Is a "high" shutter count on new Df normal?

Started Dec 4, 2013 | Questions thread
jkjond Veteran Member • Posts: 8,667
Re: Is a "high" shutter count on new Df normal?

Luke Kaven wrote:

I suspect that in the context of issues involving Nikon's newer shutter designs, new units are subjected to more rigorous testing. I don't think you are getting refurbed or demo units. I think this is a new quality control regimen.

another thread seems to confirm it is working, i've not heard of anyone having problems so far.

But it does intrigue me - with so many units leaving the factory, is someone sat on a wooden stool at the end of a production line pressing the shutter release about 250 times, chimping the LCD then getting a loupe out to check the sensor for oil spots and maybe even a bit of front/back focus confirmation too? The logistics of testing are quite mind boggling.

Ah, I recall the days of my brand new Pentax ME Super with its little gold 'tested' sticker on it. I think Mr Pentax will have taken it home and shot a few of the cat to ensure all was well.

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