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Old Sep 25, 2007, 2:20 AM   #1
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Ive bought a mint K100 D used and kit lens to try a DSLR camera again ,first time I was not sure ifI liked it and sold it before I was certain:?, I cant seem to find out how to check the number of shots taken with it , Any one could explain how /if its possible ?thankyou very much. Rodo.
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 9:08 AM   #2
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That's actually a good question, and I'm not sure there is a way. If the person let the camera picture numbers be consecutive, then you should be able to tell by the file name of the picture (that's what I do, think it's the default setting). However, it is rather easy to confuse/change the counter - just put in a card with a picture file numberthat is different and the camera will start numbering from that number (several people who upgrade their cameras have reported accidentally putting in a disk from their old one that had pictures on it. Their count suddenly goes from 0003 to 6007 - the next number after the picture that was on the disk).
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 9:45 AM   #3
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That's actually a good question, and I'm not sure there is a way. If the person let the camera picture numbers be consecutive, then you should be able to tell by the file name of the picture (that's what I do, think it's the default setting). However, it is rather easy to confuse/change the counter - just put in a card with a picture file numberthat is different and the camera will start numbering from that number (several people who upgrade their cameras have reported accidentally putting in a disk from their old one that had pictures on it. Their count suddenly goes from 0003 to 6007 - the next number after the picture that was on the disk).
And after 10,000 it starts over again!

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Old Sep 25, 2007, 12:38 PM   #4
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(several people who upgrade their cameras have reported accidentally putting in a disk from their old one that had pictures on it. Their count suddenly goes from 0003 to 6007 - the next number after the picture that was on the disk).
I done the exact thing with my K10D. Stuck a card in from my DS. It was an older card that I hadn't used for a while.

I was able to reset the counter though. Changed the filename on my computer. Then on the camera; Rec. Mode > Memory > File No. (unchecked) then I reset camera settings. Now back to 0001.
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Old Sep 25, 2007, 5:09 PM   #5
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I believe there's an option in the service menu that tells you the true figure of photos taken.

I can't remember how to access this menu but it involves holding certain buttons down while switching the camera on.
Plus it's only accessible with certain firmwares.

I'm sure someone knows which buttons and which firmware you need to access it.
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Old Sep 27, 2007, 11:10 AM   #6
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[INFO] + [AE-L] while power-on
followed by :
[MENU], [MENU], [INFO] within 5 seconds

[Right], [OK] (to enable debug mode)

In Set-up menu, choose "SYSTEM TEST"
Set "1" on parameter "Test Item 1"
Press [OK] twice to leave.
Shot once and read the counter :

RLS: xxxx

Remove Debug mode :
Power off,[INFO] + [AE-L] while power-on
followed by :
[MENU], [MENU], [INFO] within 5 seconds

[Right], [OK] (to disable debug mode)
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Old Oct 1, 2007, 7:12 PM   #7
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Any success with my method ?
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 10:48 AM   #8
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doesn't work on a ds. iread this some time ago but pentax found out and if you have upgraded the firmware pentax put a block on this method.
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