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Nikon D100 Or D70  
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5432 times:
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I would like to get some opinions on what camera would you choose between the D100 or the D70 although the D70 is a newer product im being told that the D70 has better options and a better camera .
Any help would be appreciated.


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User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5383 times:

I would go with D100. I had in my hands D70 and D100 at the same time. D70 doesn't have that feeling of a real camera (now I'm going to get from D70 users  Big grin ).
I have D100 and I love it.

Rafal


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12900 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5382 times:
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Every review I've read of the D70 says it's a better camera than the D100. It should be - it's, what, 2 years newer than the D70 (and this is a fast moving field!)

I've always shot Nikon, and am now a proud shooter with the D70. For the (now even cheaper [grr]) price, I think it's possibly the best DSLR out there. Don't worry about what the Canon users think  Laugh out loud

Whatever you do though, make sure you use quality glass otherwise you're wasting the camera.

If money is no object, then wait till the new year and buy a D2X (12mp) full-spec pro camera (with price to match!)



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User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5370 times:
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Lindy and Scbriml
I thank you for the replies .
I don't have money to burn but i would like to get something that will improve my chances of getting a pic excepted on anet.
Im trying to justify bundling 15 future Christmas presents into 1 so i can purchase the camera
Ops
although the D70 is a newer product im being told that the D70 has better options and a better camera .
correction.
Although the D70 is a newer product im being told that the D100 has better options and a better camera .
Sorry about that.


[Edited 2004-12-10 20:40:59]


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5365 times:
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the D70 has a buffer write speed that is much faster than the D100

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5360 times:

I was in the same position you were back in March. I decided to go with the (IMO) better D70. No regrets here, the D70 handles like a pro and feels just fine even after switching between it and my F5.

Mike


User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5358 times:
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Clickhappy
Does that change at all with the brand or size of the flashcard
Thanks in advance.
Mikephotos
ALso thanks for your coment.i want to ask also what lens do you sugest.

[Edited 2004-12-10 20:56:33]


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User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

JumboJim747,

Check out the D100 & D70 review on http://www.dpreview.com/ and also the D70/D100 forum. With all the info there you should be able to match which body is better for your needs.

Mike


User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
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Read this article http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d70.htm

User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5345 times:
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Thanks a lot Mike Mikephotos
Great to see a lot of people simply want to help thanks to all that also replied.



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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5336 times:
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After Christmas I will be shopping for a second body, my choices would be either the D100 or the D70. I will be buying the D70.

User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

Hi Alan,

I've got both models. I bought a D100 in July 2002 and carried my older film F100 as a spare body, but the fact is that I only made three or four rolls in two years since the D100 purchase, so I decided to sold it and bought a D70 in exchange (by adding less than 100 Euros).

I was wrong: the D70 couldn't be my second camera, it's now my first body and 90% of my photos are made with it, specially action shots (with the 80-400VR attached). I use the D100 for ramp shots with the 28-105 or the 18-35.

Here are the D70 advantages for me:

- D70's bigger buffer allows me more shots in a sequence (I shot mainly RAW)
- Metering is much better. The D100 tends to underexpose, specially in low light conditions (Though you always can adjust exposure or shot manual, like in old times Big grin)
- Compressed RAW (half the size of a D100 NEF file!)
- Better LCD and zoom display
- Focus confirmation by a beep
- Price
- You don't need an AC adaptor to clean the sensor (even cheaper Smokin cool )

The D100 also has its pros:

- Better build quality
- Better noise performance (at least to my eye)
- Two memory banks for your preferred settings
- Wider ISO range

Anyway the D100 is an excellent performer, but if you are money conscious go for the D70...



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User currently offlineAndyhunt From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1306 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5277 times:
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I'm a D70 shooter, and I'm in love with the camera. Can't compare with the D100,.... Big grin

Andrew



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User currently offlineMdwalkman From China, joined Oct 2001, 208 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5266 times:

I would say D70 is more suitable for aviation photography because of its superb CF writing performance.

Ray



Please excuse my poor English.
User currently offlineJumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2465 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5258 times:
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Tonimr
You may have just made my mind up for me with those points you sound like you know your camera .
And to all the others that have replied
Andyhunt
Mdwalkman
Clickhappy
Mikephotos
Scbriml
Lindy
Tonimr
Thanks everyone i cant thank you enough for your help .
Cheers



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User currently offlineCodeshare From Poland, joined Sep 2002, 1854 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

I moved straight from F80 to D70. I'd say go for the D70. Although I wish it had options like a battery pack or a cable-release.
But I'm not complaining at all.




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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5199 times:

D70 owners how many RAW shots can you shoot in one continuous blast?

