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What cameras do professional photographers use?


lshen 4 1
14 Nov 2012 2:05PM
Hello, are there any professional photographers here?
Could you please let me know which camera model(s) you are using?
This is just a survey for an essay Iím currently writing. Thank you all in advance!

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User_Removed 5 112 Wales
14 Nov 2012 2:21PM
I mainly shoot weddings and use a 5D2 with a 7D as a backup and only use L series glass for the best IQ - I do have an EF-S 10-22 for the occasional wide shot on my 7D - it's like using a 16-35 on full frame. Good luck with the essay and if I can help further, send me a PM
14 Nov 2012 2:42PM
I use two Nikon D4s, a Nikon D800 and a D800E as main cameras.

Plus a Phase One 645DF with Phase One P40+ back, and a Leica M9.

Also have a Canon 5D Mark II and 7D which I bought to shot video before the Nikons were any good at it.
Paul_Anthony 5 442 4 Wales
14 Nov 2012 2:52PM
Couple of Nikon D600's for my Studio / Wedding work. Not too big, great handling, great High ISO performance.

Paul
Techno Plus
9 2.2k 8 England
14 Nov 2012 3:26PM

Quote:I use two Nikon D4s, a Nikon D800 and a D800E as main cameras.

Plus a Phase One 645DF with Phase One P40+ back, and a Leica M9.

Also have a Canon 5D Mark II and 7D which I bought to shot video before the Nikons were any good at it.



Phew! That some asenal you got there my man.Wink
14 Nov 2012 3:29PM
Nikon D3, D700, D300 and D200, and a Mamiya 645 for occasional use
pulsar69 13 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 3:52PM
I use

A Kodak Crestas tied together with string, a canonet 28 with external flashgun , a Coronet Rapide , an Ilford Sportsman , an Olympus trip , a canon a2200 , a fuji f20 , a zenit-e , a fed 3 rangefinder , A Leica Dlux5 , and two Canon 5Dmk2's , we are professional photographers , and we like to mess up surveys Wink
RJM 4 6 Wales
14 Nov 2012 4:47PM
My friend who is a professional has just got the Nikon 800.

I asked him what the difference was between the 800 and 800e and he didn't know.

What is it?
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 5:01PM
The D800e has no anti-aliasing filter.
This is used to reduce moire patterns ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moir%C3%A9_pattern ) but the downside is that it blurs image slightly. Some people say that moire is not a significant real-world problem and they would happily go for more detail and risk it.
MacroMeister 4 62 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 5:47PM
You might also want to ask (but you will end up with a very long and confusing thread) what a 'professional' is.
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
14 Nov 2012 5:54PM

Quote:You might also want to ask (but you will end up with a very long and confusing thread) what a 'professional' is.


Rather than go off topic and, as you say, confuse the thread, you could continue that debate here Pro or Semi Pro?
MacroMeister 4 62 4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 5:59PM

Quote:You might also want to ask (but you will end up with a very long and confusing thread) what a 'professional' is.

Rather than go off topic and, as you say, confuse the thread, you could continue that debate here Pro or Semi Pro?



Sorry, I didn't think it was off topic. If it is uncertain what a professional is then how do we know to whom the questioner refers? I do not do photography for a living, but have earned about £3k this year from it. Does that make me a professional? I use a 5DM2.
Pete Plus
16 18.8k 97 England
14 Nov 2012 6:14PM
Yes it is really...the question is:


Quote:Could you please let me know which camera model(s) you are using?


If you're not sure whether you are a professional you can go to the linked thread and debate and work it out there Smile
RJM 4 6 Wales
14 Nov 2012 6:29PM
Thanks for the answer to the difference between the 800 and 800E.

Wow!! I love this bitching............it sure makes visits to the site interesting! Grin

Going on from there, what separates a Professional photographer from a top professional photographer? Maybe not so off top as you might think, as I'd class Damian McGillicuddy as a top professional and I note that he mostly uses an Olympus OM-D E-M5.

I have two friends that are 'professsional'. The one swear by Nikon. The other did use Nikon but after having customer service problems on a new camera he switched to Canon.

Maybe a smarter question is what makes a pro or semi pro chose the make or model they do?
Graysta 12 1.1k England
14 Nov 2012 7:05PM
Answer

D3, D3s and D800

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