AJRUPLAN
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About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:53 am

Anyone found any difficulties in using the Nikon D70?
 
lanpie
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:56 am

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
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:56 am

Very happy about it so far... Do you have any specific worries?
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:08 am

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
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:51 am

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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RE: About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:59 am

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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RE: About Nikon D-70

Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:23 pm

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.
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:24 am

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
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 15, 2005 3:18 pm

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!
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:18 pm

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
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:43 pm

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

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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:41 pm

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.
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:46 pm

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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RE: About Nikon D-70

Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:18 pm

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
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:22 am

What's the difference[s] between the D 70 and the D 70s?
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:38 am

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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RE: About Nikon D-70

Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:53 am

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...
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Mon Jun 20, 2005 1:06 am

A helpful site I only found yesterday is:

www.planetneil.com

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


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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:34 am

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...


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TACAA320
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:05 pm

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!
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:18 pm

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.
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:06 pm

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.
 
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RE: About Nikon D-70

Wed Jun 22, 2005 9:47 pm

Billsville

Thanks a lot for your help!
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