In looking at the posts by members selling cameras, I often see listed the total number of camera clicks. Where is this found on the D7000?
I have looked through the D7000 forum search and Thom Hogan pdf bood on the D7000. I can't find "total clicks", Total number of shots", etc. anywhere. I am curious as to the number of shots on my D7000 body. I am getting close to the 9999 mark again. I don't remember if I am coming up on 20,000 or 30,000 shots?
Tue 07-Feb-12 12:15 AM | edited Tue 07-Feb-12 12:16 AM by N4TVC
Hi John, I believe just about any EXIF viewer app will show the total shutter cycles. I use EXIF Viewer on a Mac. Use the EXIF viewer to look at the complete EXIF data for your last shot and it will show the total actuations.
> >However, it has only been tested with Win98/Me/2000/XP/Vista >not Windows 7 and the latest version was released 2008-04-22. > > >Have you tested it for compatibility on Windows 7? > >Thanks again. >
Works just fine on my Win7 machine. You can always run it under WinXP Compatibility mode.
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Tue 07-Feb-12 02:21 AM | edited Tue 07-Feb-12 02:36 AM by J_Harris
John (and anyone else who is interested):
The "Panda IEXIF 2" program that Ken referred to may or may not help you depending on what format the picture is in.
I downloaded the "freeware" version and it is a nice program and lists a lot of information from the EXIF including the "shutter count", but it only reads jpeg. I tried to view the EXIF in the D7000's NEF (RAW) photos and it will not read them. The program was last updated in 2008. It does read the D7000's jpeg, the jpeg's in Nikonian's galleries, and attached forum jpeg photos just fine.
If you want to use it with Tif pictures you must purchase the "standard" version for $49.99.
If the "freeware" version would read jpeg, Tif, and the D7000's NEF (RAW) photos it would be a fantastic program.
Good find. "PhotoME" looks interesting. The FAQ on the website has a lot of good information about the program. For "freeware" it has more information and options than you would expect, e.g. focus points - probably more than most users really want or need.
Another "free" toy to play with is always welcome, and the author claims there is absolutely NO spyware, viruses, etc. in the program. I'll give it a test run later today. Thanks for the link.
It is best to only test Jpeg images with the online shutter count web pages. The entire image needs to be uploaded before any of the file can be processed.
Note there is far more information in the Exif data than most photo editors/viewers display. Further there is new data being added on a monthly basis as new cameras, lenses, and flashes are being added. Also the Exif data is used in more than just image files. It in used in media files, PDF, Zip, and others.
I use ExifTool by Phil Harvey because it have versions for Windows, Macintosh, and Unix systems. It has the ability to display non-standard tags or whole blocks of unknown data in a hexadecimal data dump. It is updated on a regular basis and the tag data for many manufacturers and camera models is regularly updated for new data being added to the Exif data.
If you look a the tag data for Nikon, for the Speedlights it is possible to see the firmware version and even the some of the settings for the remotely controlled Speedlights. If you are interested in the settings used by Picture Controls, it is also there.
Tue 07-Feb-12 01:28 AM | edited Tue 07-Feb-12 01:33 AM by elec164
John, I see you have PS CS5. I only have CS3 and used to use this method with my D80 NEF's, but can't verify that it would work with the D7000 NEF's, but cannot see why it would not. And I imagine it should apply to PS CS5. So if you don't have a EXIF reader and don't wish to download one try this.
Open a NEF in PS and under File/File Info... a window will open (you can also use the short cut ALT+SHIFT+CTRL+I) and at the bottom of the list will be Advanced. Expand that line and about the forth line down will be a line that looks like a URL.
I'm going to break it up with the word 'followed by', otherwise it will be interrupted as a clickable link, but will take you nowhere. The line is http followed by :/ns.adobe.com/exit/1.0/aux/
When you expand that line at or near the bottom should be a line for 'aux:image number'.
Thanks M, Alas, I don't see Lens Type at all, and GPS Version ID only appears if I am looking at a NEF. I probably have a different version of Picasa I guess. It's 126.96.36.1990! No I'm not originally from Melbourne, but I lived there for 23 years and I still miss it. Dawn.
When I download my pics from the card to my hard drive (using a card reader), the folder shows up with a name "104D7000." This tells me, I believe, that I've gone through 30,000 clicks and I'm on my way to 40,000. When the camera was new, the folder was named "101D7000", after I ran through the first 10K pics, the folder name rolled over to "102D7000" etc.
My last pic was numbered "EGK0915" in folder 104D7000 so it is the 30,915th shutter actuation.
Perhaps someone with a new camera could confirm that the original folder name is 101D7000.
Check your user manual about file names. If the count in the file name reaches 9999 then a new folder is created.
If the current folder is numbered 999 and contains either 999 photographs or a photograph numbered 9999, the shutter-release button will be disabled and no further photographs can be taken. Choose Reset for Custom Setting d8 (File number sequence) and then either format the current memory card or insert a new memory card.
>When I download my pics from the card to my hard drive (using >a card reader), the folder shows up with a name >"104D7000." This tells me, I believe, that I've >gone through 30,000 clicks and I'm on my way to 40,000.
This would be a very inaccurate way to measure shutter releases. Folder names can be incremented (or reset) for many reasons.
---------+---------+---------+---------+ Joseph K Seattle, WA, USA
Yes, but (a) if the owner takes the shot out of the camera, (s)he has a pretty good notion that it's really what the camera put there, and (b) although it is possible to tamper with the counter stored in the camera, that's a very involved process that is highly unlikely to be widespread. (This process involves decrypting things, just for starters.)
On the other hand, there are half a dozen ways to affect the directory and file names through the normal course of using the camera, and a couple more ways to affect it through other mechanisms such as using the card in another camera or putting something onto it via a card reader and computer. The name of the file is therefore VASTLY less reliable than the counter buried in the EXIF data.
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Yes, someone could cheat I suppose, and deliberately confound the numbering system .... but the method I describe will give a good idea of the number of clicks to a user who is HONEST. Check it out .. do the EXIF method and compare it to the folder no./picture number and see how close they are.
When buying a used camera, I would do the exif method to be sure I wasn't buying a tired war horse, but after that, the easier method I describe works fine.
As the photo number and folder number is generated in the camera and not in the card, I don't see how using a card in another camera could effect the numbering sequence. One could confuse the camera by having two identical cameras and sharing a card between them without erasing the card's content before changing cameras. But we're getting a bit far afield here. I'm trying to make this simple.
You can start a new folder with button pushes if you want and presumably you could do that by accident. I do it on purpose as a way to keep photos sectioned on a card. Of course you can also start a new folder in sequence or with any random number in the setup menu of the camera.