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Is the D600 considered a Pro Body?

avm247

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Charter Member
Mon 14-Jan-13 08:41 PM

By my definition, no it's not a "pro" For me, a "pro" body has (1) better sealing for moisture and dust; (2) faster frame rate/bigger buffer; (3) more advanced metering system; (4) more advanced AF system; (5) ability to meter with MF lenses (not a deal breaker, but it allows access to more lenses within the Nikon lineup); it also used to be that pro bodies did not have an on-board speedlight.

Nikon USA have certain requirements as to what it considers a pro body, based on what equipment is used by the "pro" photographer for his/her full time photography business (within the U.S.). That list can be found here.

Typically, pro bodies have a single unit designation: F, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6; D1-series, D2-series, D3-series, D4. But now included are some of the upper tier bodies F100, N90s, D800, D700, D300, D200, D7000 - as second bodies; not primary bodies.

Now then, a professional in my book is one who derives more than 50% of their income from the photography, has the talent, skill and equipment to get the shot, just about every time in all conditions. Does that mean that a pro can only produce "professional" results with "pro" equipment only? Of course not, right tool, right job. The late Galen Rowell used to shoot with a small light kit because ounces count when your climbing a mountain. Its the person, not just the equipment that makes the results.



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