Original 12.8mp 5d thoughts.

Started Jan 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
gipper51
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Re: Original 12.8mp 5d thoughts.
In reply to jburrows500, Jan 31, 2013

jburrows500 wrote:

Although the owner said it was used for family use, non-pro, I looked at the flash shoe as a guide to how much use it received. The one I purchased had almost no paint worn off.. I figured it wasn't used much.. I was very happy.

I would not use the hotshoe as a determination of how much use a camera has had.  It's not an accurate guage.  Some people never use flash or mount accessories on the hotshoe.  I've seen cameras with over 100K actuations have pristine hotshoes because the hotshoe is NEVER used.

On the flip side, my 5D with about 11K actuations and looks practically new, has a "broken-in" hotshoe because I'm a frequent flash user when I do use the camera.  In fact, my 5D's hotshoe paint started wearing off after only a few dozen times of mounting my flashgun.

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