Shutter Actuations? (Buying Used)

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by bucky919, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. bucky919

    bucky919

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    Feb 9, 2008
    Minot, ND
    Ive been looking at getting a used Nikon D80 or maybe a D200 I haven't decided yet. How many shutter actuation is to much? Ive seen some in like the 15,000's. Is this something I should be worried about?

    Thanks,
    Ramsey
     
  2. leifw

    leifw

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    Jul 25, 2007
    Bozeman, MT
    I've got 42,000+ on mine and it's still going. Other folks report having more. My local camera says you should get at least 50K on a D80, if not much more.
     
  3. Bear78

    Bear78

    54
    Jul 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Nikon rates the D200 at 100,000 clicks.

    I don't know how accurate this site is but check this out: http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/nikon_d200.htm

    I've got 14,000 on my D200 and still going strong.
     
  4. I also believe the D80 is also rated to at least 100K clicks
     
  5. Bought my D200 off Ebay several months ago. I was pretty surprised when I checked the actuation count....and it was only 440. I figured the guy found something wrong with it and decided to get rid of it. But it's been working just fine. A D200 with 10,000 clicks still has a long life ahead of it!!
     
  6. Bear78

    Bear78

    54
    Jul 26, 2008
    Colorado
    Food for thought.


    From Nikon Support.com
    http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bi...3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXNodXR0ZXI*&p_li=&p_topview=1

    "There is no way to accurately tell the total number of times your camera shutter has released. While there are third party software applications designed to read a cameras shutter count, this number is not always accurate because the shutter release times may be reset by firmware updates, or reset in the Service department if certain parts are replaced or other operations are performed."
     
  7. rgordin

    rgordin

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    Jun 3, 2008
    Washington, DC
    Great! You have just killed any thought I had of buying used :frown:
     
  8. When you update the firmware....does that automatically "restart" the shutter count?
     
  9. Nope, it's 50K. The D300 is 150K I believe, and the D3 is 300K.
     
  10. Bear78

    Bear78

    54
    Jul 26, 2008
    Colorado
    It says it "Might"
     
  11. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    I have done firmware updates on D70, d200, d300 and it never changed the count. Service may resest it.
     
  12. leifw

    leifw

    472
    Jul 25, 2007
    Bozeman, MT
    It didn't on my D80 when I went to the 1.10 firmware.
     
  13. bucky919

    bucky919

    300
    Feb 9, 2008
    Minot, ND
    Thanks guys!!! For your input.
     
  14. It's about like buying a used car with 15,000 miles on the odometer.