Assistance With Shutter Count: 1D Mark III
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John Caldwell
Registered: Feb 21, 2003
Total Posts: 1881
Country: United States

We want to sell our 1D Mark III, and I'd like to be able to provide a concerned buyer with a shutter count. There are some debates as to whether this is possible from a raw file alone. Here is a raw file shot minutes ago, and I'd be indebted to anyone who could comment on shutter use, if this is possible. I'll be pleased to pay you, via PayPal preferably, for your effort.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/87879474/Photography/Images/2012/Personal/_84P5805.CR2

I understand that only some buyers worry about shutter counts, but I would like to offer some answer if asked.

Many thanks,

John Caldwell



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20568
Country: Canada

AFAIK, only the Mother Ship (i.e. Canon) can do this for Mk III and newer 1D-series cameras. IOW, if somebody offers to give you an answer for $, then you should not listen to them, nor should you pay them.

P.S. If somebody asks, tell them ^, and provide your best guesstimate of the shutter count - and tell them it's a guesstimate. Best you can do, on your own.



John Caldwell
Registered: Feb 21, 2003
Total Posts: 1881
Country: United States

Sounds like good advice. Thanks.

John Caldwell



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 20568
Country: Canada

P.S. Go Pats!



Tom Dix
Registered: Jun 29, 2010
Total Posts: 1632
Country: United States

I am in the same boat. I have a ball park, but would like to be conservative on my number.
Guess I will give it my best estimate.



Photon
Registered: Jan 19, 2003
Total Posts: 10006
Country: United States

What Jim said. And by the way, Jim, I knew there was some reason that many FMers try to refer to you as John. Apparently it's possible to confuse Colwell with Caldwell.
Go Pots! (sic)



Psychic1
Registered: Jul 25, 2006
Total Posts: 4479
Country: United States

Send the body to Canon for a Clean & Check and request the shutter count by noted on the invoice.

A clean camera with a Canon receipt my it easy to sell.