How many actuations do you have?

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by playak47, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    I think its interesting information to see. Actuations is only a number but it might mean differently to many people.

    E-PL1: 8994

    For me atleast: I dont consider myself as amateur photographer yet. I dont think I go out enough. Most of my photos were taken during events.


    P.S its not a contest. Just to see what your camera has been through. :smile:
     
  2. ddegomez

    ddegomez Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 7, 2011
    Well, if it WAS a contest I've got an Ep-1 that might take the prize. I work in the archives of a famous architect. I photograph any of his flat work that's too big to fit in the 11 x 14" scanner. I'm not in the studio right now so I can't check the real number ( I'm not even sure how I do that), but I'm very close to filling my first terabyte drive. Before you start doing the math, every exposure yields a fine Jpeg, an ORF, and Tiff file from the ORF file.
    In addition, to get the highest resolution possible, I shoot every piece of art in sections. The width of every piece is 4000 pixels by however many pixels long the length is. For example, if a drawing is 4 feet wide and 44 feet long the resulting file is 4,000 pixels by 30,000 pixels or 120 megapixels. There is no 'typical' shooting session, but in a recent weeks worth of shooting I exposed about 225 frames. Over two years that's more than 20,000 actuations.
     
  3. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I have around 5-6,000 actuations on my EP1 (which recently died).
     
  4. mqavila

    mqavila Mu-43 Regular

    I apologize for the ignorance but how do I find out the number of actuations in my GH2? :)
     
  5. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    In looking for how to do that on my GF1, I saw several places that showed how to do it on a G/GH's ... but none on how to do it on a GF1. You have to press some button that the G/GH's have, but the GF1 doesn't, along with another button to get to a hidden menu. I don't remember which, so you'll have to Google it. I do remember a warning about accidentally putting it in a service mode that you can't get out of.

    Anyone know a way on the GF1?
     
  6. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 5, 2011
    For the E-PL1 and other Olys,

    E-PL1 shot count

    (lots of other good info on that site as well)

    I've got 804, but I've only had the camera since Friday.
     
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  7. playak47

    playak47 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 4, 2010
    For e-p1 to die with only 6000 actuations is kind of low unless it was accidently damaged.

    I found a link to GF-1 actuations
    Gf1 Shutter actuation Hidden Menu like G1 - Rangefinderforum.com


    Wow 20k is alot of actuations. I thought i had a lot lol Only reason I have ~9k are because i take a lot of photos as family events. I need to start going out more for photography purpose but instead I spend more time on this forum. :(
     
  8. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  9. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Over 15,000 on my E-PL2 which I bought in Febrary (new). I couldn't beleive it when I saw it.
    I take tons of pics, retakes, bracketing, bursts and then carefully select real keepers (~10-20%).
    If you're doing macro it's quite easy to take hundreds of shots within couple of hours for just 10-20 keepers at the end.
    I recently got Olympus 2 year extended warranty so I'm going to drive this Little cam to the ground like there is no tomorrow.
    On my upcoming vacation I will try time lapse for the first tine, that should easily add a few thousands shots. On top of that, I have a total of four batteries (plus two chargers) so I don't even turn the camera off during the day.
    Shoot away, it's not like you'll run out of film, lol. Anyone had their shutter fail yet?
     
  10. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    No shutter failure here yet. I don't know how many I had on my E-P1 but I had that one for about 2 years so it must've been high. My E-PL2 has 10,000 since I bought it in... I think May?
     
  11. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    For each camera I'm not sure. But I average about 50-60k shots per year. I have 260k images in my main Lightroom library and that's after culling. I took 3700 shots in 5 weeks on my recent Norway trip with my M9 and Gh2.

    Gordon
     
  12. Back when talked about this in January here, my E-P1's shutter count was 4470, now it is 6165. It is by no means the only camera that I have used this year, but I'm kinda pleased that I haven't been as shutter-happy as I thought I might have been with it.
     
  13. pictor

    pictor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2010
    This is not much. What happened?
     
  14. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    I was off by the count (I was estimating from the number of pictures I took, but forgot I got this particular EP1 body used). Shutter count shows 12,200.

    The camera is writing only black frames to the SD card. Everything else works -- live view, shutter, menus, etc. It just writes pitch black frames. It's headed off to Olympus later today.
     
  15. pictor

    pictor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2010
    Very interesting! My E-PL1 has 3973 actuations and my E-P1 only 1368. I use the E-PL1 as my main camera, since it has an EVF. These are not very much actuations and now I have ordered the GF3. :cool:
     
  16. ddegomez

    ddegomez Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 7, 2011
    I'm in the studio with my Ep-1 and I was able to retrieve the shutter actuations; 23,674. Keep in mind this camera spends 95% of it's working life on a camera stand. That doesn't it gets babied. Once the stand fell over and the bottom plate got all bent out of shape. Recently, I found the shutter release cord has to be attached to the camera with tape at just the right angle to work. Still, quite the little work horse.
     
  17. pictor

    pictor Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2010
    I have found the way how to do that for the Canon G12, which I bought at the end of October last year. It has 3135 actuations.
     
  18. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    How'd you do it? I should check that, too, since I will probably sell it after I get my G3.
     
  19. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I just did some body acquisitions so so it's not much...maybe 4000 between 2 bodies. The most I ever did was 360k over a 2 year period doing product shots. Wore out 2 shutters. Took me years to enjoy photography again.
     
  20. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Wow, that sounds like work.