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as some of you know i now own a canon 7d, this is my first dslr cam, one day i took 200 shots and just pick out 20 of the best. is that ok? or should i make every shot count? am i just wasting my shutter? there was another time where i took 320 shots and just liked 201 shots is that bad?
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post #2 of 17
Your camera will melt dude, be careful!

applaud.gif jk

Na, it is fine, I often do the same. I will take say 500 px and save like 200 or less sometimes lol.

Though you should try to make your shots count so you can become better on shooting. It will make you focus on the thought of your final image more before you take the shot. Thus you will more likely get a better shot than just randomly taking a bunch and sorting through for the top one. Though with that said, it is also good to take multiples of the same shot if you are not sure of exposure or focus, I've had a few shots where I wish I had done a double or triple shutter on it b/c it was blurry or missed focus. :/
Edited by Sean Webster - 2/21/12 at 11:18pm
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man thanks for the reply, it sucks not knowing somone that knows here in miami. i would love to meet someone with a canon 7d that is willing to help me out.
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My buddy here in Boca Raton has a 7D and I have used it a few times.

I can pretty much tell you anything about your camera along with most of the regulars in the photos section. A few here have your cam too.
post #5 of 17
I used to take 1000 in a weekend lol

Stopped since then. But take as many as you like. Its not a real issue. It will take longer then you think to roll out the 250,000 MTBF on the shutter.

EDIT: 7D user here. Have for just over a year. Ask away.
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7D user here as well. dont worry about too many shutter clicks. I shoot sports and a lot of times take advantage of the 8fps although more like 6 most of the time but anyway. i have been shooting sports for almost a year now and lets say in the last 4 months alone i have only shot maybe 8,000 photos plus doing video work and my camera still performs great although i wish it handled high ISO better but i dont expect perfection out of a $1600 camera. by the time my shutter has worn out it will be time for a new camera anyway so shoot away and have fun!!!

i average about 500 photos per sports event and shoot on average 3 sports events a week. with exception of tennis where i only take maybe 150 at most because i try and be not too distracting to the players since i shoot for my school.
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post #7 of 17
Shoot less, keep more.
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At one point I was looking at around 1 keeper for every 50 or so shots, but now I end up shooting less but find my ratio creeping up. Now I am averaging around 1/10 or 15 shots. I find that since most of my shots are tripod based landscapes I can have a night were I take 4-5 of the same scene and repeat for a few scenes and get one keeper our of each. But then again last week I went out and took 150+ shots and had nothing to show for it,

Don't worry about the shutter (within reason) many of us take 1000s of shots a weekend. Just last night I made a timelapse (that sucked btw) of the WTC construction out of my apartment and took 800 pics.
Edited by tats - 2/22/12 at 11:40am
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Swindle, I think you mean 150,000... not that it matters all that much, it's still a pretty high number and unless you're shooting thousands of images every week (or more) you wont hit it anytime soon. And anyways, it's MTBF - meaning your shutter could die at 50,000 or it could die at 300,000, but on average the totals are much closer to 150,000 clicks on average.
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post #10 of 17
use the camera like it should be used. dont worry about the shutter.. its replaceable for a reason.. :] go have fun ! practice your shots and try to keep more then u throw away ! in some cases u gotta burst but just try wink.gif AHAHA
 
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