Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chinn
Does anyone know what is the typical number of cycles for a leaf shutter such as a copal? If I remember correctly Nikon F-5s had an advertised cycle life of 100,000. That may be high.
I would think that 100,000 cycles would actually be low for a high end 35mm SLR. Years ago I had an FT3 and remember the average shutter life as being 80,000, and this was Nikon's low end camera at the time. Somewhere, maybe here on APUG is a post about a guy running his D70 through 119,000 cycles (in three months!) before it gave out. It is based on the N80, definitely a middle of the road model.