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

Started Dec 4, 2013 | Questions thread
edu T Senior Member • Posts: 1,174
Re: Is a "high" shutter count on new Df normal?

jkjond wrote:
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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.
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You got me wondering...

and now I think the process makes sense, as 250 shutter releases would take only 3 quarters of a minute @ the nominal 5.5 FPS rate.

Given that the poor technician on a wood stool would inspect the sensor only in the end and that the lingering suspect (from D600 times) is related to shutter/mirror lubrication, continuous shooting looks like an adequate testing procedure indeed, due to the unrelenting build-up of friction/heat/splash-ability on the shutter "clockwork", n'est-ce pas?

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