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    Default How many shots can a DSLR's shutter last?

    Just curious. 100,000?

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    Hope it's more than that as I have definitely hit that amount already.

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    Default Re: How many shots can a DSLR's shutter last?

    Quote Originally Posted by noobie View Post
    Just curious. 100,000?
    Different models have different shutter life cycles. The entry level ones are usually less than 50K, prosumer ones up to 100K and pro ones as much as 300K.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle View Post
    Different models have different shutter life cycles. The entry level ones are usually less than 50K, prosumer ones up to 100K and pro ones as much as 300K.
    Errr... does that mean the camera can't be used after that? Pardon my ignorance.

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    have to change the shutter unit

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    Default Re: How many shots can a DSLR's shutter last?

    whats the cost ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uzume002 View Post
    whats the cost ?
    Depends on the camera..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Depends on the camera..
    for 400d?
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    Default Re: How many shots can a DSLR's shutter last?

    it is about 200 - 300 dollars for most models

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    If the shutter breaks down after too many shots, will any broken parts fly off and damage the lens?

    Anyone with shutter breakind down experience?

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    Default Re: How many shots can a DSLR's shutter last?

    nothing will come out. for nikon i think the lcd would show -E- . the shutter might still take pictures but with some unknown streaks. or it couldnt even take.

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    Default Re: How many shots can a DSLR's shutter last?

    The figures that are given by the manufacturers for their shutter life is an estimated figure. Something along the lines of Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF).

    Some cameras will last longer. Some will last shorter. Depends on the camera and the usage of the camera.. I doubt if the shutter will spectacularly explode when its time is up, taking the rest of the camera along with it mostly, you'll get some sort of error message and then the best thing to do is to send it in to the service centre and let them sort it out for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    nothing will come out. for nikon i think the lcd would show -E- . the shutter might still take pictures but with some unknown streaks. or it couldnt even take.
    K thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by radedward View Post
    The figures that are given by the manufacturers for their shutter life is an estimated figure. Something along the lines of Mean Time Before Failure (MTBF).

    Some cameras will last longer. Some will last shorter. Depends on the camera and the usage of the camera.. I doubt if the shutter will spectacularly explode when its time is up, taking the rest of the camera along with it mostly, you'll get some sort of error message and then the best thing to do is to send it in to the service centre and let them sort it out for you.
    erm... thanks for the info as never knew abt the shuttle life thing...

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    The values given are just an average estimate after they have shutters firing continously in their labs. Life of the shutter is dependant on usage conditions etc... Depends on how lucky you are. Some die after a couple hundred shots, some outlive the shutter estimate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshSiao View Post
    The values given are just an average estimate after they have shutters firing continously in their labs. Life of the shutter is dependant on usage conditions etc... Depends on how lucky you are. Some die after a couple hundred shots, some outlive the shutter estimate.
    D100 hit 900k

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihub88 View Post
    D100 hit 900k
    LOL!??1! are u sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    LOL!??1! are u sure?
    but that took 4 years to reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihub88 View Post
    D100 hit 900k

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    anybody here have stress tested the D200?

    if so, please share.

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