Survey: shutter longevity - has yours died yet?

Started Apr 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
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NZ Scott
NZ Scott Veteran Member • Posts: 4,655
Survey: shutter longevity - has yours died yet?

Hey kids,

Over the years I've read quite a few comments in these forums about shutter longevity, with various claims made that some models will last 50,000 activations (e.g., Olympus PEN models) and that some will last more than 100,000 (Olympus OM-D, Panasonic GHx).

I have two questions:

1) Firstly, has anyone actually managed to wear out a shutter?

2) If not, then what is your camera model and shutter count?

I ask this question because I suspect that most of us don't even reach 50,000, which renders the whole issue of shutter longevity to be pretty moot.

To answer my own questions:

1) No.

2) Olympus E-P3 .... 36,500, which works out at about 1200 shots a month (I bought the camera in August 2011).

I should mention that, since my three-month safari through African dust and sand last year, my E-P3's shutter sounds like a coffee grinder - but it's still going strong.


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