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I Took A 7D Mark II And Snapped Photos Non Stop Until The Shutter Died

 
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Jul 05, 2017 13:27 |  #1

Crazy? Sure. The camera had an LCD defect, and I've always wanted to see what would happen if you started taking photos NON STOP and kept going. How long would it last? We've all seen the 7D on fire, in freezers, dropped, etc...but I hadn't seen anyone just keep taking photo after photo after photo. You get the idea. I did this test at the 10FPS shutter setting.

Anyway, I did a few things in this test:
1. Saw how many "photos" it could take in a row on battery power only (not saving photos though, just shutter actuations)
2. How much heat the camera generated, compared to another camera in ambient temp
3. How long the shutter lasted...and what happened when it finally went out.

Again, I know this is crazy...


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Jul 05, 2017 13:33 |  #2

Wow, talk about a torture test!

One HAS to assume that if those 199K plus shots were spread out without the heat, and friction of constant movement that that same camera would have let you take a lot more images.

Crazy idea, your an odd duck :)
Thank you for showing us this.


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Jul 05, 2017 13:51 |  #3

So close! Pretty impressive. Thanks for posting.




  
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Jul 05, 2017 14:07 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #4

that's what I'm thinking/other people have mentioned as well. I don't know how the shutter mechanism is oiled or whatever, but surely the repetitive nature of this caused the premature demise of the camera.




  
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Jul 06, 2017 05:38 as a reply to  @ chazpages's post |  #5

Did I get it right? Did you destroy fine camera only because of an LCD defect?
Was it beyond of repair?


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Jul 06, 2017 06:17 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #6

Agreed, that is an odd test to ruin the camera over, one that isn't particularly useful even. Nobody is ever going to shoot a camera in that that type of usage. Oh well, at least they had fun doing it.


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Jul 06, 2017 09:45 |  #7

I can't believe here is no spare refub LCD parts for this camera on ebay.

49$ entire screen.
http://www.ebay.com …Replacement-/252230237558 (external link)

29$ cable part.
http://www.ebay.com …art-CG2-4244/331623594828 (external link)

What is next? Hammer it for another YouTube glory moment or send it for service?


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Jul 06, 2017 13:07 |  #8

People torture test perfectly good Glocks to see their limits, no reason it's wrong to do it for a camera.

Good job.


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Jul 06, 2017 16:18 |  #9

Heck yeah! now I know I have plenty of years left with mine that is north of 80,000 clicks already... :)


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Jul 13, 2017 21:38 |  #10

What were the lines you referred to at the beginning? Sounds like a problem I'm having with my 7dmii.


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Jul 13, 2017 22:38 |  #11

definitely a little crazy


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Jul 14, 2017 22:13 |  #12

Cool test, nice to see the rating is bang on though I'm sure it definitely would have gone longer with normal use as no electronics like heat build up from constant use like that.


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Jul 15, 2017 07:07 |  #13

Was the camera still under any form of warranty? Also, please keep us posted on what Canon has in the way of comments when you send it in for repair.




  
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Jul 22, 2017 13:28 |  #14

Cool! Thank you for sharing!


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