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For D70/D70s Users... Is This A Good Deal?  
User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

I saw this setup on Ebay.. Are these good lenses and with all these extra things with the set, anyone think this is a good deal?

Nikon D70s

GulfstreamGuy


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User currently offlineGulfstreamGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3720 times:

Or maybe this set up is better..?

The 2nd D70s set

GulfstreamGuy



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User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

I don't like those ebay deals. First of all you can get the D70 kit with the good 18-70 ED for $1100. The 70-300G is crap. It's a $100 lens. I bought the kit for $1100 and bought two good telephoto lenses. You can do ok with the G but it frustrated me. I like the 80-200 2.8 much better. Sure it's a lot more money but it's a much better lens.

User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3695 times:

let's add it up:

Nikon D70s body --- $899.95
Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S --- $509.95
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF --- $169.95
Hitachi Microdrive 3K4 digital media --- $289.95
USB Compact Flash Card Reader --- $19.95
Heavy Duty Aluminum Hard Case w/Dividers --- $39.95
Deluxe All Weather Proof Carrying Case --- $19.95
Deluxe Video & Photo Tripod --- $29.95
Professional 3 Pc. Lens Cleaning Kit --- $9.95

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= $1989.55

Give or take $200 - $300 looks like it could be a not-so-bad deal. I have the 18-70mm and I use it for close in shots and cockpit shots. I know I couldn't get that close with the 24mm.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12284 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3669 times:
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Quoting NIKV69 (Reply 2):
I like the 80-200 2.8 much better. Sure it's a lot more money but it's a much better lens.

If you mean the 70-200 f/2.8 VR, then yes, it's one of the best lenses out there. I'm a very happy owner of one.



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User currently offlineChrisH From Sweden, joined Jul 2004, 1136 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3664 times:

The 80-200 is the predecessor, sans VR. Also a very good lens.


what seems to be the officer, problem?
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3655 times:

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 4):
If you mean the 70-200 f/2.8 VR, then yes, it's one of the best lenses out there. I'm a very happy owner of one.

No the I mean the Nikkor 80-200 2.8D. I think it is the best lens. I have the 80-400VR which I use when need the zoom.


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