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DrDictionary1 Mar 6, 2006 7:00 PM

Hey everybody! I was just wondering if anybody knows the expected shutter life of the d50. When it finally does wear out, can it be replaced?

rjseeney Mar 6, 2006 7:09 PM

I haven't seen any stated number, but as its not a pro level camera, I would expect life to be 75,000-100,000 actuations. 100,000 means you could take about 27 shots a day for the next 10 years. Shutters are replaceable, but it's not worth the're better off buying a new camera if it fails on you outside of warranty.

In other words, I wouldn't spend too much time worrying about it:-):!:

DrDictionary1 Mar 6, 2006 7:35 PM

Haha, very true. Thanks!

neekak9 Mar 6, 2006 7:43 PM

I have read numerous times on other forums that the D50 is 10,000 to 15,000 shutter life. Many of the folks asking were the same ones sending theirs back to Nikon since it happened under warranty. I also own a D50 and this has been a concern of mine. Going on 6500 shots taken since purchased five months ago.


big_potato Mar 6, 2006 9:28 PM

I am a D50 newbie too.

Over the past2 weeks, I shot about 1500 pictures. So far so good. Of course such short time of testing is not representative of the durability.

I would worry more about the mirror flipping up, because it sounds louder :) ) )

I heard that when it has reached the "life" of the shutter, it won't die just suddenly, but rather only speed will be inaccurate.

And I am wondering how they reackoned the 100,000 cycles?

By Mean Time Between Failure, or by past experience of old cameras, or the metal blades depreciation speeds ...etc ???

Anybody actually has the experience of dead shutter? No matter film or DC or DSLR?

rjseeney Mar 6, 2006 11:00 PM

looks like the actual number is about 50,000 for both the D50 and D70. That cuts my original daily shot number down to about 13/day for 10 years. Still not worth worrying about...It's not worth replacing the shutter, and you'll likely replace the body before the shutter fails anyway.

DrDictionary1 Mar 6, 2006 11:06 PM

Cool stuff! Thanks for the info, everybody!

audioedge Mar 7, 2006 7:18 AM

is there a way to check how many shots you have taken on your d50?

rjseeney Mar 7, 2006 7:37 AM

If you leave your camera in file number sequence mode on, your images will be named by their shutter count.

kjeal Mar 7, 2006 8:07 AM

rjseeney wrote:

If you leave your camera in file number sequence mode on, your images will be named by their shutter count.

however, the file name is DSC_xxxx which is only 4 digits.

Is there any way to find out the TOTAL number of actuations already taken? (btw i have a D70)

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