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Going digital, but staying Nikon

Im planning on getting my first digital camera. I have already invested in Nikon glass, so I will stick with that. I wanted to solicit some advice outside of the gear store:
Get a D70 (or two) or a D200? My reason for going digital, aside from e- mail- is to make processing/ submitting easier. I want a durable camera, however, my real interest is a good, all round digital.

by gilby kim at 2005-12-04 21:30:33 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) rockville, md , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

wait for the D200. one of the main problems with the D70 / D100 is that these cameras lack the AI pin to meter with manual focus lenses. you can mount them, but without any metering you have to use the camera as a polaroid to get correct exposures. terrible. D200 rectifies this by re-incorporating that pin, making it a FAR more useful camera for those of us with the great old lenses. Also D200 promises to be faster. hopefully catches up to the Canon 20D. we’ll see.

by [former member] | 04 Dec 2005 22:12 | New York, New York, United States | | Report spam→
G, I’d have to agree with Alan. The D200 boasts better build quality, resolution, speed, and system integration (like the ability to use manual glass, which Alan mentioned). If you’ve got the cash for TWO D70 bodies then you should seriously consider a D200 and put the extra dough into glass or CF cards. rock on. -rodrick

by | 05 Dec 2005 19:12 | Salina, Kan., United States | | Report spam→
I don’t have the cash for two D70s, but I got the credit. bling bling. And thank you all for the feedback. 
Right on.

by gilby kim | 05 Dec 2005 20:12 | rockville, md, United States | | Report spam→

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