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03-26-2014, 08:02 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by DRabbit Quote
The K-01 isn't shutterless. Mirrorless does not equal shutterless. I actually have a K-01 already. It was a cheap backup body to buy, and I actually like it for some of my static, wide-angle, tripod shots.

I can't speak to it specifically since I don't know that much about shutterless cameras, but what I do know is that the ones that seem more affordable (ie. point-and-shoot cameras) present their own set of problems, like bad high ISO performance or terrible battery life. Plus shutterless doesn't necessarily mean more durable. Other reliability issues could crop up.

From what I figure, the shutter probably costs about $300 to replace (if not covered under warranty). The camera body is $799. In a year's time, if I have to replace the shutter three times, that's a total investment of $1699. For a working photographer, I don't think that's unreasonable at all. And that's only if it's not covered under warranty.
Then it is a given that it is a cost of doing business, which I am sure you enjoy.


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