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p.1 #1 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


I bought my Canon 7D new from B&H about 3.5 months ago. I am a hobby photographer and this camera was a nice upgrade for me from my Rebel. The other day I was curious about the shutter count on my camera. Some times I feel i get out and shoot way to much and sometimes I feel I dont shoot enough. Is the shutter count like mileage on a car? You want to put the miles in but also want to save the engine so that the car lasts longer?

Is this shutter count a little high for a 3.5 month old camera or about right? I know it really depends on the person and what they are shooting and all that but I want this camera to last for the next couple of years.

The main thing is that I love the camera and it's performance so far, I guess I cant really put a price tag or shutter count on that







Apr 05, 2012 at 01:36 PM
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p.1 #2 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


I wouldn't worry about that number...Use it and enjoy it!!!


Apr 05, 2012 at 01:42 PM
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p.1 #3 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


Download the finger count software and compare


Apr 05, 2012 at 01:44 PM
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p.1 #4 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


There is no formula for when a shutter will give out. Even series one bodies fail early sometimes. Just use it and if it fails pay a couple hundred bucks to get it fixed. Really not too expensive in the long run. And no, 8500 clicks is not a lot considering it is a new camera to you. I would most cerainly not let the shutter count hold me back from taking photos.


Apr 05, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #5 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


Enjoy your camera and keep it in good shape. If the shutter goes it is a simple maintenance procedure to replace it with a new one for $250 or less. I have bodies (business use) that have had 2-3 shutter replacements and they are still wonderful.

Dave



Apr 05, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #6 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


my 1Ds has about 25K. I have had it for about 15 months, and I have put maybe 4K on the shutter. As others have stated, I wouldn't worry about it.


Apr 05, 2012 at 06:16 PM
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p.1 #7 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


Shutter count does not matter. You purchased the camera for your entertainment.


Apr 05, 2012 at 09:36 PM
 

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p.1 #8 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


Doesn't matter one bit unless you're selling it and the prospective buyer inquires about the shutter count.


Apr 05, 2012 at 09:42 PM
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p.1 #9 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


Just getting warmed up.


Apr 05, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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p.1 #10 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


My first MarkII-N body: 400,000 pix in it's first 6 months of life.
Finally pre-emptively replaced the shutter at 9 months (470,000 clicks)

As others mentioned. Don't worry about shutter, go shoot.
If it gets over its rated shutter, and you NEED it to work for a high priority shoot, then you can pre-emtively replace it for some $$$, but otherwise, keep shooting!



Apr 05, 2012 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #11 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


T-MAX 3200 + processing = $9+12=$21/36 or 1.71 per shot.

If you shot and developed every shot you have take to judge the quality you would have spent $14,512.77.

Keep shooting, digital is for free.



Apr 05, 2012 at 11:51 PM
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p.1 #12 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


Do you ever drive, or is that too nerve-wracking for you as you keepp waiting for something to break?


Apr 06, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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p.1 #13 · Shutter Count - High or Low?


If it's any comfort, I shoot a lot of sports and aviation with my 7D. I've had it about 2.5 years, and I have about 70K or 80K clicks on it. I don't worry about it.

Mark



Apr 06, 2012 at 12:29 AM





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