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Jan 28, 2010 20:24 |  #1

I've had mine for just over 2 years now, and figured out it's had 66k shutter actuations. I know it's rated to 100k, so I'm guessing the shutter is what goes out first.

What are some other potential repair issues cameras acquire? I mean if it's mainly a shutter issue I can see paying $250 for repair cost, but on an undropped, non-soaked, mostly dust-free camera are there other components that burn out sooner than later?


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Jan 28, 2010 20:36 |  #2

Run 'er 'till she drops .. I've put between 50-100 clicks on a number of XXD's and read of others getting 100+.

The two main wear components are shutter and mirror box.


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Jan 28, 2010 20:42 |  #3

Huh. Thanks.

Any clue on shutter box repair costs?


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Jan 28, 2010 20:43 |  #4

Parts are not very expensive... it is the labor. If you send it for shutter replacement it will be $200 and if you send it in later for mirror box it will probably be $200... I am not sure just guessing here.




  
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Jan 28, 2010 20:47 |  #5

If anything it can be fixed for about $200


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Jan 28, 2010 21:00 |  #6

Well, I guess I could take the "wait and see" approach in a year or two, or sell now for $600 and spend another $400 on a new 50D, or an extra grand and upgrade to the 7D... decisions, decisions.


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Jan 28, 2010 22:41 |  #7

I wanted to know this too... Well I think it's better to get a great condition 50D for 400$ more than probably pay 2x200$ repairs for an older 40D...
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