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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:39 pm 
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so I might be buying a D200 + MB-200 off a guy (has 23,000 shutter actuations) and I wanted to know what do I have to do when it get to about 100,000?

100,000 is the average life span of its shutter right? so when it reaches that what do I do?

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Buy a D3.. :D

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haha. i wish.

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Well since that is some 77,000 actuations away I wouldn't worry for a couple of weeks :lol: and when you do get to it and it is still working carry on shooting.
There is an old saying here in the UK and probably elsewhere "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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Yea i would just use it til it dies.

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I know. I am not gonna send it in for 23,000 but when it does reach 100,000 - what? do i have to buy a new body?

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Not if it still works.. Personally i still don't like the idea of buying a used body or any used camera gear for that matter.

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Well if I am lucky I will be able to buy a new one. I will know by this weekend.

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I'd buy a used 40D if if it had less than 20,000 shutter releases (actuations w/e)

23,000ish is probably fine. Nikon will say 100,000 to be on the safe side anyway, so you might get 150,000 for all we know!

Its kind of like overclocking a processor (although to a lesser extent with different cpu stepping G0, G1 etc for the Q6600) some overclock well, some don't even if they are the same stepping, but just a different bit of silicon wafer.

So e.g. my E6600 gets from 2.4Ghz to 3.3Ghz, but others can get up to 4Ghz, some can't even reach 2.8Ghz.

So e.g. Some Nikon D200's can get 150,000 shutter releases, but others can get over 200,000, some can't even get to 125,000.

(see what I did there :P)

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I'm quite sure they can be replaced, at a cost of course. A guy on a Malaysian photography forum had his replaced for about RM700 I think. Thats works out to be about USD200.

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I bet by the time it finally does break north of 100K, there'll be a DSLR that's just as good for less than the $200 it costs to replace the shutter!


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well, $200 isn't that bad considering the fact the shutter is the literally the backbone of any DSLR, heck even film SLRs. If I were you I'd wait around a little longer, since the the dawn of the D300 the D200 has dropped almost $300 and it's still reclining. Yet it's your money......

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well i am gonna be ordering a new one in a couple days.

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Nathan wrote:
well i am gonna be ordering a new one in a couple days.


Lucky :lol:

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Ah, nice one Nathan - same with my 40D - although the company phoned me back and said it might be delayed a few days since they didn't have any 40D's left in stock.

Semi-Pro Buddies now huh lol!

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