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  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 10:46:18 4,300 posts
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    Whoever is selling it should be able to tell you the actuation count. I wouldn't buy it without finding that out, personally.
  • Tomo 9 Mar 2012 10:54:55 13,918 posts
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    I think 5DMk2s are a pig for finding out exact counts, but I will ask, definitely. What's a (dangerously) high shutter count?
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 11:02:27 4,300 posts
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    It's surely written into the metadata, no? The easiest way I've found (on Nikons and my Sony NEX) is to take a picture (jpeg not raw), upload straight to flickr without modifying it and check the EXIF under the Actions menu. There are probably easier ways.

    I've just bought a second-hand D700 (pretty much the Nikon equivalent of the 5Dii) with 9,000 actuations, which is fairly low. I'd have been happy with up to 30,000 I reckon as long as the price was lower. Much more than that and the camera will probably have been seriously put through it! Think the D700 is rated to 150k actuations - check for the 5Dii.

    Edited by monkman76 at 11:03:11 09-03-2012
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 11:07:31 4,300 posts
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    Quick google suggests 150k for the 5Dii also.

    If the shutter fails, it's not like the camera's bricked, pretty sure you can get a new shutter installed. For a price of course! But it's more the general wear and tear that I'd be worried about on a high shutter count model, and of course resale value would be greatly reduced.
  • Jeepers 9 Mar 2012 11:08:15 13,181 posts
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    How much did you pay for the d700 monk man?
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 11:12:43 4,300 posts
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    Well I paid a little over the odds actually, especially since they've reduced the MSRP (is that the right term?) over in the US, and Nikon Europe may soon follow suit. Got mine from Grays of Westminster as they offer a 1-year warranty - paid 1550. Could have got one with similar shutter count for about 1350-1400 probably on ebay, and I wonder if I should have. But at least I have some peace of mind.
  • Tomo 9 Mar 2012 11:18:15 13,918 posts
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    Ok. I know this one is Mint, it was more the internals I was concerned with. It also comes with a 6-month warranty. Having had my 40D's shutter fail on me, I'm very aware of ensuring I have a warranty for some time at least. The price of getting a shutter fixed is pretty high from what I can tell.

    Thanks for the pointers!
  • Jeepers 9 Mar 2012 11:22:18 13,181 posts
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    monkman76 wrote:
    Well I paid a little over the odds actually, especially since they've reduced the MSRP (is that the right term?) over in the US, and Nikon Europe may soon follow suit. Got mine from Grays of Westminster as they offer a 1-year warranty - paid 1550. Could have got one with similar shutter count for about 1350-1400 probably on ebay, and I wonder if I should have. But at least I have some peace of mind.
    That seems a pretty good price to me - and, like you say, the warranty peace of mind has to be worth a hundred quid.

    Am slightly jealous. I've been wanting to replace my d80 but new house and wedding has destroyed any chance of a new toy.
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 11:27:31 4,300 posts
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    Ah, see I've got my first nipper on the way any day now so I'm getting a final (relatively) guilt-free cash-spunking in before I have to be all sensible with money :)

    I did sell a D7000 and three DX lenses to fund it, in fairness. But then spunked all the surplus cash and more on a used 24-70 f2.8...
    /creams pants
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 11:29:13 4,300 posts
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    Tomo wrote:
    Ok. I know this one is Mint, it was more the internals I was concerned with. It also comes with a 6-month warranty.
    In that case you should be fine, I'd expect no more than 5000 clicks on the shutter if it's described as Mint. Definitely under 10k.
  • Tomo 9 Mar 2012 11:30:33 13,918 posts
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    Someone has reserved it, to look at it on Saturday :/. Be very surprised if they don't take it. The hunt continues...
  • monkman76 9 Mar 2012 11:32:59 4,300 posts
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    Shame, what was it selling for? (I have no interest don't worry :))
    Can't you get in there today?!
  • Tomo 9 Mar 2012 15:41:25 13,918 posts
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    1190. Nah, I can't. Guy told me I'll have to wait till the guy makes a decision on Saturday. It's fair enough, if I reserved one, I'd be pretty pissed if someone else bought it before I'd had a chance to get to the store.
  • El_MUERkO 22 Mar 2012 19:19:50 17,037 posts
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    http://www.engadget.com/2012/03/22/canon-eos-5d-mark-iii-review/

    Some nice sample shots, like the Silent Shooting mode but you know tools are going to complain about perverts using it.
  • cheeky_prawnking 22 Mar 2012 19:37:44 4,586 posts
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    What other reason could there be?
  • danathjo 23 Jul 2013 11:24:16 7,390 posts
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    Hey, hoping anyone can help out.
    Just hearing back from a crew in Hong Kong at the moment having trouble with thier 5D kit, basically it keep shutting itself down.

    It shows a symbol that kind of looks like a ladder and counts down from 4 and switches itself off..all the info i've got so far, any ideas? Condensation?
  • danathjo 23 Jul 2013 11:25:13 7,390 posts
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    Not as familier with the 5D as I am with other kit and google isn't helping yet
  • ram 23 Jul 2013 12:06:49 3,481 posts
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    phone an authorised canon repair centre they will probably know
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