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01-29-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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What's your K3's shutter count?

I decided to see what my shutter count is. What's yours?

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01-29-2016, 02:49 PM   #2
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Let's see, my K-3's shutter count is... hmm, I have a problem - I don't have a K-3.
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01-29-2016, 03:10 PM   #4
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CameraPENTAX K-3Manufature Date2015:04:15

Shutter Count 676

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Here's mine:
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01-29-2016, 03:50 PM   #7
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Only up to 8600 on mine. I thought it would be higher after how many weddings I've already shot.
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Surprisingly, my K3 is only at 11,118 - which means it still has over 94% of its shutter life left to go (assuming something else doesn't die first ). Then again, I still shoot my K5 a lot. I've hardly shot the K3II yet, but mean to put that right shortly

I read an interesting article on the internet recently, stating that current DSLRs are almost "unlimited lifespan" items for the average photographer. Whilst I think that might be stretching it, as there are things other than shutter life that would contribute to failure of the camera mechanically or electronically, the basic premise is correct - the life expectancy of these cameras is huge unless you're putting in serious professional use of them. Let's say you take 50 photographs every single day of the year, that's 18,250 per year. With a shutter life of 200,000 actuations, that equates to a reasonable life expectancy of nearly 11 years!! It also means that the difference between buying a camera with 5,000 shutter actuations versus 50,000 - assuming both have been well-looked-after - should essentially be irrelevant for the *average* photographer...

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My 4-year-old Accord has 70,000 miles left on its drivetrain warranty. At 7,500 miles a year I can drive nearly eight years without a drivetrain issue.

Yesterday I left work to find the battery completely discharged. No electrical item had been inadvertently left turned on. The battery just experienced sudden catastrophic failure. The car was just as useless to me as if the transmission or differential had crashed.

So $126 later I have a new 8-year warranted battery to match the miles left on my drivetrain. 416 of 550 cells in the old battery were bad.

My K-3 won't last as long as the shutter would. But my film cameras are still going strong after their decennial lube and seals job.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
My 4-year-old Accord has 70,000 miles left on its drivetrain warranty. At 7,500 miles a year I can drive nearly eight years without a drivetrain issue.

Yesterday I left work to find the battery completely discharged. No electrical item had been inadvertently left turned on. The battery just experienced sudden catastrophic failure. The car was just as useless to me as if the transmission or differential had crashed.

So $126 later I have a new 8-year warranted battery to match the miles left on my drivetrain. 416 of 550 cells in the old battery were bad.

My K-3 won't last as long as the shutter would. But my film cameras are still going strong after their decennial lube and seals job.
224,xxx miles on my 2006 HHR. I drive a lot. It had 44k when I bought it in December 2010.
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2905Count 2016/01/29 Manufacture date 2014/10/14 Insurance Bought it for me 2014/12/3 Took me a year to learn how to turn it on.
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So my camera was over a year old when I got it.

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