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how many pics can a camera like 5d or 1ds take before it die?

 
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May 21, 2011 15:14 |  #16

xti rated for only 50k.. i have one that had upwards of 100K before it went out from an electrical issue.




  
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May 21, 2011 15:34 |  #17

NinetyEight wrote in post #12452210 (external link)
All of these figures are pretty meaningless - You can get anything from 1 to 1,000,000 activations. (random exaggerated figures :-))
A friend of mine got about 200 from his 7D before it died within 2 days of owning it (The shop did replace it without question though).

You can look at the 'shutter durability ratings' (MTBF?) and use this as a guide between different models, but it's not as an exact science.

A perfect example of statistics being useful in general but useless in particular :D


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May 21, 2011 15:38 |  #18

Reminds me of a commercial for Tootsie Pops years ago.
How many licks does it take to get the center of a Tootsie Pop? One....Two....(crunch)​Three!




  
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May 21, 2011 17:04 |  #19

There is a site somewhere out there that lets people put the shutter lifespan in to a big table, I saw that some said his 30D had more than a million clicks, so how long is that piece of string.

OK found the site (external link) and somebody say his 1ds MKIII has 8,388,607 I'd take that with a big pinch of salt.


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May 21, 2011 20:21 |  #20

Here is a question to play off of what the OP asked...

If the shutter can be replaced, then what is a "dead" camera?
When the sensor finally gives? Has anyone replaced a shutter enough times that the sensor finally decided to toss in the towel?


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May 22, 2011 00:44 |  #21

dingdong wrote in post #12450838 (external link)
hmmm hmmm
not helping at all :(

I've read all the replies, and they suggest to me that there is no specific answer.

Very few things in this world are predictable - and the life of camera shutters is one of the least predictable. That and hard drives.:(

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May 22, 2011 01:05 |  #22

I can only speak to my experience with my 1ds. I have no idea how many actuations I had on it, but I bought it new when it first came out, 7-8 ???? years ago. I use it a lot, and had to replace the shutter this year. It was $500 to replace the shutter, money well spent.


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Jul 19, 2011 01:34 |  #23

Shutter life is so unpredictable, I dont really worry about it anymore when I buy camera body.
Of course if there's an option to choose between 2 cameras, I'd go with lower one.




  
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Jul 19, 2011 01:44 |  #24

whiteflyer wrote in post #12453634 (external link)
There is a site somewhere out there that lets people put the shutter lifespan in to a big table, I saw that some said his 30D had more than a million clicks, so how long is that piece of string.

OK found the site (external link) and somebody say his 1ds MKIII has 8,388,607 I'd take that with a big pinch of salt.

:eek: What is he taking 8.3 million photos of?

Hopefully mine lasts far beyond its current 6 or 7 thousand.


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Jul 19, 2011 04:05 |  #25

I can tell you from personal experience that 1Ds2 shutters fail at 8327 actuations. Admittedly my sample size is low, but these are my results;)

I have another 6000 odd clicks left on the replacement shutter.


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Jul 19, 2011 08:16 |  #26

a good friend had a 1ds mkIII and when he went to the IV his had over 320k clicks on it and was still going strong.




  
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Jul 19, 2011 09:38 |  #27

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Jul 19, 2011 10:24 |  #28

Hmm, my 60D that I bought in February just rolled over 10k clicks last weekend. Think I oughta slow down? It's not unusual that I do 200-400 photos per event. At this rate it'll last me ...well, I guess three years to reach 100k actuations, I guess that's reasonable.


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Jul 19, 2011 13:16 as a reply to  @ nathancarter's post |  #29

shutter life ?
this is a strange story and a bad news for me :mad:
i spent my money to buy an expensive new camera like the 5D 2
and now you telling me that my camera the same like a car ?
cars had that thing not cameras
im soo sad now :(
i will sell it to my brother and buy a compact camera
i dont need a headache
i need only a color photo :D


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Jul 19, 2011 14:11 |  #30

moltengold wrote in post #12786606 (external link)
shutter life ?
this is a strange story and a bad news for me :mad:
i spent my money to buy an expensive new camera like the 5D 2
and now you telling me that my camera the same like a car ?
cars had that thing not cameras
im soo sad now :(
i will sell it to my brother and buy a compact camera
i dont need a headache
i need only a color photo :D

No, it's not the same as a car. You can't drive it anywhere.




  
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