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Nikon D4 Used By Bolt Sells For Over 7,000

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Product: Nikon D4

Nikon D4 Used By Bolt Sells For Over 7,000 - The Nikon D4 used by Usain Bolt at the Olympics has sold at auction for over 7000.

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Bolt's signature on the camera, courtsey of eBay
 
The Nikon D4 that Usain Bolt took from an Olympic sports photographer has been sold on eBay.

The camera sold for $7,300 with 22 bids.

The camera was taken by Bolt after he won his second gold medal in the 200m sprint. Bolt took several shots with the camera including, some of Jamaican runner Yohan Blake and the press pit.

The camera has been sold on eBay by the Swedish photographer who the camera belonged to, Jimmy Wixtröm, in aid of the Swedish Cancer Society.

While Bolt borrowed the camera, he also carved his name into the top with a screwdriver, before returning the camera to Jimmy.

The auction included the Nikon D4 camera and a framed photo of Bolt using the camera.

For more information on the Nikon D4, read our review.



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macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
11 Oct 2012 - 9:23 PM

More money than sense, you can get a new unscratched one for much less. Tongue

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Andy_Cundell
12 Oct 2012 - 5:03 PM

LMFAO macroman! You beat me to that one Grin

redsnappa
redsnappa  111881 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Oct 2012 - 4:47 PM


Quote: While Bolt borrowed the camera, he also carved his name into the top with a screwdriver, before returning the camera to Jimmy.

Immediately after a 100m sprint where would Bolt get a screwdriver from?
I doubt he would carry one with him during the race with the intent to vandalise a press photographers camera straight after.

I smell a scam.

User_Removed
14 Oct 2012 - 8:45 PM

Believe it.

macroman
macroman  1115312 forum posts England
14 Oct 2012 - 9:32 PM

Oh Lordy! Ah do believe, Ah dooo believe! GrinTongueTongueTongueTongue:

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