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02-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #16
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My *istDL2 just passed 45,000 shutter activations last year, I haven't looked lately but it's probably past 50,000 by now. The shutter assembly hasn't missed a beat.

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I dont even bother checking the shutter count, seems pointless.
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AS others have said, the shutter is rated to 100,000 actuations, but not the other components. Electronics seems to be what has problems -- buttons that get sticky, sensor develops more and more stuck pixels, etc.

I tend to turn over bodies every three years, at which point they have 20,000-ish actuations and work just fine. I think you should have years left with yours with just a little TLC.
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Astrophotography is a very Shutter Actuation consuming hobby so I have just passed 53,000 actuations on my K200D in a little more than two years whitout any failures yet.

As others have pointed out, there are several wear and tear parts in a camera and one will never know for sure what part fails first and when until the day it happens! On my *ist DL it is definitely such a silly, cheap little thing as a capacitor over the AA cell terminals, (: the notorious "battery problem" with this and other earlier models).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
tho the shutter button is somewhat getting sticky..
Same here...but 34317 and still running...Kx camera.
So don't worry and Shoot! (don't mind the shutter, as others said it will probably survive till you upgrade ).
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I don't know. I bought 5 bodies used for $140 to $285 each. 6 - 12 mp. They all take AA batts. they had 1200 to 4000 shutter releases whis is low. I may buy a few more bodies to stock. The reason I have so many bodies is Pentax crapped out of the AA battery option. So I have to protect my interests. I'll never but a newer Pentax unless it runs on AA's....NEVER!
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
The reason I have so many bodies is Pentax crapped out of the AA battery option. So I have to protect my interests. I'll never but a newer Pentax unless it runs on AA's....NEVER
man you look pretty pissed about the AA's..i like them...but didn't the k5 have an adaptor for AA's?
i think they can be a lifesaver and last looooonnggg...but stocking on "old" cameras just because of that seems a litle extreme...
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QuoteOriginally posted by causey Quote
Great database! There are K-7s with over 200K...

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QuoteOriginally posted by marosari00 Quote
Great database! There are K-7s with over 200K...
The thing is how does one know whether those numbers are real or not as there no data control and verification at all. Nothing prevents me to put 1,000,000 if I wanted too....
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QuoteOriginally posted by slackercruster Quote
I don't know. I bought 5 bodies used for $140 to $285 each. 6 - 12 mp. They all take AA batts. they had 1200 to 4000 shutter releases whis is low. I may buy a few more bodies to stock. The reason I have so many bodies is Pentax crapped out of the AA battery option. So I have to protect my interests. I'll never but a newer Pentax unless it runs on AA's....NEVER!
The K-R uses an AA battery adapter that costs about $8 on eaby. So you could buy a K-R. If you get a grip you could use a K-7 or a K-5, as they both use the same grip. The K-5/K-7 grip uses 6 AA batteries though. Pentax has you covered for AA batteries through the use of a battery grip. Thinking about it, You could get a Nikon D300s and grip, but that uses 8 AA batteries.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ducdao Quote
The thing is how does one know whether those numbers are real or not as there no data control and verification at all. Nothing prevents me to put 1,000,000 if I wanted too....
Ive got a feeling the vast majority are genuine since I have a D300 which im pretty sure has gone past the 500,000 barrier
and still running flawlesly. Ive not checked the camera itself but I keep my images from different Cameras on seperate hardrives.
The one I keep my pics from the D300 also has pics from an Olympus but not that many from Olympus and last I noticed there was
over 750,000 pics on there. Thats some going ! this is kinda why i said earlier that I beleive none use causes more harm than heavy use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
AS others have said, the shutter is rated to 100,000 actuations, but not the other components. .

This rating is where the shutter is guaranteed to be within specification. It is not life expectancy....
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My K10D is over 30K shots and still going. My only issue is that outside in warm, sunny weather, I will get write errors. I suppose I could send it in for fixing but I have found that even a little shade prevents this from happening so unless it becomes a regular problem, i'm not sending it in. Hiking in the woods is fine. The problem seems to be out in the open like cars shows and on the water. I can work around it easily.
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