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

Started Jun 9, 2004 | Discussions thread
MegF Senior Member • Posts: 1,148
Crazy question :)

I might have gone for the 10D (not the 300D) if it could match the D70 in speed. Speed to start up, and the ability to use faster CF cards. The RAW buffer may not be the largest in the world, but I can keep shooting at 1fps until my card fills. On Large Fine jpeg I can keep going at 3fps indefinitely (in my experience). As a wildlife photographer this really counts - especially the start up time so that I'm not missing shots.

My reasons for choosing the D70 or the 10D over the 300D - simple - 2 dials make all the difference when shooting in Manual Mode and needing quick access to both shutter and aperture speed. Which I do all the time - and have done since using manual film SLR's since childhood.

People say the body doesn't matter, only the lenses. Between Nikon and Canon both lenses are awesome. But as I'm not rich enough to purchase their most expensive lenses anyway, I see plenty of Sigma in my future (so identical, just with different lens mounts).

Having made the jump to Nikon I find myself more than satisfied. The D70 is superb to use. Nikon themselves are simply a user friendly engineering firm. They'll clean dust from CCD's for free, and bring out consumer SLR's which are in many ways enhanced versions of their more expensive models (eg D100).

Would I change to a hacked camera? See the title of my post...

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