After 18 months and over 100,000 exposures, the shutter on my Canon EOS 7D has failed. If you haven’t seen a dying shutter, here’s a sample from my faltering camera:
I’m more curious than bothered by the failure. The factory service center will swap out the broken part for a fraction of the cost of a new machine, and my backup 50D will serve just fine for anything I need to shoot in the next couple weeks. I was already around the 150K exposure life expectancy of the 7D’s shutter anyway (no thanks to this photo).