What would be considered a high shutter count on a D300? My latest photos are numbered in the 8000's, if that is the way to actually count. I had considered getting a new D300s while they are still avaiable as I really like the D300. Thanks for any suggestions or comments. Rich
As far as I know, there are a few ways to tell what your shutter count is on a JPG. The typical are the programs (like Opanda and similar - they are a free download) - I have Opanda. Other ways are on line "upload" of your image and you can get a count that way. I have also been able to (in Windows, not sure about a Mac) go to the folder holding my files and right click on one of my last saved JPGs (I use Lightroom and always shoot in RAW/NEF, so my JPGs are saved down but still hold the information). If you right click on the file, I've found that many of my files will show the shutter count (when you right click on a file, go to "properties" at the bottom, then select the "Details" tab at the top - scroll down and get the data you want as most of it is there... and, provided you don't use a program that strips the data/EXIF info).
Also, the shutter on a D300 should last to around 150,000 actuations or there about (same as my D700, the D2X and many other bodies).
Fri 09-May-14 01:43 AM | edited Fri 09-May-14 01:47 AM by MEMcD
The D300 shutter has been designed and tested to 150,000 cycles. Your actual mileage may vary.
Download Opanda IExif V2.3 available free at www.opanda.com. Then open a recent jpeg created in the camera and scroll down towards the bottom of the page until you find: "Total Number of Shutter Releases for Camera" .
For CS5 or CS6: Open Bridge navigate to the correct image (can be raw or jpeg) right click on the image select File Info select Advanced expand Schema Aux Exif data is stored here Shutter clicks is always stored under Image Number under Aux Exif in all versions of Photoshop
For CS3: Open Bridge Navigate to the image (raw or jpeg) Right click the image Click 'Advanced' Find the line that has 'Aux' in it and expand it (if you are looking at a raw image and you cannot see a thumbnail image, a line with aux is not displayed, which means your camera raw is not supported and you will have to examine a jpeg) The number of clicks is the Image Number in the list