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5d ii with a high shutter count question

 
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Jun 24, 2013 12:01 |  #1

Hi all, just a question. I have a chance to pick up a 5d ii with 62,666 actuations. It is in great shape, comes with the box, a canon grip and is in great shape, works well. All this for $1300.

What i am worried about is the high count, should I be?

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Jun 24, 2013 12:08 |  #2

The 5DII shutter is rated at 150,000, and like you said, it's in great shape. So you have a good amount of mileage left. And there is nowhere that says the shutter is going to die at 150,000 actuations anyway. If you're meeting up with the seller, you can always take come test shots to confirm the shutter is fine.

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Jun 24, 2013 12:38 as a reply to  @ nburwell's post |  #3

Very true! Thanx




  
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Jun 24, 2013 13:30 |  #4

It also depends how many shots you are going to add to that overall total.


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Jun 24, 2013 20:01 |  #5

Well, just for the sake of discussion... Let's say you only get another 100,000 shots before the shutter craps out. Replace it for less than $500 and you have spent approx. 1/2 cent per shot... or approx. 0.023 cents per megapixel. ;)


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Jun 24, 2013 20:14 |  #6

I'm a fan of buying new of what I can afford no matter what I buy. Just a personal preference. You never know how something else was treated etc. I know a lot of folks like getting something used, but something new is jus that, new.


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Jun 24, 2013 20:16 as a reply to  @ Frodge's post |  #7

$1300 for a 62,000 actuation 5D2 seems to be on the high side. Personally, I won't pay no more than $1200.00 for it.




  
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Jun 25, 2013 01:24 |  #8

Agreed...1300 will get you lower count bodies.


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Jun 25, 2013 15:40 |  #9

I wouldn't worry about the shutter, i'd worry about the sensor and if there is any dust or noise.
Ask him to take a picture and send it to you.. analyze it.
Shutters aren't expensive, but a sensor problem is $800+


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Jun 25, 2013 18:26 |  #10

Rittrato wrote in post #16061650 (external link)
$1300 for a 62,000 actuation 5D2 seems to be on the high side. Personally, I won't pay no more than $1200.00 for it.

did you factor in the cost of the grip?


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Jun 25, 2013 18:28 |  #11

My take on this: i would wait it out a bit longer and save up for a 6D. The price is not that much higher and you will be getting a new camera as well. The 6D is already $1600 in my country and i have heard of similar rare deals in the US


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Jun 25, 2013 19:06 |  #12

Thanx for the responses guys, i decided not to take it based on the price and count. Will have yo wait a bit longer. May go the 6d route.

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