Photography Beginners’ Frequently Asked Questions

3 Challenges in the World of Digital Photography

An Introduction to Travel Photography and Photojournalism with Richard I’Anson

Diopter Dial: Explanation and How to Use them

9 Tips and Tricks to Master The Art of Photography

The Exposure Triangle of Photography

The Greatest Photographers Along With Their Legendary Masterpieces

Download: EOS 550D User’s Guide

Magic Lantern 2.3 Provides Awesome Features for Canon DSLR Cameras

Tips to Learning Self-Taught Photography

How to View the Shutter Count of a Nikon Camera

Posted by oneslidephotogaraphy On July - 12 - 2016

How to View the Shutter Count of a Nikon

How to View the Shutter Count of a Nikon



If you want to find out how often a camera is used to photograph, then what you can do is check the shutter count number of that camera. This is very useful when you want to buy a used camera.

Shutter Count (SC for short) is the total amount of times the camera’s shutter has been released to record a photograph. Why is SC so important? Because a shutter unit is the barrier between sensor and the mirror that’s used to reflect the image seen through the lens. The reflected image is then recorded in the sensor (CCD/CMOS) located behind the camera. For the mirror to rotate and then the image to be recorded, the shutter has to open and then close each time. Like any mechanical apparatus, the technical design of a camera has limits. There’s an expiration as to how many times the mechanism can function normally before the quality degrades and the apparatus loses function (or breaks down).

Read the rest of this entry »

.

Related Photography Ideas for how to check nikon shutter actuation at OneSlidePhotography.com

Tips on How to Avoid Camera Theft during Travels

Travelling won’t feel complete without including your trusty camera in your packing. However, the value (both in the price tag and sentimental value) you carry along when you bring your camera means you’ll need to an extra dose of vigilance when bringing them along. Don’t let your guards down just because you’re too absorbed with […]


How Consistent is your Photography Work

A while back, I hosted a website about the world’s legendary photographers. These were Ansel Adams (of course), Sebastian Salgado, Yousouf Karsh, and many more. One by one I observed their galleries and then interpreted and blogged what I believed was the message the photographer tried to convey through their photography. I also noted and […]


Tips in Choosing a Camera Phone

When choosing a camera phone, many assume that a good quality camera that produces good quality photographs are the ones with the largest mega pixel (MP). Fact is, the value of the mega pixel a camera phone isn’t the most important aspect, and doesn’t automatically produce the highest quality photograph. The mega pixels is only […]


Fact about DSLR Shutter Count

Questions concerning Shutter Counts often arise in forum conversations or discussions among beginner photographers. DSLRs, which eliminate the need for film rolls, are often deemed limitless in its usage. Photograph at will, examine results, and if not satisfactory, a simple push of the delete. Without even a thought, the user may have photographed thousands of […]


Which One is Better, Tripod Carbon Fiber vs Tripod Aluminum /Magnesium Alloy?

Tripod is an apparatus that should be considered important especially by beginners in photography. Most of them take too much importance on the great camera body and lens whereas the tripod role is actually very important especially for photographers who like to shoot landscapes. There are so many kinds of tripod but the most common […]


Creating Unusual Bokeh With Your Fingers

Want a photograph with this unique bokeh? It’s easy and cheap to do, without any complicated editing in Photoshop, without any expensive filters, and without the need of a high-and camera. The only tools you need are a wide-aperture lense ( I used the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ais) and your finger. Yep, your fingers 🙂


Beginner’s Guide to Photography: Easy ways to photograph the moon

Taking images of Moon can be challenging, unpredictable, complicated and at the same time it can be the most interesting thing to do especially when the moon rises as a huge globe over the horizon. It’s without question the brightest spot in the night sky and maybe due to the lunar mystic or simply due […]