I came across this interesting discussion on 'what is a professional camera'?
It was said that a professional camera is one which is used by professionals (lawyers, accountants, doctors, etc). Those in the profession uses "amateur" cameras that can do the job because a dollar saved is a dollar in the pocket.
I asked a camera salesman what that means and he said that for example, leica is more used by the serious amateur than those who make their living through photography (they go for canon). I did a comparison and found that a leica with 2 lens costs around $20,000. That figure can get a canon 1ds mark iii with 3 solid lens.
Either way it seems to me that a serious amateur setup costs as much as a professional setup.
That brings me to my question: do professional photographers, in practice, use a canon 50d?