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D70 Camera Operation, Care and Controls

Important Notice, 10-May-2006: I will not be updating this page anymore. Instead, all new Nikon D70 / D70s operational tips and how best to use your camera will be updated at The Nikon D70 / D70s Resource List -- see you there!

  1. Find out how many shots your camera has taken, and also extract embedded JPEGs from NEFs :> http://drchung.new21.net/previewextractor/
  2. Preventing fungus growth on the lens :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1030&message=14010980
  3. External flash-sync @ > 1/500 sec :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8243461 ... and SB-600 / SB-800 must be set to M mode :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14020236
  4. Downloadable online user guides :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11123238
  5. Sensor-cleaning website :> http://www.cleaningdigitalcameras.com/
  6. Index of curves :> http://www.mastersphoto.net/curves/
  7. Jeremy's Curve forum :> http://forum.mastersphoto.net/viewforum.php?f=12
  8. Quick poll of curves :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10867470
  9. Oldskool's curve page :> http://www.pbase.com/oldskoo1/the_curves
  10. NEF vs JPG :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13692629
  11. Using the white piece of foam from the filter container for presetting White Balance :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11056089
  12. 119,457 pictures with the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10782671
  13. Cassandra's view on sReala2 vs Optima :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10863794
  14. The basics of getting the best possible out-of-the-camera pics from your D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10261215
  15. Auto-ISO feature, correct exposure and high-ISO noise :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10182756
  16. Compact Flash Card care and facts :> http://www.nyip.com/tips/flashcards0604.php
  17. SB-800 Tips Thread :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8514229
  18. SB-800 Flash Wireless Setup :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9741007
  19. SB-800 Flash Recommended Settings :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9870858
  20. Flash posts on nikonians.org :> http://www.nikonians.org/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=DCForumID7&conf=DCConfID3
  21. Julia Greer on the use of SB-800 with light modifiers :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=12291797
  22. Dave Black's article on the setup of multiple SB-800s :> http://www.daveblackphotography.com/workshop/0408.htm
  23. Using Bracketing and Continuous Shooting together :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13502730
  24. Calibrating your printer and monitor :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9768304
  25. Calibrating your printer :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9105918
  26. THE Rename software to rename files using EXIF data :> http://www.herve-thouzard.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=1&sel_lang=english
  27. Cleaning the focusing screen (a bit "dangerous") :> http://deanmalandris.com/D70_technical/Cleaning%20the%20focusing%20screen/index.htm
  28. Nikon is able to calibrate backfocused cameras :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8765489 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8765593
  29. WARNING! If using a blower to clean your CCD :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8709902 and a happy ending :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8717928
  30. Tutorial on copying EXIF data :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8802573
  31. Reflector allows ML-L3 to be used from behind the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9424077
  32. Jerry Halstead on ML-L3 modification to allow remote triggering :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13497021
  33. Iliah Borg's curve for the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10232756
  34. JT Graphics (Home of JT's All-in-one Curve) :> http://www.jtgraphics.net/all_digital.htm
  35. Komin's Custom Curve and Tutorial :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9018194
  36. D70 connected via USB to computer might drain batteries quickly :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8892502
  37. Securing your LCD cover with a piece of thread :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9377335
  38. One way of using AF-On :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8738501
  39. Illustration: Centre-weighted vs Matrix vs Spot Metering :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8874737
  40. Tape the front contact pin of Sunpak flashes :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8171558 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8192840
  41. Custom curves for your Nikon DSLR :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8103584
  42. An example of using custom curves vs +ve exposure compensation :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8180105
  43. Solution for "dull & lifeless" D70 pics? #1 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8389036
  44. Solution for "dull & lifeless" D70 pics? #2 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8377504
  45. If pointing your D70 at the sun :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8204080
  46. Should in-camera sharpening be turned on? :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8419736
  47. IR Photography with 87 filter (better than the D1X) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8387129
  48. Shadco's Preferred Camera Settings (plus Wallace Expodisc) : http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8116195
  49. Shadco's camera settings for minimal moire incidence :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8118053
  50. Be careful if connecting Non-Nikon Flashes :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8183151
  51. External flash-sync @ > 1/500 sec :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8243461
  52. Understanding i-TTL :> http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/content_page.asp?cid=7-6269-6292
  53. What do all those flash modes mean? :> http://www.planetneil.com/nikon/flash.html
  54. How many NEFs on a CF card? :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8147422
  55. If you lose pictures in a CF card :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8144386
  56. D70 rattles when shaken (not stirred)? :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8112678
  57. Preventing the internal flash from popping up & setting a minimum shutter speed :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8119192
  58. Adjusting the viewfinder's diopter :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8106898
  59. Copying EXIF as IPTC information :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8109073
  60. About the AF / AE-Lock button :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8135450
  61. The Focus Selector Lock switch :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8146709
  62. I can't see the ISO in the EXIF #1 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=7765009
  63. I can't see the ISO in the EXIF #2 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=6977579
  64. Thread discussing cleaning the CCD with the Sensor Brush :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=10573206
  65. Cleaning your CCD (complete with pictures) :> http://www.pbase.com/copperhill/ccd_cleaning/
  66. Cleaning your CCD: http://www.planetneil.com/nikon/d100-ccd-cleaning.html
  67. CCD cleaning survey on the D100 forum :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=8460366
  68. Replacement eyepiece (eyecup) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8280395
  69. The DG-2 magnifier for critical focus :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8243742
  70. Mirror slap does not seem to be an issue :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8135275
  71. Understanding your camera (D100) :> http://www.planetneil.com/nikon/d100.html
  72. Customising your camera (D100) :> http://www.planetneil.com/nikon/d100-csm.html
  73. D70 as a point-and-shoot camera :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8162506
  74. If your AF-assist lamp stops working for a while :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8182847
  75. Unix software for controlling the camera :> http://gphoto.sourceforge.net/
DSC_1689.jpg - Nut on a Tractor
DSC_1689.jpg - Nut on a Tractor
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