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Sven Jeppesen wrote:
But if you where buying a backhoe, wouldn't you check it before buying ? Not just reading an ad on a buy/sell forum and trust that, like people do with a camera
Shutter count is not more relevant when buying a camera than checking all the other parts in the body. Probably less important because it's rather easy to detect and change the shutter
Yes I would but would your rather buy a backhoe with 3000 hours on it that is beat all to hell or one with 30,000 hrs that has had the oil changed regularly and kept out of the weather? Camera's are the same. Would you rather have a 1 Series camera with 150,000 clicks in a studio or one with 10,00 clicks that has been used to shoot something like surfing in a wet, salty, windy, sandy environment? Yes, shutter count should be considered if known but I think too much emphasis is placed on it. Just like anything mechanical a shutter can go out any time. Nikon F5 film camera have been known to go over 1,000,000 frames but others have gone out after a few hundred. Just because I buy a low shutter count camera and the shutter goes out a month later doesn't necessarily mean the seller lied about the count or internationally deceived me. Shutters, AF, batteries, etc, going out are chances you take when buying used. It is a trade off for getting the item you want at a cheaper than retail price. I think too many people want to buy used and want the same guarantees as if they had bought new. Yes, sellers should be honest about the condition of the things that they sell but they should not be required to provide any kind of warranty.