I'm asking this re a D700, but I guess it applies to any Nikon body. I recently picked up a used D700 with a low shutter count on the 'Sell' forum here. Then saw another one up for sale, also with a relatively low shutter count, and specifically indicating that it had never been reset.
This may be a silly question, But... it made me wonder if doing a full reset would reset the shutter count? (as per the EXIF data and readable in programs like Opanda). I certainly hope not, and would be surprised if it did, because obviously this would render any shutter count indication meaningless.
Mark - It's a fact that you cannot reset the shutter count. But as you know, the default file numbering system starts with DSC and then appends 4 digits, up to 9999, when I rolls over again and starts numbering your files DSC0001. Since I keep my original files forever, I don't want to start seeing files with identical numbers. I also employ two D700 bodies and want to know which body was used for a specific photo. So I learned early on that you can change the first three characters of the file ID, and I use letters to tell which camera body is in use and two digits to tell which cycle of 9999 files I am on. So for may "A" (older body) my files are now identified as A04xxxx. That means the image was shot with my older body and I have sent some 40+ thousand images through it. When it gets out the A049999 -- or very nearly so -- I will go into the menu and reset it to A05xxxx -- and so on. By the time I am up to A26xxxx I will have a quarter million snaps, have changed cameras or be dead -- whichever comes first! You know about Opanda -- for checking the total shutter clicks, I assume.