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7D shutter count
« on: July 09, 2013, 03:18:52 PM »
With the announcement of the new 70D and it being a plastic body/not weather sealed, I'm inclined to go the route of a 7D. With that said, I might be interested in a used 7D while we all wait for the 7D mkii timing/details.

My question is with regards to shutter count. Is there a specific number of shutter activation that I should be wary of with a used 7D body? 15k? 30k?

Thanks!


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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2013, 04:59:51 PM »
Canon rates it for 150,000 actuations.
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 12:14:53 AM »
A failure can happen any time.  Heat is the big enemy of shutters, as is shock and vibration.  The life is likely calculated by a reliability engineer.  They look at the component count, and if info is available for similar designs.  Occasionally, things have lasted as long as they predicted.
 
When buying used, you can't know the actual history, so you have to go by the seller, and why he is selling it.  A camera that is frequently carried in a car trunk would be one I'd stay away from, for example.  The high temperature on a sunny day will wear out things much more quickly that at say 80 degree.

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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 12:30:38 AM »
A failure can happen any time.  Heat is the big enemy of shutters, as is shock and vibration.  The life is likely calculated by a reliability engineer.  They look at the component count, and if info is available for similar designs.  Occasionally, things have lasted as long as they predicted.
 
When buying used, you can't know the actual history, so you have to go by the seller, and why he is selling it.  A camera that is frequently carried in a car trunk would be one I'd stay away from, for example.  The high temperature on a sunny day will wear out things much more quickly that at say 80 degree.

You can find out the shutter count but not if it was left in the heat that's for sure.

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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 12:36:50 AM »
consider Nikon has longer shutter life than Canon  :-*

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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2013, 08:14:52 AM »
I tried a few resources yesterday and I couldn't find a program or website that would give me the sitter count on a 7d.  I have used astro jargon before, but alas, not compatible with the 7d.

Anyone want to point me in the right direction?
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2013, 08:48:50 AM »
I have used astro jargon before, but alas, not compatible with the 7d.

The Mac version of that worked fine for my 7D, when I was selling it a while back.  There's also a new app on the Mac App Store that works for the 7D.
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Re: 7D shutter count
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2013, 09:03:26 AM »
With the announcement of the new 70D and it being a plastic body/not weather sealed, I'm inclined to go the route of a 7D. With that said, I might be interested in a used 7D while we all wait for the 7D mkii timing/details.

My question is with regards to shutter count. Is there a specific number of shutter activation that I should be wary of with a used 7D body? 15k? 30k?

Thanks!
My three-years-young 7D has about 65k, and is still going strong.

I wouldn't worry about it too much, unless you plan to shoot a lot. My understanding from this and other fora is that a replacement shutter is under or around $300. Not a terrible price to pay to keep a good camera going.
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2013, 09:05:28 AM »
I tried a few resources yesterday and I couldn't find a program or website that would give me the sitter count on a 7d.  I have used astro jargon before, but alas, not compatible with the 7d.

Anyone want to point me in the right direction?
I have Macs at home, and this one worked fine for my 7D:

Canon Shutter Actuation App for Mac

Plenty of others out there if you Google for "Canon EOS Shutter Count".
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2013, 09:18:38 AM »
I tried a few resources yesterday and I couldn't find a program or website that would give me the sitter count on a 7d.  I have used astro jargon before, but alas, not compatible with the 7d.

Anyone want to point me in the right direction?
I have Macs at home, and this one worked fine for my 7D:

Canon Shutter Actuation App for Mac

Plenty of others out there if you Google for "Canon EOS Shutter Count".
Thanks.  I'll give it a look when I get home.  I only have Windows, but hopefully I'll find something
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2013, 12:40:21 PM »
I tried a few resources yesterday and I couldn't find a program or website that would give me the sitter count on a 7d.  I have used astro jargon before, but alas, not compatible with the 7d.

Anyone want to point me in the right direction?
I have Macs at home, and this one worked fine for my 7D:

Canon Shutter Actuation App for Mac

Plenty of others out there if you Google for "Canon EOS Shutter Count".
Thanks.  I'll give it a look when I get home.  I only have Windows, but hopefully I'll find something

It takes a bit of work but, for Windows, try this: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=1058019

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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2013, 12:47:54 PM »
Buy from a reputable dealer S/H most will give some kind of guarentee although Ebay has guarentees if you pay an extra charge.
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2013, 01:15:22 PM »
I used http://eoscount.com/ and had no issues.  I think they charge like $1.99 or something but it worked perfectly with my 7D.  :)
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2013, 01:42:45 PM »
The 7D refurbs can be found pretty low these days <1k. That's a pretty good deal for this tank.

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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 01:51:37 PM »
I was also interested in the counts of my 7D. I installed MagicLantern which shows you the shutter counts with 7D FW2.0.3.

Mine has now ~26K and as mentioned earlier it is specified for 150K. However, there is no guarantee as mentioned earlier. but you could also get one at Canon's refurbished store with one year limited warranty. Not sure when they will have their next sale.
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Re: 7D shutter count
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2013, 01:51:37 PM »