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    How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    I am looking at the DNGs i have taken , and I am up to number 550, but have only taken about 125 shots

    does that mean my camera only had 425 actuations when I bought it used?

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    Keep in mind, the M8 EXIF is in Hex formet. If it reads 550, the actual actuation is 1360.

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    I meant the number of the shot is 550 ie 1060550.dng but even 1360 is good for a used camera That means it had 1200 actuations when i bought it!

    tomorrow i do 2 things
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    2: register with leica

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    I apologise for the 3 smilies in 1 post!

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    Wonder if you mistake image counter for shutter actuations here. Image counter is sometimes reset to 001, in case of firmware update for instance. But shutter actuation doesn't change and is imbedded in the exif data. If you want to know the actual number of actuations, shoot a jpeg file and open it in Photoshop or Exif Viewer. Then look for "Image Unique ID" in the exif data, copy the hexadecimal number and paste it in a converter like this one: http://www.statman.info/conversions/hexadecimal.html.

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    You can also use M8-Info, a very handy, free utility written by Wolfram Soens. He's also written one for the M9.

    You can find them there here:

    http://www.soens.de/swpage/swpage.html


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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    Ah yes, much more simple. Works with DNG files as well. Thanks!

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    Quote Originally Posted by j. white View Post
    You can also use M8-Info, a very handy, free utility written by Wolfram Soens. He's also written one for the M9.

    You can find them there here:

    http://www.soens.de/swpage/swpage.html


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    Thanks for this!!!!!

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    aha

    00000000000000000000000000000D9F

    is 3487 , and Ive taken about 400-500 s I got a m8u with 3k actuations for 2200 usd

    thanks guys , still a good deal IMO!

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    M8-Info doesn't recognize the actuation data of this file though.
    http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-...ml#post1659507

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    I tried both methods and get the same Hexaecimal result LCT D9F

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    Just checked again today 9605 shots total

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    Re: How do i check the Actuations on My M8?

    Thanks for the info about the actuations count and M8Info/M9Info utilities. Useful!

    (When I acquired the E-1 that I still have and love, I checked the actuations count and manufacture date in the firmware. I got it in 2008, it was manufactured in 10/2003. When I first got it, it had less than 3000 actuations on the shutter! What a waste of a superb camera. Last time I looked it had 15,000 or so... and it will make many many more! :-)

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