Cheers

Paul


User currently offlineTonimr From Spain, joined Jan 2001, 325 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

Paul,

Without lifting my finger from the shutter button I get 4 RAW and then 1 shot roughly after 0,5s almost endlessly.



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User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5145 times:

Folks,

I have the D70 as well, and I realize the following is way off topic but seems relevant in the current topic because there are so many D70 owners here...so please indulge me  Smile

My D70 has a nasty habit of exposing the first frame in a rapid sequence ok and then vastly underexposing the following frames. I've tried different lenses with the same result. Does anyone else have this problem? I shoot with center wieghted meter and have tried all the settings for the spot size.

TIA
Sunil


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5099 times:

Sorry Sunil, mind does not have that problem. All frames are exposed the same.

Mike


User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5066 times:

ok, thanks Mike... back to the shop for mine then.

Still, can the D70 users share the exposure and program settings they use for action (landing, takeoff) shots?

Thanks

Sunil


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5062 times:

Sunil,

I shoot RAW and since mostly in full sun, aperture priority at f/8. I'll take a few test shots and adjust exposure comp. according. Here's some ofthe EXIF on the following shot:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Michael F. McLaughlin



Lens: 80-200 F/2.8D
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: -0.3 EV
ISO: 200
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Direct sunlight -1
AF Mode: AF-S

For .jpg shooting, I have a custom curve uploaded to the D70 (Digital_Fuji_Superia_Reala)

Mike



User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5036 times:

"... uploaded to the D70..."

Do explain Mike! I didn't know that you could do that.

Sunil


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5016 times:

You can upload one custom curve to the body and use it (select it) but you must have Nikon Capture. Here's a link on info about the WhiteWedding Curve and how to install it but it's the same procedure for any curve you decide to use.

http://members.aol.com/bhaber/D70/curves.html

Do a Google search for "D70 Custom Curve" and I'll sure you'll find some nice reading.

Mike


User currently offlineKC7MMI From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 854 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

I just bought a D70 Friday...only problem is it won't be here 'til tomorrow or Tues.  Sad
-Benjamin


25 Pilothighflyer : I currently have the D100 have shot with the D70 on several occasions. I have the battery pack on my D100 and much prefer the feel of the D100 with a
26 Cancidas : i've used both and currently own the D70. hands down it's a great camera. my only dislike of it is the fact that it doesn't support a battery grip, ma
27 Lanpie : I bought the Nikon D70 in November 2004. I read the instruction book a few times. I have some photos taken with the new camera on airliners.net. So fa
28 Mikephotos : Pierre, To correct this, do the following: Press the MENU button, scroll down to the "Pencil" icon (3rd down), scroll down to #15, AE-L/AF-L. You prob
29 Gocaps16 : My roommate just got his D70 today and from the looks of it, I think it's a sturdy peice of camera....IMHO, better material then the Canon 300D for th
30 ChrisH : sunilgupta: sounds like youve activated bracketing. Disable it and it should expose flawlessly again. It always does! D70 allt he way.
31 Runway25 : I moved from a F70 camera to a D70 "body". The main reason was that the two lenses I have with the N70 camera are also compatible with the D70. I real
32 Post contains images Skidmarks : Well, as a new user of the D70, I am biased. However, I am still trying to get a photo accepted using this camera. After using an F80 for a couple of
33 Lanpie : Thank you Mike for the suggestion. I did the correction and the autofocus works correctly when I press the shutter half way. Regards, Pierre
34 Post contains images IAH777 : Wow! This is a pretty helpful thread. I just recently decided on the D70 over the D100 and - after reading this thread - I feel much better about the
35 JT8D : I've been using the D70 for a couple of weeks now along side my Fuji S2 and have had the opportunity to use the D100 from time to time also. The D70 i
36 Post contains links JumboJim747 : Guys i thank everyone for the advice and i have the d70 now . I have one problem with the camera that i cant seem to rectify. My pictures seem to be d
37 Post contains images Skidmarks : Jim, I have the same problem. Most of the time this blue cast can be removed quite simply, however, it then gets difficult to get the colours and shar
38 ChrisH : Jumbojim, are you using Matrix-metering when you shoot? As long as you have a G or D type lens, matrix is the best for shooting in daylight. Those pic
39 JumboJim747 : Skidmarks I have been playing with it trying everything I have learnt a lot from trying to fix the problem . ChrisH As far as the lens is concerned i
40 Post contains images Henryjr : I would go as well for the D70. For all the various reasons mentioned above.
41 Post contains images IAH777 : Ordered my D70 a few minutes ago! It took all my spare cash, so the 18-70mm AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor lens that comes with it will have to do for now. But i
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