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Abhinav Jain
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p.1 #1 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


Is there any way of getting the shutter count on the 5D Mark II body.

I tried to find a similar post but could not find for this model.



Mar 29, 2009 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #2 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


Do a search on the 5D, it is the same I believe .


Mar 29, 2009 at 06:54 PM
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p.1 #3 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


As far as I know, only 1 series bodies will give you a shutter count. If you set file numbering to "continuous" in the menu, and only use cards in that camera or reformat them before using them, you should maintain an accurate count.

Hope this helps.



Mar 29, 2009 at 06:55 PM
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p.1 #4 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


Abhinav Jain wrote:
Is there any way of getting the shutter count on the 5D Mark II body.

I tried to find a similar post but could not find for this model.


You can send it in to Canon and they can tell you. Only the Canon 1Dx and 1DxMK2 have counters users could easily get at, and even those could be reset.



Mar 29, 2009 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


Thanks for the response. I think they should make that available to the user and it should not be allowed to be reset. Its like an odometer reading of a car.


Mar 29, 2009 at 09:54 PM
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p.1 #6 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


There is a utility that's been written that can supposedly pull the shutter activation information from Canon consumer cameras that have DIGIC III or later. The link has been posted at least here and on POTN (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9)

It's not something that bothers me.



Mar 29, 2009 at 10:42 PM
 

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p.1 #7 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


Abhinav Jain wrote:
Thanks for the response. I think they should make that available to the user and it should not be allowed to be reset. Its like an odometer reading of a car.


It would be nice to see the true shutter cycles but it is not at all like the odometer reading of a car. The car is full of moving parts whereas a DSLR has relatively few. And a new shutter is pretty damn cheap. A couple benjamins and you're like new again. What good would a shutter cycle count be if it can't be reset but you have a new shutter? It would be useless information.



Mar 29, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


RDKirk wrote:
There is a utility that's been written that can supposedly pull the shutter activation information from Canon consumer cameras that have DIGIC III or later. The link has been posted at least here and on POTN (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=9).


Here is the address for that utility:

http://astrojargon.net/40dshuttercount.aspx



Mar 29, 2009 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #9 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


It would be nice to see the true shutter cycles but it is not at all like the odometer reading of a car. The car is full of moving parts whereas a DSLR has relatively few.

Even an odometer reading only provides significant information in concert with other data about the vehicle. A car with lots of highway miles is probably in much better condition than a car with much fewer "in town" miles. Two cars with identical mileage but much different maintenance records would also be different. But those are things you can identify by examining other parts of the car.

You can't quite do that with cameras. The shutter information is much less useful.



Mar 29, 2009 at 11:11 PM
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p.1 #10 · Shutter count on 5D Mark II


Gochugogi wrote:
It would be nice to see the true shutter cycles but it is not at all like the odometer reading of a car. The car is full of moving parts whereas a DSLR has relatively few. And a new shutter is pretty damn cheap. A couple benjamins and you're like new again. What good would a shutter cycle count be if it can't be reset but you have a new shutter? It would be useless information.



then again what sense in buying a used 20D with 60,000 clicks for a certain price when you'd need to toss $250 at it a week later, etc.

and maybe you knwo that it's getting high and it getting more dangerous to be able to rely on it.



Mar 30, 2009 at 03:13 AM
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then again what sense in buying a used 20D with 60,000 clicks for a certain price when you'd need to toss $250 at it a week later, etc.

and maybe you knwo that it's getting high and it getting more dangerous to be able to rely on it.


When you're buying a camera as old as the 20D, you should expect to replace the shutter and count that as part of the cost. It's either been used heavily and the shutter is worn or it's been used lightly and shutter lubricants have congealed.



Mar 30, 2009 at 04:30 PM





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