1 Year with the Pentax K-5 II

This is just a short note, mostly to myself, that I have now owned and used the Pentax K-5 II for 1 year.

Now I was curious how many photos I took during this year. Fortunately, this is easy to find out with the excellent ExifTool by Phil Harvey. On Windows, you just have to run the following command in a command line:

"exiftool(-k).exe" -ShutterCount <filename>

Where <filename> is the name of the last photo you took with the camera. The tool will then output the shutter count. Of course, if you don’t have ExifTool or don’t know how to use a command line, you can just search Google for “Shutter Count” and find some online services that can show you the same info after uploading your last photo. So what’s my shutter count?


Doing some not very meaningful math with that we get about 963 photos per month, or 32 per day or 1.3 photos per hour. Thinking about it, it would be cool to make little charts about when I take how many photos, split by month or time of day etc. But that’s another note to myself.

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