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- ray4junkOct 26, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Excellent backup camera
I bought this to have a backup film body that I can load with another type of film so when I'm shooting with one of the pro grade Nikon film bodies I can alternate films (color vs BW). It's small, capable, with a good viewfinder and was a great bargain.
- uttiggsDec 7, 2007by
Versatile and inexpensive
The Nikon N70 is a very versatile camera. It can easily be used by the more amature photographers in automatic mode and still produce some very quality shots. Once you are more comfortable with the camera, you can start to delve into the more advanced settings (shutter priority, aperture priority, etc) and adjusting the metering, etc, to produce some spectacular photos.<br>Nikon has always had some quality, solid features in their cameras, but lack some of the bells and whistles of Cannon. However, I think this is more than made up for with the lens quality. This is what Nikon's reputation is built on. Buy quality Nikon brand lenses and you will be thrilled with the results.<br>This particular model is a nice improvement over some of the earlier automatic SLRs Nikon produced. The focus and metering is faster, and the focus and shutter are quieter than earlier models. I have an older version of the 4004s, and that thing is a beast compared to the N70.<br>With the advent and affordability of the Digital SLRs, you can now get these film models VERY CHEAP! Who would have ever thought you could get a high quality used SLR and lens for around $100???<br>One other thing I really appreciate with many of the Nikon Digital SLRs (the exeption being the new D40 models) is that you can have the lenses from your film SLR and use them on your DSLR, saving hundreds of dollars. I still use my old 75-300mm on my DSLR and it works great. Another benefit is that the 300mm on a DSLR is like a 200mm on a film SLR. MUCH more zoom (just make sure you use a tripod to steady the shot).<br>Find yourself a good deal on eBay from a reputable seller that has a detailed description and photos, and you will be very pleased with what this camera has to offer.Read full review
- samarabaraNov 6, 2006by
NIKON D70 DIGITAL CAMERA
I BOUGHT THIS CAMERA FOR A TRIP I WAS TAKING TO AFRICA!...........I WAS NOT DISSAPOINTED, BUT DELIGHTED WITH THE RESULTS. I TOOK TONS OF POSTER QUALITY PICTURES! MOST WITH AUTOMATIC MODE....OFFERS GREAT QUALITY PICTURES AT AN AWESOME PRICE.....GREAT POINT AND SHOOT ABILITY WHILE OFFERING GREAT PROFESSIONAL FEATURES AS WELL......HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
- fiveoctavesMay 31, 2008by
THIS IS A SPORTS CAR NOT A LIMO
Back in the mid 1990s, I had a real hankering for an N70 but couldn't seem to come up with the required dough for various reasons. And in those days, used N70s and autofocus lenses for it weren't all that cheap, as they are now on ebay amidst the tidal wave of selloffs due to the digital craze. + The first time I used my N70 was to shoot a "smooth jazz" concert outdoors. I was very impressed with the small size and moderate lightness of this camera. I brought along my monopod and a late-model Sigma 70-210mm zoom. What an easy handling combo! I must admit I was much daunted by the multitude of tiny little controls on the LCD panel. You can hardly read them, let alone know what they are used for. The owner's manual seemed to be crowding "War and Peace" for length. Having owned the N70 for about a year-and-a-half, I haven't nearly begun to explore the full capabilities of this camera. Of course it's had plenty of competition from the other cameras I own. I just turn on the matrix metering and go with the variable program setting (not the menu programs). My best advice would be to keep your eyes peeled for high-contrast lighting situations. That's the time you have to get off your butt and make some decisions for yourself. Matrix metering is not infallible by any means when it comes to high contrast lighting. Ya gotta give up something, whether it be shadow detail or properly exposed highlights. As I recall, color negative film--I exclusively use Fuji 400; how about five rolls for six bucks at WalMart?--can cover a contrast range of about seven f-stops. BOTTOM LINE: this baby is a keeper and isn't going to escape my clutches any time soon. It might help a lot to get one of these small plastic cheat sheets to stick in your pocket as a handy replacement for the owner's manual.Read full review
- brunothekid_21Sep 28, 2014by
Film careas are great.
Great camera body. I got a very good price and it works awesome. All I had to do was drop new batteries and some film into the camera and I was snapping pictures. This camera should help a student earn a good grade in Photo class. Nikon cameras have never let me down, plus the seller sent me a good one.