VasanthD From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1597 times:
A bit off discussion...but I just want to share this...
My connecting flight was about to depart in 10 min. I was literally running with my backpack in the terminal at CLT. The bag was full and I had my 20D with the 18-55 lens inside it. Suddenly while I was still running I heard a thump and my bag felt so light...Other people yelled your bag is open...some pointed fingers...I stopped and turned back to see my 20D lying in the hard floor. My heart stopped for a while ...I was so shocked that I was literally doing nothing. Then I picked it...put it in my bag and closed the zip and positioned it at the end of the zipper. I got into the flight, panting heavily.
Then slowly opened my bag and first examined it...NO VISUAL DAMAGE.. ...
Then switch on...NO PROBLEM... ...
Then try to focus...Perfect focus... ...
Then Click...It works fine...
I am still amazed how rugged Canon 20D is...falling from a height of 6 foot into the hard floor...and still works...
So if Canon tests so much on ruggedness, I feel they ought to spend more on the shutter actuation's.
StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5430 posts, RR: 49 Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1563 times:
The shutter failed on my 10D at something like 50,000 actuations, I have heard as few as 10,000 and as many as 100,000+
Cost in Australia to fix was AUD$413 which is less than 1 cent per frame.
Part was only $62 and rest was labour, not a task I am tempted to or suggest anyone else do unless they have the expertise
Vas, you were very lucky, must have landed just right!
[Edited 2006-02-06 23:02:09]
If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
Jay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1228 times:
We are forgetting that the type of shooting will affect a shutter,single shot vs. burst shooting,lets say two camera's have 50,000 shots each but one camera was used while mostly burst shooting,the camera used for burst shooting will be ready to go before the camera used for single shots,and shutter speed will also determine the life of the shutter,think about camera's used with shutter speeds in the thousands.Alot of variables go into shutter life and each manufacturers ratings are just ball park figures.