Photo Of The Day: Return Engagement


Sunrise along the Southern Outer Banks.

Ever wonder just how many times you have snapped the shutter on your camera? If you shoot in the jpeg format, each picture you shoot has the total number of  shutter activations included in the exif data that accompanies each picture.  Scroll down toward the bottom of the list and you will see it.   I shoot in the RAW format and when I convert it to jpeg for printing or posting, it’s not included in the exif data.  Yesterday I snapped one jpeg picture on each camera so I could find out just where I was shutter-wise.   My trusty D600 led the pack with more than 22,000 shutter snaps.  The D800e had only just over above 6 thousand and the D7100 just over 12 thousand.  In truth the D600 really only has about 12-15 thousand snaps on it.  The camera had a bug in the shutter that splattered little drops of oil on the sensor.  Nikon recalled it and installed a brand new, improved shutter which essentially made the D600 a D610.  What they didn’t do is rotate the number of shutter snaps back to 0 so,  the exif data shows 22 thousand plus. I doubt I ever swap it in on a newer model.  The shutter is tested to 150,000 activations.  I’m now 70.  I suspect I’ll wear out before the shutter does.

Have a great Sunday.  See you next time.

Autumn Sangria

Sunrise along the path to Twilight Field here on the farm.  The yellow/gold weed (s) to the right is, of course, Golden Rod.  This is the first processed shot from the new Nikon D600 Full Frame Camera.  I was impressed with the low light capability  of the camera which is at least as good as the D700 which is also a full framer, or as Nikon calls it,  An FX camera.  The resolution at just over 24 megapixels is more than twice that of the D700.  I usually shoot RAW files but this image is a jpeg.  I was curious to see how much detail would come through in a compressed file like a jpeg.  I was blown away.  Thanks for the look and have a great evening.