Sat 22-Dec-12 02:15 AM | edited Sat 22-Dec-12 02:16 AM by NikonMark37814
Was out with a friend and we were each using our D2x or in his case a Xs body. When we were done for the evening and after reviewing images his camera had over 200,000 on it, which I find amazing! What's the most you've put on your camera? For me it's 51,000 on my D2H.
I remember reading a post on Nikonians a few years ago about an F5 that was in for a CLA at Nikon Germany. It had 1.2 million shutter cycles.
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I received my D4 on March 16. As of today, Dec. 27, it had 190,000 actuations. I said "had" because I dropped it off the tripod from shoulder level today along with the 200-400 mm VR. They broke in half with a fair amount of damage at the mounts. Needless to say, it was a lousy day here. Tomorrow, I will have to deal with the insurance adjuster and see where I have to go from here. Hopefully NPS and State Farm will make this tolerable.
Back to the question, I replaced two shutters on two D300 bodies at around 210,000 actuations each. One of them was up to around 300,000 when I received the D4 and hasn't had much use since.
Yes, I had just checked the actuations. I think the last time I took the time to check, the actuation count was around 120,000, so it is not that common that I check it. The night before, the actuation count was 189,121. Yesterday, I shot 900 images of bighorn sheep chasing each other and banging heads during the rut. 190,000+
I live in Jackson Hole, WY so I get plenty of chances to photograph both wildlife and landscapes. I go out usually in the morning and again in the afternoon on most days. When there is action, I shoot heavy. My count is usually higher than landscape and macro shooters. The D4 is great because it shoots fast and has a generous buffer. Also, I shoot a lot of panoramic images, so to get one composite, I often shoot three or four sets of eight to twelve images.
Today will be a busy one for me. I hope all of this works out.
Sat 29-Dec-12 08:18 PM | edited Sat 29-Dec-12 08:21 PM by ZoneV
I never used to keep track, as the D1X/H don't have a way for the user to check the shutter count as on newer cameras.
But after having the shutter in my D1H replaced in 2011, I started keeping track on a spread sheet.
Since mid 2011, I've logged roughly 6,000 frames on the D1H, and just short of 5,000 frames since then on the D1x. I don't have data from before this. These numbers might increase by 1.5x in the next few weeks, though...
>Al, > >If you'd like to, you can get shutter actuations by >downloading any of the EXIF readers, OPANDA is free and will >give you detail information about your shots and your camera's >shutter clicks. > >Simply import/open one of your more recent JPEGS and scroll >down to the bottom of the file and you'll see the clicks. > >Hope this helps. > >Bob
Thanks, but like other methods/tools of checking shutter count, it apparently doesn't work with D1-series models (and some Canons, supposedly).
Interesting to see how many photos different people shoot.
Here are my figures (including some of my Nikon pro film bodies): F100 (bought used in 2004, so total number is unknown to me): 2880 F6 (Bought used in 2011, so total number is unknown to me): 756 F6 (Bought new in end of 2006): 4824 D3 (Bought new mid 2008): 12894
These days my F100 doesn't see much use anymore. When I bought the first F6 I fell in love with the camera and its performance. The build quality, battery performance with the grip, matrix metering with Nikkor Ai lenses, capturing exif data in a file and printing the same information between the frames etc. was so much better than the F100, that I almost always reaches for the F6 instead. Last year I bought a second F6 used to have the possibility to shoot two different kinds of film (typically slide and b/w film) at the same time.
The D3 was primarily bought for wildlife photography, but I don’t do that much anymore, so it doesn’t see as much use as I thought it would.
Sun 30-Dec-12 09:06 PM | edited Sun 30-Dec-12 09:07 PM by KnightPhoto
I have 10,500 actuations on my eight-month old D4 and 3,300 on my two-month old D800E. As I am now over my honeymoon period with the D800E, am reverting back to my D4 for more and more of my shooting. The D4 delivers time after time for me particularly in my two main genres of Theatre (extreme low light) and Birding (extreme fps, buffer, AF speed, and typically also low light).
My predecessor cameras at time of sale: D300 had 72,000 and D700 35,000 actuations.
My trusty (and neglected) D7000 has 20,500 actuations and my reliable V1 has 2,750 (am very happy with some recent V1 images).