My worn and weathered Nikon D2H...
When shooting, I often get the comment, "Wow, you much shoot a lot of photos."
The answer is yes, I do shoot A LOT of photos. I did some calculations via the crazy applications available in digital photography.
I have three camera bodies, the above photo was my first professional camera body: full-body, extremely built well and felt like a camera should feel. It's now slated purely for remote use. I bought it with a replaced shutter and I shot all the photos on it.
My main body is a Nikon D700 and my second body is a Nikon D300. The D300 performs nearly as good as my main body, though not as great in low light. I bought it used, but it had only about 2,000 photos on it.
So here are the numbers.
D700 (bought Dec. 2008) - 80,433
D300 (bought Aug. 2009) - 11,458
D2H (bought Jan 2008) - 57,742
I didn't use my D2H much this past year, but probably put 3,000 on it so here's my estimate.
Total Photo Estimate in 2009: 92,000
The D300/D700 shutters are rated for 150,000, while the full pro cameras are rated for 300,000. I just read about someone's D3 exceeding 600,000 before it died. Let's see how mine do...
I also shoot pretty conservatively and will continue to lower my photo count, so we'll see how I do by the end of next year.