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Old Jan 29, 2010, 12:55 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know the average number of shutter actuations for a T1i?

Since I bought my T1i, I've been firing shots of just about everything. Some good, some not so much. I've tried different settings, techniques, etc. and started thinking about the lifespan of the body.

I know I'm still probably nowhere near there yet, but does anyone know what the average for shutter actuations are on a T1i? Once the shutter starts failing, is it worth replacing on this type of body, or is it more cost effective to save up for a new or preowned body with the shutter recently replaced? I found a camera shop nearby that has quite a few 50Ds and similar bodies that have recently been refurbed with new shutters for under $800.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 1:02 PM   #2
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Buy the time the shutter goes on the t1i, the 50D would be way out date. The t1i will easily give you well over 100k shot easily. After all the body is very well made from japan.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 1:09 PM   #3
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Buy the time the shutter goes on the t1i, the 50D would be way out date. The t1i will easily give you well over 100k shot easily. After all the body is very well made from japan.
The 50D was just an example. By the time the T1i shutter goes out, I'll probably be looking more towards something similar to the 60D (if it comes out) or a 7D used.

that still leaves the other part of the question, though. When it does fail on me, would it make more sense to replace it, or get a new body altogether since it is still an entry level camera?
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Just get a new body. I know some people that had XTi with well over 100k of shooting on them, and the shutter is still fine. But I think that the sensor will be worn at about 200k shots. Just get a new body.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 1:15 PM   #5
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are the higher level bodies like 50D, 7D,etc have a lot longer of a life, or is about 100k about average for a lot of bodies?
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 1:17 PM   #6
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To be honest, I still have my eos 1, and it has lasted 15 years. And it still work mint. And my eos 630 is almost 20 years old, and it still works mint also. The shutters will out last the sensor on the digit camera imho. But if you factor in 200k shots with an average of 20k shots a year, it will last you 10 years.
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Old Jan 29, 2010, 1:19 PM   #7
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they have gotten better over the years. all the newer cameras have a bit longer shutter life.

my 20D i wore out the shutter button before the shutter itself. wasn't worth fixing.

in general, unless its a Pro (1D/1DS/5d) body, its probably best to just replace it, by the time you wear out a shutter, something else is probably on its way out too.

but, i wouldnt worry about it much, most people outgrow or move on to the next camera before they wear out a shutter.
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I've not seen numbers for the T1i, but the xxD series is usually recognised to be 100k and the xD series 200k..... having said that I've not seen anything official for the 7D. I have a 30D from 2006 which is still going strong. I'm not sure of actuations but no issues at all. I really wouldn't worry about it, I've not heard of many people having a shutter/mirror mech failing due to old age/vast use.
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good points. another reason i ask, is because if i do end up upgrading it's likely to be used since the cost of upper mid-level cameras are a bit pricey. I'd hate to get an xD series and have a severely limited lifespan on it.
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If you are buying 2nd hand then go to a reputable store offering a guarantee. I only buy cameras new but I'm happy with 2nd hand glass.

I won't say that too loud as I'm about to sell a couple of bodies LOL.
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