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D70 / D70s User Impressions

Thom Hogan's D70 Field Report (includes a 300D review too) :> http://www.bythom.com/D70REVIEW.HTM

Bjørn Rørslett's review of the D70 and its ultra-violet (UV) capture capability :> http://www.naturfotograf.com/D70_rev00.html

Peter iNova's A++ verdict on the D70 :> http://www.digitalsecrets.net/secrets/NikonD70.html

From Canon (D)SLR owners (actual and potential)
  1. Why he ditched his Canon 20D for a Nikon D70s :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=15448036 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=15457505 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=15590977 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=15610395
  2. Comparing images from the Nikon D70s and Canon 20D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=15541542
  3. The D70s is the camera of choice over the Canon 20D and 350D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=15008133
  4. A Canon Refugee :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=15021275
  5. The D70s is the camera of choice over the Canon 20D and 250D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=15008133
  6. Why he sold of his Canon 20D for a Nikon D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13271616
  7. Switched from the Canon 300D to Nikon D70s instead of to 350D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14169329
  8. The D70s was selected instead of the Canon 350D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14163736
  9. D70 images appear more "believable" to Joseph than those from the Canon 20D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13768439
  10. D70 images look more "real" than than those from the Canon 1D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=15422471
  11. With Capture One, D70 images are more like the 1D / 1Ds than the 350D / 10D / D60, especially regarding pixel-level sharpness :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13646044
  12. Switched from the 350D to D70:> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=12953579
  13. Why the D70 kit instead of the 350D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13024790
  14. Husband has a D70, wife buys the 350D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13024654
  15. Boyfriend has a D70, girlfriend buys the 350D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13023659
  16. Miljenko Devcic's 350D vs D70 comparison shots (turns out that noise levels are more or less equivalent) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13014229 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13014348 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=13014383
  17. Why a seller of Canon cameras prefers the Nikon D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=14160602
  18. D70 focuses better in the dark than the Canon 1D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=12531982
  19. Why the D70 instead of the Canon 1Ds :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=11052045 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=11053849
  20. D70 instead of the 1D MkII ? :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11015364 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11114729
  21. He could have bought the 20D, but instead ... :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11031063
  22. Why he won't want to trade his D70 for a 20D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10952298
  23. Owner of Canon 1D, 10D, 300D and 20D gives his assessment of the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10324317 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=10462492
  24. Thoughts from an ex-D70 owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11043226
  25. 10D owner has a change of heart and gets the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10764032
  26. Cancelled his 20D order after 12 days of D70 experience :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10504773
  27. Clint Thayer's thoughts on the 20D vs the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10471512
  28. D70 + AF-S lenses focuses as fast as a 1D with L ring-USM lenses :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1032&message=9972688
  29. D70's pictures are more realistic and snappier than the 10D's :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10443342
  30. He would choose the D70 over the 1D, 10D and 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=10002607
  31. Goodbye to the D30 > http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8398270
  32. The D70 over the 300D, because .... :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=11300097
  33. Goodbye 300D, hello D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10529729
  34. 300D -> 10D -> D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10327472
  35. Unhappy 10D user is now very satisfied with his D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9779476
  36. D70 AF's faster than the 10D's :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9778294
  37. D70 has better low-light AF and flash capabilities than the 10D and its ETTL :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9847636
  38. Despite initial problems with the D70, he prefers it and the kit lens to his D30, D60 and 16-35 L :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9623955 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9615612 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10016307
  39. D70 kit smokes the 10D and USD1500 17-35 2.8L lens :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9748496
  40. The D70 and 18-70mm kit lens compares favourably to 10D and 17-40mm L :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10021144
  41. Where the D70 outperforms the 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9779899 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=9952471
  42. Ex-10D owner puts the D70 vs 10D (300D thrown in too) question in perspective :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9798390 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9799247
  43. An ex-10D owner prefers the D70 and Nikon lenses :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9549434
  44. From another 10D ex-owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9485757 , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9550282 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=10440503
  45. A 10D owner was impressed with the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8874428
  46. From an owner of a Canon 1D, 1Ds and 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8736632
  47. An ex-10D owner gives up his 10D and L lenses for the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8533511
  48. D70 alongside the 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8143376
  49. D70 pics sharper than the 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8145151
  50. 10D owner's thoughts on D70 / 10D auto-focusing :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8354451
  51. 10D owner prefers the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8350212
  52. D70 focuses & controls highlights better than the 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=8456901
  53. D70 has a wider dynamic range than the 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=8461206
  54. D70 has better metering than the 10D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9367846
  55. D70's noise characteristics & photographic opportunities (ex-300D owner; 10D owner's thoughts in red) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8160986
  56. Why he bought the D70 after one week of owning the 300D (has pictures to show for it too) :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9799971
  57. How the D70 stacks up against the 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1019&message=10020257
  58. Higher rate of photo capture success with the D70 than the 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9384943
  59. After a very detailed analysis of his own needs, he decided on a D70 over a 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9799706
  60. Ben Lovejoy's D70 vs 300D comparison :> http://www.benlovejoy.com/photography/cameras/d70.html
  61. He prefers the D70 over the 10D and 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8132912
  62. Ex-10D owner prefers D70's skin tones and colour rendition :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9247398 and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9372138
  63. D70's IR remote is preferred over the expensive 10D wired option, amongst other factors :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9367813
  64. D70's greens and grass details are better than the 300D's :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9985580
  65. 300D's images may seem "technically" superior to the D70's, but .... :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9707300
  66. Wedding photographer prefers the D70 over the 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9707234
  67. Thought he would not switch from his 300D :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9634332
  68. Why he sold off his 300D for a D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=9616960
  69. From a Canon 300D owner #1 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8122988
  70. From a Canon 300D owner #2 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8122734
  71. From a Canon 300D owner #3 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8073573
  72. From a Canon 300D / FZ10 owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8231965
  73. 300D owner found the D70 to his liking :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9193092
  74. Don't be fooled by the so-called silky-smooth 300D images, because .... :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9245205
  75. Where the 300D falls short :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=9777377
  76. 300D owner switches to D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=8835768 (re: 300D's exposure metering shortcomings) , http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8767526 (re: green tint in 300D's prints) and http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8679590 (re: 300D's digic-processed "pinkish" flesh tones)
  77. D70's optimization options for an ideal image vs 300D's ISO100 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9368496
  78. 300D vs D70 :> http://www.marius.org/photography/d70_vs_digital_rebel.html
  79. D70 better than the 300D for kid shots :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8386165
  80. D70 better than 300D for fast-moving soccer :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8590360
  81. If you think the 300D kit is cheap :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1031&message=8146316
  82. A preference for the D70, with a nod for the 300D's strengths :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9371884
  83. A laundry list of D70's advantages over the 300D's :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9372445
  84. Most 300D --> D70 converts find the D70's images sharper :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9848170

