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01-03-2010, 04:16 PM   #1
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How to check shutter actuations on K20D

I posted the same question in the beginners thread, but I'm not getting any replies.

PhotoMe tells me img0003, is there any other way to check shutter actuations on K20D? Also, is there a way to clear shutter actuations?

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-beginners-corner-q/60335-how-find-...ctuations.html

Doubt that you can clear it though. I guess its like running back your odometer in a sense.
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you might have to open a raw file with photome, at least I do because my originals are pef. The pentax bodies I bought new showed about 250 actuations when new, just an FYI.
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That worked. is 8100 actuations alot?

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QuoteOriginally posted by pakuchn Quote
That worked. is 8100 actuations alot?
How old is the camera?
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That worked. is 8100 actuations alot?
I have read that the shutter life is 100,000+.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pakuchn Quote
That worked. is 8100 actuations alot?
Your shutter should be good to 100,000. Gives you an idea if it is a lot for you. This camera has plenty of good use left in it.
Doesn't really matter how old it is.

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Your shutter should be good to 100,000. Gives you an idea if it is a lot for you. This camera has plenty of good use left in it.
Doesn't really matter how old it is.

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Sure it does. It gives an indication how much the camera has been used. 8100 for a year old camera would be about average, for 3 years would be very light use, for 3 months would be heavy usage.

Rated life of the shutter isn't the only thing to consider.

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Sure it does. It gives an indication how much the camera has been used. 8100 for a year old camera would be about average, for 3 years would be very light use, for 3 months would be heavy usage.

Rated life of the shutter isn't the only thing to consider.
I see your point.
So I would interpret this as: the camera has more chances of breaking down during heavy usage within a short period of time? That is my interpretation of your reply.
Just curious to see how people "see/interpret" the number of actuations over a period of time.
I thought that (example) 8000 actuations is 8000 actuations no matter how long it took to get there.

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I see your point.
So I would interpret this as: the camera has more chances of breaking down during heavy usage within a short period of time? That is my interpretation of your reply.
Just curious to see how people "see/interpret" the number of actuations over a period of time.
I thought that (example) 8000 actuations is 8000 actuations no matter how long it took to get there.

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Yeah, that's the general gist. Realistically though, at 8000 actuations it's probably fine. For example, I'm at 24,000 in 24 months on my K100D Super. Higher than some, lower than what a pro might have.

I wouldn't exactly say that the chances of breaking down is higher, but it does have a certain amount of wear, and failures tend to be random (when not caused by a fall or other damage).
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