Shutter activations

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Shutter activations

Postby nikonnl » Tue Oct 06, 2015 1:09 pm

Gentlemen!

It seems that when Nikon Professional Service has replaced a original shutter in a Nikon digital SLR camera by a brand new one, the shutter activation counter in the camera's software isn't/cannot be set to zero. Thus making it difficult - when the moment of exchange is unknown - to find out how many activations that new shutter has had. Is there a trick or software menu readout to check this?

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Re: Shutter actuations

Postby gsandberg » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:22 am

Nico,
Please consider that other parts of the camera can wear out too.
E.g. a fresh shutter may not be of any use when the camera has had more actuations than the designed life for the complete camera.
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Re: Shutter activations

Postby nikonnl » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:15 pm

Gilbert, the only moving parts in a digi-reflex are the shutter and mirror.

To all of you: Yes, you can control the total number of shutter activations. In Opanda Exif Reader you'll find down the long list of image data the total number of shutter activations. Above that number line you'll find two extra lines (00A5 + 00A6 - if applicable) with two figures being shutter no. 1 and no. 2. If your camera has a third shutter that will be mentioned too.

This works with all Nikon digital reflex cameras, save the D1-series and the D100.

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Re: Shutter activations

Postby Stan Disbrow » Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Hi,

So, this is a second field for the replaced shutter? As in the reading for Shutter 1 remains constant while the reading for Shutter 2 increments shot by shot?

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Re: Shutter activations

Postby nikonnl » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:17 pm

Hi,

yes, the first line (00A5) remains untouched, the second line (00A6) and the actual line with the total number of activations will count the latest shots.
I haven't found a camera with a third shutter placed, but I assume there will be a 00A7. The mirror mechanism will not be exchanged - I think - while putting in a new shutter, but I have a camera with (in total) over 346,000 shutter activations and the mirror house works still fine.

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