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Apr 13, 2013 17:40 |  #1

Is there a limit on how many exposures/photos a camera can take before it goes "dead"?


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Apr 13, 2013 17:43 |  #2

Many cameras have shutters that are expected to handle a set number of activations before they fail. Many times the shutters can be replaced several times before the camera fails. Depending on the camera the shutter is expected to fail after 100,000 activations or more.


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Apr 13, 2013 17:47 |  #3

Depends on your definition of Dead, your sensor can malfunction or your shutter or a mirror assembly,processor,etc​... Some are easily replaceable while others aren't and there's no way of knowing when one will fail. It can fail in 300 shots or 300,000, so it's a good thing to get insurance. It's cheap anyways...plan for the worst.


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Apr 13, 2013 21:15 |  #4
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That is like asking how many slices of bread you can toast before your toaster burns out. It varies. A good estimate is somewhere between 1 more and 1 million more shots than are already on it.


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Apr 13, 2013 23:14 |  #5

Some cameras can have unexpected long shutter life and others not so. The rental shop I use has a 5D-C with 220K actuations that is still in rotation.Typical users will get bored of the camera before it wears out or meets with some demise :water, impact...




  
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Apr 14, 2013 08:47 |  #6

JohanBorjesson wrote in post #15824403 (external link)
Is there a limit on how many exposures/photos a camera can take before it goes "dead"?

627,421 then it dies.


Well, give or take half a million or thereabouts.


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Apr 15, 2013 03:06 |  #7

hollis_f wrote in post #15826035 (external link)
627,421 then it dies.


Well, give or take half a million or thereabouts.

Sorry Farnk, you're wrong.
It's 627,422
Sheesh!...I can't believe you got that so wrong.


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Apr 15, 2013 04:08 |  #8

:-D


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Apr 15, 2013 04:13 |  #9

If City Link deliver it, then it could be zero.....


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Apr 15, 2013 04:45 |  #10

philwillmedia wrote in post #15828968 (external link)
Sorry Farnk, you're wrong.
It's 627,422
Sheesh!...I can't believe you got that so wrong.

Ah! I was quoting the number of shots before it died. I believe that you're quoting the shot number at which it dies. So we're both correct!


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Apr 15, 2013 05:16 |  #11

LeeRatters wrote in post #15829028 (external link)
If City Link deliver it, then it could be zero.....


This is incorrect.

City Link don't deliver.

They have a warehouse full of stuff they are too incompetent to find the address for.


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Apr 15, 2013 07:05 |  #12

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Apr 15, 2013 07:23 |  #13

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36.

Mine usually stopped at 24, but if I was careful when loading it I could get 25 or 26. ;)


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Apr 15, 2013 09:59 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #14

One of my 150000 exposure (expected life) 7D cameas shows a shutter failure now and then (Error 30). It's done about 35000 exposures.


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Apr 15, 2013 10:15 |  #15

tdodd wrote in post #15829262 (external link)
36.

42.


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