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Old Apr 8, 2005, 10:50 AM   #21
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I also found that I was buying a point and shoot about every other year, so I didn't worry whether I was going to wear out the shutter, cause chances are, dslr or pns you will probably be getting a new camera in the next couple of years, but with a dslr, you might just have to have the shutter repaired, but who wouldn't be tempted by all of the hot new technology!
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Old Apr 8, 2005, 10:21 PM   #22
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Hi Nancy,

So far with my 20D I have shotover 2200 images in 4 months. If the shutter lasts about 50,000 actuations, at my rate of picture taking it will be worn out in 7.6 years. By that time the camera body will be worth almost nothing, and it won't be worth my while to spend a few hundred dollars to get the shutter replaced.

Even if I pick up the pace I'm counting on my 20D lasting about 5 years, but I would consider replacing it in three if Canon releases a 16MP full size sensor for a prosumer camera, especially if it also has better flash metering.

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Old Apr 9, 2005, 12:10 AM   #23
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How much post-processing is required...

Not much really!

Me and my buddies had a ride a few weeks ago and I was able to take photos (using mainly auto) while riding a motorcycle. I didn't do any post processing work aside from batch rezising it using LviewPro. You might want to have at look at the photos so you can have an Idea if this camera can serve as a point and shoot.

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