this is going to be my first really decent camera, and i can't wait for it. i'm planning on getting a second battery and two more memory cards in the future, as well as a polarized filter since i do mostly indoor shooting. feel free to add any insight.
p.s. anti-nikon remarks not welcome.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
ChrisThurtell From Australia, joined Apr 2004, 49 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
way to go
you'll enjoy the d70, i havent looked back since i picked mine up
personally i wouldnt bother with a 2nd battery unless u are going to be away from power for a long time to charge the battery - the battery that comes with it lasts a long time, probably a uneccasary expense
definitly stay with the nikkor lenses, i would probably really look at the 80-200 f2.8 instead of the 70-300 - they tend to lose theyre sharpness, unless u are gonna fork out the big $$$ for a 2.8 70-300mm lens
a really nice camera. What surprises me most is the absence of grain on the cabin shot which was made with ISO 400. Ther Chickenwings photo was with ISO 200 which is the lowest ISO setting available and i think the results are much better than with ISO 125 on my D1X.
I have only the problem that Nikon Cature 3.5.5 isnt able to open the NEF (Nikon Term for RAW) files produced with the D70. Although i have no problems opening the D1X RAW-Files with Nikon capture.
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2803 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
Yes, a UV filter is always a good idea. For years I have used one instead of a lens cap--it works like a charm. It protects your expensive lens, and as an added bonus you don't have to worry about fumbling with a cap to get a shot in a hurry!
Anyway, I'm jealous of all you people with D70s! I am hoping to get one later this month. As of now I am using an old N6006 for when I want an SLR, and a Coolpix 990 for digital--I am looking forward to having the best of both worlds, and more, in one camera!
Does anyone have experience with the Nikkor 70-300D? I have heard mixed things about it, but unfortunately I think it will be a while before I can afford one of the f2.8 zooms...
FoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2803 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2341 times:
Doesn't the filter get scratched and dirty when u store the lens without protecting the filter?
No, not really. I've been using the same one on my N6006 for over 10 years and there's not a single scratch on it. I don't use the camera every day--far from it--but it has traveled around the world with me and is pretty well worn at this point.
Sure, I clean the filter with a lens cloth from time to time as necessary--mainly if I touch the surface by accident and get a finger smudge on it, which doesn't happen all that often--but unless you're shooting in the middle of a dust storm it's not really a frequent problem.
In any event, worst case scenario, suppose you get a big scratch across the surface. It costs about $15 to replace it, hardly more than a lens cap!
Anyway, that's fantastic about the D70's battery life. I can't wait to get my hands on one of those!
Pilothighflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 220 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
i think you need one extra battery, not 4
I was thinking that too when i bought the camera and ordered one extra battery. I use the MB-D100 grip (2 batteries) and bought the extra 2 for a back up set. With the VR lens battery life is around 750-1000 shots and considerably less when using a flash.
Benyhone From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 206 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
You might want to consider the Nikkor 28-105D lens ... good lens and a nice range of coverage for close-up photography. I find that having a 70mm "break point" (i.e. switching lenses) is sometimes frustrating.