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Bob Doyon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2005
 

Nikon D70, To Buy or Not?


I'am new to this site, hello all. I'm starting a new Hobby. I'am looking to buy a new Nikon D70 to start. Please input your comments. Getting out of a long Hobby with R/C Planes and need guidence to the exciting world of digital photography. I did photography years ago with a Pentex K1000. Boy, things have changed! :)


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5/11/2005 7:21:52 PM

 
Kerry L. Walker   Being a film photographer, I am not the best judge of digital equipment. Everything I have heard about the D70 says it is a good camera. Be aware, however, that digital SLR cameras do require some post processing in the computer, which will require a program such as Photoshop. If you want to go digital, you might want to consider a good P&S digital camera, where all of the processing is done in camera. Don't get a cheap P&S. You won't be happy with the shutter lag. Perhaps Chris or another of the digital shooters can better help you with this.


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5/12/2005 7:31:35 AM

 
Bob Doyon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2005
  Kerry, thank you for responding. I can appreciate your input on digital lag. I was told that the D70 was a good P&S type camera. I went to Nikon to read up on this unit. I just need to hear information from professionals in the field.


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5/12/2005 10:27:02 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  It's a good camera. If you got the money, you'd be happy with it. Shoot right and it dosen't take anymore post processing than what's done by a machine when you get film done.


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5/12/2005 11:53:38 AM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  Bob, I'm not sure I fully understand the responses you have received to your question. P&S cameras do not do all the processing in-camera. Whether you choose the D70 or a P&S digicam, you will likely need to do some post processing with Photoshop or Printshop. Of course, the better you get to know your camera, the less you will probably need to tweek with the software. I do not shoot with an SLR yet, but can't wait to get my first. I currently use a fairly high-end digicam, The Canon G6. The Nikon D70 is the camera I have had my eye on too. With the pending release (not available yet) of the D70s, the price of the D70 will likely start falling. Watch B&H or Adorama or other reputable internet vendor. Best of luck.
John


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5/12/2005 2:43:21 PM

 
Bob Doyon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2005
  Thanks John... :)
To late.. I purchased my D70 yesterday, I just had to. Wow, what a camera. I think I'm going to have SUM-FUN...


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5/13/2005 8:05:59 PM

 
Jill A. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2004
  congrats on your D70 purchase Bob... am sure you will love it...
I have had it for over a year now and it's excellent...
*make note that upgrades to the D70s will be available for download to the D70 sometime toward the end of this month... well not all ofcourse being that they can't give you a download for the bigger LCD screen... LOL

Jill :)


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5/14/2005 6:22:37 AM

 
Bob Doyon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2005
  Hi Jill,
Thank you.. Also, nice pictures on those ducks. I like "In-Flight Afternoon Delight"... Nice sharp greens.


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5/14/2005 7:25:38 AM

 
Jill A. Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/20/2004
  thank you so much Bob... I am a total duck luver... I think I was one in a past life... LOL sometimes I get way to focused on them and their world & forget what day... wait week or month it is... LOL
I have to say In Flight-Afternoon Delight is one of my favorits too...
again thanks for having a look at my gallery...
I am going to check yours out at my lunch hour...

Jill :)


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5/14/2005 8:06:29 AM

 
JAMK  Photography
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/13/2004
  Bob,

Good choice with the D70. I have both a D2H and the D70. I use my D70 for everything expect sports. Although, I have shot arena football games with the D70 and got great shots.

Anyway, I've found that the Nikon Capture and Nikon View programs works great for post processing. I can't work without Capture now. I have Photoshop CS but I think for RAW processing Capture is the way to go.

Also, when I attended the Nikon School. The instructor told me that he owns the D2X, D2H, and the D70. But he uses the D70 about 90 % of the time because it's light and have the wireless commander mode for the flash. So, good choice in getting the D70.

Steve


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5/16/2005 7:28:42 AM

 
Bob Doyon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/11/2005
  Thanks Steve. I have alot to learn about this camera and digital photography. I was looking at buying Photoshop CS, Wow! $595... What gives with that. I need to sell off my R/C Hobby :) I won't be able to afford it on a cops pay check... Haha. Now I need to go take pictures... See-Ya.


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5/16/2005 1:34:33 PM

 
Katherine K   Hey BOB! I just bought the D70S yesterday too!!!! WOW! Isn't it an incredible camera??? I love it... At the time of my purchase I also signed up for a D70 class taught by Nikon reps. Maybe you have a similar class in your area? I'll let you know how it goes and if it is worth the time and money!

HAVE FUN with your new camera! Katherine


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5/22/2005 8:36:27 PM

 
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