Bye Bye Canon 1Ds//November 4, 2009

Working as a wedding photographer in New York City, the equipment you use actually does get used, extensively. Professional DSLR’s are usually rated to 150,000 shutter cycles. For the non-photographers: What does that mean? Every time you snap a picture, the shutter curtain opens up and closes very fast, to expose the camera sensor (or film) and render an image. On Average, I take about 1500 pictures during a wedding, using more than one camera body. A few weeks ago, for the first time ever, the shutter started slowing down. I “finished” the camera! It was a little sad, but now there’s more room in my bag for the 5D mark 2:)

Never seen the effects of a dying shutter? Check it out, it’s a little creepy. All the images were taken on our little trip to Governors Island. What an amazing place!

Noa on the ferry to the island. See the sliver of light in the middle of the frame?
Getting off the ferry:

How cool are these red chairs?!
My wife, Gretchen:
Noa would not let that apple go:



Going back home, last picture with the 1Ds:

Bye Bye.

  1. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for the link!

  2. Thanks! We loved our visit!

  3. My heart missed a beat over this one.

  4. it looks like you had great time!

  5. laura fleischer { Nov 12, 2009 } Reply

    I just found your blog! Never knew a camera could die like that.. too many pictures causing the shutter to shut down.. but it certainly caught some AMAZING pictures of your daughter and wife and scenes on your trip!



  6. You can send them in and have the shutter replaced – it’s not cheap – but it might be worth it on the 1ds. Is it the original 1ds or 1ds mark II?

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