nah...its just a gauge of how frequent the cam is used. its a gauge of when u should get ur cam service...
i say shoot as much as u can and dun worry abt shutter count...
usually shutter can shoot more than 100k photos. and if it dies...just change a shutter...or rather by the time it dies...u got more than egh money to buy a new cam
No worries man, unless u intend to offload your camera sometime soon if not i will recommend u to use as per normal "p i am not sure of the exact number but heard it will take u years to ever change your shutter .
Well... assuming you have a D90 and the shutter is rated at around 100k shots, per week you take 1000 shots thats almost 2 years. If you take half of that per week, thats 4 years. I think your EN-EL3e battery is gonna die first, so will your card after transferring maybe over 900GB of data if you are shooting in RAW. Saving shot? no way, I am shooting everything and everyone.
most people change their camera to a newer model long before the shutter fail, so don't be so concern of how much the cost will be, anyway, it depends on what model of your camera too, usually a few hundreds bucks.
You need a lot of knowledge and some more or less special tools. Both are things Canon will not want to share with the rest of the world since it's a safe and good stream of revenue for the Service Centers. Not to mention equipment to measure the correct shutter speeds to verify function.
Say we are just hobbists, who take it out to shoot over the weekends and maybe a couple of overseas trips. Let's say, that we hold our dSLRs for approximately 3 years before we change to another model.
Average no. of shots during Weekend Shoots: 300
Average no. of shots for a 1-week vacation: 3000
Suppose we go out every weekend to shoot and go for 2 1-week vacations in a year:
= 300 * 52 + 3000 * 2
= 15,600 + 6,000
Suppose we keep this up for 3 years:
= 21,600 * 3
That's a remarkably high number, but if your shutter is rated to last for at least 100k, then you're still 35,200 off the mark.
Besides, I am certain that there would be certain weekends that we'd have to give photography a miss, maybe shoot less than 3,000 images during a vacation etc...
So really, I don't think shutter count is that big a worry... Perhaps only considering resale value, but that's about it.