Craig Shearman , Nov 26, 2007; 03:19 p.m.
I don't know the answer to Brendan's question but I find the question of shutter life very interesting. 150,000 shots sounds like a lot, and would probably last the average shooter many years. But there are many PJ-style wedding photographers, for example, who talk about routinely shooting 1,000 images at a wedding (even if they say they're giving the bride 500, there's the frames shot to frames delivered ratio to consider). For thsoe kinds of numbers, that means the camera is good for only 150 weddings. If you're shooting 50 weddings a year, that's three years. Never heard of having to toss a Hasselblad after three years. I wonder what the shutter cycle ratings were on film cameras?