D70: Official Specs

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by deryck lant, Jan 28, 2004.

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    deryck lant Guest

    deryck lant, Jan 28, 2004
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    Skip M Guest

    Well, just the idea that it has a true spot meter (1%) moves it beyond the
    10D, in my opinion. I have too much invested in Canon gear to switch, but
    this one might tempt a few with less of an investment.
     
    Skip M, Jan 28, 2004
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    deryck lant Guest

    The message <>
    More from Japan.

    The writing speed of the D70 is 3 times faster then D100.

    The new engine takes 0.15sec to process a Lossless RAW picture.

    The D70 is effectively the D100 replacement.

    The D70 will be released on 19th March in Japan. Nikon plan to
    produce 70,000 bodies per month and it will be made in Thailand.

    I think Nikon will be in the black this year.

    Deryck
     
    deryck lant, Jan 28, 2004
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  4. So, the PMA rumors this year have Nikon trying to trump the Canon 300D
    with the D70 in the consumer DSLR market, and Canon trying to trump
    the D2H with the Canon 1D Mark II in the pro market. Toss in
    various rumors and leaks from Fuji, Kodak, Minolta, Olympus, Pentax,
    Sigma and a few others I'm forgetting.

    From my seat on the DSLR sidelines, this is a heck of a lot of fun.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Jan 28, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Is that lens supposed to be a good lens like the Nikon 17-55/2.8 DX,
    or a lousy lens like the Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 DX? Is it out yet?
    I can't find any reviews of it online.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jan 28, 2004
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    deryck lant Guest

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    3 ED elements sounds like a seriously good lens. Comes out 17 March.
    Full spec:

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0401/04012804nikon18-70dx.asp

    Deryck
     
    deryck lant, Jan 28, 2004
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    Paolo Pizzi Guest

    Not as lousy as the Canon plasticky thing. It sports ED glass.
    Maybe not in the same league with the 17-55DX, but still
    a pretty serious lens.
     
    Paolo Pizzi, Jan 28, 2004
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  8. 1/8000 (1/500 sync)!

    DOF preview!

    Waiting with interest...

    (Bugger, I just left Nikon too...)
     
    Martin Francis, Jan 29, 2004
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    Jerry L. Guest

    If is possible to make a quality lens in Thailand, it may be a "1st"
    for the folks aat Nikon. For some reason, the made in China and made
    in Thailand stuff looks and (?) sells well on the Wal-mart shelves of
    camera junk. For some other reason(s) -- the Nikon equipment made in
    Japan is not found there.....

    Why would one expect a "great" lens for 300 or 400 bucks?
    You usually get what you pay for, no?
    = = =
     
    Jerry L., Jan 29, 2004
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    Jerry L. Guest

    And the lens AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18 - 70 mm F3.5 - F4.5 G IF-ED lens

    is not quite a f2.8 item.

    = = =
     
    Jerry L., Jan 29, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    ThomasH, Jan 29, 2004
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    MLG Guest

    I guess the law of averages would say that probably close to half would
    expect a great lens and half would not. Some would wait until the lens came
    out and was used to make any opinion.

    Mel
     
    MLG, Jan 29, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Right, although there have been excellent (possibly great) lenses before
    with f/3.5-4.5 variable aperture, such as the Canon 50-200/3.5-4.5 L and
    possibly some Contax models, which I don't follow.

    Did Nikon delay the preannounced 17-55/2.8 DX because the 18-70/3.5-4.5 DX
    competes better with Canon? Maybe also the 17-55/2.8 DX wasn't needed by
    most photographers because they already owned, or could buy, a 17-35/2.8.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jan 29, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    My number one complain about my 10D would be it's lack of a spot meter.
    I'm hoping that Canon will take a cue from Nikon here.
     
    Mark M, Jan 29, 2004
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    Paolo Pizzi Guest

    Well, I'm guessing that Nikon is willing to give the lens
    basically at cost for the chance of capturing another Nikon
    system user who will likely plank down thousands in the
    future on Nikkor lenses.
     
    Paolo Pizzi, Jan 29, 2004
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    Paolo Pizzi Guest

    Spadaro says the spot meter in the D100/D70 is useless because
    it won't work with 30-year-old lenses. So, I guess even if Canon
    does finally include it, it won't be much use because it will never
    work with prehistorical Canon lenses... ;-)
     
    Paolo Pizzi, Jan 29, 2004
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    Jim Waggener Guest

    My D100 works perfectly fine with MF primes and a Gossen meter ..spot or
    incident.
    And these ARE 30 year old lenses.
     
    Jim Waggener, Feb 4, 2004
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