« on: June 18, 2014, 09:03:57 PM »
Every Getty and AP photographer is issued their gear, they use what they are issued, if Canon and Getty did a deal then Getty photographers will be issued 7D MkII's, not exclusively, but they will be using them. Canon don't give a damn about freelances and stringers like you (and I used to be), if they are not dealing with a big agency then the Explorers of Light and a very few notable up and comers will be lent them with very strict instructions and NDA's.
To be sure, Getty and/or AP might only take 10 test bodies and use 200 bodies or more, but the decisions are made way above the photographers heads.
I am not a freelancer, and am not sure what a stringer is, but I doubt I am one of them too.
The guys I know that work for the agencies choose the gear they use. In fact most have their own stuff too.