A7 III Timelapses - wearing down mechanical shutter

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indigoshrine Forum Member • Posts: 69
A7 III Timelapses - wearing down mechanical shutter

I am interested into getting more into timelapses, but wonder about the wear on the shutter. With frequent usage, this would quickly add up to the 200.000 actuations Sony 'commits' for the A7 III.

Background: I got the Move-Shoot-Move Tracking Rotator which normally I just use for Star Tracking. It also serves as a MSM rotator though (connected to camera hot shoe), which would support nice timelapses. Unfortunately, the rotation only works if silent mode in the camera is deactivated.  That means, while in still I can do timelapses with the a7's built-in timelapse function in silent mode, if I want to use it with the rotator I am stuck with the mechanical shutter.

Did a quick research in Google, and it seems the majority considers the wear negligible. Obviously, it is gear that is supposed to be used. I just try to weigh in if instead of wearing down the shutter, it might be more reasonable to just get a dedicated timelapse mount and then use the silent mode instead, without any further worries.

This is assuming that the limitation of having to deactivate silent mode is specific to the rotator I own. If however this is generally not possible without deactivating silent mode for these kind of devices, I assume there will be no other choice.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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