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Actuations 4 years 10 months ago #857

  • Christian Udarbe
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It has been a slow and quiet couple of days in the forums... :S

So, I'll just throw this up; Do you guys keep count of your total shutter actuations?

When I first started out, I didn't really know about the shutter lifespan, in my case for the Nikon D5000, it's around 100,000, so I just shot here and there.

Granted, even when I first started out, I have never sprayed and prayed, but now that I have the actuations in the back of my head, all the more I find or wait patiently for the best moments to take the shot of.

15 months into owning my D5000, I only garnered 9,213 shots (used Opanda to check my shutter actuations), so I still have a long ways to go before it supposedly dies (though there are reports of going over the life expectancy).

Sure one can't help but do trial and error every now and then when trying new things, but once again, with the actuations in the back of my head, I try and quickly learn those new techniques without wasting too much of my actuations. That to me, is another good thing about keeping the actuations in check in addition to the perfect moment shots.

But all these are just me and my opinion, so I'm curious what others think (plus it has been very quiet in the forums lately).

Let me know your thoughts on actuations :)

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Re: Actuations 4 years 10 months ago #858

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I wouldn´t give a thought to shutter actuations. Just shoot the pictures you want to shoot. Before it comes to the 100.000 shutter, you will have purchased a new camera. I´m sure about that :-)
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Re: Actuations 4 years 10 months ago #859

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My D5000 has around 16,500 (roughly). When talking about shutter life, some can fail early and some can go well over the specified life that the manufacturer has given out, so it really depends on how you use it. However you should be fine for a long time to come with only nine thousand on it.

Based on my math it would take you another 12.64 years to reach 100,000 shutter actuations.

9,000/15 = 600 average per month.

91,000/600 = 151.6 months.

151.6/12 = 12.64 years.

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Re: Actuations 4 years 10 months ago #867

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I also dont want my shutter to reach 100000 one day but also when I buy a camera brand new I cant help myself thats a must for me.
I just take it to continuous shoot and hit the shutter to hear that click sound for a minute

I Have to hear that sound. I cant help myself. Do anyone have any illness like mine:)
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Re: Actuations 4 years 10 months ago #953

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Serdar Dikdik wrote:
I Have to hear that sound. I cant help myself. Do anyone have any illness like mine:)

I do that, especially when I'm in my photo group and people want to hear it. I just bought my D700 in September and already have over 9000 on it.
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