Canon 6D Shutter Count Help

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Dane01
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Canon 6D Shutter Count Help
Jan 26, 2013

Is there any way to get the shutter count for a canon 6D, just got one today and the box seems to ne kinda cut so wondering if a return. When powered on I had to set the date and all but still want to know if any way to do a shutter count. Any help will be appreciated.

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Hmmm...I'd like to know also...mine arrives in a few days and I want to check it out

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Dane01 wrote:

Is there any way to get the shutter count for a canon 6D, just got one today and the box seems to ne kinda cut so wondering if a return. When powered on I had to set the date and all but still want to know if any way to do a shutter count. Any help will be appreciated.

Just ship it to a canon service center.

Are you going to replace if it has 5 clicks on it?

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In reply to KnightFall, Jan 27, 2013

This sometimes works: put a new or old memory card in the camera. Format the card in the camera. Take a picture and check the image number.  If you formatted the card in the camera first, the image should be 0001.  If you didn't the camera could start numbering from the last image number on the card.

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CameraCarl wrote:

This sometimes works: put a new or old memory card in the camera. Format the card in the camera. Take a picture and check the image number. If you formatted the card in the camera first, the image should be 0001. If you didn't the camera could start numbering from the last image number on the card.

Thanks for that, never new that.    

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ASR45 wrote:

CameraCarl wrote:

This sometimes works: put a new or old memory card in the camera. Format the card in the camera. Take a picture and check the image number. If you formatted the card in the camera first, the image should be 0001. If you didn't the camera could start numbering from the last image number on the card.

Thanks for that, never new that.

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Sigh.... Here we go again.

Formatting an old card in the camera alone will NOT get rid of the data that contains the last picture number taken.

You can take a card with picture 7430 in your old camera, put it in your new camera, formatted or not it still will show 7431 as your next shot, unless the new camera has a number in it that's higher than 7430.

Put the old card in your card reader on your PC or Mac, format the card, then put it in your camera, format it a second time, this time in the camera, and you will have a zero'ed out card. The next shot will be 0001 if it's the first shot on the camera body, or the next number in line if the camera already has some clicks on it from another card.

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Proper method of resetting the file number......
In reply to Silicon Sam, Jan 27, 2013

Silicon Sam wrote:

ASR45 wrote:

CameraCarl wrote:

This sometimes works: put a new or old memory card in the camera. Format the card in the camera. Take a picture and check the image number. If you formatted the card in the camera first, the image should be 0001. If you didn't the camera could start numbering from the last image number on the card.

Thanks for that, never new that.

Sigh.... Here we go again.

Formatting an old card in the camera alone will NOT get rid of the data that contains the last picture number taken.

I agree Sam, it will only pick up from the last file number in the camera's memory.

To the OP ~ Here's the way to reset the file number to whatever number you want:

Take a newly formatted card and take a single test shot. Place the card in a reader and edit with the PC. Renumber that image filename to the number you want (_0001?). In the menu set camera to auto reset numbering mode and put the card in the camera then take one shot. It will be numbered one greater than the number you had on the card. Return to the menu and change back to continuous numbering mode.

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In reply to Dane01, Jan 28, 2013

Doesn't Canon put the 'Shutter Count' tag in the EXIF meta-data of its files.  Exiftool can read this information from both raws and jpegs.  (Or I thing gThumb or PhotoMe will also do).  This is the absolute number of clicks like the odometer of a car.

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