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07-13-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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Survey with shutter count and aperture block or shutter failure.

I wonder if we could do a survey of K30 and K50 users with shutter count and if they have had aperture block or shutter failure. That way we can get an idea of what shutter count average we need to be concerned about these issues. Plus we could get an idea of the percentage of bodies that develop these issues. That will give us K30/K50 users an idea of when we may need to upgrade. I own 2 K30's and a K50. I will be happy to provide this information on my camera bodies. Adam I bet you can do this.

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7613 actuations on my K30 that is over 4 years old. No problems whatsoever
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I think this thread would be a good vehicle for the survey. However, the long-term answer is simple: if you want a camera that will last you for years, it's probably a good idea to invest in flagship bodies that are nearing the end of their product cycle, and thus priced close(r) to the consumer bodies.

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I've created the survey here:

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Oldest K30 - shutter count 29,890 I have owned it 2 years with no issues
Newest K30- shutter count 6795 I have owned it for 1.5 years with no issues
K50- shutter count 4315 I have owned since March 2016 with no issues
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I've added the link to the first post, too.

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Adam,
Will you let us know the results of the survey? I am in the process of getting the money together to buy 2 K3 bodies. One for me and one for my son who is my second shooter when I shoot weddings. I went from an advanced enthusiast to a full time photographer in 2.5 years. So I had to be economical on the bodies to stay in my budget and hit my target date for leaving my day job. I opted for higher grade lenses and speed lights. I also had to buy backdrops.stands, studio lighting, speed light modifiers, strobe light modifiers, light meters and tons of other stuff. The k3 is on my wish list because it will be a serious upgrade over my current bodies, it is very durable and it has two card slots. The two card slots are great for weddings. Though I have never had a card failure, I don't want to be involved in a law suit because my sd card failed and I lost half of their photos.
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just over 11,000 actuations on my K-50 with no issues at all, all shot within 13 months of purchase...

this camera body has idle since December 2015, when I upgraded to a K-3....

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No idea how old my K30 is, got it from fleabay - has 7500 clicks on her (had about 6300 when I got it) still no problems as of yet

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24,957 shots on my three year old K-30. No problems.
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I answered the survey. I'd love to see the results. Hopefully we can get 30 or so data points.
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QuoteOriginally posted by freddyisaac Quote
No idea how old my K30 is, got it from fleabay
For those that don't know the age of their camera, the PF 'Check Shutter Count' utility also displays the manufacture date (which might be a more useful date to use than purchase date).

My K-30: Just over four years old, 8,014 actuations, no problems.
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There is already a pretty good database for camera shutter life expectancy - populated with a lot of data, however it is dated due to the camera models the data is collected against (has K5II and K5IIS, but no K5, etc.).
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About 50K on one K30.........7K on the replacement K30..................The First I sold on FleaBay for Parts.............the latter is now resting peacefully in the City Dump !
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Purchased on Nov 2013. No issues so far. Submitted on the survey. Shutter count details below.

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Manufature Date 2012:09:13
Shutter Count 30,381
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