Shutter life

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by miloblithe, May 24, 2007.

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    miloblithe

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    What's the shutter life of a Canon 400D? I know that the more expensive Canons are rated at 100,000 or 200,000 cycles. Anyone know what to expect with a 400D?
     
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    Well, having just done a quick search online, I've seen as high as 100,000 cycles... but a few sites said that Canon adjusted it to 50,000. Quite a discrepancy.
     
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    So, I have 3439 pictures taken since 9/30. Figure I deleted several hundred. That's about 7000 a year--and I'm definitely picking up the pace. Sounds OK for my usage. If I can go 10 years replacing the shutter once, I'll be happy.
     
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    And since we are on the topic, do shutters suddenly stop working or does their performance degrade over time, until they are unusable?

    Am close to 7000 cycles on my 5 month old 400D, so i'll be happy if the shutter lasts me 5 years.
     
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    usually on or around the 100,000th click, the shutter explodes in an amazing pyrotechnic display. It's quite a sight.:p
     
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    I think he meant do they keep working until one day they just crap out, or is it a slow gradual process?
     
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    seenew

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    it was a joke. :(
     
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    Coheebuzz

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    Wait a minute, you mean they are actually programmed to self-destruct on a specific cycle number? That's so cool, i can't wait for my first shutter bang! :D
     
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    make sure it's a long exposure, that should be awesome.
     
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    Darn, now am disappointed! :p
     
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    miloblithe

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    A friend of mine recently repaired his Nikon D100. The shutter would work about half the time and get stuck, making a noticeable and slightly painful noise the other half of the time. (or maybe it was 70/30, or whatever, but you get the idea.)

    That's probably one of several ways it can go.
     
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    seenew

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    On a serious note, my old Elan started taking pictures with the shutter only half open. It was sad. :( Sometimes it wouldn't open at all.
     

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