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    Default 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    Hi there...anyone of u know that open big shutter amount n shoot will harm ur camera light time? becoz i got a frien who advise me not to do that often while he saw me doing this kind of shoot... lol

    Anyway i just hope to know tat did it actually cut down the life time?! thanks broz

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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    in fact everytime you use your camera to take a picture, you will wear out some parts
    and the lifespan of your camera will be shorter by 1

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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    some ppl use 2 min shutter exposure during night photography, why worry so much ?

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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    Unless u're exposing the sensor to direct sunlight which will kill the sensor, else it's ok.
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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    30 sec is pretty ok... like ortega says; everytime you switch it on and press the shutter, something will get worn out... so just shoot while it last!!
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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    At most just change the shutter when it dies. And do that b4 the warranty expires

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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Z-ism View Post
    Hi there...anyone of u know that open big shutter amount n shoot will harm ur camera light time? becoz i got a frien who advise me not to do that often while he saw me doing this kind of shoot... lol

    Anyway i just hope to know tat did it actually cut down the life time?! thanks broz
    is your friend a photographer?

    if it is really bad for your camera, sure you can find it in your camera owner manual.
    go and read what is bad for your camera.
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    Haha! But people leave their shutter open for HOURS for star trail photography leh...
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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    Well, 30 sec, 10 sec.. either way, like all the other members said, your camera is still gonna have some parts worn out, then might as well as just continue taking photos until that time comes..

    Unless you're a "heavy user" who uses your camera almost everyday, taking photos of at least 300 shots or getting assignments every now and then, then get ready to change the shutter. or if you have the spare $$$ to buy another camera, then go and buy another one, repair the parts for the current, keep as spare, do whatever you want with it loh.
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    Default Re: 30sec shutter speed shooting harm ur camera?!

    no. i have done a lot of long exposures. anyways, the shutter can be replaced

    the only thing that might happen is if you happily do a 2 hour exposure into the bright bright sun, then for sure your sensor will burn.

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