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  1. stumpjumper21

    stumpjumper21 TPF Noob!

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    is there a battery grip that will work with my d70s?

    and what is a good lower priced, but faster 70-200 or so ish lens? I have been looking at the tameron and sigma.

    what is a good flash? yet again, cheap

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  2. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1) yes: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Battery-Pack-Power-Grip/dp/B0009EWDTS]Amazon.com: Nikon D70 Battery Pack Power Grip: Camera & Photo[/ame]

    2) I have no idea.

    3) Nikon SB-600
     
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    1. Answered

    2. The Sigma 70-200 2.8 can be a very good piece of glass. But you occasionally get a bad copy. I bought mine sight unseen off of ebay and it is a great copy. Nice and sharp wide open at the long and short end. I like is a lot. And use it quite often.[​IMG]


    3. The SB-600 is going to be your best bet for what you're looking for. The can be had for under 180 on B&H, Adorama, and even Circuit City now.
     
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    1) opteka made one, don't know if they're still available. it's weird though, fires via remote release.. you stick the transmitter over the IR sensor on the D70 body.. like I said.. weird.
    2) how much lower priced? nikon made an 80-200/2.8 AF-S and AF-D. the former sells for about $1100, the latter for about $800. (personally, if I had a need for a tele, I'd buy the 80-200AF-S over the new 70-200VR.)
    3) look for a used SB800 before settling on a 600. both are good, but the 800 is easier to use (ergonomically) and has a bit more power. also functions as a master, but so will your built-in flash.
     
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    1. Few Options

    2. A Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 or Nikon AF-D 80-200 f/2.8

    3. Own a SB-600 Love it. ( Just Need to learn how to use it)
     
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    I had a grip with my D70s that plugged into the usb on the end of the camera via a cable. Can't remember the brand though. They are out there though. Do a google search.

    I have a Tamron 70-200 that was $800 out the door with a filter and it's a beautiful lens. Super sharp, fairly fast Autofocus and great build quality. Not to try to plug my blog but I did a review here: JLykinsphotos: At the Long End

    I have both the SB600 and SB800 and I have to say that if you can afford it get the 800 because of the wireless capability. I know you can do commander mode with the D70s and the Sb600 but still it's nice to be able to controll the channels...
     
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    1. answered

    2. Tamron outresolves the Sigma but is a tad slower to focus. I'd go for the Nikkor 80-200 2.8 over both of these

    3. SB800
     
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    federerphotography TPF Noob!

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    Another vote for the 80-200 f/2.8.

    Though I"ve heard the off-brand 70-200's are actually really decent optics if you can get a good sample.

    You can't go wrong with a SBXxx flash.
     

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