Actual shutter life of D850?

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crashwins Contributing Member • Posts: 928
Actual shutter life of D850?

It’s rated for 400k. But what’s actual usage yield? I’d guess people could be doing twice that, no?

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bikinchris
bikinchris Forum Pro • Posts: 21,604
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crashwins wrote:

It’s rated for 400k. But what’s actual usage yield? I’d guess people could be doing twice that, no?

Some cameras will get much higher actuation numbers and a some will get far fewer. You might find one that gets 900,000 before it dies. Another might die at 300,000.

The only way to find out is to shoot it until it does.

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patricksmith32 Contributing Member • Posts: 522
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The D850 is NOT rated for 400,000 only the D4, D4s, D5 and D6 are rated that high. I believe it’s rated for 200,000! So half of what you claimed, but no big deal. Honestly the truth is most go further than the life expectancy, some go much further and well others don’t even make the 200,000. So that’s why it’s not a spec it’s more of possible life expectancies! I’ve seen D3, D4, D5 bodies go for 700,000 or more on the original. The D850 is still getting to the point where we need more data, but I’ve seen them go to 250,000 and above. However I have not heard of one topping 300,000 but I wouldn’t be surprised if a few have. Fortunately it’s cheaper to replace the shutter on the D850 than it is on the D4s/D5. I’ve had to replace shutters before and they are typically $600 for D4/D5 and I believe they are about $330 for a D810/D850!

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It's rated 200K, and the actual life span varies. I added a battery grip around 100K for birding. And I noticed intermittent underexposed shots during AF-C 9 FPS with 1/2000 or faster about 150K, which also happened on my previous bodis like D700 around 60K. Even so the inspection carried by Nikon didn't indicate anything wrong with the shutter. I sold a D850 just before 190K.

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nathany Contributing Member • Posts: 823
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and still kicking.... I may need to get prepared

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ARClark
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Mine just died at 127K actuations, but it could have resulted from dropping the camera in fine sticky sand on a coastal dune a couple years ago.  While I took care to clean it, salt and/or some sand grains may have worked their way inside, possibly contributing to the problem.

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T O Shooter Forum Pro • Posts: 10,841
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The tested or expected shutter count is not a guarantee. Primeshooter lost his D810 shutter at just under 32000.  Likely not typical, but it happens.

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T O Shooter wrote:

The tested or expected shutter count is not a guarantee. Primeshooter lost his D810 shutter at just under 32000. Likely not typical, but it happens.

Yeah that was a bummer! Way too good a camera to let it die...it got a nice new shutter.

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