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May 09, 2012 16:23 |  #1

Do you guys ever check the shutter count when you buy a new body?

I mean like you bring a laptop when you pick it up and just check the shutter count right of the bat.

Or when the package arrives.


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May 09, 2012 16:28 |  #2

Shutter counts to me are blown WAY out of proportion on buy and sell forums - especially this one.
"How many click's?" It's all you see out there. I've even seen people ask this question on lenses and other non-body equipment - don't even get me started on that.

Shutters can go at any point and for no seemingly good reason. Ratings are just numbers put out there by camera manufacturers. I would prefer to buy a body from someone that I know has taken very good care of it and not banged it around or let it roll around in a car for a year that had a higher shutter count than the opposite.




  
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May 09, 2012 16:32 |  #3

bauerman wrote in post #14406501 (external link)
Shutter counts to me are blown WAY out of proportion on buy and sell forums - especially this one.
"How many click's?" It's all you see out there. I've even seen people ask this question on lenses and other non-body equipment - don't even get me started on that.

Shutters can go at any point and for no seemingly good reason. Ratings are just numbers put out there by camera manufacturers. I would prefer to buy a body from someone that I know has taken very good care of it and not banged it around or let it roll around in a car for a year that had a higher shutter count than the opposite.

Well i'm just asking specifically on new bodies and not used ones.


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May 09, 2012 16:41 |  #4

So you think used bodies are being sold as new...? Most retailers wouldn't want to tarnish their reputation, they sell returns as open box, or send them back to be refurbished.

Even when you buy a new car, the odometer never says zero...


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May 09, 2012 16:43 |  #5

But shouldn't bodies always arrive to you with a shutter count of "0"?


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May 09, 2012 16:46 |  #6

Speedster159 wrote in post #14406561 (external link)
But shouldn't bodies always arrive to you with a shutter count of "0"?

So you want a body that wasn't tested? New cars don't reach the dealers floor with an odometer reading of 0.;)


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May 09, 2012 16:52 |  #7

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So you want a body that wasn't tested? New cars don't reach the dealers floor with an odometer reading of 0.;)

Okay... Well whats the minimum then? Like when do the red flags raise up? (e.g if it's past 5 clicks or something)

Also i have asked the guys at Canon, and they did say that the shutter count would be "0" when i get it.


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May 09, 2012 16:52 |  #8

Scatterbrained wrote in post #14406584 (external link)
So you want a body that wasn't tested? New cars don't reach the dealers floor with an odometer reading of 0.;)

But....sometimes you get a new car that has 100+ miles on it from test drives. People don't treat cars gently during those test drives.




  
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But....sometimes you get a new car that has 100+ miles on it from test drives. People don't treat cars gently during those test drives.

This..


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Okay... Well whats the minimum then? Like when do the red flags raise up? (e.g if it's past 5 clicks or something)

Also i have asked the guys at Canon, and they did say that the shutter count would be "0" when i get it.

Were are you going with this? I don't understand why you can't either tell us what it is you are worried about. You're so vague it's really not helpful to yourself or us. What if you bought a demo from BestBuy? What if you bought a camera from Adorama and it was the one they used to make the review video?


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Kingnog wrote in post #14406611 (external link)
But....sometimes you get a new car that has 100+ miles on it from test drives. People don't treat cars gently during those test drives.

you're not going hurt a modern car in 100 miles, unless you actually wreck it, or it's a Volkswagon. ;)

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This..

Oh yeah, I guess if someone had a really heavy shutter finger. :rolleyes:


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May 09, 2012 17:00 as a reply to  @ Speedster159's post |  #12

You have to keep in mind that part of assembly qc checks is that they randomly test products to make sure they are good. If my camera came with 200 clicks used I wouldn't think twice. Heck 200 clicks is easy to do in one day. These bodies are rated for such a high number generally most (not all) people don't even replace their shutters. I have never used my camera enough to do this. On the other hand I did have to replace a mirror box including the shutter due to physical damage. Just my opinion.


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May 09, 2012 17:03 |  #13

Scatterbrained wrote in post #14406631 (external link)
Were are you going with this? I don't understand why you can't either tell us what it is you are worried about. You're so vague it's really not helpful to yourself or us. What if you bought a demo from BestBuy? What if you bought a camera from Adorama and it was the one they used to make the review video?

The fact the body was used and touched by somebody else? And yeah i know alot of you will hate me for saying that... -.-"

But come on... Your buying brand new, might as well have 0 - 5 shutter counts right?

EDIT: someone = other than canon staff


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May 09, 2012 17:15 |  #14

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The fact the body was used and touched by somebody else? And yeah i know alot of you will hate me for saying that... -.-"

But come on... Your buying brand new, might as well have 0 - 5 shutter counts right?

EDIT: someone = other than canon staff

I bought a (3 day old stock) S100 from a store in Hammersmith West London a few months back. The store assistant (a very nice lady) suggested I go and buy an untouched one in another store a couple miles away which I could have as I did have the time. When I said to her "yes, but you have tested this one for me" she laughed and agreed.

Did those customers shoot a hundred or so frames in three days? Do I really care as I have the Canon warranty card for 12 months from when I purchased it.

Buy it, use it, love it and wear it out I say...


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May 09, 2012 17:18 |  #15

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I bought a (3 day old stock) S100 from a store in Hammersmith West London a few months back. The store assistant (a very nice lady) suggested I go and buy an untouched one in another store a couple miles away which I could have as I did have the time. When I said to her "yes, but you have tested this one for me" she laughed and agreed.

Did those customers shoot a hundred or so frames in three days? Do I really care as I have the Canon warranty card for 12 months from when I purchased it.

Buy it, use it, love it and wear it out I say...

Still prefer buying in mint condition.. I think it's a personal preference thou'


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