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« on: September 05, 2014, 18:19 »
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I was thinking of taking a lot time lapse sequences (for fun and learning not necessarily stock at the moment) and want to know what people think about camera wear. Is it something to be concerned about or not.

I have a 5d MkII as my main camera and a 300D (Rebel) sitting in the draw gathering dust.  The 5dMk 2 seems to be overkill if I'm going to resize down to HD video resolution. Seemed like it might be a good use of the 300D to eventually send it to its grave.

From the web it quotes 40,000 shutter life for the 300D and 150,000 for the 5dMkII. How much is it to repair a "worn out" shutter ?

   


« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 20:27 »
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Given that you can buy another 300D off of ebay for less than $100 I'd just use it. Shoot lapses until you fry the shutter (really, who knows how long it will last) then replace it as needed. I doubt Canon would actually repair a broken shutter on t anyways, they would just send you a different camera.


« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2014, 21:06 »
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Time lapse will cause a lot of damaged pixels as well.

« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2014, 06:43 »
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What about using live view ?

« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2014, 20:47 »
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The shutter on my D700 went while it was still under warranty and Nikon replaced it - maybe at 20K - way less than it's rated for - no problems since. It seemed to be an easy repair. Maybe check out a Canon forum and see what people have to say.

« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2014, 22:38 »
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If you're like me, your interest in time lapse photography will wear out long before your shutter will.

I think you should be able to create pans and zooms within your time-lapse if you have larger original file sizes. One advantage of shooting big.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2014, 22:52 by Zeus »

« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2014, 00:32 »
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If you're like me, your interest in time lapse photography will wear out long before your shutter will.

I think you should be able to create pans and zooms within your time-lapse if you have larger original file sizes. One advantage of shooting big.

Amen


 

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