Shutter count.

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Terry Geig
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Shutter count.
Mar 4, 2014

So, I have been pondering this ever since I bought my D50 in 2005. There is lots of talk about the life of the shutter in a digital camera. I do not know if this is a valid thing, or if it's just talk. So, do they wear out faster than on a 35mm? I know I used my Rollei for many years and no idea how many clicks went through it. I would like to ask your opinions rather that googling it. And on the subject of shutter count, where do you find your camera's count?

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In reply to Terry Geig, Mar 4, 2014

Shutter count: shoot a jpeg and upload it here:

http://www.myshuttercount.com/

It will respond with your shutter count.  I've never heard of and end of life breakdown related to shuitter count but I'm too much of a rookie.  Other people may have an answer for you.

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But I have tried that site before. I must be doing something wrong. I just tried it with 2 different photos, both jpeg.

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In reply to Terry Geig, Mar 4, 2014

Shutters have always had a lifetime.  Digital means that people tend to take more photos and can actually achieve burning out the shutter

Having replaced the better part of a dozen shutters in the past 8 years, its not really that big of a deal. Spend your $350 with Nikon repair, wait 3 weeks, and you've got a new shutter.

Irrelevant to sit and worry about, in my opinion.

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Additionally, for what its worth, here is a shutter life expectancy site: http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/

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'exiftool' for mac will tell you you shutter release count, but, keep in mind, that various activities taken with the camera can reset that counter, such as firmware upgrades.

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Those both have watermarks and no EXIF data.  They can't be straight OOC JPEGs.

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Just tested it. Was your jpeg out of the camera. I don't think it can be a converted file. I just tried it. Navigated to a file on my hard drive from the "Choose File" button and then hit the Upload button and got Shutter Count: 2338 back + more detail on the photo which I shot in 2013.  I think the site will handle NEF too but it will take much longer to upload the file.

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I believe you are right. I haven't been worrying about it, just wondering...

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Terry Geig wrote:

So, I have been pondering this ever since I bought my D50 in 2005. There is lots of talk about the life of the shutter in a digital camera. I do not know if this is a valid thing, or if it's just talk. So, do they wear out faster than on a 35mm? I know I used my Rollei for many years and no idea how many clicks went through it. I would like to ask your opinions rather that googling it. And on the subject of shutter count, where do you find your camera's count?

A Nikon professional camera should have an average shutter durability of 150,000. cycles

If you shot film that a life time however if you shot digital may be 5 to 10 years !

The reason I say that because in olden days you would shots probably 400 to 500 photos for each big event now multiply that to 10 ! and if you are professional photographers multiply that to at least 50 !.

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In reply to Terry Geig, Mar 4, 2014

since you have obviously edited them.

In order to read the shutter count, the photo has to be straight out of the camera, and unmodified.

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Download Opanda IEXIF. It's free.  It'll tell you your shutter count and a whole bunch more.  Body image was taken with f stop, shutter speed, lens used, focal length and so on.  And when you right click on a photo on yout computer, or backup drive, stick, whatever, you get a menu option to see exif data. So you can quickly look at any image, see what you shot it with and all the info pertaining to that image.

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