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Old 25th July 2008
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Can anyone tell me how long I can expect my beloved E500 to work for, has olympus ever released a guide for the number of shutter actuations before failure.
cheers Mike
Ok it's silly thought, but Mike's question made me wonder if there is anyone out there that has a high shutter count.

I can only lay claim to a mere 2018, but do use several cameras and being an old school film user don't tend to think of multi-sequence or auto bracketing
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

My E510 which I've owned since Nov 07 has a shutter count of 007347.

Slighty off topic but does anyone know what the other numbers and letters on page 2 mean?

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Re: Who has the most used camera?

Hmm. Somewhat to my surprise my 15 month old E400 has "only" done 5557 shots.

Imagine going back to the film era. Out for the day with the rest of last months film plus a spare 36 on your pocket. Maybe 50 shots max. I seem to remember about 3 for Provia plus 5+ for pro developing. Then I had to take the films down to the lab then go and collect it the next day. Then scan each image and clean up the dust, and worry about the grain.

No wonder I take more shots these days

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Old 26th July 2008
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

Can somebody remind me how to look at the shutter count on an E500 as i cant remember
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

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Can somebody remind me how to look at the shutter count on an E500 as i cant remember
1. With a working and charged battery installed switch the camera ON.
2. Open the card door.
3. You will see the warning CARD COVER OPEN icon in red on your screen thus:
Screen 1. Open card door warning.

4. Press DISPLAY & OK buttons together for E-1 and E-500; for E-330, E-400 and E-3 it is MENU & OK.
5. You will see the Camera Designation (Top Left of screen)

6. Press the following buttons in sequence: ARROW PAD up, down, left, right; then press the shutter button; then press the up button on the arrow pad. If nothing happens close the card door, wait a couple of seconds and re-open it and try again. Press the buttons firmly and hold them in for about a second. Press the shutter button well in.
7. You will see Page 1 displayed. You can scroll through the 4 available pages by pressing the arrow pad keys.
8. To revert back to normal operation simply close the card door.
WHAT'S IT ALL MEAN?
These are the four E-1 service screens accessed by pressing the 4-way arrow buttons; pages 1, 2, 3 & D:

PAGE 1 * : MU: Main (User) CPU: DC2 User Area * MB: Main CPU: DC2 Boot Area M3: Main CPU: DSC23 SL: CISC L: Lens CPU * F: Flash CPU *
* It is not a lens/flash model identity function, it is the firmware version. Most lenses are at a different level of firmware. Public firmware versions are numbered 1.0, 1.1, etc. Real firmware version is four digits hence 1004 appears as 1.0 on the initial firmware display and 1102 appears as 1.1.
* It's been confirmed that all of 'page one' are firmware versions, the main camera firmware being top of the list.
* MU or U position on list is camera dependent; eg it is listed second on E-300.
NB: The first letter of two letter codes is deleted in other cameras; MU = U; MB = B etc.

PAGE 2:
R: Shutter RELEASES S: FLASH fires M: SENSOR cleaning (number of times mirror locked up for sensor cleaning by user is counted because it is risky!) U: USF (Ultra Sonic Filter) number of times it is driven by user and by automatic control of the camera is counted.

PAGE 3:
CS: Serial Number MCS: Main CPU Serial Number CAMID: CAM-PCA Serial Number
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

Well, my E-3 is at 13,372
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

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Well, my E-3 is at 13,372
Wish I knew what mine was. It's currently on it's second holiday to Portugal for re-repair of a stuck viewfinder blind.
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Wish I knew what mine was. It's currently on it's second holiday to Portugal for re-repair of a stuck viewfinder blind.
Yikes hope you get it returned soon.
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

E-1, 8230
E-510, 2265
E-420, 1725

Thats over the last two years and as a previous film user I tend to pick my shots rather than machine gun.
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Old 26th July 2008
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

Oh well I have only got 7364 on mine, ......................so when my wife says
"youll wear that out playing with it all the time" I can say I have a way to go yet

But that aint going to get me a new one is it
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

3924 on the E-510 - I must get out more!

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Re: Who has the most used camera?

3119 for my E3. Must have been like new when Jim sold it too me. Thanks Jim!
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

Only 8871 for my E-3, I'm way behind The_Musicman, again

Not bitter and twisted, at all

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Re: Who has the most used camera?

My E-3 has 42556 (since December 07)
My E-510 has 3500 (since march 08)
My E-500 before it died has 101658 (July 07 - March 08)

I believe my music and sports photography has something to do with the high shutter count. oops
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Re: Who has the most used camera?

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My E-3 has 42556 (since December 07)
My E-510 has 3500 (since march 08)
My E-500 before it died has 101658 (July 07 - March 08)

I believe my music and sports photography has something to do with the high shutter count. oops
A lot of 'burst' shooting I presume.

Still thats going some - I look forward to your 200K report on the E-3, sometime late next year I expect.

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