Quick help please -d70 or d40x?

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  1. lilmorecowbell

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    I currently have the d40x and like it but I know it is missing some features such as the ability to be compatible with several lenses in autofocus, and for example, a dept of field preview. A girl I know is selling her d70 - body only for less than $300. Is it worth buying it? Does anyone know about the d70 or if it is truly a 'step up' from the d40?
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    If you know you'll be using non-AF-S lenses, do it. even though it has a smaller LCD and archaic firmware, the D70 is twice the camera the D40 is.
     
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    I have shot with the D70 fo a few years and I have been happy with mine
     
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    The D70 is a good camera, and the price is right. Is it in good condition?
     
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    If it is properly working then the D70 would win hands down. I'd much rather use second hand professional gear than new crap.
     
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    yeah that's what I've heard too...along the lines with what everyone has said...I was at a camera store where I mentioned to the owner that I want to save up for a D40x and he they're a piece of 'crap' compared to a D70. I thought he was just blowing smoke so I'd buy the D70 he might be gettin in but then again, how would I know since I'm just starting out as well...
     
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    I just want to clarify and make sure you know I am talking about the d70, not the d70s... does that make a difference? Hmmm, I think I might just get it!! :)
     
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    go for the d70. i use mine professionally sometimes. great camera.

    the only differnce between the d70 ans d70s is firmware. you can install that firmware on the d70, i'm pretty sure
     
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    Darnit, she just sold it to someone else.. bummer!!
     
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    The 70s has a bigger LCD, the blinking light thing got fixed, and the flash goes wider i think.
     
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    D70, no question about it.
     

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