#1. "RE: Shutter Activations" | In response to Reply # 0blw Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 14-Sep-09 11:51 AM
This number is stored in every file that the camera produces directly (ie an in-camera JPEG or a raw file). It takes some software to look at it (an EXIF viewer, or Photoshop can show it to you too). On the other hand, the D700 shutter has a design life of 150k, which is really pretty hard to hit unless you're a heavy sports shooter or doing a lot of time-lapse photography. That means that the activations count is really not much of an issue to an owner unless they're planning on selling... I'm considered a high-mileage user (I do shoot a lot of sports, although I'm not a pro) and I'm on pace for about 20k this year - or 7+ years to 150k.
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#2. "RE: Shutter Activations" | In response to Reply # 1gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Mon 14-Sep-09 11:57 AM
This true for all Nikon dSLRs except the D1, it is in the firmware and only Nikon can read it. The data is stored in the MakerNote of the EXIF metadata included in each digital image. Since this data is in the MakerNote, Maker being the operative word, this is not standard for all cameras but cameras from the maker Nikon. Not all image processing software processed this data and many remove it because they do not want spend the time and money programing to decode this data.
The Nikon imaging products can read the data as can Opanda (Windows) and other applications for Windows, Macintosh and Unix/Linux. You ca use Nikonscope to search for more post about this subject.
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