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05-21-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Shutter count limit

My friends N***n DSLR reached 10000 shutter counts and died shortly after.
Apparently this was "normal" according to the local service guy.

My K-x has passed 13000. What numbers could I expect from it? Or from my new K30?

Anyone reached 100000+ ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by bassek Quote
My friends N***n DSLR reached 10000 shutter counts and died shortly after.
Apparently this was "normal" according to the local service guy.

My K-x has passed 13000. What numbers could I expect from it? Or from my new K30?

Anyone reached 100000+ ?

Seb
10000 seems very low. You mean 100000?

I hear that some surpassed 100000 and the camera keeps working.

With 13k it is still very low. No worries and keep shooting.
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No idea if they have the same shutter mechanism. The K-x has the loud shutter from the K20D and is good for 100.000 actuations.

My K-5 is now on 140.000!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bassek Quote
My friends N***n DSLR reached 10000 shutter counts and died shortly after.
Apparently this was "normal" according to the local service guy.

Seb
10000?!? Oh my, i recently passed 20000 on my k200d. I bought it used, about 17000 actuations, and expect it to serve me long and well! Few years ago manufacturers gave specs to shutterīs life, 50000 for lower level camīs, 100000 to upper and so on. Olympus e-3 was 150000.
I think, maybe little naivelly, that camerafactories would prefer to make shutters as good as possible. So, if i buy a new camera that dies under 50000 and serviceguy tries to tell me thatīs normal, i will write a letter with brimstone to a manufacturer!!
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N**n DSLRs have designed shutter life at least 100,000. I know a professional guy and his camera passed 250000 shutter counts and still working fine. Died on 10000 count would be considered very unlucky.
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