How to check shutter actuations

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Dylan Johnson
Dylan Johnson Regular Member • Posts: 143
How to check shutter actuations

I'm trying so hard and nothing's working. I've tried multiple websites and Opanda with no luck.

I'm using a 50d and windows 7 and using straight off the camera RAW CR2 files and I either get "your camera must not give this information" or cannot find it in Opanda.

Can anybody help me with this?

Thanks in advance.
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spacex New Member • Posts: 2
Re: How to check shutter actuations
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try this...

connecting the chamber with the usb cable

www.eosmsg.com/eosmsg.rar

corkpix Forum Member • Posts: 85
Re: How to check shutter actuations

CaptiVision Photography wrote:

I'm trying so hard and nothing's working. I've tried multiple websites and Opanda with no luck.

I'm using a 50d and windows 7 and using straight off the camera RAW CR2 files and I either get "your camera must not give this information" or cannot find it in Opanda.

The shutter count isn't in the JPEG EXIF info. AFAIK, it isn't encoded into the RAW files either.

There are two ways of getting the shutter count from the 50D.

1.  Connect the camera to a computer using a USB cable and use utility software to extract the shutter count.  I have used Gphoto2 on my Linux PC to do this. There are similar utilities for Windows.

2. Install Magic Lantern on the camera. This allows you view the shutter count on the camera LCD screen.

Y0GI Veteran Member • Posts: 5,228
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corkpix wrote:

CaptiVision Photography wrote:

I'm trying so hard and nothing's working. I've tried multiple websites and Opanda with no luck.

I'm using a 50d and windows 7 and using straight off the camera RAW CR2 files and I either get "your camera must not give this information" or cannot find it in Opanda.

The shutter count isn't in the JPEG EXIF info. AFAIK, it isn't encoded into the RAW files either.

There are two ways of getting the shutter count from the 50D.

1.  Connect the camera to a computer using a USB cable and use utility software to extract the shutter count.  I have used Gphoto2 on my Linux PC to do this. There are similar utilities for Windows.

2. Install Magic Lantern on the camera. This allows you view the shutter count on the camera LCD screen.

There is also eoscount.com but that will cost you about $2.00.  You go to the website, hook up your camera with a USB cable, pay the fee and get your shutter count.

Another free possibility is EOS Info .  This is a program that you install on your computer and run it to get the shutter count via USB cable.

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Re: How to check shutter actuations

If you are the only owner , you can do a search for shot number like

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Dylan Johnson
Dylan Johnson OP Regular Member • Posts: 143
Re: How to check shutter actuations

Thanks for all the help guys. I don't want to pay for EOScount, I've tired a lot of websites and they all say my camera won't give them the shutter count. I don't know anything about magic lanturn but ill give eos info a try
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spacex wrote:

try this...

connecting the chamber with the usb cable

www.eosmsg.com/eosmsg.rar

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spacex wrote:

try this...

connecting the chamber with the usb cable

www.eosmsg.com/eosmsg.rar

This is the answer! Thank you! Very simple, also tells you the firmware and battery life of your camera. My shot count is at 5173.

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TANWare Regular Member • Posts: 203
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Thanks, this worked perfectly............

Sergey Vasilevskiy New Member • Posts: 14
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Dylan Johnson wrote:

This is the answer! Thank you! Very simple, also tells you the firmware and battery life of your camera. My shot count is at 5173.

This is code stolen from eoscount.com and modified in unauthorized way. This is copyright violation and a site banned from Google index. I wish you would do some more research before using and much less recommending illegal software.

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Dylan Johnson wrote:

Thanks for all the help guys. I don't want to pay for EOScount, I've tired a lot of websites and they all say my camera won't give them the shutter count. I don't know anything about magic lanturn but ill give eos info a try
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RadGuy New Member • Posts: 2
Re: How to check shutter actuations

EOSMSG is a free software download (from China, I believe).  I just tried downloading it and  scanned it with Norton Utilities.  Norton warned me this software contains a virus.   Beware.

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Sergey Vasilevskiy wrote:

Dylan Johnson wrote:

This is the answer! Thank you! Very simple, also tells you the firmware and battery life of your camera. My shot count is at 5173.

This is code stolen from eoscount.com and modified in unauthorized way. This is copyright violation and a site banned from Google index. I wish you would do some more research before using and much less recommending illegal software.

Sergey Vasilevskiy

Owner of eoscount.com and all associated code.

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SDPPM Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: How to check shutter actuations

I use an android app called DSLR Controller . This app cost 7 dollars I think. You go into settings and camera info and the shutter count is diplayed

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