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Shutter Mechanism life span?

 
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Apr 28, 2004 05:53 |  #1

Does the Shutter mechanism on a DSLR have a limited life? I happily shoot anything that moves (or stands still for that matter) I probably take two or three times as many photos than I need to. Heck, I just love the sound of that cher-chung noise! But, am I reducing the working life of my 10D by 2/3?

Has anyone ever worn out a shutter mechanism? I don't mean did it break, did it wear out?

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Apr 28, 2004 06:36 |  #2

Yes the cameras do have a set number of shutter releases. If I'm not mistaken (and someone please correct on this if I am) the shutter life of the 10D is somewhere near 20,000 or 25,000 releases. I think CDS had his go at around 18,000 and I think there was someone else whose 10D shutter went at around the same number of releases or close to it.

If you like listening to the shutters clicking away, you might want to consider getting the 1DmkII. It's rated for 200,000 releases! :shock:


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Apr 28, 2004 06:37 |  #3

Martin,

Yes, shutter mechanisms do wear out. I've never seen an offical number for the 10D, but my educated guess is 50K actuations. The 1D/1Ds are rated for 150K and the 1DMkII goes up to 200K.

The shutter mechanism can be replaced. I think I've seen numbers of around 300 bucks US - no doubt, we'd get charged more in good ol' rip off Britain.

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Apr 28, 2004 07:25 |  #4

I know a user with a 10D that has passed the 110,000 mark and still no problems and another who had a 10D shutter go a 9,000. They are rated at 50,000 (unofficially) but I suppose like anything mechanical they can break or wear sooner (or later) than expected.


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Apr 28, 2004 07:27 |  #5

I think that the number that usually reported is the number of shutter releases that a camera was tested up to. I remember reading in the pop photo that Nikon D100 (or may be it was a more advanced professional model?) was tested up to 350,000 shutter releases.




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Apr 28, 2004 11:06 |  #6

Mine went at about 24,000 luckily I was still under warranty.

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Apr 28, 2004 13:49 |  #7

most shutters from 10D wear out around 30.000 releases
Don't be afraid to use it alot i've seen 10D's with over 75.000 releases before they broke
it's a prediction that they go around 30,000 not a fact! it's mechanical so it can break sooner but also much much much later :wink:


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Mar 03, 2009 13:19 as a reply to EoSD30fReAk's post |  #8

I got to 56,000 before the shutter went paws up, 1/2009.

That, on a 10D that suffered two drops,

#one in 2004, a fully-extended (5'6") tripod knockover,
#two in 2005, waist-high (~3') drop from neckstrap undone.

Both Canon and a reputable local repair shop quoted about $200-$230
for repair.

The thread I'm posting to popped as #1 on google search,
"canon camera shutter life",

so I thought I'd post here and hope others do also,
so to build a real-world data pile.




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Mar 03, 2009 13:32 |  #9

Holly ancient thread Batman!




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Mar 03, 2009 14:25 |  #10

tharmsen wrote in post #7446901external link
Holly ancient thread Batman!

hahah... it needs another "bump" :lol:


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Mar 03, 2009 22:37 |  #11

tharmsen wrote in post #7446901external link
Holly ancient thread Batman!

4x4rock wrote in post #7447198external link
hahah... it needs another "bump" :lol:


LOL! I didnt realize until saw these comments! 2004????!!! WOW!!! I wonder whats the shutter life span for 50D? :D sorry to hijack... needs a little update for 2008-09 models :D


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Mar 03, 2009 22:43 |  #12

Wow, 2004 huh...

Trek - According to The Digital Pictureexternal link:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D not disclosed
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D not disclosed
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D 50,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D 50,000
Canon EOS 50D 100,000
Canon EOS 40D 100,000
Canon EOS 30D 100,000
Canon EOS 20D 50,000
Canon EOS 5D 100,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 300,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N 200,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark III 300,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark II 200,000


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Mar 03, 2009 22:46 as a reply to Trek_203's post |  #13

man this thread is older than my oldest 20d that I have now put 3 shutter boxes in.....
hummmmm Nice!bw!


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Mar 03, 2009 22:47 |  #14

Mike Deep wrote in post #7450193external link
Wow, 2004 huh...

Trek - According to The Digital Pictureexternal link:
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D not disclosed
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D not disclosed
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D 50,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D 50,000
Canon EOS 50D 100,000
Canon EOS 40D 100,000
Canon EOS 30D 100,000
Canon EOS 20D 50,000
Canon EOS 5D 100,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 300,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N 200,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark III 300,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark II 200,000

I think I remember the 20D @ 30K shots MTF ......FYI
Although I got considerably more on one of them, probably closer to 50K.


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Mar 03, 2009 23:43 |  #15

You'd have to run that one by TDP, I'm not sure what his sources are, though his info seems pretty spot-on.


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