Any pro using D3200 as primary studio-portrait body?

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Andreas Kunar
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Any pro using D3200 as primary studio-portrait body?
Oct 24, 2012

With the D3200 having a very nice sensor and the D3200+18-55VR Kit currently selling below EUR 500, I'm giving it a try as my primary studio/portrait body (probably with a 24-120/4VRII). After 1yr I probably can still sell the kit for EUR 200, which makes it extremely cheap and interesting.
Any other pro photographer doing the same?

The only drawbacks I can imagine are:
  * customer perception - OK, but I've got all the pro stuff in my studio anyway
  * build/reliability - studio use isn't this demanding and I still got a pro body as backup
  * shutter-life - might be a problem, but with 5k shots/month I expect it to last >1 yr
  * small/dim viewfinder, 1/200 xsync - I can live with that
  * no display on top - in the studio I only change aperture anyway
  * M-Mode aperture-change needs button+dial - a bit annoying
      (I normally program my cams to have aperture on the rear wheel anyway)
   * small/light body - seems not a drawback, more like boon
     I always preferred the lighter D700 vs. the D3

I probably will skip the very limited WU-1a and use my EyeFi+Shuttersnitch for customer picture-discussions (same as with my D800).

Feedback welcome,
Andi

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