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    My friend just told me, that DSLR cams have max shutter count? It will be time to change once it reaches that number?

    Anyone can clarify? What's the rough max shutter count for an entry level dslr

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    i THINK is 100 000. do a search and i think you will find the answer

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    don't think so much.. just shoot. Max shutter count is just a bell curve. Your shutter might go at 10 or 100,000... nobody knows!

    on answering your qns, i believe entry level (EOS 400D/450D) is 50k, semi pro level (EOS 40/50D) 100k ... iirc

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    Life expectancy of the shutter units differ for different models, the higher end camera bodies will have more durable shutter units.

    Similar to the similar to mileage of a vehicle, the more u use, the more likely it will fail. It is no exact figure but rather a mean, an estimate, since some will not make it to the number stated, some will outlast for long time to come.

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    Your friend needs to know more before opening his mouth.

    All DSLR cameras have what is called a "MTBF" (mean time between failures) for the shutter, also called the shutter cycle life. It's basically an estimate.

    So if the value quoted by the manufacturer is 100,000 then it means the shuuter should last "around" 100,000, but it could fail at 50,000, or even keep working perfectly for 200,000+ actuations.

    If your camera is still in warranty and the shutter fails, the manufacturer will replace it for free. If it's not under warranty anymore, then there will be a small charge (100-200 SGD).

    But think about how long you'd need to shoot before you hit that number... :P
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    Like all mechanical parts, it'll eventually fail. DSLR just advertise the expected life of the shutter. If you have a compact camera that has a lens that protrudes when turned on, it'll eventually fail too.

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    i get 1 year to whack 100,000 on my fuji s5pro last 2 year ....
    the shutter now is ard 150,000, it still work perfectly

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    don't worry too much about shutter count, most people will give up hobby, or upgrade to new body long before the shutter failed, anyway, if you can shoot until the shutter fail, you already make full use of you camera, just write it off or replace the shutter, or maybe it is high time for you to get a new model.
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    for a200/300 series, max SC should be around 100k

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    lolol dont believe me la. just shoot can alrdy. XD

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    Ah how do u check how shutter count on a camera??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maman View Post
    Ah how do u check how shutter count on a camera??
    you can use the search function here, key word "Shutter Count", search "title only",

    of google "how to check shutter count"

    you will get all the answers you need instantly in both way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maman View Post
    Ah how do u check how shutter count on a camera??
    Seems like you're a nikon user? I'm not familiar with Nikon but using google, here's a thread talking about this exact thing for Nikon's, http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306672

    another couple of links, http://photogeek-steven.blogspot.com...o-geek_29.html & http://sportsphotoguy.com/shutter-ac...n-nikon-dslrs/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    My friend just told me, that DSLR cams have max shutter count? It will be time to change once it reaches that number?

    Anyone can clarify? What's the rough max shutter count for an entry level dslr
    Some people checking shutter count to know how 'extensive' the camera has been used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    My friend just told me, that DSLR cams have max shutter count? It will be time to change once it reaches that number?

    Anyone can clarify? What's the rough max shutter count for an entry level dslr
    depends on your brand, but even then it is only a gauge, not indicative of actual lifespan.

    350d/400d should be rated at 50k for entry level dslr, i know people with 200k shutter count and counting. but there are 350d/400d with 20+k shutter count or less also need to replace shutter. it really depends on your luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    But think about how long you'd need to shoot before you hit that number... :P
    i shoot quite regularly, just passed 20k..... for... 1 year?

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    Spec on paper for shutter is just indication I believe.

    I have friend who already shot 200k on Olympus E510 which is spec 50k on paper. but will it still walk but slowly.
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    If it broke, then it would be an excellent excuse to get new camera body!

    Seriously, I have seen older camera body that still functioning after about 3 years of usage, and the guy who using it is a pro. So don't worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    My friend just told me, that DSLR cams have max shutter count? It will be time to change once it reaches that number?

    Anyone can clarify? What's the rough max shutter count for an entry level dslr
    There is NO SUCH thing as a MAXIMUM shutter count.

    Only a mean figure which it may fail at.
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