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Buying a canon 5d Mark II with 120 000 shutter actuations? [duplicate]

Would you consider buying a used canon 5d Mark II in mint condition with 120 000 shutter actuations for 500$? The seller is a nice lady, she is a professional phototographer. Here are some photos of ...
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How significant are 14000 shutter actuations for Canon 6D? [duplicate]

I'm an amateur photographer. I am an APS-C camera owner and I'm willing to upgrade to a FF body. There is a shop in my neighborhood offering a second-hand Canon Eos 6d for €1150, with a four-year ...
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When is a camera 'worn'? [duplicate]

How many frames does a 'worn' camera have on its back? 10,000? More? Less? When should you decide not to buy a used camera, frame-wise? My girlfriend and I shoot something like 3000 frames a month. ...
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How many shutter actuations are too many? [duplicate]

I would like to upgrade my Canon 5D to a 5D Mark III but I'm also on a budget. I got interesting offers from photographers upgrading to the 5D Mark IV, the problem is the shutter counts are well above ...
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What happens when the shuttercount of my DSLR is too high? [duplicate]

Yesterday I bought my first DSLR, a used Canon EOS Rebel T5 with a lot if accessories. It has been used 15 times, and I think I’m gonna take a lot of pictures with it, but what happens when I take too ...
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How many shots is considered “much” for Nikon DSLR body? [duplicate]

I'm into purchasing used DSLR Nikon body, and I see that number of shots advertised is anywhere between 5k and 250k. My question is, how much does this number relate to the overall quality and ...
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After how many shots is a camera considered old? [duplicate]

Many sell used EOS cameras and the number of shots vary a lot. People I have talked to tend to stay away from cameras that have more than 10.000 shots. Given that on a shoot I make an average of 200 ...
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How much does it cost to replace a DSLR shutter?

I own a Nikon D5000 and I've read in numerous places that the earliest part that fails in a DSLR is the shutter. This is rated to 100,000 actuations, and since there are weeks when I shoot 1000 pics, ...
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What are shutter actuations?

I was just reading the question How many actuations are "too many actuations"? and trying to figure out what a shutter "actuation" actually is. The only thing I can guess is that it's the number of ...
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Why is the number of shutter cycles so low?

I see that according to the Nikon's website, "the shutter of the D3S and D3X has been tested for 300,000 cycles". At the same time, some professional photographers can make much more than one ...
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What should I look out for when buying a second-hand DSLR body?

I'm considering buying a DSLR from a friend. I've read the used lens question elsewhere on this site, but I was wondering what I should look at on the body to assess the condition?
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Is zero shutter count normal for a new camera?

I just bought a new Nikon D7000 to gift to someone, as always, I tested its shutter count using Exif info and to my surprise it had zero shutter counts, and it seems my test photo was its first. When ...
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Does using a camera with very high shutter actuations have any side effects?

My friend has an old Canon 300D which he recently inherited. I heard him take a picture with it and I noticed how sluggish the mirror flipping sounded, even @ 1/250. Perhaps the sound is best ...
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Can a DSLR still shoot video after the shutter dies?

I bought a used Canon t3i and after searching on internet I read about shutter count so I installed magic lantern and I found out it is at 87k and after using it for a year now it is 92k, I'm a ...
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Life expectancy of an electronic shutter

I just came into concerning about the shutter life of a DSLR. The two curtains gradually wear and tear along with a number of up down movements, right? But, what about a non-mechanical shutter, ...