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Taxed Mind May 27, 2015 2:14 PM

Thoughts welcomed on life expectancy of cameras and lenses please.
 
I don't think I have ever owned an electrical gizmo that has lasted more than three years. Phones giving up just outside warranty, motors inside ultra compacts constantly whirring and resulting in blurry images and built in flash bulbs popping.

I can see that the shutters on dSLRs are rated as being good for 100K+ activations etc, but when we are talking of EVIL / ILC cameras with no shutters, what kind of life expectancy (in activations or years) would be reasonably expected, and what are the types of things that can/might commonly go wrong in these cameras/lenses?

Are some manufacturers or models more resilient or more prone to failure? Is it better to avoid any particular feature such as image stabilisation in lenses?

I look forward to your thoughts on this issue.

Thanks in advance
TM

Taxed Mind May 27, 2015 2:23 PM

sorry please ignore this post and post any replies to the duplicate above. It was posted twice and I cant get it to delete.


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