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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 05:51:00 AM »

Glad it is sorted, but there goes your excuse to upgrade!


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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2014, 05:51:00 AM »

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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2014, 10:39:04 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers, Graham.


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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2015, 02:23:51 PM »
I have a 60D with about 100,000 actuations on the shutter. Everything still works, but there appears to be no difference in exposure from 1/500 of a second to 1/8000 of a second. It opens and closes, slower shutter speeds seem OK, but fast seems to be stuck around 1/500.

Fyi: The failing shutter on my 60d magically self-repaired :-)

It was getting stuck after ~10 frames, resulting in an err80 crash and the whole buffer gone, i.e. not saved to the card at all. But: After I stubbornly kept shooting with it, it now works just fine again no questions asked :-).

I dunno if it has to do with the temperature, now it's summer time over here and the +20deg celsius difference might account for the shutter working again?

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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2015, 08:49:12 PM »
Hi Marsu.
It is great that it seems to have cured itself, but will you ever trust it for important work? I'm not sure I could without it having actually been repaired.

Cheers, Graham.

I have a 60D with about 100,000 actuations on the shutter. Everything still works, but there appears to be no difference in exposure from 1/500 of a second to 1/8000 of a second. It opens and closes, slower shutter speeds seem OK, but fast seems to be stuck around 1/500.

Fyi: The failing shutter on my 60d magically self-repaired :-)

It was getting stuck after ~10 frames, resulting in an err80 crash and the whole buffer gone, i.e. not saved to the card at all. But: After I stubbornly kept shooting with it, it now works just fine again no questions asked :-).

I dunno if it has to do with the temperature, now it's summer time over here and the +20deg celsius difference might account for the shutter working again?
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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2015, 06:10:57 AM »
It is great that it seems to have cured itself, but will you ever trust it for important work? I'm not sure I could without it having actually been repaired.

No, I definitely don't trust it - and I wouldn't with any camera that had a shutter hiccup, ever.

But I'm just using the 60d for fun now to shoot myself silly w/ handheld macros of moving objects which have an extremely low keeper rate. As the shutter was essentially broken, this feels like a free camera now and I have to say it's a joy to simply snap away no matter what the shutter count. With my precious and expensive 6d, I'm much more hesitant to burn 1000 shutter cycles to get 10 good pictures :-o

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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2015, 06:36:34 AM »
It is great that it seems to have cured itself, but will you ever trust it for important work? I'm not sure I could without it having actually been repaired.

No, I definitely don't trust it - and I wouldn't with any camera that had a shutter hiccup, ever.

But I'm just using the 60d for fun now to shoot myself silly w/ handheld macros of moving objects which have an extremely low keeper rate. As the shutter was essentially broken, this feels like a free camera now and I have to say it's a joy to simply snap away no matter what the shutter count. With my precious and expensive 6d, I'm much more hesitant to burn 1000 shutter cycles to get 10 good pictures :-o
Glad it works. You can have it with you all the time for snapshots. You can even keep it in the car (somewhere hidden of course provided that the lens is not an expensive one). Or you can use it for timelapses.

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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2015, 09:32:41 AM »
Or you can use it for timelapses.

Even if the shutter starts having issues again, I'll use it for focus stacking (in live view = less shutter movement) as this was the #1 shutter killer for my 60d ... a hdr macro equals at least ~20+ shots times 3, and you have to re-shoot it some times to be on the safe side as sometimes small things go wrong and you only realize when back at home.

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Re: failing shutter on 60D
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2015, 09:32:41 AM »