The Canon EOS 1D X and Nikon D4, while of drool-worthy interest to a wide range of camera lovers, are aimed squarely at the specific and demanding needs of working pros. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with two staff photographers from the Seattle Times and get their insights on using these pro-level cameras for their daily assignments.

Nikon D4 with Profoto Pro-7b lighting setup. John Lok/The Seattle Times.

Photographers Dean Rutz and John Lok have years of hard-won experience covering both local and international events for the Seattle Times newspaper. Ever dreamed of what it would be like to shoot with these flagship Canon and Nikon models under the pressure of breaking news and tight deadlines?

Click here to read our Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers interview and find out.