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Dec 10, 2013 16:04 |  #1

Whenever I check the shutter count on a body, I'm always astonished by how few frames I've actually taken. I remember back when I sold my 1D2 which I'd owned for about 3 years I sort of thought it would be a million billion, but it was under 50k

I've had my 5D3 for a month now. Decided to check the shutter count last night. Only 1026 actuation! Really? Wow, would have thought it was much higher, it is winter, so I it's not especially photography weather, but even so, feels like I've done a lot of photography.

Still, I suppose that's a roll of film a day. Sounds a lot when you put it like that :p

At my level of usage the shutter should last over 10 years (and with the 5D3, I actually kinda feel like I could happy use this camera until it dies on me). I think I'm also just having to shoot less frames with the 5D3 vs the 5D2 to get what I want -- esp at wide apertures....

Just curious, how many shots a month do other people take? Be very interested to hear from pros too :)



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Dec 10, 2013 16:06 |  #2
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In 3 years I have taken about 20K shots. And I use single shot mode 99% of the time. Don't shoot much action or sports.




  
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Dec 10, 2013 16:09 |  #3

16 months - 26578 is my shutter count


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Dec 10, 2013 16:10 |  #4

I'm at about 15K this year after culling split over 3 cameras though.


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Dec 10, 2013 16:12 |  #5

Wow, I love how people know how many shots you've taken. I have no real clue and turns out even my guesses are wildly off



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Dec 10, 2013 16:20 |  #6

i think after useing many bodies
T2i,T3i,T4i,60D,7D,5d2​,5D3,6D
every two month 700 shots on all of them


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Dec 10, 2013 16:23 |  #7

For me it's not about how photos I've taken, it's how many I consider "keepers". Never as many as I want I'm afraid.


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Dec 10, 2013 16:27 |  #8

Well my shots to keepers ratio is definitely going up :)

A lot of that is due to the 5D3 -- the number that go straight to bin due to AF misses is SOOO much lower now compared to the 5D2

I've shot 13 people for my 100 strangers project and averages just over 4 frames per person, so that's a pretty good ratio

It's significantly lower for my daughter just because I can take 100's in an afternoon and pick the best few.



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Dec 10, 2013 16:28 |  #9

flowrider wrote in post #16517033 (external link)
I'm at about 15K this year after culling split over 3 cameras though.

I checked out your website. Some great images on there. Is that a full time job for you? You must take a lot of care over your shots to come in at 15k year if it's a job...



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Dec 10, 2013 16:31 |  #10

350 shots every month
x 12= 4200 shots a year
x 10 years = 42000
then i need 20 years to change my camera shutter LoL


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Dec 10, 2013 16:39 |  #11

i have 70D for about 2 months and i took more images than with 600D for a year and half..
i love shooting sports and with high rate burst i take about 1k images in one day... scary.
hope my shutter doesn´t die soon...


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Dec 10, 2013 16:41 |  #12

Hmmm, DO NOT INSTALL MAGIC LANTERN ;) you will see your shutter count go up heaps per month if you use the intervalometer… done 20,000 clicks in 6 months on my 600D.


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Dec 10, 2013 16:48 |  #13

I have a pinch over 7,000 on my 5DMII in 3.5 years. Don't shoot sport/action, and although I do miss shots due to making a habit of 'perfect' framing and never cropping, it's that same reason the keeper ratio are higher to get the shot I want. Which as it stands is around 25:1. On the snap happy GF1 I've done 1,900 in the two years I've had it.

Back when I had my 300D and subsequently the 40D the keeper ratio is 100-150:1, was point and shoot for a long time and fingers crossed one would be a keeper, stopped that habit as there was never a point to that.




  
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Dec 10, 2013 16:50 |  #14

RMH wrote in post #16517075 (external link)
I checked out your website. Some great images on there. Is that a full time job for you? You must take a lot of care over your shots to come in at 15k year if it's a job...

Thanks for the compliment but no I only do it part time. Full time teaching job so I do about 4-5000 shots of the kids every year too and shoot video for the year end celebration.

I only do client stuff once a week to balance family time, full time work, and paid work. It's nice since I can choose what I want to shoot. A long time ago (20 years) I tried to do it full time but realized that I didn't really enjoy owning my own business so it's part time for me.


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Dec 10, 2013 16:52 |  #15

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my 100 strangers project

Please explain?? :cool:


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