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User currently offlineWhyWhyZed From Canada, joined Jan 2005, 914 posts, RR: 16
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2631 times:

Ok, this will be my last topic for awhile. I mentioned it in another thread, and it sort of got overlooked. (Which is okay.)

But on the average DSLR, how long would it usually last before the shutter goes "kaput"?

I personally have the 350D.

- Jason DePodesta

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User currently offlineVasanthD From India, joined May 2005, 450 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2614 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  faint  ...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..  relieved  ...
Then switch on...NO PROBLEM...  relieved   relieved  ...
Then try to focus...Perfect focus...  relieved   relieved   relieved  ...
Then Click...It works fine... Big grin

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.

--Vas



One Lucky shot deserves another!
User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5705 posts, RR: 44
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2580 times:
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Jason,

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!

Cheers

Chis

[Edited 2006-02-06 23:02:09]


If your camera sends text messages, that could explain why your photos are rubbish!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

350D is approved to 50,000 or 75,000 shutter acutations.

20D is approved to 100,000 shutter acutations.

The 1dmkii and 1dsmkii are approved to 150,000 or 200,000 shutter acutations.

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineJay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 3):
350D is approved to 50,000 or 75,000 shutter acutations.

There is no way the rebel series are rated that high,the 300D was rated less than 20,000,and the 10D was rated no more than 50,000,I'm doubting the 350D has a better shutter than a 10D.

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 3):
20D is approved to 100,000 shutter acutations.

This a ball park figure,and there is no garantee it will go that far.



User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

It is what Canon rate the shutters to providing there is no mechanical failure.

And yes the 350D IS rated to 75,000 actually.

After re looking at it the 20D is 75,000 too and not 100,000.

They both have the same shutter assembly and shutter system.

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineKukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1123 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

According to this site the 20D has a higher-rated shutter than the 350D - 100,000 shots vs around 50,000.

http://www.bobatkins.com/photography...l/eos_digital_rebel_xt_vs_20d.html



Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

Hmmm that goes against what i was told by guys at the CPS service center in Elstree. They told me my shutter on my 10D was the same as the 300D and that the 20D shutter was the same as the 350D.

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2451 times:

What is the life span for Nikon products?

Rafal


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 8):
What is the life span for Nikon products?

The shutter on the Nikon 200D is rated at 100,000 exposures.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1551 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

How do you find out how many shots y have been taken with the camera?

I know I have given my 20D a hard time and want to know how many shots I have taken with it.



South Australian Spotter
User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

With Nikons you can hook them up to the computer and get at the data using special software (maybe some of their retrieval programs have that built in now).
Canons, probably similar.

I've heard of F5s coming in for service with over a million shots taken and the shutter in fine shape. That one's certified to I believe half a million.



I wish I were flying
User currently offlinePhotoLPPT From Portugal, joined Jul 2004, 511 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

My 300D has a little over 90000 shots in two years, and the shutter still works a charm, even if the AF secondary mirror went caput a few months ago.

A friend got her 300D, shot around 100 pics and the shutter died, so I guess these figures are for 'average' shutter duration.


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 10):
How do you find out how many shots y have been taken with the camera?

I know I have given my 20D a hard time and want to know how many shots I have taken with it.

The only certain way of telling with a canon camera is to get the people at the canon service center's to hook it up to their own software. They can read it from the camera with this.

There is some unofficial software called cancounter that works with the 1series DSLR's. IT does not work with prosumer cameras as far as i know.

It can be downloaded here. I hope you can speak german though.

www.soens.de


Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2350 times:

Quoting Viv (Reply 9):
The shutter on the Nikon 200D is rated at 100,000 exposures.

Wow. I'm at 120.000 now and still going. Should I be affraid that it can broke anyday?

Rafal


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Already at 120,000 on a 200D? How is that possible?


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2820 posts, RR: 50
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Rafel,

Do you not mean the D100?

Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

I'm sorry  Smile Yes, I have D100 not D200  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 17):
I have D100 not D200

Phew! That's a relief!



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 14):
Wow. I'm at 120.000 now and still going. Should I be affraid that it can broke anyday?

Rafal, how do you know? Is there a way to check the numbers?

Kevin



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2279 times:

Quoting VasanthD (Reply 1):
Other people yelled your bag is open...some pointed fingers...I stopped and turned back to see my 20D lying in the hard floor.

I'm afraid I'd need CPR if my 20D hit the floor!!! Amazing story Vas, glad it didn't damage it!

Drew wave 



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2253 times:

Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 19):
Rafal, how do you know? Is there a way to check the numbers?

I would love to know if there is a way to check it in the camera. All I did was to count pictures in folders with my photos from the previous 3 years  Smile

Rafal


User currently offlineJay767 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2245 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.


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2238 times:

Quoting Lindy (Reply 21):
I would love to know if there is a way to check it in the camera

I'm pretty sure the Digital Rebel (300D) has an actuation counter, as does the 20D. It's in the menu somewhere.

Drew



I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4347 posts, RR: 21
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks ago) and read 2220 times:

Quoting AndrewUber (Reply 23):
I'm pretty sure the Digital Rebel (300D) has an actuation counter, as does the 20D. It's in the menu somewhere.

Talking about a Nikon D100 here, Andrew.  Smile

Kevin



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
25 Haskey : I have just sold my EOS300D a few months ago having upgraded to a 20D. The 300D had taken about 25000 in two years and still working fine without any
26 Clickhappy : wow, 120k on a D100? I bought mine in October '02 and have just over 13k on it.
27 Post contains images Lindy : I bought mine in November '02 I'm fleeting everything from 19 seats and up, but I know local people that take even more pictures. In 2005 alone I spen
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