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Shutter Life

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by dante, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Well, I have taken 10.576 pics in 3 months of my D80 ownership.
    In a year, it would be over 50.000.
    I read somewhere that shutter is somewhat guaranteed for about 50.000 shots.
    My questions are,
    What will happen if the shutter is already over 50k?
    Will I be able to replace the shutter once it's dead?
    Do you have any idea how much $ to replace the shutter?

    These questions are for my curiosity sake. I can always replace the camera once isn't useable anymore. But I prefer to stick with my D80, I will not sell it as It already has too much memory :)  and buy another Nikon for primary body.
  2. dsp921


    May 16, 2006
    The shutter isn't guaranteed to any count. Once the camera is out of warranty that's it. They do test them to various actuations, the count depends on the body, 50k sounds about right for the D80.
    The shutter can be replaced when/if it goes bad.
    I seem to remember the shutter replacement is $300-$400.
    Don't go by the tested numbers, your shutter maybe last 200k clicks, then again it may only last 30k. I wouldn't worry about it until it happens.
  3. paradiddle


    Jun 1, 2007
    Also with the price of memory dropping I would not allow my current inventory keep me from buying the body I really wanted.
  4. Oh well, it's not too expensive. Good to know.

    Thanks for the replies Guys!
  5. Oh and I won't rely on the numbers. I was just curious. :wink:
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