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Canon 10D shutter life

Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 7:57AM
Does anyone now how many shots i should get out of this camera approx. Mines done approx 5500 so far.
I see other canons have a life of approx 100,000 or even 150,000
Thanks in advance.

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csurry 16 9.2k 92
23 Jan 2006 8:00AM
5501 I believe Wink)
MarkyMarc 13 498 Canada
23 Jan 2006 8:02AM
Lol Cheryl. I heard about one fellow that managed to squeeze 5502 out of his.

I wouldn't worry about it too much Mike. Being a mechanical device it is obviously impossible to say when it will break, I have heard of some going at 9000 and some lasting to 70K. My 300D has around twice as many actuations as your camera and is still ok, so I'd say you have a while to go yet.
csurry 16 9.2k 92
23 Jan 2006 8:10AM
Apparently Mike attempting in-flight shots is known to seriously reduce the life of the shutter activation.

You know I never bother to keep a score or find out from the menu anywhere what the current count is. Just wait for it to break. Or sell it and get a 1DMKII.
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
23 Jan 2006 8:11AM
The 1-series Canons have a life of about 200,000.

Canon do not quote for other models but there are certainly some pros who have posted on professional forums (e.g. Rob Galbraith) that they have have 10D's which have managed 100,000 shutter actuations and are still going strong.
Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 8:39AM
If im right in saying the canon 300D shutter is plastic, where as the Canon 10D is surposed to be a semi-pro camera and is a metal shutter, i think. so the life should be better ?
justin c 14 5.0k 36 England
23 Jan 2006 8:56AM
I've heard of many photographers who have had well over 100,000 frames from their 10D so with these figures in mind you've got LOADS of life left in yours yet.
The shutter replacement cost on a 10D is around the 200 mark,so although fairly expensive compared to the cameras present value,it's still a worthwhile repair.

da_nige 14 1.2k Scotland
23 Jan 2006 9:04AM
Figures I've read

1 series.......200,000

Dunno if these figures are 'real' figures but as I said its what I have read
Mike Gray 13 382 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 9:16AM
Thanks everyone for your comments.
My 10D has served me well and does every thing i want it to.
You just wonder sometimes as it gets older to trade it in before its worth nothing, but i know the camera quite well now and it would be a shame to see it go.
UserRemoved 14 4.2k
23 Jan 2006 9:36AM
25-45k is the average shutter life of the 10D as quoted to me by a technician.

I've got close to 100k out of one and 37k our of another so the first one must have been one of the small minority.

I've heard that 25-35k is probably about the normal time between failures from people that I know.

Shutter replacement was less than 150 quid inc VAT IIRC and you get a service with that as well.
Big Bri 17 16.4k United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 11:49PM
I've done about 45000 on mine (eek!), so according to Joe mine should be on its last legs. Yet another reason to buy that 5D. Wink
strawman 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2006 11:54PM

Quote:If im right in saying the canon 300D shutter is plastic, where as the Canon 10D is surposed to be a semi-pro camera and is a metal shutter, i think. so the life should be better ?

From what I have heard, and also by looking at them, (helped clean a friends 10D for them) the shutters are the same, but the mirrors are different. Also the specs are the same, sync speeds etc.
RFCat 13 19 Australia
24 Jan 2006 9:25PM
You will find that the shutter gets noisier as it gets used more. I had my 10D shutter replaced at somewhere over 35,000 because the camera was in having other work done on it. The new shutter is alot quieter than the old one.

Ian M
ZenTog 16 7.9k 1 England
24 Jan 2006 10:39PM
what price is the 1d for a shutter service, mines probally done over 100,000 now and I think its getting noisey so will have mine done
has anybody got the software down load that tells you how many shutter activations??

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