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Shutter count for Canon 5D MarkII

Hi guys, just wondered if 21K is a good shutter count for a secondhand Canon 5D MarkII or is it not worth considering at all?Thanks for your help.

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Re: Shutter count for Canon 5D MarkII

The shutter mechanism should have a lot of life left in it; Canon rates the shutter assembly in this model as having a MTBF of 150K.  That doesn't guarantee that it won't fail before then (and of course the warranty on the camera is expired) but it does mean that the model has a very good chance of making it well past 150K actuations.

 

If the price is right and everything else checks out, I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.  It has to be at least close to 7 years old and maybe as old as 10 so it obivously wasn't used a lot.

 

Rodger

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Re: Shutter count for Canon 5D MarkII

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Shutter count for Canon 5D MarkII

Good luck with your purchase Monika and make sure that the camera gets the usage it deserves Smiley Happy

 

Between my 1DX and 1DX II bodies they get far more than that shutter count added each year.  

 

Do give the camera a thorough check before buying to make sure it is working properly.  

 

Rodger

 

 

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