Good purchase... I have D70 myself and have been totally satisfied with the performance.
As for the memory card, CF type I cards are typically more expensive per MB
compared to CF type II
cards. The advantages of type I is that it is faster (in general) and it can more shock proof, since it's doesn't contain moving mechanical parts like type II
. CF type II
cards are basically optical hard disk like the ones you will find in your computer, but much smaller.
For more info about CF cards performance on D70, you can look at this page : http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/multi_page.asp?cid=6007-6816
Personally I use Hitachi 4GB Microdrive, although fellow advanced photographers that I know kinda discouraged me of using microdrive. But from the webpage above, you can see even the "slow" performace of the microdrive on D70 is actually on par with the high performance CF type I on other cameras like D100, 10D and 300D. FYI, SanDisk Ultra II
1GB in Singapore cost S$488 (divide by 1.7 for US$). The Hitachi 4GB Microdrive cost S$800, but I bought a Creative MuVo2 4GB MP3 player for S$419, opened it and took the Hitachi 4GB Microdrive in it, replaced it with my old SanDisk 128MB. So with savings of S$381, I have a 4GB Microdrive and a 128MB MP3 Player. You can go to this webpage for more infor how to get cheap 4GB Microdrive http://andymack.com/mylog/pivot/entry.php?uid=standard-868#comm?186903992