Ever wanted to know the shuttercount of your Canon DSLR? I did for my 7D. So I set off on the internet to find a way to do this. This blog post describes the how and what of my “quest”.
Where you cannot get it from
Shutter counts on Canon DSLRs is a little hard to get to. The shutter count is definitely NOT included in the EXIF data that is included in the shots made. It is also unavailable from the 7D’s menu. OF course Canon has a utility that displays the shutter count right? Wrong. No Canon tool I could find retrieves the shutter count. I’m sure they have these tools at service centers, but not publicly available.
In order to get to the shutter count, you need to connect your DSLR via USB to your computer, but then what? READ MORE »