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    Shutter count, does it matter

    Hi, ive been watching a great page on facebook where bargains appear every day. 5d mk2 at 800-900 etc, and everyone is obsessed with shutter count, is it really a big deal? I think my 5dmk2 has done 50,000 but what if they get to 100,000, do they need a service to reset it?
    Just curious really, i know they have a shutter life, but theres still old digital cameras kicking about that work great, same with some vintage film cameras.

    thanks

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    Something I found a few days ago, check the link and scroll down, Better still heres a cut n paste.


    Canon Shutter Life expectancy
    Canon does not make any boasts about shutter life in its Rebel models. I expect that the 650D's shutter durability rating is in the 50-100k range - and more likely on the low side of that range. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ra-Review.aspx
    Model Shutter Durability Rating
    Canon EOS Rebel T4i / 650D
    n/a
    Canon EOS Rebel T3i / 600D
    n/a
    Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D
    n/a
    Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D
    100,000
    Canon EOS Rebel T3 / 1100D
    n/a
    Canon EOS Rebel XSi / 450D
    100,000
    Canon EOS Rebel XS / 1000D
    100,000
    Canon EOS Rebel XTi / 400D
    50,000
    Canon EOS Rebel XT / 350D
    50,000
    Canon EOS 60D
    100,000
    Canon EOS 50D
    100,000
    Canon EOS 40D
    100,000
    Canon EOS 30D
    100,000
    Canon EOS 20D
    50,000
    Canon EOS 7D
    150,000
    Canon EOS 6D
    100,000
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    150,000
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    150,000
    Canon EOS 5D
    100,000
    Canon EOS 1D X
    400,000
    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    300,000
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    300,000
    Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
    200,000
    Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
    300,000
    Canon EOS 1DS Mark II
    200,000
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    hi, thats interesting, I knew the 5d's were 150.000. But its interesting that the 1dx is 400,000. so the extra price is also longer life., even though to be fair I dont think it makes much difference. It also might be cos if you use it on 14fps your taking double the pics lol, thanks for that., But I wonder does it matter.

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    I would think most people (Jenn excepted) would upgrade more often than get hear the shutter life?

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    id bet yeah. the mk2 wont do many now and its at 50,000. think il send it for a clean etc soon. nice hat photo steve in the studio section.

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    thanks Lee. I checked my most recent 5D2 images, and I am on 2750ish, so I will wear out before my camera

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    No, not really as you can get shutters replaced for not that much compared to buying a new camera.

    It's what I do, as a) it would save me a minimum of about a grand a year (if I worked on shots per year over life expectancy of a shutter over price of new) and b) I get used to my cameras and whilst the next model up may be nigh on similar to the current you get used to what a camera can do, what it's capable of, what you are capable of with it and you subconsciously work in to that.

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    good point sean. some shows I take 3000 images. I do 4 shows per year, but its all at the same, time, Live driving a car steady for 200 miles is less taxing then 200 miles split over lots of journeys, its how I see it anyway lol

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