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Old Jun 14, 2006, 5:43 PM   #1
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Anybody reached test 'limit' of 50.000/100.000 shots with 20D/30D? Even though those numbers look 'huge', shooting 50.000 with DSLR may happen in short time.

I believe camera will still work, but shutter may not be as accurate or guaranteed to be accurate?
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Old Jun 14, 2006, 8:00 PM   #2
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Hi,

I know of one person that hit 85,000 before his shutter died. It worked fine right up till the end. He had it replaced and is still using it. Of course he bought a 1D Markll N to use as his main camera. He has 35,000 on the new shutter in the 20D.

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Old Jun 15, 2006, 4:17 AM   #3
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the "test limit" figures are the MINIMUM life expectancy you should expect, i use an old D30 daily thats still going strong any many years usage, i aint replacing that camera untill it gives up the ghost!!.
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Old Jun 15, 2006, 6:18 PM   #4
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So what would be the cost of replacing the shutter? I guess probably better to buy a new one ...
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Don't quote me on this, But I think it was Around $250.00 to $300.00 for the new shutter + shipping.



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Old Jun 16, 2006, 9:25 AM   #6
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That rating is a MTBF (Mean Time Before Failure).
It does not mean the camera will quit after the number is reached.

It is possible some 20D shutters may fail after only 1 or 2 cycles and some may go well past 100,000. But on average the 20D shutters may start causing problems around 50K.

Yes a trip to a Canon Repair Center and a wallet vacuming of ~250$us will get the camera a new shutter assembly.

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