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EOS 5D Mark III High Shutter Count

Rudedesign573
Apprentice

Is 300,000 of great concern for a Canon 5D Mark iii, used of course, and the high shutter count concerns mea bit. 

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deebatman316
Mentor

The 5D Mark III has a rated shutter life span of 150,000 clicks. The camera has a lot more clicks than the rated life span of the shutter. It is possible that the shutter can go out anytime with a high shutter count. Its your choice if you purchase or not.

-Demetrius

40D, 5D IV, EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

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That’s my concern. I get that it could happen at even less but at that high count it has me worried a bit. Thank you.

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deebatman316
Mentor

The 5D Mark III has a rated shutter life span of 150,000 clicks. The camera has a lot more clicks than the rated life span of the shutter. It is possible that the shutter can go out anytime with a high shutter count. Its your choice if you purchase or not.

-Demetrius

40D, 5D IV, EF 16-35mm F/2.8L III, EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II, EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM, EF 50 F/1.8 STM

430EX III-RT & 600EX II-RT

That’s my concern. I get that it could happen at even less but at that high count it has me worried a bit. Thank you.

shadowsports
Elite

Greetings,

This is an age-old question and topic of discussion. Is shutter count a single actuation, bulb or movie mode.  Are you really at 300K?  Indeed this body could be at somewhat higher risk of failure, but no one can predict this. Given its age, I'd skip, but no one can make this choice but you.    

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


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