From Fuji S2 Pro owners
  1.  Fuji S2 Wedding Photog in the process of switching over to D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9257642
  2. Fuji S2 Pro vs the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1020&message=8740835
  3. From a Fuji S2 Pro owner #1:> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8130709
  4. From a Fuji S2 Pro owner #2:> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8273190
  5. D70 vs Fuji S2 Pro :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1020&message=8344167
  6. D70 is an upgrade for an S2 pro owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9107235
  7. S2 Pro owner prefers the D70 in almost all aspects :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8905602

From other Nikon (D)SLR owners
  1. As a backup to the D100 for fashion shoots :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=8113536
  2. By a D2H user :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=811706
  3. D70 as a backup to the D2H :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=960862
  4. Putting away his D1X and D100 for a D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=9197799
  5. From a D1X owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8133667
  6. As a backup to the D1X :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8140449
  7. D1X wedding photog retires the D1X for the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1021&message=9233703
  8. From a previous D100 owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=814743
  9. From a Nikon F5 owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8144418
  10. F2A and F90 owner says goodbye to film :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=9245492

From other (D)SLR and prosumer camera owners
  1. Compared to the Nikon Coolpix 4500 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1007&message=8071970
  2. From a Sony F828 owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8118415
  3. From an owner of several prosumer cams :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8134140
  4. From an owner of many Canon cameras :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=838898
  5. From a Fuji 6900z owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8134796
  6. From a Sony F717 user :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8183484
  7. From a Digilux 2 owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8685547

From D70 / D70s owners
  1. D70s seems to have a shorter pre-flash flash duration :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=15349118
  2. Oh how he disliked the D70 at first :> http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/read_opinion_text.asp?prodkey=nikon_d70&opinion=2271
  3. Initial users voice out :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8128686
  4. First impressions from a new owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8129348
  5. From another new owner :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8116948
  6. Petri Kekkonen's D70 experiences :> http://kotisivu.suomi.net/kekkonen/nikon_d70/
  7. Meg's impressions :> http://forbesweb.typepad.com/poetryinmotion/photography/index.html
  8. An engineer's perspective :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8141769
  9. Even though the D70 has its own share of problems :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8141203
  10. What he likes about the D70 :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8144315
  11. From a professional who's been at it for 35 years :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8146009
  12. D70, a modern miracle :> http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1034&message=8154162
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