40D Shutter Count Software That Works

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robnich Contributing Member • Posts: 645
40D Shutter Count Software That Works

I searched and was unable to find that this had been posted before, but there is software available that appears to give an accurate count of shutter actuations in the 40D.

Here is the link:

http://astrojargon.net/files/misc/40dshuttercount.zip

Here are the instructions (originally posted by "skippyscage" on fencecheck.com)

1) Download the file
2) In Windows Explorer, unzip the file

3) Copy the .exe file into the folder where the Canon EOS Utility is installed (typically, C:\Program Files\Canon\EOS Utility)
4) Run (double-click) the .exe

5) Follow the instructions. When you press the "Get Count" button, the shutter count should appear next to the button.

I tested it as follows: I obtained a shutter count, removed the CF card and triggered the shutter twice. I then replaced the CF card and took a picture. The count on the CF card advanced by 1 and the count reported by the software rose by 3. I think this is the real thing.

Bob N.

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