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Old 22-09-2007, 16:44   #1 (permalink)
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...a two camera family! Have just purchased a s/h Nikon D70! First impressions are that it is very nice indeed! I've loved my Pentax and it's been a great camera to get me back into SLR but I have to say you can just feel the quality difference with the Nikon. Looking forward to having a play with it this afternoon!
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Old 22-09-2007, 17:47   #2 (permalink)
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I knew you would

When I bought my Pentax SV circa 1965, their advert's slogan was 'Just hold a Pentax'

Ironical that you said "I have to say you can just feel the quality difference with the Nikon".

Well done and looking forward to the first shots.
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Old 22-09-2007, 17:52   #3 (permalink)
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And later you can get a Canon and feel the difference all over again....
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Old 22-09-2007, 19:56   #4 (permalink)
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Naughty Mr Silkstone!

The D70 is a legendary camera.
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Old 22-09-2007, 20:08   #5 (permalink)
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Congrats Angela, I hope you get on well with it!
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Old 22-09-2007, 21:14   #6 (permalink)
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Wonderful camera & also a cracking kit lens I believe ....have fun
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well done Angela..... im sure you will see sense and get a canon next tho!

looking forward to seeing some of your shots with the new camera

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Old 23-09-2007, 13:06   #8 (permalink)

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NICE ONE ANGELA ANOTHER CONVERT TO NIKON.

I AM SURE YOU WILL BE HAPPY WITH IT, UNTIL YOU WANT A D200.
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Old 23-09-2007, 13:08   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think I'll be upgrading again for quite some time.....either to another Nikon or to a Canon!!
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Nice one and you now need to update your camera gear in your profile
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Old 23-09-2007, 13:50   #11 (permalink)
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Old 24-09-2007, 13:17   #12 (permalink)
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Oooo! Congratulations!
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Old 24-09-2007, 20:16   #13 (permalink)
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The D70 with that 18-70mm lens is a great combination. You will certainly enjoy not only the ergonomics of the camera, but the image quality as well. The 18-70mm is by far the best sub-$300 wide lens for Nikon DSLRs, as it is built well, gives sharp detail with little distortion, is faster than all other sub-$300 (f/3.5-4.5 instead of 3.5-5.6), excellent lack of flare issues in direct sunlight, and uses the AF-S system, including the focus distance scale. An amazing "walk around" lens coupled with an amazing camera will surely keep you happy.

I was happy with my D50 and 18-70mm for a year until I had to sell it. Now that I am getting a D80, I am also going with the 18-70mm. It served me so well that I just had to get it again. You might want to also pick up a 55-200mm VR lens to go along with it. Although it is not built as well as the 18-70mm, the results are still great, plus it's a zoom with VR for only $200-$250. If you want a zoom that matches the quality of the 18-70mm, go for the 70-300mm VR ($450-$550).

But who cares what I say, you've been here a while lol I'm sure you know these things
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Old 24-09-2007, 20:33   #14 (permalink)
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On the contrary, I don't! So very glad to hear your thoughts!

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You might want to also pick up a 55-200mm VR lens to go along with it. Although it is not built as well as the 18-70mm, the results are still great, plus it's a zoom with VR for only $200-$250. If you want a zoom that matches the quality of the 18-70mm, go for the 70-300mm VR ($450-$550).
I've been thinking about what to do about a zoom lens and whether to go with both or just go straight in with the 70-300mm, particularly as I can only really afford one at the moment. Would welcome any thoughts on that.
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Enjoy your new camera Angela, even if it's not a Canon

I've still got my first ever SLR, a Pentax P50 that Andy bought me for my 21st Birthday, lovingly in a camera bag & cleaned & checked over every so often.
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I've been thinking about what to do about a zoom lens and whether to go with both or just go straight in with the 70-300mm, particularly as I can only really afford one at the moment. Would welcome any thoughts on that.
Well you know that I adore my 70-300 (although it is a Canon ) so I'd say go for the 70-300! If you have the 18-70, teamed with the 70-300 you've got all your bases covered (I think?)
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