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Old Mar 23, 2004, 8:24 AM   #1
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Default d70 - funny sound?

Just bought a d70.
When I take off the lens, there seems to something loose inside the camera. If I shake it I can here a sound of something bouncing around, almost sounds like a spring.
Does everyone have this sound, or should I return the camera as soon as possible.
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 10:38 AM   #2
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I have the SAME exact sound, it sounds like a tiny screw is like loose inside the camera body, like if u gentley shake u can hear it rattle ever so slightly, it is driving me NUTS!

let me know what u find out.

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 11:38 AM   #3
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I had a DRebel for about a week before I returned it. It had a sensor that automatically detected if the camera was tilted 90 degerees and automatically rotated the object for viewing. This made a slight noise when rotating or shaking the camera. I wouldn't be surprised if the D70 has something similar.

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 1:19 PM   #4
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You returned a camera because it was doing what it was supposed to do? or was the sensor not supposed to make any noise at all?
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 3:16 PM   #5
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PeterP, My returning the DRebel had nothing to do with the noise. It was because the autofocus was front focussing.

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 4:22 PM   #6
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K, that makes sense then, you don't like front focusing lenses.
They are a bit annoying if you try to use some filters on them.
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 5:05 PM   #7
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What are front focusing lenses?

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 6:32 PM   #8
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PeterP, Sounds like you interpreted front focussing to mean lenses that turn when you focus. That is not what I meant.

What I meant by front focussing is that the subject was often out of focus because the autofocus of the DRebel(s) that I had focused well in front of the subject. This problem has been discussed at length in the Canon EOS digital SLR forum here and on dpreview. At the risk of getting flamed by the Canonistas (Hey, I just made that up!) here is an example:

http://www.pbase.com/drebeltest

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Old Mar 23, 2004, 6:50 PM   #9
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project-keep:
The dealer told me the sound should be there.
But since I currently live in China, and the part where I live isn't exactly the most developed, I wasn't sure whether to trust them or not. The people at the store din't seem like the most competent.
I'll send an e-mail to Nikon.
Does anyone else have the same sound?
And: Any views on the quality of the 12-24?
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Old Mar 23, 2004, 11:36 PM   #10
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Oups, my bad

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PeterP, Sounds like you interpreted front focussing to mean lenses that turn when you focus. That is not what I meant.
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