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    Shutter count on Canon Rebel XT / Kiss / EOS 350D

    A couple of years ago a relative purchased a Canon Digital Rebel XT - in Japan known as a Canon EOS Kiss n Digital - and in Europe known as a Canon EOS 350D (why make it easy).

    In fact DSLR photography never caught his interest and the camera has hardly been used at all. Now he has asked me to help him sell the camera and thus I need to find the true amount of actuations.

    I have taken three consecutive jpeg captures and the exif data look like this using Opanda's IExif viewer.

    As far as I recall I need to look at position three in row 0093 and here I see this third position moving up: 74 >> 75 >> 76

    Is this the true shutter count ... ?

    Another possibility is that the filenumbers are identical with the true shutter count, i.e. 842 >> 843 >> 844, but these numbers could very well just be due to the use of the CF card in another camera.

    Does anyone know how to read the total shutter count out of the exif data of a Rebel XT jpeg file ?









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    Re: Shutter count on Canon Rebel XT / Kiss / EOS 350D

    I can't help you with that program your using.
    I use exif viewer.

    You could send me an image and I could look for you. Or search for EXIF Viewer online. It is a small quick program to install..
    Sometimes it doesn't work properly so I question its accuracy.


    P.S. CS 3 has a lot of info viewable but no actuation counter.
    Maybe someone here can point you in the right direction. There has to be a good accurate one out there..

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    Re: Shutter count on Canon Rebel XT / Kiss / EOS 350D

    Thank you Homey, I've sent you a PM with my email adress.
    If you send me your email adress, I'll send you the three jpeg files via yousendit dot com.
    /Steen

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    Re: Shutter count on Canon Rebel XT / Kiss / EOS 350D

    Steen
    Here are the results I got from the 3 images you sent me.

    File name: _MG_0842.JPG
    File size: 3702260 bytes (3456x2304, 3.7bpp, 6x)
    EXIF Summary: 1/320s f/11.0 ISO400 53mm (35mm eq:84.8mm)

    Camera-Specific Properties:

    Equipment Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    Lens Size: 17.00 - 85.00 mm
    Firmware Version: Firmware 1.0.3
    Owner Name: unknown
    Serial Number: 1030652343

    Image-Specific Properties:

    Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand
    Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
    Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
    Image Created: 2008:09:13 07:41:27
    White Point Chromaticity: 0.3
    Exposure Time: 1/320 sec
    F-Number: f/11.0
    Exposure Program: Normal Program
    ISO Speed Rating: 400
    Lens Aperture: f/11.0
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
    Focal Length: 53.00 mm
    Color Space Information: Uncalibrated
    Image Width: 3456
    Image Height: 2304
    Rendering: Normal
    Exposure Mode: Auto
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Exposure Mode: Program
    Focus Type: Auto
    Metering Mode: Evaluative
    Sharpness: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Contrast: Normal
    Shooting Mode: Manual
    Image Size: Large
    Focus Mode: One-Shot
    Drive Mode: Continuous
    Flash Mode: Off
    Compression Setting: Fine
    Macro Mode: Normal
    White Balance: Auto
    Exposure Compensation: 3
    Sensor ISO Speed: 224
    Camera Actuations: 453181514
    Color Matrix: 0

    Other Properties:

    Resolution Unit: i
    Chromaticities of Primary Colors: 0.6
    Color Space Xform Matrix Coeff's: 0.3
    Chrominance Comp Positioning: Co-Sited
    Exif IFD Pointer: 320
    Compression Scheme: JPEG Compression (Thumbnail)
    Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
    Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
    Resolution Unit: i
    Offset to JPEG SOI: 9716
    Bytes of JPEG Data: 8488
    Exif Version: 2.21
    Image Generated: 2008:09:13 07:41:27
    Image Digitized: 2008:09:13 07:41:27
    Meaning of Each Comp: Unknown
    Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Focal Plane Horiz Resolution: 3954 dpi
    Focal Plane Vert Resolution: 3958 dpi
    Focal Plane Res Unit: i
    White Balance: Auto
    Base Zoom Resolution: 0
    Zoomed Resolution: 0
    ISO Speed Rating: Unknown
    Digital Zoom: None
    Self-Timer Length: 0 sec
    Canon Tag1 Length: 92
    Subject Distance: Unknown
    Flash Bias: 0.00 EV
    Sequence Number: 0
    Canon Tag4 Length: 68
    Image Type: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    Actuation Counter: 74
    Actuation Multiplier: 6915
    Canon Tag93 Length: 32
    Color Temperature: 5200 K
    Canon TagA0 Length: 28


    File name: _MG_0843.JPG
    File size: 4200287 bytes (3456x2304, 4.2bpp, 6x)
    EXIF Summary: 1/200s f/9.0 ISO400 53mm (35mm eq:84.8mm)

    Camera-Specific Properties:

    Equipment Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    Lens Size: 17.00 - 85.00 mm
    Firmware Version: Firmware 1.0.3
    Owner Name: unknown
    Serial Number: 1030652343

    Image-Specific Properties:

    Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand
    Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
    Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
    Image Created: 2008:09:13 08:13:47
    White Point Chromaticity: 0.3
    Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
    F-Number: f/9.0
    Exposure Program: Normal Program
    ISO Speed Rating: 400
    Lens Aperture: f/9.0
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
    Focal Length: 53.00 mm
    Color Space Information: Uncalibrated
    Image Width: 3456
    Image Height: 2304
    Rendering: Normal
    Exposure Mode: Auto
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Exposure Mode: Program
    Focus Type: Auto
    Metering Mode: Evaluative
    Sharpness: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Contrast: Normal
    Shooting Mode: Manual
    Image Size: Large
    Focus Mode: One-Shot
    Drive Mode: Continuous
    Flash Mode: Off
    Compression Setting: Fine
    Macro Mode: Normal
    White Balance: Auto
    Exposure Compensation: 3
    Sensor ISO Speed: 224
    Camera Actuations: 453181515
    Color Matrix: 0

