Nikon D70

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  1. Patrick

    Patrick TPF Noob!

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    Hello all! Finally took the plunge and picked one up, all I can say is WOW WOW Wwwwwwooooooowwwwwww! :band:

    Anyone have any tips or tricks for getting the most out of this amazing camera!
     
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    Shoot in RAW and use a good raw conversion program, and Photoshop.

    That's the best advice I can give, knowing nothing about the camera and being a Canon user.
     
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    im jealous,

    but yeah id shoot in raw.
    excelent camera, but if you are goign to be using the flash id recomend you get an external flash the internal one, although pretty good for a built flash is still a built in flash.
    post some pictures you take with it, im sure we'd all love to see.
     
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    homer simpson- "I could a lot of things if i had some money..."

    ...like buy a nikon D1x!!
     
  5. Patrick

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    Where can I find a good plug in for PS? Or do I even need one?
    I'll Post some once I've done some playing :)
     
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    Damm, how did you get one before me? The place I ordered it from ran out with their first shipment. I think I'm getting my on the next shipping Nikon sends out. Probably sometime in April. :cry: I've been saving my pennies for this camera. Hopefully it's worth it...

    Just try opening the RAW files in PS. Nikon has their own software called Capture which you can used for digital editing. I don't know how good it is though.
     
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    If you have Photoshop CS, it now includes the ability to directly import RAW files from your camera. I can't speak to older versions, because I switched to CS before I went digital (which is actually sometime this coming week!!).
     
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    I stopped by the camera store today to check out the D70 and it is WOW! surprisingly it feels very solid having a polycarb body. That kit lens is incredibly sharp and it's a very quick AF. Can't wait to take that puppy home :D

    I also recommend checking this site out for information on creating custom curves. It doesn't do much if all you shoot is raw. but if you ever use jpeg I highly recommend loading a custom curve to your camera.
     
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    Well, that's good to hear. It's also a DX lense which means it's suppose to have better edge to edge performance. That's pretty much the only reason I decided to go with the kit. I wanted to see how well the DX lenses hold up and at that price it's a bargin.
     
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    The AF is amazing... Quick and almost silent.
    No lag what so ever. Flip the switch and boom...there it is.
     
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    That's one of the things I liked about the D70. There's suppose to be no delay. You just turn it on and start shoting instantly. It's great for me since I've missed a few shots when a wild animal suddenly runs/flies out in the open but my camera takes too long to start up.

    Talk about lucky because just about every shop I've been too they were sold out. :cry:
     

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