Am sorry for dragging this surprise for this long and very sorry that you (and me) have to bear with this for another 15 days. Hold on, don't jump off your couch (or whatever you are sitting on) yet. I got the thingy (Yep, now I know what it is! ;-> ) but had to sent back due to an issue with the product. This is the painful part as shipping across continents is slow (unless you opt for a super fast service and considering the weight of this item, it will cost a fortune! which of course a hobby photographer lacks anyway!). The item should reach the seller in another 5-7 days and lets say 2 days of verification of the issue reported and then they'll send another piece or the same one if the issue reported is actually not an issue. Now most of you must be wondering what the issue was actually. Well it's something based on my nitpicking attitude or what I call is 'obsession with perfection for things I love'.
So here is the deal, if Nikon confirms the count is fine and being done at factory I would ask for the unit back, else a new one:) Either way am head over heels in love with the babe (I mean the cam:p), especially after taking few test shots when it was with me. Now all 'WE' (yeah you n me!) gotta do is wait for it...
Till the next update, Have faith:)
Update: Here is how you can check the shutter count of your camera without using any special software:
1. Click a picture on your DSLR (doesn't matter it's RAW or JPEG)
2. Open a new tab (I assume you are reading this blog on your browser and to continue reading, you need a new tab.) on your web browser and type this site name: http://myshuttercount.com/
3. Click on the 'Choose File' button displayed on the page (as shown below).
For Mac Owners:
Here is how to check the shutter count on a Mac OSX Lion (It may work with older version of Mac as well, but am not sure, as I use the version described here! Give it a try.):
1. Double click on the picture to open in 'Preview'
2. Press Command + i to bring up the 'inspector' window and select 'Nikon' (as shown below):
Your friendly neighbourhood photo-enthusiast,
(Oops, I think I just mentioned the camera brand name in the post:P Enjoy guessing the model now!)