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Dec 19, 2014 23:47 |  #1

I recently purchased a used 50D with an unknown shutter count and a few blemishes. I installed magic lantern and found the shutter count to be 209k clicks. I have heard of high count 1d's and such, but never a 50D with that many. It still takes great pictures and functions flawlessly. Just curious to see who else has a high mileage xxD series camera.


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Dec 20, 2014 02:03 |  #2

209K seems alot! When I bought the 50d I remember the "life-expentency" to be around 150K. For the moment I'm at 80K (and I'v done a lot of shooting with it!).
20,9K would be a good bargain, 209K is near dead!
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Dec 20, 2014 04:59 |  #3

trx125 wrote in post #17342400 (external link)
Just curious to see who else has a high mileage xxD series camera.

With a mere 42K on my 50D I have a long way to go. :-)


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Dec 20, 2014 17:13 |  #4

YUP it's a lot! Though I do have a friend with a Canon 20D that is nudging towards 300K so don't sweat it! You got the camera pretty cheap so don't worry until/if it fails.
Remember that the numbers that Canon (etc) publish are the design life not how long it will last. Just use it!


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Dec 21, 2014 15:57 |  #5

When I resigned from a newspaper in mid 2007 my 20D back up (which became my work horse) had over 100k on it. It's still being used by the advertising department seven years later. No one can kill it.

My 50D has around 120k on it, my current 20D unowned.


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Dec 21, 2014 16:50 |  #6

I wonder if the "highway rule" applies not only to cars but to cameras as well. It is well known that highway mileage is easier on cars than city driving - because it is continuous, without much breaking and accelerating. Perhaps cameras which pile up high shutter count because of "highway shooting" - continuous and without shut down/start up cycles, e.g. in time-lapse and stop motion video or in macro focus stacking, where you can easily add thousands of shots per session. Perhaps this is much easier on the shutter than accumulating the same shutter count the standard way?


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Dec 21, 2014 17:42 as a reply to  @ pulsar123's post |  #7

@Pulsar123: I think your reasoning might be valid for the electronics but not for the mechanics. I cannot imagine it making any difference for a shutter mechanism wether there is 0.3 second or a 3 minute interval between actuations.


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Dec 21, 2014 17:54 |  #8

Lenty007 wrote in post #17342462 (external link)
209K seems alot! When I bought the 50d I remember the "life-expentency" to be around 150K. For the moment I'm at 80K (and I'v done a lot of shooting with it!).
20,9K would be a good bargain, 209K is near dead!
Good luck,
Alain

There really isn't a shutter life expectancy. The rating is the MTBF meaning that 50% of the cameras will have failed by the 105k but 50% will make it past. There is no way to use the number to assess an individual cameras failure point. Any camera can fail at any time, on the first click or the millionth.


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Dec 21, 2014 22:42 |  #9

Im curious to see how long it does last. I found my 50d on here from a member for $275 with 35K clicks. I've had no problems but I'm no where near 200k i think I'm at like 46-49k now


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Dec 22, 2014 01:34 |  #10

Heya,

My 5D is on it's second set of shutters. Probably past 400k at this point really...

Don't sweat the number. Just shoot. 50D for $200 is a great deal. Commonly $300~350. Even if it only lasts for 2 years at 10k clicks per year, you spent $100/year for a working good camera. Sure beats $1500/year for the same thing (depending on what you shoot)! ;)

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Dec 22, 2014 08:55 |  #11

I'm still barely above 10K on my 50D!


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Dec 22, 2014 09:05 |  #12

MalVeauX wrote in post #17345428 (external link)
....Don't sweat the number. Just shoot. 50D for $200 is a great deal.

I agree! Enjoy!


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Dec 24, 2014 09:45 |  #13

4 days and 1500 photos later I'm still clicking away. LOL! I've been looking at photos from the last couple years and it seems some of my better ones were with my old 50D. I have gone thru several different models over the last couple years and the 50d is still the one that surprises me the most. Oh well, Merry Christmas and back to shooting some more. Thanks for all your replies.


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