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nikon d80

Post Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:45 am

Dear PBASE readers,

My Nikon D80 has about 44.000 clicks, how many more can be made with the body.
I am interested for reports from other D80 users


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Re: nikon d80

Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:57 am

This may give you an answer, though the number of actuations differ with every camera body.

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Re: nikon d80

Post Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:04 pm

Shutter life given by the manufacturer is just a guideline. I think the D80 is rated for 100,000 actuations or something like that - Nikon does not guarantee that it will last that long, and likewise they don't have it programmed to break on the 100,001st actuation. Most manufacturers use what's called an 80/20 rule for guidelines like this - that means that in their testing, 80 percent of the tested cameras lasted for at least 100,000 shutter actuations, so they chose 100,000 as the guideline number. That means 20 percent of them failed before 100,000. Of the 80 percent that made it to 100,000, some percentage of those may have lasted to 200,000 or even more.

So the bottom line is - there's an 80 percent chance that your camera is less than halfway through its shutter life. And the odds are fairly high that it's less than a third or even a fourth of the way through its shutter life. Go out and take pictures, and don't worry too much about your shutter.

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Re: nikon d80

Post Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:20 pm

thanks I continue working with the Nikon D80 until it stops.


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Re: nikon d80

Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:41 pm


Don't know if this matters, but i also have a Nikon D80 and like you I am probably up to about 40,000 clicks. The only thing i do is to have the camera serviced and clean once a year with Nikon. Like i say don't if this cleaning and service will extend the normal life of the camera, but each time after servicing the camera always preforms much better each year after this.

If this doesn't really matter, than like you I will use it till it dies..........Jim

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