    Other Properties:

    Resolution Unit: i
    Chromaticities of Primary Colors: 0.6
    Color Space Xform Matrix Coeff's: 0.3
    Chrominance Comp Positioning: Co-Sited
    Exif IFD Pointer: 320
    Compression Scheme: JPEG Compression (Thumbnail)
    Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
    Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
    Resolution Unit: i
    Offset to JPEG SOI: 9716
    Bytes of JPEG Data: 9319
    Exif Version: 2.21
    Image Generated: 2008:09:13 08:13:47
    Image Digitized: 2008:09:13 08:13:47
    Meaning of Each Comp: Unknown
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Focal Plane Horiz Resolution: 3954 dpi
    Focal Plane Vert Resolution: 3958 dpi
    Focal Plane Res Unit: i
    White Balance: Auto
    Base Zoom Resolution: 0
    Zoomed Resolution: 0
    ISO Speed Rating: Unknown
    Digital Zoom: None
    Self-Timer Length: 0 sec
    Canon Tag1 Length: 92
    Subject Distance: Unknown
    Flash Bias: 0.00 EV
    Sequence Number: 0
    Canon Tag4 Length: 68
    Image Type: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    Actuation Counter: 75
    Actuation Multiplier: 6915
    Canon Tag93 Length: 32
    Color Temperature: 5200 K
    Canon TagA0 Length: 28


    File name: _MG_0844.JPG
    File size: 4216218 bytes (3456x2304, 4.2bpp, 6x)
    EXIF Summary: 1/200s f/9.0 ISO400 53mm (35mm eq:84.8mm)

    Camera-Specific Properties:

    Equipment Make: Canon
    Camera Model: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    Lens Size: 17.00 - 85.00 mm
    Firmware Version: Firmware 1.0.3
    Owner Name: unknown
    Serial Number: 1030652343

    Image-Specific Properties:

    Image Orientation: Top, Left-Hand
    Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
    Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
    Image Created: 2008:09:13 08:13:47
    White Point Chromaticity: 0.3
    Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
    F-Number: f/9.0
    Exposure Program: Normal Program
    ISO Speed Rating: 400
    Lens Aperture: f/9.0
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: No Flash, Compulsory
    Focal Length: 53.00 mm
    Color Space Information: Uncalibrated
    Image Width: 3456
    Image Height: 2304
    Rendering: Normal
    Exposure Mode: Auto
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Exposure Mode: Program
    Focus Type: Auto
    Metering Mode: Evaluative
    Sharpness: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Contrast: Normal
    Shooting Mode: Manual
    Image Size: Large
    Focus Mode: One-Shot
    Drive Mode: Continuous
    Flash Mode: Off
    Compression Setting: Fine
    Macro Mode: Normal
    White Balance: Auto
    Exposure Compensation: 3
    Sensor ISO Speed: 224
    Camera Actuations: 453181516
    Color Matrix: 0

    Other Properties:

    Resolution Unit: i
    Chromaticities of Primary Colors: 0.6
    Color Space Xform Matrix Coeff's: 0.3
    Chrominance Comp Positioning: Co-Sited
    Exif IFD Pointer: 320
    Compression Scheme: JPEG Compression (Thumbnail)
    Horizontal Resolution: 72 dpi
    Vertical Resolution: 72 dpi
    Resolution Unit: i
    Offset to JPEG SOI: 9716
    Bytes of JPEG Data: 9351
    Exif Version: 2.21
    Image Generated: 2008:09:13 08:13:47
    Image Digitized: 2008:09:13 08:13:47
    Meaning of Each Comp: Unknown
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Focal Plane Horiz Resolution: 3954 dpi
    Focal Plane Vert Resolution: 3958 dpi
    Focal Plane Res Unit: i
    White Balance: Auto
    Base Zoom Resolution: 0
    Zoomed Resolution: 0
    ISO Speed Rating: Unknown
    Digital Zoom: None
    Self-Timer Length: 0 sec
    Canon Tag1 Length: 92
    Subject Distance: Unknown
    Flash Bias: 0.00 EV
    Sequence Number: 0
    Canon Tag4 Length: 68
    Image Type: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    Actuation Counter: 76
    Actuation Multiplier: 6915
    Canon Tag93 Length: 32
    Color Temperature: 5200 K
    Canon TagA0 Length: 28


    Now I can't guarantee that these are 100% accurate. Al I know is that it works and is accurate for my 1Ds but not for my 5D.. Every image from the 5D says its anywhere from 1 thru 5. and nothing else..

    Hope this helps..

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    Re: Shutter count on Canon Rebel XT / Kiss / EOS 350D

    That is exactly the same result I got with Opanda IExif viewer in the third position of line 0093.
    So apparently the camera has had a total of 76 actuations since it was bought two and a half years ago
    And now the camera is worth less than nothing. What a waste.
    Oh well, I'll just have to try to help my relative sell it as well as possible.
    1000 thanks, Homey, for your effort with this, it's been a great help for me.
    Steen

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    Re: Shutter count on Canon Rebel XT / Kiss / EOS 350D

    Absolutely not a problem.
    Thats one of the best things about this site. Everyone here seems to be helpful if they can be.. I am just glad to be a part of it and glad I can contribute.

    Good luck selling the camera.

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