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    hi guys

    is the shutter count in the dslr really so prominent?
    if that is the case, do u guys really try to "save" the click and snap fewer?

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    nah...its just a gauge of how frequent the cam is used. its a gauge of when u should get ur cam service...
    i say shoot as much as u can and dun worry abt shutter count...
    usually shutter can shoot more than 100k photos. and if it dies...just change a shutter...or rather by the time it dies...u got more than egh money to buy a new cam

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    No worries man, unless u intend to offload your camera sometime soon if not i will recommend u to use as per normal "p i am not sure of the exact number but heard it will take u years to ever change your shutter .

    Just enjoy snapping "p

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    Well... assuming you have a D90 and the shutter is rated at around 100k shots, per week you take 1000 shots thats almost 2 years. If you take half of that per week, thats 4 years. I think your EN-EL3e battery is gonna die first, so will your card after transferring maybe over 900GB of data if you are shooting in RAW. Saving shot? no way, I am shooting everything and everyone.

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    Nah, I don't bother too much about the shutter count, shoot all I want...

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    Okie, great! thanks for all ur replies! :-D

    if change or service shutter, roughly how much would be the cost?

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    I have a Canon 40D. How to check shutter count?

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    Try Canon Service Centre...

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    So there is no way to check ourselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrericlee View Post
    So there is no way to check ourselves?
    hi u may wanna try this site: http://astrojargon.net/40dshuttercount.aspx

    It works for my 1000D

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    Okie, great! thanks for all ur replies! :-D

    if change or service shutter, roughly how much would be the cost?
    most people change their camera to a newer model long before the shutter fail, so don't be so concern of how much the cost will be, anyway, it depends on what model of your camera too, usually a few hundreds bucks.
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    haha, okie thanks guys, so what is needed to do maintenace on the shutter?

    or we can't do anything about it and have to let a pro handle it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    so what is needed to do maintenace on the shutter?
    or we can't do anything about it and have to let a pro handle it?
    You need a lot of knowledge and some more or less special tools. Both are things Canon will not want to share with the rest of the world since it's a safe and good stream of revenue for the Service Centers. Not to mention equipment to measure the correct shutter speeds to verify function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    haha, okie thanks guys, so what is needed to do maintenace on the shutter?

    or we can't do anything about it and have to let a pro handle it?
    shutter is almost maintenance free, as long you don't itchy fingers go and poke the shutter, or spray WD40 to oil it..., it will continue to work many years.

    anything wrong, just send it to service center, don't try to fix it yourself....


    don't worry so much lar... for most people, it will take long long time to use up the life span of the shutter, and it is also about time to write off the camera already.
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    I called Nikon and asked the other day. Without warranty, it may cost about $100++ for the shutter. Plus another $100 for servicing. Thats the rough cost. Thats based on D40.

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    i call up canon svc ctr, they quoted me for ard 180 bucks just to change the shutter on 40D when out of warranty. not sure if during warranty period, do we need to pay for a warranty replacement?

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    Quote Originally Posted by desertstrike View Post
    hi guys

    is the shutter count in the dslr really so prominent?
    if that is the case, do u guys really try to "save" the click and snap fewer?
    Why do you need to worry???

    A shutter can go from as low as a few hundred clicks to a few hundred thousand (depending on model too)

    So why worry... just shoot. I have a Nikon D200 for about 2 yrs plus now and the shutter is around 27,000 and I just keep shooting... only thing that I worry is the sensor actually...

    At the most, spend a few hundred and replace the shutter, you're still good to go.
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    Hi there,
    you may refer to this link, for Canon cam.

    http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...p/t-38310.html

    And for Nikon cam, download from here.

    http://drchung.new21.net/previewextractor/
    Last edited by Leykid1634; 27th December 2008 at 01:39 PM.

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    Haha... Ok... Think about it.

    Say we are just hobbists, who take it out to shoot over the weekends and maybe a couple of overseas trips. Let's say, that we hold our dSLRs for approximately 3 years before we change to another model.

    Average no. of shots during Weekend Shoots: 300
    Average no. of shots for a 1-week vacation: 3000

    Suppose we go out every weekend to shoot and go for 2 1-week vacations in a year:
    = 300 * 52 + 3000 * 2
    = 15,600 + 6,000
    = 21,600

    Suppose we keep this up for 3 years:
    = 21,600 * 3
    = 64,800

    That's a remarkably high number, but if your shutter is rated to last for at least 100k, then you're still 35,200 off the mark.

    Besides, I am certain that there would be certain weekends that we'd have to give photography a miss, maybe shoot less than 3,000 images during a vacation etc...

    So really, I don't think shutter count is that big a worry... Perhaps only considering resale value, but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picturemakingmachine View Post
    i call up canon svc ctr, they quoted me for ard 180 bucks just to change the shutter on 40D when out of warranty. not sure if during warranty period, do we need to pay for a warranty replacement?
    if the 40D shutter life span is 150k, and you want to waste you shutter within a year, you need to shoot everyday, day or night, shoot 400+++ each day. can you do that?

    and if you really can shoot untill the shutter fail, be it one year or 5 years, what is $180 to your usage on this camera for shooting 150k?
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