« on: November 06, 2014, 03:29:23 PM »
Can't wait to see the price! This may become my second L lens I was holding off on a 400 f/5.6L to see if unicorns really existed. It appears they do.
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Neuroanatomist, here's a "pro" microscope for you: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-three-photon-microscopy-biological-imaging.html
Image the full thickness of a live mouse's cortex! But you must have seen this - I put it up here for the entertainment of other geeks.
Kinda my point, though...where is it called 'pro'? I have scopes costing from $1,000 to $800,000 – none of them are called 'pro microscopes'.
Must be time to trade-up Dr Neuro...
I was wrong, it seems...
I had no idea pro microscopes were so cheap compared to my systems!!
I thought it had to say "Leica" somewhere on it?
Generally speaking, a manufacturers top of the range product is aimed at pros. Take knives, pans, laptops (the business lines), and I presume microscopes etc.
My Calphalon Commercial cookware was bought at Macy's, and my Wusthof pro knives came from Williams-Sonoma...not a restaurant supplier. I've never seen a 'pro' microscope. General Motors ran a marketing campaign for their Professional Grade trucks...I know a few people who use them to commute to their professional office jobs.
The top end is aimed at people who are willing and able to pay the higher price. "Pro" is purely a marketing distinction.
I think manufacturers decide which are the pro models, whether it be a set of knives, a camera or laptop (though in the latter they are called business models rather than pro).Errm, being pedantic for just a moment...I have a Macbook Pro laptop. Must make me a pro! Whoo-hoo!
This is an entertaining thread! I hope the OP has got something out of it.
To me it sounds like a recommendationYou're all wrong. Only the D810 is a pro camera and you all know it!
No! GoPro! The name says it all.... Go Pro.....
Nobody would mount 29 D810's to their car, but they would (and did) with GoPro
Put it this way: among current wedding/event photogs, how seriously would you take someone who is using a Rebel XS (1000D) as his/her only camera? What about a sports photog using a 60D? I'd feel more confident that the "pro" was serious about his/her work if they were using 7D (sports/wildlife), 5D or 1D series bodies.
This is a question for the underpants gnomes.
The person holding it.
Clearly that isn't the whole answer. Canon have a line of cameras aimed at professionals with a distinct set of features, which appeal the kind of people, who take pictures for a living.
Build, Performance, Features.
A solid photographer can take great photos with crap equipment and a n00b can screw up even the best of top end gear.
A pro camera is often more metal allow than plastic and has better weather sealing.
The person holding it.I agree.