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mike1251
25th July 2008, 05:50 PM
Can anyone tell me how long I can expect my beloved E500 to work for, has olympus ever released a guide for the number of shutter actuations before failure.
cheers Mike

Zuiko
25th July 2008, 07:23 PM
Can anyone tell me how long I can expect my beloved E500 to work for, has olympus ever released a guide for the number of shutter actuations before failure.
cheers Mike

Sorry, I cant help, Mike, but don't let the worry of it stop you clicking that button!

Then again, I've just Googled and.......

http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/oly_e500.htm

Seems if you've got a duff one it could fail at any time :( .... but if you're lucky,it could go on almost forever! :)

Wreckdiver
25th July 2008, 09:23 PM
Don't know about the E-500 specifically, but I did read somewhere that the E-1 or E-3 shutter had a life expectancy of around 150,000 operations.

I would imagine the rest of the range would be similar.

Steve

geirsan
25th July 2008, 09:33 PM
Can't find the source, but when I got my camera they said approx 100 000 clicks. Mine is at 22946 now, and still counting.*chr

Wreckdiver
25th July 2008, 09:43 PM
Here's where I read about the E-3's shutter life expectancy: DPreview (http://www.dpreview.com/news/0710/07101603olympuse3.asp)

5th paragraph below the top photo.

Steve