>Consideing this forum covers more than one camera body..D1 >through 4 including some bodies with various letters like >H,X, and S in their names..this may be impressive.. > or not
(Blush)... you are correct of course. Thread topic updated.
I guess impressive is not the right word anyway, as I suspect there are regular sports and wedding shooters who pass that in 6 months. But doing this as a hobby, it was surprising to me.
Now the keepers... I'm just barely in 5 digits (11,247). And if I only kept the ones I should REALLY keep, I might lose another digit. things have sure changed since the film days, at that rate I'd keep 3 per role, and really should keep even less. I should have culled so firmly back then, and I wouldn't have boxes of negatives and old prints lying around.
I was surprised when my D1H shutter went a couple of years ago and had to be replaced. Then again, I had had it for 6 years or so at that point, and judging by the serial number (I bought it used originally) it was probably a 2003 model.
Hi Linwood, I had to send my D4 in for service. I was having trouble removing the lens. Before I sent it in, I checked the actuations and copied my settings to a CF card. It had over 365,000 on it. I received my D4 the day after they were released back in March of 2012.
While the body was in for service, I got a loaner through Nikon Professional Services. Since Jan. 3 to Jan. 20, I put over 11,000 actuations on it.
My body was delivered today. It will go back into service tomorrow and the loaner will go back to NPS.
>Hi Linwood, >I had to send my D4 in for service. I was having trouble >removing the lens. Before I sent it in, I checked the >actuations and copied my settings to a CF card. It had over >365,000 on it. I received my D4 the day after they were >released back in March of 2012.
>While the body was in for service, I got a loaner through >Nikon Professional Services. Since Jan. 3 to Jan. 20, I put >over 11,000 actuations on it.
Yeah, wish that they respected people who do a lot of Nikon photography (but it's not their primary occupation) to let us in.
After a little more than 1 year I had to send in my D1 for service. It had over one million shutter activations. Several years later when I had to send in my D2x it only had about 34,000 and yes they replaced the shutter. There really is no magic number, but generally they last a long time.
>After a little more than 1 year I had to send in my D1 for >service. >It had over one million shutter activations. >Several years later when I had to send in my D2x it only had >about 34,000 > and yes they replaced the shutter.
> >Wow, you must have REALLY liked the D1! > > >Linwood >
I was absolutely thrilled with my first DSLR. I soon gave away all my film cameras and related stuff.
We were shooting at least two Events per week and I was taking over 5,000 shots per day. Now that everyone has a "CameraPhone" and the Economy has tanked we only do three per year. Most were keepers simply because "capturing the moment" was much more important than producing "Art" pieces.