Shutter actuations

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  1. Carterb

    Carterb TPF Noob!

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    Looking in purchasing a used camera (a Canon 30d specifically) and was curious how many actuations is 'too much'. I know the Canon 30d has a shutter life is 100,000, since I reckon that 5,000 shutter actuations is a completely acceptable number?

    Any insights are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Ls3D

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    You mean 5,000? OR perhaps 50,000 - 50K, I don't know what to do with this number 5,00, but math is not my strong suite.

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    Ah, my mistake. 5,000 is the number.
     
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    Yep, i would say that is completely acceptable. :thumbup:
     
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    I wouldn't worry about the number of actuations on a camera unless it's like a really really high number (>30k). My D80 has about 15k on it and it's still as good as new.
     
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    5k is basically brand new. If it looks nice on the outside, I'd say it's fine for purchasing.

    Make sure it's cheaper than the price on B&H. (you'd be surprised)
     

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