I mean really.
Are people just overly concerned about shutter actuations? What does knowing how many clicks a camera body has on it really mean? Is it just an illusion of security? Shutters can die just as suddenly at 5,000 clicks as it might at 50,000.
My camera's gone through its paces, but I don't know the shutter count. It's probably around 15,000 by now and I think it's a lot of hard work to snap that many photos. To kill a shutter in a year, based on what the shutter is rated, I'd have to shoot almost 3,000 photos a week or more than 400 a day. I'm not a professional, so that's probably why. I have shot a couple of 8 hour political events and walked away with +3,000 photos, but that was when I was trigger happy and it is an event that happens once a year. I don't shoot like that anymore and, at weedings, I don't snap that many shots.
I think this is a fairly complete list of expected shutter cycles for the recent Canon bodies:
Canon EOS 1Dx - 400,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark III - 300,000
Canon EOS 1D Mark II N - 200,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark III - 300,000
Canon EOS 1DS Mark II - 200,000
Canon EOS 5D Mark III - 150,000
Canon EOS 5D Mark II - 150,000
Canon EOS 5D - 100,000
Canon EOS 7D - 150,000
Canon EOS 60D - 100,000
Canon EOS 50D - 100,000
Canon EOS 40D - 100,000
Canon EOS 30D - 100,000
Canon EOS 20D - 50,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T3i / 600D - 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T2i / 550D - 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel T1i / 500D - 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi / 450D - 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS / 1000D - 100,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi / 400D - 50,000
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT / 350D - 50,000
To add to this conversation, post anything about shutter actuations as you please. What are your own opinions or actual experience with camera failure or luck with a body that won't stop ticking even after the expected shutter life.