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This is How You Replace the Shutter in a DSLR


Want to see how the shutter system in a modern DSLR is replaced once it fails? The South African camera repair company Photographic Repairs shared this time-lapse of a shutter replacement surgery involving a Canon 6D.

“If you have seen “Error 20″ on your Canon DSLR before and wondered what it is we do to fix this problem, here is your answer,” Photographic Repairs writes. “In this time-lapse video, our super-star technician Raymond Whittaker replaces one of our client’s shutter units in his Canon 6D.”

The camera is disassembled quite a bit before the shutter assembly can be reached and removed.

After swapping it out for a new one, the process of putting everything back together again commences.

The Canon 6D has a shutter that’s rated for 100,000 actuations, and the Camera Shutter Life Database says that the average reported lifespan of the 6D shutter in the real world is 126,193.8 actuations. And in case you’re wondering, here’s what your shutter can look like after it fails at the end of its life.

(via Photographic Repairs via Fstoppers)

Image credits: Video and still frames by Photographic Repairs