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08-31-2017, 01:22 AM   #1
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K-70 Metadata

When viewing the EXIF files of K-5 with some Metadata Editor, under the header of “Manufacturer Notes” or "MakerNotes", it is possible to know some interesting data relative to any picture, such as “Shutter count”, “Camera temperature”, “Manufacture date” and many more.
I tried to find similar info in EXIF files of K-70 but I could not find them, neither in JPEG nor in PEF format .
Does anybody know whether those “Manufacturer Notes/MakerNotes” are available in K-70 files and whether it is necessary to configure some particular details of K-70 to see them?
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The makernotes metadata is definitely part of the original files. You may just need to update your tool to a newer version that recognizes the K-70 files. You may also want to make sure that the files you are looking at were written by your camera. Edited files often (always?) have the makernotes section of the EXIF stripped.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
The makernotes metadata is definitely part of the original files. You may just need to update your tool to a newer version that recognizes the K-70 files. You may also want to make sure that the files you are looking at were written by your camera. Edited files often (always?) have the makernotes section of the EXIF stripped.


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Thanks, Steve
Well, after reading your reply I have new doubts and the new questions could be:
"Which tool/version should I use to read the MakerNotes ?"
"Is it necessary to configure some setting of K-70 to read those MakerNotes ?"
Since it seems that MakerNotes are an option that maker could include or not, another question could be "Are MakerNotes included in K-70 RAWs ?"
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QuoteOriginally posted by MacLoz Quote
Thanks, Steve
Well, after reading your reply I have new doubts and the new questions could be:
"Which tool/version should I use to read the MakerNotes ?"
"Is it necessary to configure some setting of K-70 to read those MakerNotes ?"
Since it seems that MakerNotes are an option that maker could include or not, another question could be "Are MakerNotes included in K-70 RAWs ?"
Thanks
I'd recommend ExifTool. You can upload a file and see the output here:

Check Camera Shutter Count and Manufacture Date


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QuoteOriginally posted by MacLoz Quote
"Which tool/version should I use to read the MakerNotes ?"
I use ExifTool in conjunction with ExifToolGUI. ExifTool is a powerful command line utility and for all practical purposes is the industry standard for open-source image metadata parsing. ExifToolGUI is a graphical interface for ExifTool on Windows systems and while not currently under active development continues to work quite well.

ExifTool Home Page (Most users will download the Windows or Mac installer packages)

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QuoteOriginally posted by MacLoz Quote
"Is it necessary to configure some setting of K-70 to read those MakerNotes ?"
There is nothing to set.

QuoteOriginally posted by MacLoz Quote
Since it seems that MakerNotes are an option that maker could include or not, another question could be "Are MakerNotes included in K-70 RAWs ?"
Yes, they are included.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I'd recommend ExifTool. You can upload a file and see the output here:

Check Camera Shutter Count and Manufacture Date
Thank you Adam,
Perfect. Excellent link

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I use ExifTool in conjunction with ExifToolGUI. ExifTool is a powerful command line utility and for all practical purposes is the industry standard for open-source image metadata parsing. ExifToolGUI is a graphical interface for ExifTool on Windows systems and while not currently under active development continues to work quite well.

ExifTool Home Page (Most users will download the Windows or Mac installer packages)

ExifToolGUI Home Page (Information and documentation for ExifToolGUI)

ExifToolGUI Download

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There is nothing to set.



Yes, they are included.


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Thank you again, Steve
Very complete info. IŽll read instructions this weekend and I'll try installation
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Few days ago, I found the web ShutterCounter.com - Online check DSLR shutter count and EXIF info (?????EXIF??)
There you may obtain very complete PEF files metadata, including shutter count and wide EXIF info.
The only limitation is a Max file size below 30MB
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