> "David Ruether" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >But other models (like the FA) used the "titanium" shutter of the
> >FM2 with the higher shutter speeds - and the same shutter
> >generally operates in the FM2 reliably at 1/250th synch speed
> >(though it is not marked/claimed to do so by Nikon - marketing?).
> The point is, David, that is does not operate sufficiently reliably
> after tens of thousands of shutter cycles, ergo it isn't good enough.
The point is: if it synchs properly now at 1/250th, it is likely to synch
properly at 1/250th for the user's lifetime of "normal" use - but if not,
the user can then use a lower synch speed as the camera ages (though
this is unlikely needed...). Also, the FA was built with the same shutter
and the 1/250th synch speed, and it was a "higher-end" model. Or,
who cares if the Buick won't go 250,000 trouble-free miles if you will
never drive it more than 20,000 miles and it would likely go another
100,000 miles after that...?;-)
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