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    How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

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    Guys,

    Anyone knows how to check the shutter count on a Sony Alpha DSLR?
    Specifically for Alpha 700?
    I would appreciate your inputs.
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    one way is to refer the file name .

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Quote Originally Posted by bcteh View Post
    one way is to refer the file name .
    but i have reseted the file name a few time already.

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Any idea?

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    i dunno how to check from the camera other than keeping tab on the filename. key learning is - do not reset the filename. one way you can trace back is by looking at your photos in the computer since the day you got the camera. my first photo out of the box was 0001 so its easy. my friends camera out of the box started off with 02811.
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Saw this but donno if alpha can use or not...http://www.dpnotes.com/nikon/softwar...wextractor.php

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Quote Originally Posted by manoque View Post
    Saw this but donno if alpha can use or not...http://www.dpnotes.com/nikon/softwar...wextractor.php
    It's not working for Alpha.

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    nikons have their shutter counts in their .exif data.

    but why worry about about a700's shutter life? Unless you're taking 4.9999fps video with it? heheh
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    i think went u viewing your pic. u will see shutter count on left top conner. mybe lah..

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    TS said he reset the naming system a few times. so it's nt accurate anymore.

    How about checking the exif data on a sample picture? it should have it there.

    On the sidenote, how long does the A200 shutter typically last>?

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    typically last for 80k-100k.
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    A700's shutter is rated for 100,000 by sony. They could be understating it, hopefully.

    The cameras with the 1/125-160s flash sync speeds should have the older shutter. The KM5D/7D probably has a similiar shutter too (though the mirror mechanisms have
    been refined over time).

    But simedarby's numbers sound about average.
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    My counts start from 1 again after 9,999 clicks..

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    uh oh... i spoke too soon...

    my a100 just locked up several times... "camera error code=0x5? and 0x6? something...

    one of the occasions sounded like the SSS mechanism locking up during a long exposure. And the 18 month warranty just expired.
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Someone told me that SSS should be turned off while on tripod?

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    don't need to listen to other people... just try it out for yourself... heheh

    bolt it on a tripod, set for 10s or more. Then give a slight tap on the body as you release the shutter. You'll hear the antishake kick in, and the final image will either be blurred or soft.

    you also want it off when you need fill flash in bright sunlight. 1/125s for the non-a700s is a bit too low, and it'll do 1/160s with antishake off.

    You can comfortably hand-hold non-telephotos without AS at those speeds. And anti-shake is very ineffective when doing macro work (that big a magnification, the sensor can't seem to move correctly to compensate, i think it's similiar for VR/IS on macro lenses too). This is also when fill flash comes in handy and HSS is just way underpowered.
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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Does this shutter count used for A350 as well?

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    Re: How to check the Sony Alpha Shutter count?

    Quote Originally Posted by christ0205 View Post
    Does this shutter count used for A350 as well?
    Of course yes.
    But the sad part is we have not figured it out yet even for A700.

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