Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Highlighted
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

My camera is only 15 months old and needed a shutter replacement, should the camera be replaced with a new EOS 70D? It is under warranty.

Highlighted
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 7
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

Actually a 15 month old digital camera is over 40% of its life expectancy, as with all things considered it's running in three year cycles. Shutters are good to 120-150k on average.
Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 7,038
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

Product life cycle and product life expectancy are two different things.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
Highlighted
Reputable Contributor
Posts: 790
Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

[ Edited ]

The age of your camera is not really a factor, aside from the warranty considerations.

 

Used hard to take a whole lot of shotsand/ or to shoot a lot of long videos, it's possible a shutter might wear out and need replacement in fairly short time period. Typical shutter "life expectancy" for a 70D would be around 100,000 shutter cycles. This is not a guarantee by any means, just an average or mean time before failure (MTBF). Some cameras might see less, particularly if used to shoot a lot of video which requires the shutter be held open for longer periods of time, making some of the components work harder and probably heat up more. Other cameras often go well beyond the MTBF projection.

 

Normally it's a lot less expensive to replace a shutter than to replace the entire camera if all that happened is the shutter failed. You must have an extended warranty of some sort, since Canon's factory warranty is just 12 months.   

 

***********
Alan Myers

San Jose, Calif., USA
"Walk softly and carry a big lens."
GEAR: 5DII, 7D(x2), 50D(x3), some other cameras, various lenses & accessories
FLICKR & PRINTROOM 

 





Highlighted
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

Well, there is a story. I bought a 60 D, the part in the camera that allows the battery to converse with it stopped working, canon replaced it, 6months later the same repair occured, so they said they could not repair it so they replaced the camera with a 70D and gave me 2year warranty. Thankyou for replying.

Highlighted
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

Thankyou for yor reply.

Highlighted
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

Thankyou for your reply.

Highlighted
Occasional Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-08-2015

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

I don't take videos, just photos of what is around me on my property. Thankyou for your reply. 

Highlighted
VIP
Posts: 13,186
Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: My EOS 70 D needed a shutter replacement because light entered the photographs.

WOW, You lost three cameras in a row?  That is pretty unlucky, I'd say!  Is there some unusual circumstances you shoot under?

EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and several lenses!
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement