7d shutter count

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?
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Karl Gnter Wnsch Forum Pro • Posts: 11,408
Re: canon 7d shutter count

Kanji wrote:

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?

Since it's now quite costly I would advise you use gphoto2 on a Linux system, there are plenty of live DVD's so that you don't even have to install it...

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W5JCK Senior Member • Posts: 1,979
Re: canon 7d shutter count

The site won't work at all on my 60D or my T1i (500D). Since it takes the info from a photo, I'm guessing it will only reflect how many shutter actuations since the last time the file numbering was reset.
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Randy Benter
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Re: canon 7d shutter count

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Kanji wrote:

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?

Since it's now quite costly I would advise you use gphoto2 on a Linux system, there are plenty of live DVD's so that you don't even have to install it...

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Karl Günter Wünsch

That site does not work for the Canon 7D.
You have 2 choices:

1. You can go to eoscount.com and pay $1.50 via Payal. This is the one Karl described as "quite costly". I think it is "quite" reasonable.

2. You can use gphoto2 (a linux program). If you are currently running linux, then this one is the obvious choice. If you have never used linux or vmware, then I highly recommend you just go to eoscount.com. Cost is not just a measure of cash, but also of time and effort. For the linux novice, this option can be "quite costly".

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Jay S. Senior Member • Posts: 2,895
Anyone try this lately? - Re: canon 7d shutter count

Free, but dated... Not sure what it does or doesn't support.. Windows only.

http://astrojargon.net/EOSInfo.aspx

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Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?
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Jay S. Senior Member • Posts: 2,895
Re: canon 7d shutter count

With multiple camera bodies and a desire to check the counts from time to time, I'd sign up for a reasonable "one time" charge to allow me to check cameras from time to time, etc. Starts to add up if you have multiple bodies and you want to check them once a quarter or so. If the author offered a one time $15 fee, for example, I think it would be more appealing.

Randy Benter wrote:

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Kanji wrote:

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?

Since it's now quite costly I would advise you use gphoto2 on a Linux system, there are plenty of live DVD's so that you don't even have to install it...

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regards
Karl Günter Wünsch

That site does not work for the Canon 7D.
You have 2 choices:

1. You can go to eoscount.com and pay $1.50 via Payal. This is the one Karl described as "quite costly". I think it is "quite" reasonable.

2. You can use gphoto2 (a linux program). If you are currently running linux, then this one is the obvious choice. If you have never used linux or vmware, then I highly recommend you just go to eoscount.com. Cost is not just a measure of cash, but also of time and effort. For the linux novice, this option can be "quite costly".

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George Spencer Senior Member • Posts: 1,079
Re: canon 7d shutter count

If you have a Leica M8 or M9 and you know the "secret code" you can punch a few buttons in the right order and the camera will tell you how many shutter activations you have. It's a shame that Canon doesn't do the same thing.

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Habemus_Canon Senior Member • Posts: 2,437
Re: canon 7d shutter count

George Spencer wrote:

If you have a Leica M8 or M9 and you know the "secret code" you can punch a few buttons in the right order and the camera will tell you how many shutter activations you have. It's a shame that Canon doesn't do the same thing.

How do you know they don't?

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Justme Forum Pro • Posts: 21,394
Where does it say you have to pay?

I just took a visit to that site. It is trying to run an add-on. You mean after you connect the camera to a USB port, it will ask you to pay $1.50 via PayPal...to me the $1.50 is very reasonable as I would seldom need to read the shutter actuation.

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Y0GI Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
Re: canon 7d shutter count

Randy Benter wrote:

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Kanji wrote:

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?

Since it's now quite costly I would advise you use gphoto2 on a Linux system, there are plenty of live DVD's so that you don't even have to install it...

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regards
Karl Günter Wünsch

That site does not work for the Canon 7D.
You have 2 choices:

1. You can go to eoscount.com and pay $1.50 via Payal. This is the one Karl described as "quite costly". I think it is "quite" reasonable.

2. You can use gphoto2 (a linux program). If you are currently running linux, then this one is the obvious choice. If you have never used linux or vmware, then I highly recommend you just go to eoscount.com. Cost is not just a measure of cash, but also of time and effort. For the linux novice, this option can be "quite costly".

I am a "Linux novice" and I found that gphoto2 was easy to run (as long as your computer has a wired connection to the internet). Here are the step by step instructions: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1058019

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Randy Benter Veteran Member • Posts: 3,145
Re: canon 7d shutter count

Y0GI wrote:

Randy Benter wrote:

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Kanji wrote:

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?

Since it's now quite costly I would advise you use gphoto2 on a Linux system, there are plenty of live DVD's so that you don't even have to install it...

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regards
Karl Günter Wünsch

That site does not work for the Canon 7D.
You have 2 choices:

1. You can go to eoscount.com and pay $1.50 via Payal. This is the one Karl described as "quite costly". I think it is "quite" reasonable.

2. You can use gphoto2 (a linux program). If you are currently running linux, then this one is the obvious choice. If you have never used linux or vmware, then I highly recommend you just go to eoscount.com. Cost is not just a measure of cash, but also of time and effort. For the linux novice, this option can be "quite costly".

I am a "Linux novice" and I found that gphoto2 was easy to run (as long as your computer has a wired connection to the internet). Here are the step by step instructions: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1058019

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Yogi

I didn't say it would be difficult. I said it would COST time. You can either spend $1.50 of your money and 3 minutes of your time OR you can spend $0 of your money and about 60 minutes of your time. How much is 1 hour of your time worth?

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Y0GI Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
Re: canon 7d shutter count

Randy Benter wrote:

Y0GI wrote:

Randy Benter wrote:

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Kanji wrote:

Does the app on the website "camerashuttercount" work accurately for the canon 7d?

Since it's now quite costly I would advise you use gphoto2 on a Linux system, there are plenty of live DVD's so that you don't even have to install it...

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regards
Karl Günter Wünsch

That site does not work for the Canon 7D.
You have 2 choices:

1. You can go to eoscount.com and pay $1.50 via Payal. This is the one Karl described as "quite costly". I think it is "quite" reasonable.

2. You can use gphoto2 (a linux program). If you are currently running linux, then this one is the obvious choice. If you have never used linux or vmware, then I highly recommend you just go to eoscount.com. Cost is not just a measure of cash, but also of time and effort. For the linux novice, this option can be "quite costly".

I am a "Linux novice" and I found that gphoto2 was easy to run (as long as your computer has a wired connection to the internet). Here are the step by step instructions: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1058019

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Yogi

I didn't say it would be difficult. I said it would COST time. You can either spend $1.50 of your money and 3 minutes of your time OR you can spend $0 of your money and about 60 minutes of your time. How much is 1 hour of your time worth?

Since I am retired, not much!
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See the 'Gear List' in my 'Profile' for my current equipment.

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