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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2014, 06:58:56 PM »
I take about 78,000 pictures every year with my T3i. I read that entry-level DSLRs can take about 150,000 pictures. I have had mine for about two years. So, it may have taken over 150,000 pictures. Should I sell it and get a new one now?

My Canon 6D has 250,000 shutter actuations right now, in just over a year of use.

Why so many? Star trail & time-lapse photography. I was also doing in-depth battery testing for an article on battery performance, so I used the 6D to conduct the tests.

In short, the shutter rating is a warranty thing and it also serves as a marketing tactic.

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=19066

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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2014, 06:58:56 PM »

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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #46 on: January 15, 2014, 06:33:35 AM »
My Canon 6D has 250,000 shutter actuations right now, in just over a year of use. Why so many? Star trail & time-lapse photography.

Good to know the 6d keeps running :-) ...rumor is the shutter speed used (very fast = bad) has an influence on shutter wear, though atm I really wouldn't know about this since there were so diverging opinions on this.

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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2014, 11:21:45 PM »
Convert it to an IR camera.  I love IR photography and I'd get one soon. 
Some pictures of my favorite IR pics...

http://versi.myinfrared.com/

You can also use it as a backup.  If you're like me, you won't sell a camera which gave you a lot of memories already.  At best, if it were me, I'd look for a person who's totally in love with photography but is unable to do so due to lack of funds. That way, your camera will still be cherished till its life's end.

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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2014, 06:44:28 AM »
I hope your rotating lens hood is serving you well :P

This. I am very interested to hear how the petal hood turned out.
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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #49 on: April 15, 2014, 11:37:58 AM »
Here is some interesting information about this subject from a Canon repair tech.  http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/aywqq/im_a_canon_dslr_repair_technician_questions/

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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2014, 11:55:44 AM »
Here is some interesting information about this subject from a Canon repair tech.  http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/aywqq/im_a_canon_dslr_repair_technician_questions/
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Re: Get a new camera every 150,000 pictures?
« Reply #50 on: April 15, 2014, 11:55:44 AM »