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11-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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shutter release numbers

I have a IST-D and for the life of me I cannot find anywhere to bring up the total number of shutter release's that this camera has. I bought it used, just would like to know for personal reference.
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The tool on this forum:
Check Shutter Count & Camera Manufacture Date Online - EXIF Reader

Or PhotoMe that is very useful for a lot of things:
PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor
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Mike, I use a freeware program called PhotoMe (do a Google search) - start up the program, open a recent photo you've taken and then do a search (within PhotoMe) on the word "shutter". Should bring up that parameter - all kinds of other interesting "stuff" to look at also.
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Thanks a ton for your answers, I will do as suggested.
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Well I just found out that my camera has 3241 on the shutter count. Would that be considered allot for a camera built in 4/8/2005?
Wow, there's sure allot of information built into that. I never dreamed that there was all of this info to be found just by looking @ one picture!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Cobra Mike Quote
Well I just found out that my camera has 3241 on the shutter count. Would that be considered allot for a camera built in 4/8/2005?

That's practically unused! My '03 *istD has about 21k shots, & still works great. Hope you enjoy yours as much I as I do mine
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Well I just found out that my camera has 3241 on the shutter count. Would that be considered allot for a camera built in 4/8/2005?
That is pretty minimal, you can for sure call it "(very) low shutter count". I'm just under 15000 since January this year. Ron Hendriks here on the forum is at over 100 000 with one of his K-5: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/115277-k-5-sports-photography-69.html#post2166773
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I would have to go back several years to find that low of shutter count on my DL I. am around 15,000
Ron Hendriks amazes me how fast he runs up the shutter count on his cameras. I know how he does it .But still wow

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Wow, and I thought I take allot of shots!
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I have 17,000 on my *ist DS and 14,000 on my K-7. My rate increased with the K-7 because it has an intervalometer so taking lots of shots of lightning or the moon setting is easy. I think I've read that the count in PhotoMe includes shutter activations for Live View and digital preview, not something to concern *ist D users of course.

I have only seen a couple of reports of shutter failure. Something else will probably quit first. The shutter is not that hard to replace, maybe six wires to solder and a few screws. Getting to it, and getting everything back together with no leftover bits is the exciting part.
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Getting to it, and getting everything back together with no leftover bits is the exciting part.
You mean you aren't supposed to have parts leftover?
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that's what I have this old cigar box for!
it say's right on it "small parts".
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well, just try to make few timelaps production and you will see your shutter count increases in few thousands easily
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Is that because the shutter uses a timer to count the releases?
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