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05-05-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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K20d actuations question

Can the # of actuations on a K20D be altered? Wondering because i'm looking to buy used and don't want to get taken.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kevinfox203 Quote
Can the # of actuations on a K20D be altered? Wondering because i'm looking to buy used and don't want to get taken.

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Yes, but actual actuations can be verified with a software like PhotoMe where the pictures have info stored including shutter count. ..

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QuoteOriginally posted by felixkh Quote
Yes, but actual actuations can be verified with a software like PhotoMe where the pictures have info stored including frame number . ..
NO!
Don't mix file number and shutter count!


kevinfox203, you can check ShutterCount by PhotoMe program (for Windows) or by ExifTool console program (Windows, Mac, Linux).
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NO!
Don't mix file number and shutter count!


kevinfox203, you can check ShutterCount by PhotoMe program (for Windows) or by ExifTool console program (Windows, Mac, Linux).
That was what I meant. Look for shutter count

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Kevin,

The internal actuations counter cannot be altered as far as I know.
The file counter can and is easy to do, hence it is no good indicator at all of the camera usage.

For photo ME (http://www.photome.de/download_en.html) you need the latest image/file from the camera.

Be sure to understand that in the quality assurance process of the Pentax factory the camera's shutter is used as well.
All camera's new in shop have a shutter counter > 0.
Most of them have a shutter counter around 250 or so, new out of the box.

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quick question, how much SC can the K20D handle before being repaired ? Is 40 000 too much ?
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QuoteOriginally posted by TanGU Quote
quick question, how much SC can the K20D handle before being repaired ? Is 40 000 too much ?
The shutter is designed for 100k clicks.
That does not guarantee that it will never fail before...
I guess repair of a broken shutter is not worth repairing considering the labour cost, get a fresh second hand with a lower count instead.

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