D11 or D70

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by map, Jan 10, 2005.

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    map Guest

    Which to buy and why?
    map, Jan 10, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    D70, because it actually exists.

    ....or to put it another way...
    ....what is a D11?
    Owamanga, Jan 10, 2005
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  3. It is a high contrast developer from Kodak, similar to D19.

    Roland Karlsson, Jan 10, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    I see. And in the in the context of a digital SLR newsgroup, can you
    guess at what he was asking?
    Owamanga, Jan 11, 2005
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    Darrell Guest

    Nope, if the original poster doesn't know, then we can't help...
    Darrell, Jan 11, 2005
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    Hunt Guest

    Don't you mean D100 v D70? THAT is a common question and much has been posted
    regarding that choice. Do a Google.Groups search for that particular thread.
    NikonUSA's Web site has, or had, a chart for comparison purposes between these
    two cameras, and I think DPReview has one (seems it also has a Canon, or two
    included), as well. Look at the features of each, and decide which work best
    for you. You might want to actually handle the two bodies, as they are a bit
    different. I liked the size/weight/balance of the D100, but the features of
    the D70 - but that was a personal choice that might not be at all correct for

    I don't think you can go too wrong, if you chose the one that does the best
    job for your photography.

    Hunt, Jan 11, 2005
  7. Some bloody Photographers...
    He's talking about Kodak developer.
    one million pics, Jan 12, 2005
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    Will D. Guest

    Maybe he means D2(X?).

    Or maybe he's got this weird idea about Kodak chemistry and Kodak
    sensors and Nikon somethingorother.. who knows?

    Will D.
    Will D., Jan 12, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    Yes, as is quite clear from Roland's post that you even quoted in

    But you avoided my question, Mr Brain, how does one answer his
    question in the context of a Digital SLR forum?

    ...or is it some sort of French joke?
    Owamanga, Jan 12, 2005
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    map Guest

    Sorry, typo, my bad. I meant to ask about the difference between the D100
    and the D70. So is the D100 worth the extra $$$?
    map, Jan 12, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    My opinion: No..

    D70 has faster flash sync speeds. (1/500th vs 1/180th?)
    D70 has 3D 1005 segment color metering, the D100 has only 10 segments.
    D70 has 3fps compared to D100's 2.5fps.
    D70 uses the most advanced iTTL flash metering.
    D70 has max shutter at 1/8000th compared to D100 1/4000th.
    D70 has better color at ISO 800 and above, some say even at ISO 200.
    D70 is the newer model.
    D70 does vertical image rotation for the LCD preview.
    D70 has a higher resolution LCD monitor than the D100
    D70 is 105g lighter than the D100
    D70 is cheaper.

    D100 is physically more robust.
    D100 has bigger viewfinder.
    D100 has more pro connection ports (such as cable release)
    D100 has mirror lockup.
    D100 built-in-flash slightly more powerful than the D70.

    Both are 6.1Mpixel CCD.
    Owamanga, Jan 12, 2005
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    map Guest

    Thanks, This makes the dicision pretty clear. One thing though, do you mean
    that the D70 does not have a cable {or wire} release? Would make it useless
    for long or telephoto shots? One again thanks for all the info. t
    map, Jan 12, 2005
  13. If you've not come across it already:


    is one man's take on the differences (plus D70 vs. others).

    Graham Holden (g-holden AT dircon DOT co DOT uk)
    Graham Holden, Jan 12, 2005
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    Owamanga Guest

    That is correct, you need to use an infra-red wireless remote (ML-L3).
    Problem here, is they assumed you'd be in front of the camera. This
    could change your shooting style somewhat!

    Gun-style triggers and other weird contraptions that nature
    photographers like to use won't be simple to integrate with the D70.

    One day, someone might make an wire to IR converter that will do the
    job, but as far as I know, nothing exists yet.

    There is this thing, but it's expensive:

    I also found this thing, for PC wireless remote of the D70:

    I guess a prism or such device could be fashioned to allow the IR to
    be shot from behind the camera - if mass produced from plastic this
    thing should only cost $1 and velcro'd on to the front of the camera,
    but again, it doesn't exist yet.
    Owamanga, Jan 12, 2005
  15. Correct -- the D70 doesn't have a cable release, it has an Infra Red
    sensor. You'll need to buy a small trigger device separately if you want
    to remotely fire the shutter (about £15 I believe, although I've heard
    they're hard to find).

    Although apparently you can also use a PalmPilot to do the job:

    Graham Holden (g-holden AT dircon DOT co DOT uk)
    Graham Holden, Jan 12, 2005
  16. Christopher Pollard, Jan 13, 2005
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    paul Guest

    The $100 Capture software allows remote control from a laptop via USB
    cable & immediate viewing of the image on screen.
    paul, Jan 13, 2005
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    Seymore Guest

    Which make NO sense to me. They're selling ML-L3's for more than you can
    get them for from Wolf (Ritz) for example! I guess if they're hard to come
    by overseas...
    Seymore, Jan 16, 2005
  19. I just bought one from B&H for $17.

    Merritt Mullen, Jan 17, 2005
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    Seymore Guest

    Exactly! But there were many bids on one from EBay that was up to ~$21.
    That's just stupid!
    Seymore, Jan 17, 2005
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