Hi I recently purchased a Nikon D610 and found it was not supported in the edition of LR I've been using at school. I am now looking into buying the latest version of LR (after LR5.3) as they support it, for my personal use. Can I purchase Lightroom 5 Student and Teacher edition and use the code that comes with it to download the latest LR that supports the Nikon D610? I do not want to use Creative Cloud (and pay per month/year, instead of just 1 time only) and I want to still have the same regular LR workflow I've been doing with the D5200 prior to the D610.
If you purchase the academic version of Lightroom there will be a code included that you need to submit along with other documentation to verify that you are eligible for the discount. Once the verification has taken place you will receive your serial number via e-mail. You can download the latest version of Lightroom (currently 5.6) and use the serial number that you receive from Adobe to activate it. There is no need to install from the disk or from an earlier version of Lightroom 5. Each update is a complete new program. And all versions of Lightroom 5.x can be activated with that serial number.
Once any version of LR 5.x is installed and activated with a valid registration key, you are entitled to all updates for as far as they go (5.6 so far).