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Thread: How do we noe the shutter life is going to be up?

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    Default How do we noe the shutter life is going to be up?

    hi all,

    i've a question. i understand that for some camera models, we cannot use those free available software to check the shutter, coz some older models doesnt allow that. so the onli way is to bring it to the service center and pay for a check.

    besides this any other indications that the shutter life is going to be up? i read a forumer mentioned something like if the shutter button or what, i mean the buttom that u press half shutter to take pics, if its still firm and tight, then its probably okie? is this even accurate? lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny888 View Post
    besides this any other indications that the shutter life is going to be up? i read a forumer mentioned something like if the shutter button or what, i mean the buttom that u press half shutter to take pics, if its still firm and tight, then its probably okie? is this even accurate? lol!
    shutter button is connected to the shutter via electrical circuit. so that means it is 2 different of hardware. how the failure of the button will link to failure of the shutter?

    imagine the button on ur tv remote has failed, does that means ur tv going to fail?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: How do we noe the shutter life is going to be up?

    pls stop posting same question all over the forum

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...08#post5899108
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Generally one very very obvious tell-tale sign is when you see streaks of unevenly exposed horizontal lines/segments across the frame (assuming your shutter has a vertical travel), usually at different places on the frame. Not to be confused with improper flash sync speeds.

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    just to make sure that you read my reply, since you spam the thread and jed closed the last one:

    1) no.

    2) no.

    3) even canon can't tell you when your shutter will spoil.

    suggestion is you go to a psychic and ask them to place their hands on your camera and tell you when.

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    If you learn how to tell us when, can pass me toto numbers?
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    Government says the life expectancy for Singaporean males and females at birth is 78.4 years and 83.2 years respectively but how do we know when are we going to die?
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    Default Re: How do we noe the shutter life is going to be up?

    i'm really amazed at the sorts of questions that crop up sometimes
    We are supposed to be a well-educated nation...
    If only people paused and read their questions before posting...
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    Default Re: How do we noe the shutter life is going to be up?

    Set your camera to burst mode, and hold down the shutter button. When the shutter stops clicking, your shutter life should be up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman2000 View Post
    Set your camera to burst mode, and hold down the shutter button. When the shutter stops clicking, your shutter life should be up.


    not because the battery ran out?
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    Ok I'm also going to ask a Newbie Question, so feel free to fire away if it sounds Dumb

    Presuming that the Body works fine & we conduct our own DIY simple maintenance, when should we send it in for cleaning & maintenance? Do we even need to?

    Sorry, I'm asking because this is my first DSLR bought & I'm not too sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chow Yun Fatt View Post
    Ok I'm also going to ask a Newbie Question, so feel free to fire away if it sounds Dumb

    Presuming that the Body works fine & we conduct our own DIY simple maintenance, when should we send it in for cleaning & maintenance? Do we even need to?

    Sorry, I'm asking because this is my first DSLR bought & I'm not too sure

    Interesting user name you have here.
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    Default Re: How do we noe the shutter life is going to be up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    If you learn how to tell us when, can pass me toto numbers?
    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Government says the life expectancy for Singaporean males and females at birth is 78.4 years and 83.2 years respectively but how do we know when are we going to die?
    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    i'm really amazed at the sorts of questions that crop up sometimes
    We are supposed to be a well-educated nation...
    If only people paused and read their questions before posting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chow Yun Fatt View Post
    Ok I'm also going to ask a Newbie Question, so feel free to fire away if it sounds Dumb

    Presuming that the Body works fine & we conduct our own DIY simple maintenance, when should we send it in for cleaning & maintenance? Do we even need to?

    Sorry, I'm asking because this is my first DSLR bought & I'm not too sure
    I'm of the belief that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
    the main concern would be dust accumulating on the sensor. If it doesn't affect your pictures, no point to spend the time and money to send it in for servicing/cleaning.
    With regards to maintenance, I would probably choose to leave everything alone. Hopefully by the time it breaks down, it would have lived a full life, and I can use it as a paperweight whilst I get a new model!
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    Actually this is not too bad an idea...Spoil, buy new one & the wife won't even know the difference...Thanks Dude...You the MAN

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I'm of the belief that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"
    the main concern would be dust accumulating on the sensor. If it doesn't affect your pictures, no point to spend the time and money to send it in for servicing/cleaning.
    With regards to maintenance, I would probably choose to leave everything alone. Hopefully by the time it breaks down, it would have lived a full life, and I can use it as a paperweight whilst I get a new model!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPine View Post
    Interesting user name you have here.
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    i know of a person who diy shutter button by taping the cable release. some more he split it into 2 buttons, one for landscape, 1 for portrait.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9V-Orion Images View Post
    Government says the life expectancy for Singaporean males and females at birth is 78.4 years and 83.2 years respectively but how do we know when are we going to die?
    when i see this hooded guy with a scythe that doesn't speak?

    maybe if your photographs start having him, means your shutter going to die.

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    the msg was posted as i've no freaking idea how the thingy works. a forumer in the buy/sell section in his advertistment previously mentioned that his shutter button is pretty firm and good and link it to good remanining shutter counts. i alr find it weird thats y i ask. chill lah. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chow Yun Fatt View Post
    Actually this is not too bad an idea...Spoil, buy new one & the wife won't even know the difference...Thanks Dude...You the MAN
    If it's not spoiled, but new one, wife also don't know.
    If she finds out, say, honey, I bought it for you.........................
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