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| p.1 #13 · EOS shutter count pain in the ass to get it to work. |
I know people get tired of me saying this but (1) shutter count as a measure of a camera's worth and value is extremely over rated, and (2) according to my Canon lab rat source in Irvine only Canon can actually tell you how many clicks the newer cameras have. Newer as in 1DIII forward. This has been confirmed by other Canon techs I've worked with. Send it in for a CLA and request the count. Only way to actually know.
1. Magic Lantern seems to be able to do it and it reports more or less the same value as EOSCount.
2. So long as the counts are not radically different you are probably correct. First you might get an outlier one way or the other and the shutter count gives no hint about that at all. Second, if a camera is rated to avg of 125,000 what does 5,000 count vs. 10,000 count vs 25,000 really mean? Just 15,000-20,000 difference of out 125,000 and it is totally within avg lifetime common margin of error on top of that. OTOH 8,000 vs say 70,000 is potentially significant, chances are you would get enough more life out of the first one to notice (of course it is not guaranteed though and the 8,000 count might have a crappy shutter and fails at 18,000 and the 70,000 might go to 225,000, but on avg you'd probably get to use the first one at least somewhat longer even if maybe not 60,000 longer).