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I have a Canon EOS 550D which I have had for 16 months and I can say that I have taken thousands of photos due to my love of sports photography. I have been told that digital cameras have a limited shutter life (25000 for mine I was informed by a fellow photographer) and was wondering if anyone could answer my following questions:
How can you tell how many photos you have taken on your camera?
Does anyone know roughly how much it cost to have the shutter replaced?
Where can you find out what your shutter life is?
I do not want to be caught short next month when I will be taking photos for Team Wales at the European Lacrosse Championships (I took 5000 shots last year at the World Champs).
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This should give you the answer:
Quote: This should give you the answer:
Sorry, the 550 isn't listed there, but other places it is stated to be 100,000
i asked the same question myself the other day shutter count
hope this helps
Remember these are only averages...the shutter doesn't 'die' at 100,000 or whatever. Yours might go on until 250,000 or 500,000 or it may fail next time you use it. If it's critical, make sure you have a back-up plan.
indeed, a guy i was talking to the other day has a nikon d2 with over 400,000 releases, and still going strong.
All makers' figures can be regarded as pretty conservative........ they have to cover their backs.
Quote: Hi Folks,
I have been told that digital cameras have a limited shutter life (25000 for mine I was informed by a fellow photographer)
While I do not shoot Canon 25,000 is unlikely to be accurate - and too low
"Low end" Nikon shutters are generally tested to 150,000, high end to higher numbers.
Testing and real world use are not always the same thing.
Nikon recently reported a camera used in a studio in Germany sent in for service had recorded more than 1,000,000.
I am not suggesting Nikon are better than Canon - just that 25,000 is likely to be too low.
just tried this on my Nikon D60 ...and it works
Open your latest raw file and click on the `Camera' tab and then scroll down to `Manufacturer's details'. You should see a `shutter count' figure.
Mine shows 14000 +
Quote: Does anyone know roughly how much it cost to have the shutter replaced?
Just had the shutter replaced on my EOS 40D by the Colchester Camera Repair centre (Canon Approved). Great service from them by the way, highly recommended. Cost me £139.20 for a service which included replacement of small parts and the shutter was done as part of that. I was getting Err 99 when trying to take photos as the shutter had gone. Camera sorted and back in a week. Good as new.
Your warranty will cover a certain period of time, usually one year, irrespective of your shutter count.
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