Average lifespan of shutter, that is ...


Link Posted 16/12/2009 - 01:38
How many pictures can you take .. say with a K200D before one would expect issues / servicing etc ... 5000, 20000, 100000? Any offers on advice .. would be very much appreciated!


Link Posted 16/12/2009 - 07:12
Not absolutely certain but I believe the quoted life is 100,000 shots

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Link Posted 16/12/2009 - 08:28
A very long time in film terms, but now we are shooting digital and so many more shots it just might be possible to get to 100,000 exposures and beyond. Of course a given shutter may last longer without attention, another one might give up sooner.

However, we upgrade quite frequently these days, so it's less likely that the first owner will ever find out.
Best regards, John



Link Posted 16/12/2009 - 09:17
Thank you very much .. this had to do with my earlier question of the difference between pro and non-pro systems .. Cheers.



Link Posted 16/12/2009 - 13:33
My first K200D was over 50.000 exposures when i finally sold. Only the voice of the actuation had changed a bit over the time.



Link Posted 16/12/2009 - 14:04
This probably the best indication you get, problem is though that everyone can fill something in.


Pentax K10D does pretty good till 1,000,000

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Last Edited by Anvh on 16/12/2009 - 14:05

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