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Sep 07, 2007 07:55 |  #1

Hey can anyone tell me if there is a limit to how many shutter bursts you should do, because I think its great on my 40D but is it gonna be bad for the camera in the long run or can it handle heaps of releases? I don't know much about this area so go easy on me please!

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Sep 07, 2007 07:57 |  #2

I believe it is rated for 100,000 clicks, same as the 30D etc.


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Sep 07, 2007 08:00 as a reply to  @ nhbeast's post |  #3

Ok, so after that can you get it serviced? or does the camera start screwing up?


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Sep 07, 2007 08:41 |  #4

The shutter is rated at 100K, but it could fail at 1k or 200K. I would hope it would last at least 100K.

If the shutter does fail, canon will replace it. (costs a wee bit I think).

Using bursts is no worse than taking single pictures.

The biggest burst I ever did was with the 350D and shooting small JPEG, 853 pictures continously. (It was a day time lightning storm and I got the lightning bolts once!) The 350D can buffer them fast enough to keep up.



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Sep 07, 2007 14:01 |  #5

MEllO37 wrote in post #3880259 (external link)
Ok, so after that can you get it serviced? or does the camera start screwing up?

At 100,001 it suddenly fails and the world will come to an end, but before 100,000 you cannot get the camera serviced :-)

Why do people ask these questions??? - It may fail at 10 clicks, it may last for 200,000 - Just take pictures ;)

Obviously if you constantly use it like a 'machine gun' to try and get one good shot then it may shorten the life of the shutter. I liken it to how you drive a car - If you look after it and not drive it hard it should last a long time, but with anything mechanical or full of electronics, it may fail at any time.

Sorry to come across a bit blunt, but what difference does it make? A camera is a tool to take pictures, if you are that worried about giving it a hard life you probably need a 1 series body.

How quickly do you see yourself getting through 100,000 shutter actuations? - That's a lot of images... :-)

I'm not being 'hard on you' but just trying to understand your worries.


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Sep 07, 2007 14:11 as a reply to  @ kevin_c's post |  #6

I thought at 100,001 it explodes like a grenade?

:)

It's average life span...

Like how long people were supposed to live in the 1800's compared to the 1900's and so on.

This is only an average given by Canon. It for the most part (and I say most) has no direct result in warranty. Don't reply back with 60 different posts proving if it is or isn't please.

It's different than car companies because they usually state xxx,xxx miles or xx years which ever comes first.

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Sep 07, 2007 14:18 |  #7

I believe its MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures), but yes, it's an average, but with a bit more maths :-)

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/MTBF (external link)


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Sep 07, 2007 14:19 |  #8

Don't be too hard on him - he's probably just thinking out loud ;)


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Sep 07, 2007 14:35 |  #9

Yeh... Sorry! - I didn't mean to be, but I just got into <rant> mode i'm afraid... :-)


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Sep 07, 2007 15:16 |  #10

I thought the shutter life of the rebel series is 50,000 and the xxD series is at 100,000. No?


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Sep 07, 2007 16:14 |  #11

kevin_c wrote in post #3882670 (external link)
I believe its MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures), but yes, it's an average, but with a bit more maths :-)

http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/MTBF (external link)

Actually, MTBF doesn't have anything to do with the life expectancy of a single item; it is a measure of the reliability that can be expected from a population of items (there's a blurb at the bottom of the Wiki page you linked that discusses this).


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Sep 08, 2007 05:13 |  #12

SimonG wrote in post #3883355 (external link)
Actually, MTBF doesn't have anything to do with the life expectancy of a single item; it is a measure of the reliability that can be expected from a population of items (there's a blurb at the bottom of the Wiki page you linked that discusses this).

Yes, I saw the math and switched off! - Basically you buy something, and assuming it actually works out of the box, it's either going to last a day, or it may last forever, or somewhere in between :-)


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