WhyWhyZed
Topic Author
Posts: 891
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:40 pm

Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:45 am

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
 
vasanthd
Posts: 446
Joined: Tue May 17, 2005 8:35 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:10 am

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!
 
Stealthz
Posts: 5546
Joined: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:43 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:00 am

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!
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:17 am

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
 
jay767
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:50 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:30 am

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.
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:39 am

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
 
Kukkudrill
Posts: 1039
Joined: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:11 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 7:56 am

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
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:01 am

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
 
Lindy
Posts: 4722
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:42 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 1:54 pm

What is the life span for Nikon products?

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
viv
Posts: 2953
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 5:17 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 6:16 pm

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 avatar
Ryan h
Posts: 1609
Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2001 7:11 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:24 pm

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 www.ryanhothersall.net
 
jwenting
Posts: 9973
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2001 10:12 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:41 pm

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
 
photolppt
Posts: 531
Joined: Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:17 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:09 pm

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.
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:38 pm

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
 
Lindy
Posts: 4722
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:42 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:19 am

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
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
viv
Posts: 2953
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 5:17 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:21 am

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
 
chris78cpr
Posts: 2733
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:32 am

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
 
Lindy
Posts: 4722
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:42 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:52 am

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

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
viv
Posts: 2953
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 5:17 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:58 am

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
 
gocaps16
Posts: 4138
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2000 9:14 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:04 am

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
 
andrewuber
Posts: 2142
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:45 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 7:12 am

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
 
Lindy
Posts: 4722
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:42 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:33 am

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
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
jay767
Posts: 221
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:50 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 11:39 am

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.
 
andrewuber
Posts: 2142
Joined: Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:45 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:25 pm

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
 
gocaps16
Posts: 4138
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2000 9:14 am

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:45 pm

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
 
Haskey
Posts: 96
Joined: Wed Sep 12, 2001 10:26 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 4:55 am

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 problems.
 
User avatar
clickhappy
Posts: 9042
Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2001 12:10 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:46 am

wow, 120k on a D100? I bought mine in October '02 and have just over 13k on it.
 
Lindy
Posts: 4722
Joined: Wed May 19, 1999 10:42 pm

RE: Life Time Of A Dslr?

Thu Feb 09, 2006 2:40 pm

I bought mine in November '02  Smile
I'm fleeting everything from 19 seats and up, but I know local people that take even more pictures.
In 2005 alone I spent 93 days at the airports  Smile On some days I took between 3GB-4GB of pictures (ATL, MIA, FLL, LAX, FRA, WAW, PHL, JFK, EWR - not counting my regular weekend and holiday trips to IAD, DCA and BWI). Thats what I call hardcore aviation fetish  Smile

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests