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Old Mar 20, 2010, 11:05 PM   #1
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Default Dying shutter E-500

I suspect my shutter is dying... had sporadic clusters of frames today where the shutter time was verrrrryyyy slow (bright sunny day) and the shots were all blown own and some even all white.

So, 3 questions -

1. Does this sound like shutter death to you ?

2. What are the odds that the camera reset I did tonight will help much (or at all)

3. If you had a dead shutter on an E-500, and have a small side business doing candid pet photography, would you get it repaired, or is it just as cost effective to replace the body ?

and if you said replace, what would you choose?
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Old Mar 20, 2010, 11:18 PM   #2
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If you do not have a extended warranty, I would replace it with a new body. But it does sound like the shutter is going. Especailly with the blown out photos.

It may be more cost effective to get a e620 body, or e30 if you want to spurge, the e620 body is 500 dollars. Getting it fix may cost you over 200 dollars depending what is broke with the labor cost. An you get the better sensor.
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