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06-08-2009, 03:42 AM   #1
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howdy f.p.ers, my brother brought his K100D super to my house,
i put my card from my k10d in his cam, now his cam is showing 8000 actuations,

how can one get rid of this info from his memory

06-08-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
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I'd like to know the answer to that question also.

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Image number

I assume that you're saying that his camera is now starting its images at IMGP8000.PEF or IMGP6000.JPG, right?

If so, the way to correct this is to go into the menus on his camera and change the option to reset the image number to 1. Put a freshly formatterd card in his camera and it will begin numbering at 1.

I don't believe that there's any way to restore his actual number, but you may be ablt to come close. Put a formated card into your computer's SD reader and copy an image to the card. If his prior image number was 3245, rename the image to IMGP3246.jpg, put it in his camera (with the option to number continuously) and take a picture. The next one should be imgp3247.jpg.

BTW, the image number is not the same as the number of shutter actuations. The actual number is contained in the exif data for each image. Any exif info reader, such as PhotoMe or Opanda should be able to display that number.

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06-10-2009, 03:26 AM   #4
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Thanx paul, ive sent your advice on,, cheers

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After sending "noblepa" advice on to my brother, we tried it out,

its obvious you cant get rid of this new number :-(

Any other Ideas..........Simon
06-15-2009, 09:25 AM   #6
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This number does not represent the # of actuations. That value will appear embedded in the file EXIF. Use of digital preview, setting manual white balance, etc. are all shutter actuations but don't create files.
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not sure if this works, but its worth a try:
you could check the actual amount of actuations in an exif tool like photome. then put a formatted sd card with only one file (with a name corresponding to the actuations from the exif) on it in the camera.
for example if your brother shoots raw and exif shows 3200 actuations, put a file named IMGP3200.PEF on the sd card.
the camera should then count up from 3200.

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