RDKirk wrote in post #9179134
People who use Live View in that manner are shooting much less anyway.
That's actually a somewhat common practice with astrophotography as a way to "fake" MLU.
RDKirk wrote in post #9179137
It is not an MTBF. Canon has never, ever referred to it as a MTBF. Canon has referred to it as a design test criterion, which is not a MTBF.
I've actually never seen either phrase used by Canon, only "rated at" - but then again, I've not looked that hard. However, it's a lot easier to explain their reticence by calling it a MTBF, because some people actually have a grasp on what that means, and how it relates to real life - as opposed to "design test criterion."
IVIax wrote in post #9179174
whoa there, hold your horses.
If I don't pixel peep, worry about how many actuations my shutter has or do 1,749 test shots with the lens cap on to test my sensor noise.... what am I going to talk about on this forum?
LOL! There's the (soon to be) raging 9D/60D/505D/550D debate - as I understand it, the 505D has a buttons keeping everything closed, and the 550D is a little roomier in the seat.
gjl711 wrote in post #9179269
Thats not hard to understand. As a manufacturer of lenses,
Sorry, I should have been more specific - I don't understand why Canon treats 3rd-party *software* developers so poorly. One would think that you'd want to encourage developers to create software for your hardware, but what do I know - I give software away.