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#1 Terry W

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Posted 27 September 2016 - 01:16 PM

I found a used 7D MKII for a good price I think, but the guy says he doesn't know the shutter count but used mostly for video.

 

I was going to wait to upgrade but this is a pretty good price. Does shooting mostly video doesn't matter? 

 

So my question is (since I have no idea) is  a low shutter count fine with high video use? What else should I look out for?

 

Thanks for any info. 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 07:25 PM

Absoutly don't take his word for it.  If he will allow you to connect it to a computer then you can check it with various software.  This is the one I use http://www.direstudi...m/shuttercount/.  Also note some early 7D MII copies had front and back focusing issues.  Best way to check is with a fast lens like the 50mm f 1.8 and a ruler but even then it can be an intermittent problem.  You would be better off picking up a refurbished unit from canon. 


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Posted 27 September 2016 - 11:38 PM

Interesting program!
I read through their faq and it looks like it won't work with newer Canon cameras.
Seems the 7d-mkii was one of the last it would work with.
Unless Canon removed that feature with the latest firmware update as well.

Strange to remove such a useful feature.
 

Canon has removed the shutter count functionality from the remote control interface in cameras released since 2015. So the following cameras do not provide shutter count information.


The unsupported list includes the EOS-1D X Mark II, EOS 5DS, 5DS R, 80D, 750D / Rebel T6i / Kiss X8i and 760D / Rebel T6s / 8000D

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Posted 28 September 2016 - 06:09 AM

thanks guys


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