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User currently offlineAjruplan From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 4 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

Anyone found any difficulties in using the Nikon D70?

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User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2791 times:
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I am using a Nikon D70 since November 2004 and I have no difficulties using it.

I read the instructions book a few times.

Pierre


User currently offlineEdoca From Belgium, joined Mar 2005, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2790 times:

Very happy about it so far... Do you have any specific worries?

User currently offlineLanpie From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
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I am using the lens that came with the camera AF-S Nikkor Zoom 18 - 70 mm and a Nikon ED AF Nikkor Zoom 70 - 300 mm.

I also have Nikon AF Nikkor zoon 28 - 105 mm taht could be used with the D70.

I don't know about the G lens.

Pierre


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12566 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2769 times:
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Quoting Ajruplan (Reply 3):
AND WHAT TYPE OF LENSES ARE YOU USING IS THE G LENS IS GOOD

Which lens is it? In Nikon parlance, the G just denotes a lens with no aperture ring. If it's the 70-300G, then it's the consumer one - not a great lens, but I know there are people using to get shots uploaded here.

It's expensive, but if you have the money, go for the 70-200IF VR. It's arguably one of the finest lenses in the world.

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User currently offlineColumbia107 From Gibraltar, joined Aug 2004, 358 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 5):
It's expensive, but if you have the money, go for the 70-200IF VR. It's arguably one of the finest lenses in the world

I could not agree more. That is why my son makes it a point of claiming usage of my Nikon 70 + 70-200IF VR whenever we go an airshow. Fortunately, I am happy to settle with my Fuji SP@Pro + Sigma 50-500.
At the end of the day I have to acknowledge that in most cases his results are better than mine.



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2682 times:

Can you be more specific about the type of problems? Don't forget the custom settings (for focussing, metering, sharpness, saturation, etc.) in the Menu.

Mine gives me no problems whatever, apart from a tendency to slightly under-expose.



Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineAUS_Spotter From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 286 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 2636 times:

I've had one since December of 2004 and all photos I've uploaded here have been taken with my D70. I love it...it's been a great camera.

I have the Nikkor AF-S DX Zoom ED 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF (which is the D70 kit lens) and a Nikkor AF-S VR Zoom ED 70-200mm f/2.8G IF which I usually use with the TC14-E teleconverter.

Jason


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2618 times:

Mine is less than two weeks old. I'm extremely happy with it, but I still have to learn a lot.

Suggestion: study the instructions, and practice a lot. It's definitely a great camera!


User currently offlineMcDog From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

I am thrilled with my D70. I have the 70-300 G lens, and it is truely a compact lightweight marvel at a bargain price when stopped down between F8-11. Now that I've invested in a couple of professional lenses it really feels like a toy, but it still has a place in my bag for when there is plenty of light and my arms need a rest from holding 2kg of metal and glass up to my face.  Wink

User currently offlineBeechcraft From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 828 posts, RR: 41
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

I�ve had mine for over a year now and i�m extremely happy with it.
I shot appr. 12000 photos with it, not a single malfunction so far.
If you don�t have it yet, get the new firmware Version 2...

Here�s a nice review and some good tips:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d70.htm

Denis



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2559 times:

Quoting Beechcraft (Reply 10):
Here�s a nice review and some good tips:

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d70.htm

Denis

Denis,

Thanks for share this site!

Very helpful.


User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

never had a problem with my D70. i use the 18-70mm, 80-400mm VR and 24-120mm VR lenses. i used to have the 70-300G but got rid of it quickly, opted for the VR lens.


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User currently offlineK0dxx From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2498 times:
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Difficulties? You just have to be willing to take the time to learn all that it can do and not give up the first time you take a bad picture. It's capable of wonderful things. My son has over 10,000 shots on his with no problem and I am at about 8000. All of these were taken with the D-70.

http://www.pbase.com/k0dxx/lax


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2400 times:

What's the difference[s] between the D 70 and the D 70s?

User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 14):
What's the difference[s] between the D 70 and the D 70s?

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/nikon/d70s-review

"The Nikon D70s is an evolutionary -- not revolutionary -- update to the popular D70 digital SLR. Where Canon took their Digital Rebel and changed it dramatically when it became the Rebel XT, Nikon took smaller steps with the D70s. The changes from the original D70 include:

* Faster autofocus system
* Larger LCD display (2.0" vs 1.8")
* Built-in flash has a wider working range
* New wired remote control port
* Improved battery life (due mostly to the new EN-EL3a battery)
* Refined menu system

D70 owners, don't fret -- several of these new features (including the faster AF system) are available via a firmware update."



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2389 times:

UnattendedBag

Thanks a lot for your answer.

The site you mentioned [the last one] will be very helpful for the updates. If I learn someday how to do it...


User currently offlineC133 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2386 times:
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A helpful site I only found yesterday is:

www.planetneil.com

Click on 'Nikon' but don't miss his great photos.


Terry



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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2392 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2308 times:
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I used the D70 for one year now with the 18-70 DX and the 70-300 ED Nikkor. An excellent camera and two excellent lenses.

The 70-300 ED is an extremely good zoom with a good value for money.

My only problem wih the D70 is that it catches dust on the CCD sensor much too often though I take much care of it when I swap lenses...


FB.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Can somebody help me with the following problem please?

My new D 70 displayed the number of picture remaining in the CF card. I did something wrong [obviously] and now it display a "1.1" but not the original numbers. What can I do to reverse such error? [Can't find the solution in the instructions book].

Thanks in advance folks!


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 12):
never had a problem with my D70. i use the 18-70mm, 80-400mm VR and 24-120mm VR lenses. i used to have the 70-300G but got rid of it quickly, opted for the VR lens.

Hey Matt! Who bought that 70-300G lens?  crazy 

I love my D70 and use the 18-70mm, 80-200 2.8 and just ordered the 80-400mm VR.


User currently offlineBillsville From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 7 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

Quoting TACAA320 (Reply 19):
Can somebody help me with the following problem please?

My new D 70 displayed the number of picture remaining in the CF card. I did something wrong [obviously] and now it display a "1.1" but not the original numbers. What can I do to reverse such error? [Can't find the solution in the instructions book].

Thanks in advance folks!

You will notice that next to the 1.1 is a little k. This actually means that you have 1100 photos available on your Card.

This happens when you change the photo quality and size. The lower the quality and size of the photo, the more you fit on your card. Look up photo quality and size in the manual to change it and you should see the photos remaining number change.


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 2238 times:

Billsville

Thanks a lot for your help!


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