>>18,756 >>you can use this free program to read the exif data in an >>image. The numper of shutter actuations is near the bottom >of >>the list. >>http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html >> > >Chalk me up as a noob... but, I downloaded Opanda, took a >photo, viewed said photo in Opanda, and still can't find the >shutter actuations count.
Download and install IExifViewer, take a photo JPEG image and transfer the JPEG to your computer and right mouse click on the image and select "view EXIF/GPS?ITPC with IExifViewer" and scroll down to the "MakerNote (Nikon)" section and look for the entry labeled,
tag00A7:.........Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera
The value will be the number of shoots taken with the camera since the last factory reset.
That may only be 400 a month but I'm not too fussed as I'm getting more much more efficient with my actuations
I remember when I got my ultra wide zoom shortly after I got the camera; I went to a museum and fired off over 500 shots in a day. After several hours... ahem... DAYS... of sorting and post processing I was left with about 50 keepers !
This month I took the D40 and my 50mm 1.8 to the aquarium. Made about 70 shots and again got 50 keepers and I don't even have an Adobe Bridge induced RSI! Can't be bad!
Remember guys: It's not a race
D300, D40, 3 Zooms, 3 Primes, 1 Flash, a sturdy tripod, a 35mm Praktica BC1 that's older than me and not enough time!