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

Started Jun 9, 2004 | Discussions thread
Jola Regular Member • Posts: 282
But ...

even Nikon's own TC-14E doesn't work with the 80-400 because it doesn't have AF-S and it is the slowest focusing lens in the Nikon line-up.

And the VR doesn't work on a tripod.

I don't regard them as competitive.

A revised 80-400 VR with new VR (like the 200-400) and AF-S, for the same price as the Canon, now that I would look at.

Pete Perry wrote:
I can show you pictures that prove the 80 - 400 is in fact in the
same class and may even be better! The price is comparable as well
so it looks to me like they're competing lenses.

Tailz wrote:

Just so that I can buy the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens.

Nikon has nothing like it in that price range, and I want it for
wildlife and bird photography.

Don't even mention the 80-400 VR, it's not in the same class.

I may even buy a cheap 300D body just for this purpose. I'll keep
the D70 for WA, macro and flash photography. IF I can get the BF
fixed - been back to Nikon 3 times now, I'm starting to find out
where I can get a 2mm Allen key.

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