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Nikon D70


oldham 16 198 England
6 Mar 2010 8:13PM
I have recently purchased a Nikon D70 digital slr which after needing slight repair is now ready for use. I have not yet had the oppertunity to take any images yet but was wondering if any other readers have said NIkon D70 and what result s it yields

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ww2spitfire 10 87 Scotland
6 Mar 2010 8:29PM
I used the D70 for 3 years and found that, match to a good lens, it was a very competent camera. If you want to take a look at my gallery you can make up your own mind. Wink
I now use the D90.
MikeH 15 217 4 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2010 8:56PM
I've had a D70 for 5 years now and still using it. The kit lens 18-70mm is superb.
Over the years I have invested in quality glass and have been so pleased with it overall.
Please take a look at my portfolio and judge the results.
After 5 years I am moving on to full frame but will still keep the d70 as back up.
Mike
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
6 Mar 2010 9:07PM
Wish I still had my D70.Sad
Daffy1 12 390 Ireland
6 Mar 2010 9:09PM
Had one for a few years with the 18 -70kit lens loved it sorry I got rid of it. I'd love it now as my back up. Enjoy. Damian
cameracat 16 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
6 Mar 2010 10:55PM
Superb camera, Put a decent lens on it and it delivers, Still use mine despite having some newer bodies to hand.....Smile
Martyn_U 11 7 England
6 Mar 2010 11:02PM
I have been using my D70s since 2006, with great results. However, sent it in for service last year (sensor clean) and found it needed a new aperture mechanism. Still don't know why it was damaged.

Martyn
Toonman 13 1.4k 2 England
7 Mar 2010 7:36AM
Loved my D70. It was my first 'real' camera. Stupidly sold it and my beautiful Nikkor lenses.
It was/is a great work horse.
Adam
BEVZED 13 1.1k United Kingdom
7 Mar 2010 9:24AM
had a used D70, now kaput. Well upset because I still prefer it to my D80 and Canon 1000D. Managed to sweet talk another body from a friend with 3 batts, 4 cards and numerous other bits and pieces for 100 ... over the moon but still feel guilty because it was such a bargain!
Lovely camera, wouldn't be without it (still haven't learnt to use it properly thoughTongue), very forgiving and I've only one lens that doesn't handle well on it. Enjoy!
User_Removed 10 299 4 France
8 Mar 2010 1:17PM
the d70 is a terrific camera.....you will however have to learn to get the best from it as it is a major leap from most compact and ultra zoom consumer cameras, (though not classed as a pro camera)...I bought mine after two happy years with a Contax TVS digital which gave fabulous colour and contrast straight off the card....the d70 didnt at first then I realised I had to work a little harder in the pc ....I use my old AF Nikkor lenses and am pleased with the results...Stuart
LenShepherd 12 4.2k United Kingdom
10 Mar 2010 9:30PM
When first introduced it cost almost as much as the current D300s current street price over 1,000.
At about 150 private sale or 175 with a shop warranty the price reflects it has been out of production a few years, and by modern standards the viewfinder is not good.
With a reasonable lens it can produce a good 16 inch print of a portrait type subject and a good 12 inch print of a detailed landscape.
ChristopherG 13 53 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2010 5:33PM
Its a great camera and the kit 18-70mm lens is an absolute stalwart - I do wonder if Nikon "under sold" this lens - enjoy!
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
4 Apr 2010 6:08PM
They charged about $100.00 extra for the camera with the 18-70mm, which, at the time, was a steal. The lens sold separately for $500.00.

I would recommend the Nikon 70-300mm ED as an inexspensive great lens for long focal length. If you can't get an ED model, the G has the same optics, but plastic mount.
21 Jan 2011 5:30PM
Because of medical problems I haven't been out with the camera for a while, and did sell of some of my lenses that I just didn't use, they were more weight to carry that I didn't need.

But I kept my D70 and the 18.70 lens, I still have my F80 I bought many years ago as well ...

I bought my D70 in Gran Caneria when you just couldn't get one over here, with that lens they were around 1,000 here in the U.k, I paid just over 700 for it with worldwide warranty and even registered it with Nikon here in the U.K

Anyway over the years I have thought about upgrading it to a newer camera, but recently got it out of it's case, charged the batteries and still works perfectly, don't see any need to upgrade and the lens is a cracker, only wished I had took it to Turkey last year, as I took my point & shoot Kodak, but still got some nice holiday photo's, next time I'm taking the Nikon.
StrayCat 16 19.1k 3 Canada
21 Jan 2011 7:33PM
If you can find a deal on the new SB700 flash, or even the SB600, which I had, and never was in a situation where it wasn't enough, you can take advantage of the D70's 1/500 flash sync. Where will you find that today?Grin

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