File Count Number Display Thingy


bettyswolloks

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 20:36
Hello all,
I've just noticed the display number has gone back to 0000. Last time I noticed it was at something like 9958 so its gone past 9999 and gone back to 0000. My K10 just carried on by changing the first 3 digits, IE 101 2589.
I know its a memory setting, Playback Info Display/File No. I HAD both ticked. I looked at the K10 and it only had File No. ticked.

Any ideas on what I've done wrong?

Thanx all

johnriley

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 21:21
The camera can't display more than 9999 images numbers, so it just starts again. You've not done anything wrong.
Best regards, John

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 21:47
johnriley wrote:
The camera can't display more than 9999 images numbers, so it just starts again. You've not done anything wrong.

It should change the 1st 3 digits though shouldn't it? So instead of displaying 100-123 it displays 101-1234 to signify the fact its exceeded 9999. Shouldn't it?

johnriley

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 22:02
No, my K20D just keeps cycling through the four digit numbers. I have folder set to IMGP**** so there's no other folder name.
Best regards, John

steven9761

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 22:20
Don't worry - you are only committing an offence if you "clock" a vehicle's mileage - I don't think it's illegal with cameras!!

felix

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 10:24
Even the K7 and K5 which I owned would go 9999 and then change to 0078 if I were to use it over 10,000 as it cannot display more than 9999.
K1/K3, DA*16-50mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8, FA43mm F1.9 Limited, FA77mm F1.8 Limited, SMC Pentax K 85mm F1.8, DA18-135mm F3.5-5.6, FA*28-70mm F1.8, FA*200mm F1.8

Mandrake

Link Posted 09/07/2013 - 21:45
I manually changed the prefix to end in a 1 when that happened on my K5, so I get files called things like IMG10123.
Simon

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Last Edited by Mandrake on 09/07/2013 - 21:45

Algernon

Link Posted 10/07/2013 - 08:33
I just use the prefix to identify which camera and then
A - B - C etc. for the file set.... sometimes it might have
been reset before reaching 9999... at present I'm on..

_K5C0001.JPG etc. next set will be _K5D0001.JPG to _K5D9999.JPG

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Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 10/07/2013 - 08:34

Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/07/2013 - 14:47
I just use a file renamer with a counter set for 6 digits and apply it on import to computer. When I get to 999,999 pics I guess I'll have to start again.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

bettyswolloks

Link Posted 10/07/2013 - 16:14
Thanx all, the idea of just changing the prefix is a good one, and so is Smeggy's idea of renaming them on import.

But

What is the point of the 1st 3 digits? (100-9999) Think I need to dig out a manual....

Algernon

Link Posted 10/07/2013 - 17:59
bettyswolloks wrote:

But

What is the point of the 1st 3 digits? (100-9999) Think I need to dig out a manual....

Is this the file name or directory name?

The DCF Specification only allows UPPER CASE alphanumeric chars.
in the 1st four parts of the DOS filename. The next four have to
be a number between 0001 and 9999 ..... 0000 is not allowed.

'
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 10/07/2013 - 18:01
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