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Old Aug 3, 2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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I bought my Digital Rebel in May 2004. Since then I have taken over 16,000 pictures (I have two very photogenic toddlers and a trigger finger).

I know that everything doesn't last forever, but I was wondering if problems become more common in the 300D after 15,000, 20,000, 30,000 shots? I have read some postings about some sporadic shutter problems, but no ones says how many shots they had on their camera. Should I be expecting this camera to last a couple more use even at this level of use (I take very good care of it), or should I be budgeting for a replacement DX or something in a year or two?

Also, during the past 15 months I have been using the same battery. How long can I expect a battery to last? How about my CF card? I have two, but have probably took 85% of my shots using one of them.
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Old Aug 3, 2005, 11:24 PM   #2
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The shutters in the DRebel's are rated for a Mean Time Before Failure somewhere in the 50,000-75,000 cycle range. This does not mean one unit cannot pass 100,000 actuations without any problems, while at the same time another unit packs it in at 20,000 actuations.:?

The BP511 battery pack should be able to handle 300-400 full discharge/recharge cycles before it starts to have troubles.


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Old Aug 4, 2005, 8:05 AM   #3
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...and the CF card should have no problem lasting for many, many years.
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Old Aug 4, 2005, 11:58 AM   #4
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Unfortunately cameras often become "obsolete" before they are warn out.

I have a cupboard full of them :sad:



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Old Aug 4, 2005, 3:22 PM   #5
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Thanks, guys. That's good to know.

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Unfortunately cameras often become "obsolete" before they are warn out.

I have a cupboard full of them :sad:

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That may be true, Terry...but my cash flow doesn't allow me the luxury of caring about things like how obsolete my camera is.:G
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Old Aug 5, 2005, 12:13 PM   #6
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32,000 on mine and still performing perfectly.
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 3:42 AM   #7
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Unfortunately cameras often become "obsolete" before they are warn out.

I have a cupboard full of them :sad:



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One word, Ebay! :G
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Old Aug 8, 2005, 4:23 PM   #8
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:?Hi

Brother-in-law 300d developed a fault where it would do nothing. Before it went on the 'blink' it flashed a battery warning sign. He tried different batteries, mem cards, etc. Anyway it turn out to be a blown fuse but had to be repaired at Canon, Joburg SA under Int warranty.

You could have the sme problem.

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