5d2 shutter life expactancy is set to 150 000 and camera costs let's say 2000$. Although you can repair it, let's assume that you would throw it away. So each 1000 shots costs ca 13$ (without counting lens, power, CF etc). I find it interesting if firmware would allow you making photos after you have bought additional package (like prepaid) of let's say 1000 actuations for 20$. Would you find it interesting to buy 5d2 for 200$ and later:
- pay for each 1000 photos, let's say 30$ (10 000 for 250$, 50 000 for 1000$)
- pay addional monthly fee of ca 10$?
No matter how these are calculated, it's just an illustration.
Of course I doubt it would ever happen (firmware security at least) but I'm interested if you would like buy a camera paying this way?
Pros who earn on it, can always lease it and don't find it interesting. But amateurs maybe could pay per use?