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What would you do if you were lied to about shutter count?

 
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Jun 06, 2011 01:59 |  #1

Just purchased a 40D and the owner said for a fact absolutely etc etc has ~4000 actuations... just checked the info with EOSInfo and it's telling me 9940... Unless EOSInfo is not acturate, do I have a reason to worry about any repairs in the near future?


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Jun 06, 2011 02:23 |  #2

Correct me if I'm wrong but the 40D shutter is good for 100,000 actuations? So your still only 10% of the way there....




  
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Jun 06, 2011 02:35 |  #3

What would you do if you were lied to about shutter count?

I'd go mad & shoot up the place.


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Jun 06, 2011 02:35 |  #4

even if it was on nuber 4000. it could break on number 4003. there are no guarantees on when it is going to break.




  
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Jun 06, 2011 02:51 |  #5

If he told you it had 4,000 and it turned out it had 40,000 you might have a point.
The only really accurate way to tell is for Canon to check it, so it could be your count that's inaccurate.
Just take it out and use it for what it was meant for.
Better still, send it to me.
In my world, that's less than one major 4 day race meeting so to me it's done less than 4 days work.
I've already done two events this year where I've done in excess of 15,000 frames at each event.


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Jun 06, 2011 03:04 |  #6

corumz wrote in post #12543673 (external link)
Just purchased a 40D and the owner said for a fact absolutely etc etc has ~4000 actuations... just checked the info with EOSInfo and it's telling me 9940... Unless EOSInfo is not acturate, do I have a reason to worry about any repairs in the near future?

if it was from ebay,I would leave him neg feedback




  
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Jun 06, 2011 03:19 |  #7

fiftyD wrote in post #12543820 (external link)
if it was from ebay,I would leave him neg feedback

You're kidding, right.
Do you know, precisely, to the exact number, how many actuations your camera has done?
Unless you've recently got the figure from Canon, I bet you don't.

If someone asked me, I couldn't tell them exactly.
As close as I could get would be "about" - about 70k on my 1D MkII on it's second shutter.
That could mean it's done 60k or 80k. On my 40D it would be about 120k - that could be 110k or it could be 130k. Without sending both bodies to Canon, I wouldn't really know for sure, and neither can anyone else.
Even going through and checking all your files won't take into account images you've deleted in camera or shots taken with no card in the camera.


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Jun 06, 2011 03:37 |  #8

I'd leave a neutral or negative after talking to the seller about it.


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Jun 06, 2011 03:39 |  #9

corumz wrote in post #12543673 (external link)
do I have a reason to worry about any repairs in the near future?

nope.


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Jun 06, 2011 04:00 as a reply to  @ joeseph's post |  #10

I agree with that failures seem to occur at about any shutter count anyway, with little relation to Canon's estimated ratings. So it doesn't matter. It may still do another 150000 exposures. Or eight.


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Jun 06, 2011 04:03 |  #11

The program could be faulty. I would contact the seller, but I don't think the difference is that significant. If he was in fact misrepresenting the item, you are entitled to recourse.


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Jun 06, 2011 04:19 |  #12
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What would you do if the number was absolutely, for a fact, etc, smaller than what seller told you?
Would you return part of the money you payed for the camera?

Stop thinking about irrelevant things; number of actuations is meaningless, shutter can go kaput any time, at any number.


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Jun 06, 2011 05:41 |  #13

corumz wrote in post #12543673 (external link)
Just purchased a 40D and the owner said for a fact absolutely etc etc has ~4000 actuations... just checked the info with EOSInfo and it's telling me 9940... Unless EOSInfo is not acturate, do I have a reason to worry about any repairs in the near future?

that's a small difference, don't worry about it.




  
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Jun 06, 2011 05:54 |  #14

Everyone has a point. don't worry about the numbers, as long as it's working. And ANY shutter can go ape **** in any minute so don't worry about it.


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Jun 06, 2011 06:17 |  #15

If it was 50,000 I'd b*tch. In this case I would let it pass and go on.

To answer another question. Yes, I know the exact number of shots I have taken with all the cameras I own or have owned.


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