- Durable metal body for professional use
- Full size grip for massive battery tray
- Relative size: very large
- Relative weight: very heavy
The Nikon F5 was the top level news and action camera - of any manufaturer - of the 1990s. Magnesium body with a titanium shutter that would rip film along at an astounding 10 frames per second. The camera was made to eat through film and crank out photo after photo.
Holding this camera can inspire the though of a sports photographer standing on the sidlines of a major sporting event, or a conflict journalist walking the streets of a front line town - it was a special camera for a special kind of photographer. This kind of photographer not only could justify, but needed to burn through an entire roll of film ever 3.6 seconds - one who was not paying for their own film or development costs. This kind of photographer needed a camera body that could shrug off abuse and keep working; drops, knocks, hits, and splashes. This kind of photographer only cared about the work being done prioritizing features such as an integrated grip with huge battery bank with no regard to how conspiciously large the camera would look to others. This photographer was here to do work and get a job done.