D70 vs D50

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  1. Tyboarder57

    Tyboarder57 TPF Noob!

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    Im Seriously considering a Nikon and i was wondering if there was in difference in the D70 or D50 bodys?
     
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    There are differences - such as no depth preview on the D50 and some differences in commander modes for the flash. I have two friends with D50s. I have a D70. Their pictures look as good as mine. It might be wise to spend the price difference on a better lens and wait until you are ready for a D80 - I have one of those also, or a D200.

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    I believe the D50 and the D70 are identical meters and sensors but calibrated a little differently. I don't think it's worth the extra money (I believe it's $100 difference?). Less of a difference then the D50 to the D40.
     
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    It's worth it. The D70 has better AF, DOF preview, a backlight for the top display, and most importantly TWO WHEELS so split aperture and shutter speed control
     
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    I use a D70 and the few differences are worth it to me. I use wireless flash all the time, the 2 dials are key, it's a larger, more robust body, also i use the DOF preview.
     
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    I have both, picture quality is the same I find, but it is easier to use the D70 because of the split wheels, mentioned above!
     

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