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Oct 19, 2012 13:59 |  #46

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Business doesn't work that way. I know... everybody says things like that, but no business can thrive by making things worse than they used to. Not that businesses don't let quality slip, but it's always a mistake, and is usually a sign of a company that's in trouble to begin with. Everybody who's been to business school knows this. Cheapening your product or holding back technology only helps your competitors. Technology improves over time... it's not like Ford could have made the Lincoln MkZ back in 1908, but gave us the Model T so they could string us along buying upgrades. If you feel the need to upgrade to every latest camera, that's not Canon's fault. Should they save up all their r&D efforts and only release a new, totally different, camera every 10 years?

Then how do you explain the difference between a 'normal' 60D and a 60D with Magic Lantern? I think that they are obviously holding back.


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Oct 19, 2012 14:02 |  #47

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Then how do you explain the difference between a 'normal' 60D and a 60D with Magic Lantern? I think that they are obviously holding back.

Or they choose to not add those features. ML is more akin to someone adding fuzzy dice and a trailer hitch to their car. After market add-ons and not many want them.


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Oct 19, 2012 14:11 |  #48

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Or they choose to not add those features. ML is more akin to someone adding fuzzy dice and a trailer hitch to their car. After market add-ons and not many want them.

ML is a bit more than that.. More like adding ten guages and a knob for every setting in the car ;)
TBH I can't wait for trap focus and timed bulb on my 5D3, might even be able to make something neat for star trails (to eat my shutter up, of course this is on topic!) :)


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Oct 19, 2012 14:29 |  #49

Muwahahaha! That's just funny. "Saving shutter counts". I wonder if he bikes to work to save miles on his car. Or even better, conserves clicks while browsing the internet to save hard drive revolutions.


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Oct 19, 2012 16:52 |  #50

Worried about shutter clicks on my own camera? Nah, lifes too short..I keep meaning to check just out of curiousity though!
There was sentimental attachment to a body post a few days ago..I may have this problem, so worrying about shutter clicks never enters my mind. When it dies, it will still be mine :)




  
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Oct 19, 2012 17:15 as a reply to  @ Rich Smith's post |  #51

Well, after selling my 7D to support the 5d3 purchase I now am much more aware of shutter count. You see, I never worried about it and did most shooting bracketing and a lot of TL.. Every person interested in buying it asked "what is the shutter count?" after checking, it had 145k on it. That alone deterred most buyers, so I found I had to considerably lower the price. Probably by 300 to what I could have gotten compared to others selling at the time.

I suppose it's somewhat fair because if the shutter where to go shortly after the purchase, a new shutter would be about that much.

Anyway, if I'm just gallivanting around or doing TL stuff, I am more likely to take my XSI or G12. I actually have accumulated enough items over the years to support 2 kits. 1 for travel and messing around, and 1 for when a higher level of quality may be needed…


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Oct 19, 2012 17:20 |  #52

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So a friend of mine is a photographer. We had a family event one time and I asked him to take pictures because he has a pretty good camera (Nikon D7000 :dontshootme:). I was surprised when he came out with a Canon Xt. Not bagging on the Xt or anything, but I was confused on why he chose that body.

Guess what he told me? He wants to "save" the shutter count on his D7000. The thing is he doesn't even shoot professionally so I don't think he's saving much by using another body.

Are you guys that way too?

I could care less about shutter count, really. I bought the camera to take pictures. Heck, I shoot HDR most of the time so that should bring my count up three folds.

Nope. If my camera dies from shutter count (100,000 clicks) that means I lived to be about 100, and still able to keep shooting the whole time. I'd die happy right along with my 60d.


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Oct 19, 2012 17:27 |  #53

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I can care less about shutter count! Unless I was a nikon guy, perhaps their cameras are more fragile? lol

Please stop with this. Honestly. I'm so sick and tired of reading crap like this on this board.

Nikon cameras are every bit as well as Canons, some a lot better. Also, historically, Nikons are much tougher. (Better weather sealing, etc).


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Oct 19, 2012 17:29 |  #54

But to answer the question, no...I only shoot in single frame mode, so I never rattle off 100 frames in 10 seconds, and for time lapse I used to use my G9 (specifically to save on shutter wear and tear)...other than that, these days (since I stopped shooting news, weddings, etc) I put maybe 10-15 thousand a year on a body (some significantly less, especially when I had multiple cameras), which means that by Canon's estimate, my shutter should last 10+ years...certainly not something that's worth sweating about. I've owned 8 Canon DSLRs and the shutter's never gone out in any of them.


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Oct 19, 2012 17:32 |  #55

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Well, after selling my 7D to support the 5d3 purchase I now am much more aware of shutter count. You see, I never worried about it and did most shooting bracketing and a lot of TL.. Every person interested in buying it asked "what is the shutter count?" after checking, it had 145k on it. That alone deterred most buyers, so I found I had to considerably lower the price. Probably by 300 to what I could have gotten compared to others selling at the time.

I suppose it's somewhat fair because if the shutter where to go shortly after the purchase, a new shutter would be about that much.

Anyway, if I'm just gallivanting around or doing TL stuff, I am more likely to take my XSI or G12. I actually have accumulated enough items over the years to support 2 kits. 1 for travel and messing around, and 1 for when a higher level of quality may be needed…

Good points, but I wouldn't sweat the high shutter count...it simply means you got your money's worth out of the camera. It's like when I see someone selling a 10 year old Corvette with super low miles. Sure, it sells for 10% higher than something with average miles, but it just means that the owner never got his money's worth or really had fun with it. In the end, you'll always lose money selling a camera (especially a DSLR)...get the most out of it! :)


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Oct 19, 2012 17:39 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #56

conscious? yes but do I care? ..no. I cycle through bodies so it's irrelevant.




  
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Oct 19, 2012 17:43 |  #57

-AP- wrote in post #15144531 (external link)
Well, after selling my 7D to support the 5d3 purchase I now am much more aware of shutter count. You see, I never worried about it and did most shooting bracketing and a lot of TL.. Every person interested in buying it asked "what is the shutter count?" after checking, it had 145k on it. That alone deterred most buyers, so I found I had to considerably lower the price. Probably by 300 to what I could have gotten compared to others selling at the time.

I suppose it's somewhat fair because if the shutter where to go shortly after the purchase, a new shutter would be about that much.

Anyway, if I'm just gallivanting around or doing TL stuff, I am more likely to take my XSI or G12. I actually have accumulated enough items over the years to support 2 kits. 1 for travel and messing around, and 1 for when a higher level of quality may be needed…

Yea, but another way you can look at it is you got more than your money's worth out of it..300 bucks less for 145k! Not bad at all in my opinion!




  
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Oct 19, 2012 17:50 |  #58

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Yea, but another way you can look at it is you got more than your money's worth out of it..300 bucks less for 145k! Not bad at all in my opinion!

That's exactly what I'm thinking :D


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Oct 19, 2012 17:59 |  #59

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15144554 (external link)
Please stop with this. Honestly. I'm so sick and tired of reading crap like this on this board.

Nikon cameras are every bit as well as Canons, some a lot better. Also, historically, Nikons are much tougher. (Better weather sealing, etc).

Oh, lighten up! His post was a joke, just like mine was. That's what the LOL means...


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Oct 19, 2012 18:09 |  #60

I would have laughed in his face if someone had said that to me, I think my camera is only rated by 150,000 a and I've already shot 10,000, ah **** I've only got 140,000 left, time for a new camera lol

My camera is rated at 6fps, so on continuous burst it would take me 6.5 hours to use my camera up totally, ah ****, gonna a buy a 550d to take the load of my 5dmk3 lol

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