D100 now cheaper than D70?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by RichA, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. RichA

    andrew29 Guest

    Isn't a lot of this a matter of getting used to things? I ignored the
    "front dial" aperture control for a couple of years until I forced
    myself to use it for a while, and it really is better. I imagine that
    the vertical grip is much the same, and the new grip which has both
    front and rear dials is better than the old one.

    Andrew.
     
    andrew29, Apr 25, 2005
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  2. RichA

    Walt Hanks Guest

    You're right Andrew. And it is also a matter of shooting style. Because a
    lot of what I do is for publication in newsletters and other print media, I
    almost always shoot vertical. With the arthritis I have in my wrist and
    shoulder, the vertical grip is a major ergonomic advantage.

    I am going to have to check out that aftermarket vertical grip for the D-70.
    Can anyone tell me who makes it?

    Walt
     
    Walt Hanks, Apr 25, 2005
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    Randy W. Sims, Apr 25, 2005
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  4. I find the vertical grip very useful.

    What I don't like to see are statements like 'it isn't a drawback that xyz
    product doesn't have abc feature, because _I_ never use it. Someone who
    needs spot metering should not be misled into buying a Canon 20D, simply
    because other people do not need, or are willing to accept the lack of, this
    feature. A lot of amateurs who have never used a vertical grip have no idea
    how useful it is, and I count myself in that group. I bought a vertical grip
    for my film SLR, and it proved to be so useful that I would never consider
    an SLR that did not support this option (though I prefer it as an option,
    because sometimes I want to carry a smaller load).
     
    Steven M. Scharf, Apr 25, 2005
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  5. RichA

    Bubbabob Guest

    The slower buffer is not too much of an issue unless you're shooting
    sports or something similar in RAW mode. If you are, you'll want the D70.

    I find the D100 vertical grip to be as useful as tits on a boar. Mine
    stays in the box. Holding a camera vertically has always been as natural
    to me as holding one horizontally.

    Unless I specifically needed the mirror delay function of the D100, which
    is very useful (essential, actually) for long telephoto work between 1
    sec and 1/30 sec, I'd personally go for the D70.

    You're probably not going to notice the sharpness difference if you print
    8x10 and smaller. What difference there is can be compensated for in your
    Photoshop workflow.
     
    Bubbabob, Apr 25, 2005
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  6. I took a test picture of my kitchen and caught an enormous amount of
    moire off of the screen of my microwave oven door. I haven't seen it
    anywhere else though.
     
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Apr 26, 2005
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    Tom Scales Guest

    I don't doubt that. Bet you'd see it with a 20D too.
     
    Tom Scales, Apr 26, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    There goes your microwave oven door photography career.
     
    Alan Browne, Apr 26, 2005
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