XE2 - How many shutter activations?
I've bought an XE2. It looks in pristine condition and I'm certainly pleased with the images I'm seeing from it. However when I looked at the image count of the first shot I took using it, instead of being 100-0001 as I expected I saw 102-2000. This makes me wonder if the XE2 is not new but in fact a returned unit that has been sold to me as 'new'.
So I'm kind of interested in checking, if possible, the number of shutter activations the camera has recorded. Is there a way to do this? Or some other way to determine if the camera was actually new when sold to me?
WT Jones wrote:
did you use a card that was formatted in another camera camera? Is said they will pick up the file number form a card used in another camera.-- hide signature --
Yes. Yes I did. That may well be what has happened. I grabbed the first SD card to hand. Too impatient to get shooting. That card had been in my Nikon D7000 and I forgot to format it beforehand.
Warren, many thanks for your speedy reply.
Formating the card in the XE2 had no immediate effect on the image number. However reading the manual (always a last resort) I found detailed in there the procedure to follow after the shutter locks on reaching 999-9999 and tried that.
1) Format the card
2) Set the Image Count setting in the setup menu to RESET
3) Take a photo (this resets the image count to 001-0001.)
4) Restore the Image Count setting in the menu to CONTINUOUS
This did the trick. It restored the image number to 001-0001.
Graham Plain wrote:
However reading the manual (always a last resort) I found detailed in there the procedure to follow after the shutter locks on reaching 999-9999 and tried that.
READ THE MANUAL? …well I'll Be... who wudda thunk?
Thanks for passing that on Graham. Good to know.