D50 with 3000 actuations. Is this a lot??

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  1. witters

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    I have been offered a D50 with just under 3000 actuations. Can anyone please tell me if his is a lot, and if not, how many should it do in it's lifetime?

    Any help much appreciated.
     
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    A quick look on google returned the opinion that a D50 should be good for 25000+ acutations. There is no definate figure on how many clicks at camera will do but it seems to me that 3000 on the D50 you have been offered is low.

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    3000 isn't that many.

    You'll find differing opinions on the net regarding the lifespan of the D50 ranging from about 10000 to 50000. Quite a few suggest it to be around 30000 - I wouldn't argue with that, after all it's not a pro grade camera. You'll see plenty of users getting 60k+ some will get 11k.

    I would say it depends on all sorts of things like where/how it's been used. If you use it in a studio all day then I would expect something at the high end. If like me you throw it around and shoot at wet windy locations getting it covered in sea water, and constantly changing lenses, throwing it in the back of the car etc then expect something at the lower end.

    My D50 has done about 10000 frames - maybe the end is in sight? :D
     
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    Thanks fellas!
     
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    Eep. I've taken over 1200 shots in two weekends with my 30D already. :eek:
     
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    Just done a bit of Google'ing, and looks as though Canon suggest the 400D is good for 50,000 acutations, whilst the 30D is good for 100,000 :eek:
     
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    once the shutter goes is it an expensive jo to get fixed? or does that mean upgrade to 40D :devil:
     
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    Mine is somewhere between 13 and 14 thousand since new in november, will be gutted if it packs up soon although that will make the upgrade to a D80 or D200 easier to explain !
     
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    how do you count the actuations on the D50 ?
     
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    Just set my camera on consecutive numbering soon after i got it, that way each file is a different number.

    Bill
     
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    If you look in the EXIF of a jpg photo with an EXIF viewer like Opanda it shows you the total shutter activations. This only works with an in camera jpg, not a converted RAW.

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