A&P Nikon D70 Owners

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  1. one66stang

    one66stang Haters.com

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    Do yourself a favor and spend the $100 on a 50mm 1.8 Nikkor lens.

    You will be very pleasantly impressed.
     
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    Minimum Focus Distance?

    And what will this one do that the 18-70 wont?
     
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    http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php?cat=1&grp=5&productNr=2137

    Thats the specs on the lens.


    Main thing is it will open up to 1.8. Which translates to low light shots with no flash and being a fixed lens it is super fast.

    Sharp as a tack too.
     
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    good luck pulling critical focus on more than an inch or 2. I have the Canon version, and while it is a great tool, it has to be used properly for it to work
     
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    in-fucking-sane sharpness...best lens for the money hands down....some even like it better than the 1.4f
     
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    sample pics with said lens?
     
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    one66stang Haters.com

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    I dont know if you can tell alot with the jpeg compression and all but here is a quick snap from today.

    50mm at 3.5, 1/200 ISO 200

    [​IMG]
     
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    Has the D70 come out with a Battery Grip yet?
     
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    no
     
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    :cool: shot :)

    and yes, a 50mm lens is definitely one to have in the arsenal.

    It's a shame digital crop factors turn very sharp/fast/cheap 50mm lenses into 75mm lenses, but then a nice 35mm prime is normally much more exxy so if I buy a standard prime it will be 50mm rather than 35.. :)
     
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    If you're trolling, then kindly GTFO. If not, apologies :)

    Having a battery grip doesn't make or break a camera's usefulness. I don't think the D70 will ever have one, but it doesn't bother me. I love the way the camera works and a vertical grip isn't much to miss in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    yeah, the grip isn't mandatory, but once you have one, you'll never take it off. Bought one for my D30 now it works on my 10D
     
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    link to buy it?
     
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    :cool:

    That would be nice to have.
     
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    If its a fixed lens, how does it auto focus? :confused:
     
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    fixed means it has no zoom. Belive me it has auto focus and its fast.

    there is some lens movement when it focus.
     
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    It's a fixed focal length, not a fixed lens.

    A nice 50mm lens should be in the arsenal of every SLR owner. They are cheap to make good, and for film SLRs are the perfect focal length for learning photography.
     
  19. dmora

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    i just added it to my wish list at BnH.

    What would i use this lens for? Where does it shine? You mentioned its low light no flash abilities. Would this be good for night shots, club/bar scenes? How far away would i have to be from the object for it to work and what setting would I use on the D70? AF-C?
     
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    sorry for the delay.. it threw me to have that question come from you :fawk:

    50mm lenses are the "standard" perspective on 35mm.. they're roughly the same FOV as what you see in your centre of vision. You'd use the lens for heaps of stuff - landscapes portraits street photography night photography etc etc. advantage is 50mm lenses are easy to make so they're cheap, and because it's a prime not a zoom it's sharp and has a wider max aperture so it's also fast. sounding like a dream come true at this point ;)

    min focus distance depends on the lens, but 0.5-1m is typical and of course out to infinity.

    AF-C is only for tracking moving objects, so you'd probably be using AF-S on a 50mm.. but don't get hung up on camera settings in general. give me a camera set to anything and i reckon i can get a half decent shot out of it :)

    50mm is what most SLRs traditionally started with. So it's reason enough on its own to strap a 50mm lens on, and go for a walk (you could tape your zoom ring at 50mm as well). Fixing the focal length gives you one less ring to play with ( :mamoru: ) and makes you focus a lot more on your composition and how you place yourself relative to the subject.
     
  22. dmora

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    Ahh soooo ^_^ . :cool:
    So i could use this for anything then?
     
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    Yes you can. Only if you want sharp pictures with a wide rage of DOF.
     
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    :rolleyes: Not anything. but as above, there are a wide range of uses when one could be used. It's up to you as an artist to make the tool achieve the outcome you're after.
     
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    No I'm not. I've been here too long for that bullshit. :squint:

    The D100 had one I believe. I sure hope the D70 will have one eventually. For extended shooting the battery grip helps. You don't really know you miss it unless you try it. It's fine without it like you said though.

    I like the quick autofocus on the D70 although sometimes the sensor doesn't exactly pick up the right subject you're focusing on. Nothing manual focus can't work out though. I like the camera, and would definitely get it over the Rebel but I can't justify it over a 10d even with the 10d being almost a year older.

    :)
     

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