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01-20-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
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How many shots is considered to much for a used camera?

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I still have not purchased my first camera. I am looking at possibly a used camera. I would like to know what is considered to be to many shots taken. There are various models like ist DS, DL, k100's 200's K10's etc with anywhere from 2000 to 8-9000 pictures taken. At what point should I start to be concerned and what should I be looking for other than the obvious exterior aesthetics of the camera.
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I am considering the K200D new but a used model could be of interest for the right price as it would free up extra cash for things like a flash and other things. Maybe even a evening out with the little woman.

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if a camera has mroe than 50 000 registered shots i would ask for a very large discount

5-10K not bothersome
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8k-9k is nothing for any modern DSLR. I agree with Gooshin, 50k is when you would start being concerned, depending on the camera. I wouldn't worry about buying a pro body with 100-150k on it though, since they tend to last much longer and shutters are often not costly to replace.
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Most consumer DSLR's (ones under $1500) have shutter counts that are good for about 100,000 to 150,000 shots (then need replacing). I would agree with the others...if the camera is in good condition on the outside (means it was well cared for) and has <20,000 actuations the camera is going to last you a long time.

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If you took 100 shots a week (4 rolls of film equiv.) that would equal 5200 shots per year. At that rate the camera's shutter would last 20 years (roughly).

Pro DSLR's are rated for 300,000 actuations.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sitting Bull Quote
Good day all,
I still have not purchased my first camera. I am looking at possibly a used camera. I would like to know what is considered to be to many shots taken. There are various models like ist DS, DL, k100's 200's K10's etc with anywhere from 2000 to 8-9000 pictures taken. At what point should I start to be concerned and what should I be looking for other than the obvious exterior aesthetics of the camera.
Thanks in advance.
I am considering the K200D new but a used model could be of interest for the right price as it would free up extra cash for things like a flash and other things. Maybe even a evening out with the little woman.
I cannot remember where I read this, but I'm almost sure that I've read more than once that Pentax DSLR shutters are designed for 100,000+ actuations.

The camera shutter count is in the EXIF data.

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With a grip , shutter count will have more actuations before failure ? or it's just a bad idea ?
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With a grip , shutter count will have more actuations before failure ? or it's just a bad idea ?
Grip has only shutter button, not shutter inside
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Grip has only shutter button, not shutter inside

So, a bad idea

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One of my friends had 90,000 actuations on his DS body... The camera is still working and he sold it for 150 US dollars.
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