Author Topic: Shutter Count  (Read 617 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Warren Toda

  • Administrator
  • Toronto
  • Posts: 1923
      • www.warrentoda.com
      • Email
Shutter Count
« on: March 09, 2016, 04:33 PM »
An Italian photographer has a web page that tracks the shutter count of a number of cameras. The sample size is very small and there's no way to verify any of this so take it with a grain of salt. But in general, you may notice that bottom-end consumer cameras tend to die a lot sooner than the top pro cameras.

Online Kenneth Armstrong

  • Professional
  • Sault Ste Marie, ON
  • Posts: 309
      • www.kennetharmstrong.ca
      • Email
Re: Shutter Count
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2016, 08:56 AM »
Die, or the replacement cycle is a lot shorter, or shutterbugs don't shoot as much, or get bored, or...


--------------------

ken@kennetharmstrong.ca
www.kennetharmstrong.ca
Photographer
Sault Ste Marie

Offline David Buzzard

  • Inactive Member
  • Whistler BC, Canada
  • Posts: 130
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
      • David Buzzard Photography
      • Email
Re: Shutter Count
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2016, 09:29 PM »
Nice, I have a Nikon D3 with 380,000 frames on it that's still going strong.  Maybe I'll get another year out of it?


Freelance for the Whistler Question, Pique NewsMagazine, and the Squamish Chief

Offline Dominic Chan

  • Professional
  • Toronto
  • Posts: 12
    • Twitter
    • Instagram
      • Personal Website
      • Email
Re: Shutter Count
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 09:51 AM »
besides the manufacturing process, I believe a lot has to do with how you shoot and what environment. my D3 and D3s are still the original shutters and I rarely machine gun either cameras. 

Offline Ben Nelms

  • Executive
  • Canada
  • Posts: 167
      • Ben Nelms
      • Email
Re: Shutter Count
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2016, 03:38 PM »
I've crossed the 400,XXX mark a few times on my older cameras. All 1d series — 1d MKIIn had 430,xxx before it died.

I have never had any that have died outright, just started showing the brighter horizontal line down the middle of the frame.

I do find selling a used camera much like selling a car, everyone is very curious about the shutter count. Although the mileage of a car is very well documented on the dashboard, you most likely need a third party app to tell you the shutter.

Ben