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Old Feb 26, 2006, 6:22 PM   #1
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Hey, I've passed 10 000 shots and I was starting to wonder about the lifetime... I've tried looking but I can only find the lifetime of the higher-end cameras. My guess is around 30k-50k but if anyone knows I'd appreciate it.

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Old Feb 26, 2006, 9:12 PM   #2
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I've heard 100K.

A buddy of mine had a business where he shot 100-150K shots per year (school yearbook pictures).

He'd burn through a Canon EOS film camera in about 1 year to 18 months.

I think the 20D uses the same shutter (but I could be wrong).

How long did it take you to rack up the 10K shots?

The 20D is likely to be outdated in 3-4 years anyways.

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Old Feb 26, 2006, 10:22 PM   #3
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Terry I do not understand this shutter time, what is it? It is the lifespan of the shutter. And if it burns out can it be replaced or does one throw away the camera? Regards. Jaki
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Hi all!

BoYFrMSpc, according to this websitehttp://www.bobatkins.com/photography...xt_vs_20d.html the lifespan of the Canon XT is: 50,000 cycles. Quote:
[*]The EOS 20D has a high performance shutter designed for increased reliability (100,000 cycles), the Digital Rebel XT has the normal Canon shutter (about 50,000 cycles). [/*]
So you've still got a fair bit to go, till you reach the 50k!

Yes, Jaki - by "lifetime" I guess we're assuming life span (how many shutter operations the camera is rated for).

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Old Feb 27, 2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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I heard the shutter can be replaced for $200-300 so it's not the end of the world if the shutter wears out.

My eyes will probably wear out before the shutter goes.
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Old Feb 27, 2006, 2:20 PM   #6
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thanks, pj1974. I was guessing it had to be lower than 100k since the 30D's suggested shutter life is about 100k. It took me about 10 months to rack up to 10k... so roughly 1000 pics a month... Seems a lot to me, maybe not to others.

Unless my average shots-per-month increases, I'd probably want to buy a new camera before the shutter breaks :shock:
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Well I've clocked up an average of around 2000 - 2500 photos per month over the first 3 months using my Canon 350D / Rebel XT. Wait till summeror brighter weather comes, and I guess it will be more! (though I did do a fair few test / lens comparison photos in the beginning!)

If the cost of replacing a shutter is around $200 - $300, then it might be worth to repair the camera if the rest of the camera is still ok at that stage. But still, I think 50,000 photos is quite good mileage from an entry DSLR. Many people wouldn't make this many photos in a lifetime!

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Thanks Paul for the information about the shutter's lifetime. Important that one can replace the expired shutter. Regards. Jaki.
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