Nikon D5: a pro photographer's opinion
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Nikon D5: a pro photographer's opinion

David Weir celebrates winning his third gold medal in the 1500m - London Paralympics 2012.

Nikon D4, Nikon 300mm F2.8, 1/1250 sec at F2.8. ISO 2000. Photograph by Mark Pain


I’ve been shooting sport professionally for over 25 years now, since I was 22. But I got the bug for photography and especially for photographing movement just after I was given my first SLR for my 13th birthday. I loved my fully manual Fujica STX-1 when I was asked to shoot some pictures of my school Sportsday for the school magazine, I was hooked.

The Fujica STX-1 was a superb camera for a young photographer to learn with, fully Manual and extremely well built. It made me concentrate on and master all the fundamentals of photography, fundamentals that remain the backbone of my photography today.