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Old 24-03-2010, 12:12 PM
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Omaroo (Chris Malikoff)
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That's not very good Steve - and is well short of (half) what I'd accept as a baseline figure for number of shutter actuations.

Here's and interesting paragraph from a user on Flickr:

Canon USA recently provided me with the shutter life rating figures for the Rebel T1i, XSi and XS bodies (below). These were previously not disclosed by Canon - The 50D-matching values from this low end model surprised me. While some of us have no trouble shooting 100,000 frames in a year, this number of frames would represent multiple lifetimes for others.

Model Shutter Durability Rating
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D 50,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D 50,000
Canon EOS 50D 100,000
Canon EOS 40D 100,000
Canon EOS 30D 100,000
Canon EOS 20D 50,000
Canon EOS 7D 150,000
Canon EOS 5D Mark II 150,000
Canon EOS 5D 100,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 300,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark III 300,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N 200,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark III 300,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark II 200,000
LOL! My old Nikon F's each have well in excess of a million actuations each and are still going strong - far in excess of their conservatively "rated" figures. If I were still into film they'd still be used every day. They don't make them like they used to... Truth be known, the newer Nikon DSLRs are probably no better than the Canons in this regard either.
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