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    Actuations

    Hi.

    Can anyone tell me if there is a way of telling the number of actuations for an M9.

    Thanks in advance.

    Helen

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    Re: Actuations

    Yes, there is....
    Recently, I found a how-to post in one of the forums I visit, but regrettably I canīt find the original post now. I do have the text saved, so I add it here, with many apologies to the original poster who deserves the credit...

    "One of the first things to check is the image count of a pre owned camera.
    Leica does not make this as easy as Nikon, as the image count is displayed in hexadecimal value.
    As long, as you are not an mathematical genius and convert this value in your head, you can use your Mac, to display a more readable value (any other computer will suffice too with any other method of converting the hexadecimal value into a decimal value for easier display).
    I refer only to the software here, that comes free with your Mac (which was my goal to find out).
    Steps to display shutter actuations of a Leica DNG file:
    • open image file in Preview.app
    • open inspector
    • mark unique image id value (double click on it)
    • copy unique image id value (cmd + c)
    • open calculator.app (just type "1+1" or any other mathematical formula in spotlight and hit "enter")
    • switch view to "programmer" (cmd + 3)
    • paste hexadecimal value from unique image id into the calculator (cmd + p)
    • switch to decimal system (click the "10 button" on the calculator)
    Voila - you now have the actual actuations of your Leica digital M camera!"

    Itīs somewhat involved, but it does work!

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    Re: Actuations

    Use any EXIF viewer on a Leica M digital camera raw file and take the ImageUniqueID number and then use any hexadecimal converter, (many on the internet) and convert the value to numeric.

    http://www.easycalculation.com/hex-converter.php

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    Re: Actuations

    Thank you!

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