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03-13-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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K20D Shutter Actuation Help!

Just asking this question on behalf of my father.

He purchased a K20D last week along with a new SD card.
Initially it was ok IMG_0001 onwards.

Since then he has used his two other cards from his K10D that had IMG_1550 at that time.

Now only after 1 weeks use on the K20D, by switching the cards, his new K20 has approx IMG_1580.

If I check IMG_1580 using PhotoMe, the actual shutter actuation is closer to 560.

Is it possible to reset the IMG count on the K20D so it properly reflects the actual shutter actuations shown in PhotoMe?

Any help would be appreciated.

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03-14-2008, 02:34 AM   #2
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I doubt it, but there is a way to reset the K20D's image count back to IMG_0001
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QuoteOriginally posted by VHDEL Quote
Is it possible to reset the IMG count on the K20D so it properly reflects the actual shutter actuations shown in PhotoMe?


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From memory; there is a menu option to either take the number from the inserted card or to remember that last one used.

1. Take a shot and rename it to the number you want on your PC.
2. Set the menu to take the number from the card
3. Insert the card in the camera and take a shot
4. Set the menu to remember the card No.
5. Clear the card and you should be away..

EDIT: I just tried this and it worked. The menu item is "File No." under "Rec Mode" -> "Memory".

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03-14-2008, 07:46 AM   #4
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Thank you for your replies.

I did actualy post this problem in an other forum as well.
I will try this method later this week end on my dad K20, hope it work out well.

Thank you for your help.

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You'll never get the file numbers to match the shutter count exactly, unless you always use the same SD card. Eventually you'll change cards or put it in another camera and the numbers will be messed up again. That's what the shutter count in the EXIF is for.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ricardobeat Quote
You'll never get the file numbers to match the shutter count exactly, unless you always use the same SD card.
I think even digital preview advances the internal shutter count, no big deal really especially given that most cameras ship with a couple of hundred actuations.
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