Queries of NG members: dslr camera age.

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Noel Stoutenburg, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Friends:

    I had an early Minolta entry level slr which was stolen a year or so
    ago. Thinking about this, my first "serious" camera, which although
    about 30 years old, was still functional, I got to wondering (for those
    of you who care to answer) what how old your oldest (both in age, and
    number of exposures) dslr in "regular" use is.

    Further, I got to wondering for those of you who have had dslr's fail,
    how old the camera was when it failed, and if you know, what caused the

    Noel Stoutenburg, Sep 24, 2006
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  2. Noel Stoutenburg

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Hmm ... define "regular use". :)

    I've got a couple of NC2000e/c cameras -- start with a Nikon
    N90s, and replace the back with one from Kodak to turn it into a 1.3MP
    digital. Those were made back in 1995, IIRC. They still work, though I
    am using the Nikon D70 instead for several reasons.

    As for the age in number of exposures, since both cameras were
    used by the AP for many years before I got them, and there is no
    recording of the total exposures in the EXIF data, I really have no way
    of telling.
    No such failure to date.

    DoN. Nichols, Sep 24, 2006
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  3. Noel Stoutenburg

    EarlCox Guest

    I have a Nikon FTN I bought in 1969 (at the military PX in Yongsan, Korea)
    and coupled it with a terrific Nikkor 43-86 zoom (bought in a small store
    off the Ginza in Tokyo, the same year). It's basically a mechanical camera
    with a small dime-size battery (for the light meter) and titanium foil
    shutter. I've taken hundreds and hundreds of shots (probably several
    thousand) over the years and, until I bought a D70 and then a D200 it was
    the camera I used on a daily basis. Thirty seven years of continuous use
    isn't bad. And I have an old nikkormat sitting on top of my Nikon SK-e
    microscope that I use for photomicroscopy.
    EarlCox, Sep 26, 2006
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