Do you still prefer a D70 over a hacked 300D?

Started Jun 9, 2004 | Discussions thread
samjstern Veteran Member • Posts: 7,009
Re: Do you still prefer a D70 over a hacked 300D?


I own Fuji s2, a canon rebel 300D and 2 d70's

The Fuji takes very clean sharp high quality images, but it is a slow dog and I only use it in the studio or at the brides house with studio lights.

The Canon digital rebel I purchased for my wife to take snaps of the kid and the cats.

It works fine, it is simple and easy.

BUT the D70 is by far, a more professional camera, wonderfully designed, and capable of fantastc images.

There is no comparison between the 300D and the D70.

The 300D is a point and shoot on steroids.

The D70 is a fine photgraphic tool that is masterfully designed and capable of great pictures.

Stay with the D70, when you masteer all the menus your pictures will blow away the others using the 300D.

Sam Stern

Jonathan Kardell wrote:

Two thoughts:

1) Any camera will yield spectacular results in the hands of a good
photographer. Some cameras are more consumer friendly than others,
but with enough work, anything can be made to perform. (niche
markets have special speed or resolution requirements)

2) Nikons new flash system, what they call the "Creative Lighting
System" is stunningly effective. This is something that will take
Canon a while to match, unless they have already been working on
it. If you have never used fill flash before because it seemed
like an arcane talent passed down from Tibetan monks, be at ease.

The D70 has a built in capability to act as a remote master
controller for the SB800. You set the D70 menu item for the flash
to Master and the pop up flash now communicates through light
flashes to the SB800. They do a little dance, talking back and
forth, then the SB800 fires with the shutter release. It takes a
fraction of a second and the results are beyond belief. The
ability of the SB800 to control groups of other 800/600 model
flashes is stunning.

I am still learning, but I think this feature alone is worth
sticking with Nikon. No other camera system I know of is this
smart at getting accurate and pleasing flash results.

I think Quantum and some others started this trend, but Nikon
integrates this concept with the camera. Nearly foolproof flash at
the simple end of things, incredible flexibility with multiple
flashes at the more advanced end. A tough act to follow. (perhaps
studio quality flases with faster cycle times?)

In the future, I think Nikon will be recognized for this new flash
system as one of their best innovations in many years.

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Sam Stern

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