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Old May 29, 2006, 7:58 PM   #1
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I am reading the reviews for the canon 5d & 30d and the both have a shutter rated at100,000 cycles.* Can anyone clarify what this means?**THis may sound stupid, but your help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old May 29, 2006, 8:18 PM   #2
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It's referring to shutter actuations (how many times the shutter opens and closes).

In short, it's how many photos you can expect to take before a shutter failure occurs.

Most entry models are probably designed for a shutter life of less than 50,000 actuations.

Higher end models like the EOS-1D Mark II N and EOS-1Ds Mark II are now tested to 200,000 actuations (up from 150,000 for the models they replaced).


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when that failure occurs, how much should that cost to repair?also does my 35mm come with a dooming countdown like that as well?
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Anytime you have moving parts, they're going to wear out eventually, film or digital.

How much the repair would cost is going to depend on the camera. I've seen users report anywhere from $180 to $360 to repair or replace the shutter mechanism on an entry level model like a Rebel.

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what keeps you in svannah?* are you a student?
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what part of savannah do you live in? You don't happen to be a student do you?
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Old May 30, 2006, 7:38 AM   #7
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it is a statistical value set by the manufacturer that the shutter shouldoperate at minimum in full actuations.

that is not to be confused with a guarantee that one depending on your use that you will reach that amount before a possible failure. on the other hand it doesn't mean that it won't exceed that value either.

its them saying we make good shutter mechanisms but the camera overall still carries a 1 year warranty only
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