Anybody who has owned a DSLR digicam has possible heard that the majority of them are rated for 150,000 to 250,000 shutter actuations (clicks) earlier than they’re anticipated to want upkeep and/or alternative. YouTuber FoxTailWhipz (AKA Adam Harig) managed to one-up that quantity by discovering a Canon 5D Mark II with over 2.2 million shutter clicks!
In response to Canon’s official shutter ranking for the 2008 mannequin DSLR, the 5D Mark II ought to have a median lifetime of 150,000 clicks to it, even when that could be a conservative estimate. Those that take excellent care of their methods additionally know that the life expectancy of the shutter can generally surpass that by tens and even a whole lot of hundreds of images — my very own Nikon D800 lasted for over 500,000 clicks earlier than dying.
This specific unit discovered by Harig on the MPB web site was listed as having an insane quantity of photos taken with it, making him imagine the system needed to have had its shutter (and/or different parts) changed. For the reason that system was listed for simply $200, he felt compelled to nab it, if for nothing else simply to see the legendary survivor in individual.
Opening the field he seen that the digicam was really in superb situation for its age. There have been fairly a couple of scuffs and scratches across the physique, however past that no different seen harm with all of the buttons and menus working fully high-quality.
Primarily based on what he verified upon the receipt, if the digicam was bought new again in 2008 when it was launched (14 years in the past) and was used repeatedly, it could have taken 162,125 pictures per 12 months (13,510 images per 30 days, 3377 images per week, or 482 pictures per day).
Principally, whoever owned this technique was very, very, VERY busy. And even so, they had been in a position to maintain the digicam in very spectacular working situation throughout that point.
Primarily based on his personal private utilization of cameras and the way they deteriorate over time (assume particularly the glue and rubber parts), Harig theorizes the digicam should have been utilized by a sports activities or wildlife photographer, (somebody who shoots numerous burst photos), however that is probably not the case since, with that form of utilization, one would count on the system to point out far more indicators of wear and tear and tear having over a decade of use within the wilds or in an area.
A commenter on Harig’s video (noticed by PopPhoto) guesses that possibly it was used as some form of industrial “time-lapse” digicam the place it could have been inside a weather-proof case/field and managed remotely by a pc.
No matter the way it was used and the way it managed to outlive so lengthy, Harig has reported since posting the video, that the Canon 5D Mark II continues to be going sturdy as a workhorse DSLR, and in accordance with him, it’s working as if it had been a model new system. The query now could be, simply how lengthy can we count on this unicorn of a digicam to maintain functioning and will it probably set some sort of document for the DSLR world’s longest-lasting shutter?
You could find extra of Harig’s work on his Instagram and YouTube channel.