First camera was a shiny new Zenith EM with an additional 135mm telephoto lens. Just after I got it a friend dragged me out to shoot the milk race which had arrived in Birmingham and was the one where a day or 2 earlier a photographer had been killed getting too close trying to nail the shot when he got hit by one of the bikes racing into the home straight.

The effect it had on me was that I always shoot with both eyes open and I had to learn the basics of light, exposure and composition as I didn't have lots of gadgets such as matrix light metering, auto-focus or a motor-drive to machine-gun off the shots. After that I moved onto the good old workhorse the Pentax LX