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Often with my current camera, I shoot as many shots as I can for a given scene and then end up whatever comes out best. I've easily put 100,000+ on my current (non SLR) camera. My question is, is it not a good idea to do this with an SLR? Is it likely to die sooner if I end up taking so many shots so quickly? I know that this varies from camera to camera and different people get different results, but generally is it a good idea to not worry about things like that or is it something to take into consideration when shooting?..

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DSLR shutters have a life expectancy which I have heard quoted as anything from 20,000 shots to 100,000++. Clearly the pro models have the better life expectancy. Shutters can be replaced, but not cheaply. I imagine that the mirror mechanism will also go eventually as well..

Your non-DSLR may have an electronic shutter which would explain why it still works. It probably has a lot less moving parts than a DSLR..

I think that the other reason against basing your photography on multiple shots of the same scene is that it stops you developing an eye for the best composition which you definitely need to do in order to improve. It also greatly simplifies the selection process on your computer.Chris R..

Comment #1

Shutters can be replaced, but not.

Cheaply. I imagine that the mirror mechanism will also go eventuallyas well..

Chris R.

Do you have any idea how much it might cost? Just an approximate guess?..

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I would guess more than $150 and less than $500. You could always contact a manufacturer and ask for a quote.Chris R..

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I think you'd want to replace it with a new model sooner than it could die on you..

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Gf84 wrote:.

Often with my current camera, I shoot as many shots as I can for agiven scene and then end up whatever comes out best. I've easily put100,000+ on my current (non SLR) camera. My question is, is it not agood idea to do this with an SLR?.

No, it's just not a good idea for the sake of good photography. Instead of shooting away and hoping for something good, take the time to analyze the scene and get the most interesting shots. Better to come away with 2 or 3 WOW shots, than 100 'nice' or worse shots...

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MICHAEL_61 wrote:.

I think you'd want to replace it with a new model sooner than itcould die on you..

I think you're propably right. 20,000 didn't sound like a lot to me at first but I calculated about how many I make and it should be ok for a few years. At least until I'll want to upgrade like you said...

Comment #6

.. take however many pictures you want, and not worry about it. In the end, it's the image that counts, not how you many frames it took you to get it..

Last time I looked, shutter replacements were running $200-$300 not a big deal, when you think about all the money you are saving on film and processing...

Cheers,Paulhttp://upstatephotographers.com..

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