How many shots can I take? Shutter lifespan?

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How many shots can I take? Shutter lifespan?
Jan 8, 2004

Now that I am shooting like crazy with my wonderful 10d, I enjoy the new freedom without worrying about costs (eg. 9-frame runs for action, etc.)

However, I am also constantly reminded (thanks to the LCD) of how many shots I have taken with the shutter. In my pre-dSLR days, I never thought about shutter lifetime, but now it has come to mind...

So, is there a ballpark life expectancy (I assume that the shutter is the first thing to go with continuous use).. or have you guys shot a HUGE number of pictures without problems? Or are the repair costs minimal enough that it's a non-issue?

It took less time than I expected to shoot the first 1000 frames!

Thanks!
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