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BigWaveDave Registered since 08th Dec 2011Mon 23-Jan-12 02:38 AM
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"Just checked shutter activations on refurb"


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Just bought a refurbished D7000. Checked the exif...has 1,500 shutter activations. A little more than I expected!

I understand a refurb is not new...most likely warranty repaired. I was feeling like I got a good deal, but want to make sure it is totally functional.

Can anyone offer ideas or a checklist for verifying complete functional operation?

  

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blw Moderator Awarded for his high level of expertise in various areas Nikonian since 18th Jun 2004Mon 23-Jan-12 08:39 AM
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#1. "RE: Just checked shutter activations on refurb"
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Richmond, US
          

1500? Why would you expect less? That's less than 2% of the design life.

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RLDubbya Registered since 24th Dec 2011Mon 23-Jan-12 10:31 AM
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I routinely shoot 300 images in an hour session - easily. If it's an action oriented event that I'm covering, I'll shoot 1500-2000 images in an hour.

By that marker, you purchased a very lightly used body.

  

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Mon 23-Jan-12 11:06 AM
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Joanna, US
          

I would believe that if it was refurbished by Nikon all operation areas were checked before it was released. If it has a 30/90 day warranty go out and shoot a lot of pictures using the various functions. As others have said, 1,500 is not much.

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Mon 23-Jan-12 11:53 AM
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Refurbished cameras have to pass the same rigorous quality tests as a new camera. It's functionally equivalent to a new camera, except for the number of shutter activations and possible physical marks/scuffs, etc. In fact, refurbished cameras have gone through the quality checks twice so they have more quality assurance time than new cameras.

The first 10-days with my D7000 racked up 1,500 images.

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Sun 29-Jan-12 01:50 AM
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Sun 29-Jan-12 01:51 AM by PAStime

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>In fact, refurbished
>cameras have gone through the quality checks twice so they
>have more quality assurance time than new cameras.

Hello,

I have read this before and it sounds intuitive. But do we have any evidence this is what happens with refurbished equipment?

If it does happen, how extensive are the checks as compared with a newly manufactured camera? I would guess there would be fewer checks with a refurbished than with a new camera, especially since with a new camera there are likely checks on sub-components and the whole camera at various milestones during assembly.

If the refurbished camera required a repair, and that repair required dis-assembly and reassembly, then a calibration and checks would have been required.

If the refurbished camera was returned without any complaint from the customer that it was defective, I could imagine a cursory check and cleaning of fingerprints would be done. Again, that is just a guess.

I don't think this is not so simple.

In any case, a refurbished camera is a usually a good deal.

Peter

  

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#5. "RE: Just checked shutter activations - checklist"
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We have a checklist for a Used / New DSLR anchored in the D100/200/300 Forum. It should apply.

Here is a link:
http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=149&topic_id=151481&mesg_id=151481&page=


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mikesrc Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2009Thu 26-Jan-12 03:41 PM
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I bought a refurb last June it had 83 clicks and it has been perfect. As I understand they go through the testing and it just may have that it took that many clicks to make yours perfect. Not to worry because I'd bet it right.

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Vlad_IT Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Sep 2011Thu 26-Jan-12 07:20 PM
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Thu 26-Jan-12 07:29 PM by Vlad_IT

New Tampa, US
          

By the end of my first day of owning, testing and setting up a brand new D7000 i was about or over 1000 actuations. By the end of first week - close to 2000. three months later - over 8000.


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Future2001 Registered since 12th Jan 2012Fri 27-Jan-12 04:44 AM
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#8. "RE: Just checked shutter activations - checklist"
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I once bought a d5000 that had 5000 clicks. It was obviously an opened box item. I promptly returned it to the store.

1500 shouldn't be too much for a refurb.

  

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espeto68 Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2010Sun 29-Jan-12 03:48 PM
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#10. "RE: Just checked shutter activations - checklist"
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Oeiras, PT
          

Hi all,

I bought a refurbished D70S at B&H last november and it had around 1000 clicks, and that sound pretty new to me, consider an old model with a shorter life expected, like the D70S.

José

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fenris117 Registered since 18th Dec 2011Thu 02-Feb-12 02:32 AM
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haha, that's nothing. I racked up 15,000 in this past summer.

  

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