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08-26-2011, 05:27 AM   #1
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Pentax k100d shutter count question

I've had my K100d since 5/07/2007 and the last photo I took shows a shutter count of 8686 on Check shutter count online - My Shutter Count.com would this be considered a high shutter count due to it being just over 4yrs old?

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The current shutter count on my K5 is just over 7000. I've had it since the end of February. I think your K100d shutter has a lot of life left in it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by scotiaphotographic Quote
I've had my K100d since 5/07/2007 and the last photo I took shows a shutter count of 8686 on Check shutter count online - My Shutter Count.com would this be considered a high shutter count due to it being just over 4yrs old?

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My K100D has 20,000 clicks on it and still going strong. Typical shutter lifespan is about 100,000 although there is no guarantee on that.
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I wouldn't worry about it. At only 9000 actuations, it's basically just "broken-in".

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My old K100, now my daughters, has a shutter count of 43131. It was bought in 2007.
You should have plenty life left in that cam.
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Most modern dSLRs are tested for 100,00 actuations. You are far from it.

However I would recommend to use Photome (PhotoME - Exif, IPTC & ICC Metadata Editor) to check the shutter count. (Photome is a freeware that read all EXIF data incl. the camera chracteristics.) I read that some shutter count websites are not accurate to read the real actuation number.

Food for thought...

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I am at about 13,000 on my k100dS that I bought spring 2009 and I consider it to be just warming up. All systems "go" at this point! So 9k is well within the "low mileage" territory if you ask me. Thanks. Glenn
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dont worry sir, y friend's k100 is around 500k shuttercount and no sign of retiring :P

my first k200 230K ++ (sold and still workin till today, dunno the current sc though)
my second k200 13x k ++ (sold and still workin till today, dunno the current sc though)
just dont use burst mode too often.

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40,000+ clicks on my K100D super, I finally retired it because my hands grew and I couldn't get a grip for it... Now proud owner of the K-7 with 5000 actuations + DA* 55mm and the grip!
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mine is around 20000 'n still fine
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I've got over 9000 actuactions on my K-x and I've bought it 11 months ago. If I'd been shooting with it regularly, it would have over 30k long time ago.
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I have my Pentax K110D since 2007. We almost have the same camera and the same date of purchase. And the last time I checked my K110D's shutter count was more than 100,000+! hehehe. And until now, my K110D still kicks ass! No shutter problem at all! hehehe... Cheers! =)
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My *istD is at 13,000, my K10D is at 16,000, my K7 is at 13,000

these are considered low in digital terms, but high compared to my film cameras, where between my KX, Ricoh XR2s and PZ-1 I took a total of 21,000 shots over 20 + years
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QuoteOriginally posted by Lowell Goudge Quote
My *istD is at 13,000, my K10D is at 16,000, my K7 is at 13,000

these are considered low in digital terms, but high compared to my film cameras, where between my KX, Ricoh XR2s and PZ-1 I took a total of 21,000 shots over 20 + years
The difference is understandable, one would think twice if not three times before pressing the shutter button on film whereas on digital is point and click
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