He was able to get shots that I cannot possible get because I have to be positioned ready to take the action photo. He got some some terrific behind the blocks images, so close that you can see the anxiety in the swimmers face!
He also has a different eye to me so he got some angles that I hadn't thought of...awesome!
I had the loan of the Canon 1D X and it was phenomenal in the low light. In addition, I had rented the 300mm fixed lens. A big heavy lens but it forced me to use my monopod which my physiotherapist was delighted about! It allowed me to get really close without loosing any sharpness. It takes a while to get used to but it is worth it.
Sadly, my Canon 5D Mark II stopped working...ouch! I was unable to take the presentation photos which I felt horrible about. Possibly i…