What Makes a Camera "Pro"?

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  1. TylerF

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    So at work today, I was taking to a guy who uses a d700 and told him that I plan on getting the d300s soon. He told me that he would never own that camera and that it's not a pro camera? I chose not to go fx for a few reasons, but I guess I want to know what makes a camera "pro"?

    To me, its the photographer that defines the camera.
     
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    You know, some of the best and most iconic photography was created with some pretty modest gear.

    I agree with you.
     
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    The speed at which it sucks money from your bank account.
     
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    i figured, i have never really gone above ISO800 with my camera now and thats with a kit lens. if i got the d300s with some nice lenses, i dont really see any huge difference in the d300s and the d700. i think it would suit me well and for a while. i like the dual card slots and if i get fx lenses for it now, i could keep them if i decide to move up to a full frame in the future
     
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    Real pros shoot Hasselblads (and nickname them 'hassy')
     
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    Im assuming what society means about a pro camera has a lot to do about the sensor and how many MPs it is all the technical jargon but I also agree with you it's the eyes behind the camera that makes the photograher who he or she is don't get me wrong the camera plays a major part but it's the knowledge and the creativity of the person behind the camera that makes them who they are which is reflected in their work. Sorry for the long post:)
     
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    i wish i could go medium format haha. i would kill for a digital MF camera :drool:
     
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    Why?
     
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    $15,000 camera that creates 39 megapickel images.. :headbang:
     
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    a-because it would mean i was rich or had an awesome job. b-i would be able to shoot billboards hahaha

    i just really like them lol. but i think a d300s with a couple nice lenses will suit me just perfect for a while.
     
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    Holy snikes lol had to add some Farley in there lol
     
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    was reading a photo magazine today and a married couple and Professional wedding photographers in england * the Yerburys* use a d700 and a d300, and the d300's images were imo just as awesome as the d700

    the magazine was WHAT DIGITAL CAMERA
     

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