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Where do I find the actuation info on the D800

fires1

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fires1 Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Thu 01-Nov-12 01:48 PM | edited Thu 01-Nov-12 01:49 PM by fires1

Apparently from my research it is not in the D800,but rather embedded in the exif info. I have capture nx2, view nx2 and exif tool. (along with cs6 and Lightroom 4. I cannot locate the actuation info any where. Perhaps Its staring me in the face and I am just missing it. The old saying, if it was a snake it would have bit me. Thanks

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Bob Chadwick

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#1. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 0

Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006
Thu 01-Nov-12 01:33 PM

There are a couple of programs/web sites that read the info and report on it. I can't recall the names but I'm sure someone will post it for you shortly.

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fires1

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#2. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 1

fires1 Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Thu 01-Nov-12 02:04 PM

Found a program Opanda Iexif, apparently RAW images strip the count out, but it shows in jpg's.

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#3. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 2

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Thu 01-Nov-12 03:45 PM


If you are already using Exiftool Gui (as you suggest), check the Maker tab and look for the "ShutterCount" tag. I added that tag to the Custom view because there is so much to scroll through .

Some exif viewers may call it "Actuations". Photomechanic comes to mind.

I'm surprised you are not seeing it in your raw files. Never heard that before. I shoot raw only so I usually need to look at my raw files because most image editors and browsers strip that out of JPGs they may make. I don't have a D800 but I get raw in my D2h, D200, D700 and D300. I've used Opanda to get that tag, and now use Exiftool/Gui because it appears to have a more comprehensive list of maker notes.

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#4. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 0

mfphoto1 Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Oct 2005
Thu 01-Nov-12 05:41 PM

You can also find the info in photoshop or bridge under file - file info - advanced - schima....aux - then image number

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#5. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 2

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Thu 01-Nov-12 06:31 PM

Raw images should not, but the free opanda program does not read raw images.

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#6. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 4

fires1 Registered since 04th Oct 2011
Fri 02-Nov-12 03:45 PM

I did see it in exif tool but only with a jpg. and I also see cs6 which does show RAW. Thanks to all.

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jamesvoortman

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#7. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 6

jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004
Sat 03-Nov-12 07:37 PM

Using Opanda I was able to read shutter actuations on a jpeg made from a RAW file. So I am guessing the EXIF info is all retained in the RAW file but not viewable using NX2 Capture or View

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#8. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 7

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Sat 03-Nov-12 09:20 PM

Yes, it is strange that you need a 3rd party viewer to see Nikon's own maker notes but that is the state of the world we live in

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#9. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 7

gkaiseril Gold Member Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005
Sun 04-Nov-12 04:07 PM

Nikon considers this the realm of their technicians and does not guarantee that a software update, camera reset, or other event will not change this value. Nikon used to have a post about this but I can no longer find it. I believe the shutter count applies to the electronic shutter and not the focal plane shutter.

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txstone12

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#10. "RE: Where do I find the actuation info on the D800" | In response to Reply # 9

txstone12 Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 12th Feb 2012
Tue 06-Nov-12 02:40 AM

>I believe the shutter count applies to the electronic shutter and not the focal
>plane shutter.

Interesting. You mean they're different?

For Mac users, you can view Exif data in RAW files with Preview >Tools >Show Inspector>2nd Button.

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