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Old Oct 27, 2004, 10:24 AM   #1
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Hi everybody, I know D70 lens questions are everywhere but I just can't find the answer I am looking for. I have an old nikon SLR N50 and since money was a little tight right now, I wanted to buy the D70 body and slap my old lens that came with the standard n50. It is the normal, standard lens that came with the camera.

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Old Oct 27, 2004, 6:10 PM   #2
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If it's an autofocus lens odds are it should work without a problem. It may or may not be a cpu type lens, but in that case the only draw back would be the inability to use matrix metering or relaying distance information to an external speedlight (SB-600/800 for example). Look at the lens barrel and see if there are markings like (for example) AF Nikkor 28-85mm 1:3.5-4.5 D, where "D" at the end means it's a cpu lens that relays distance information.
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Old Nov 6, 2004, 2:40 AM   #3
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Thanks alot...I will check it out!

So again, if it is not a cpu lens, but it IS auto focus, it should work and be OK till I get a better lens? OR, am I wasting the D70 with a bad lens??

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You won't be wasting anything, as a matter of fact you'll be putting that lens to good use.. I hope :-) Just remember that with non cpu lensesyou won't be able to use 3D matrix metering, only center weight and spot meterings.
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Old Nov 6, 2004, 11:04 AM   #5
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Great! Thanks alot. I was really battling over whether or not to get the Rebel kit for $700 or the D70 BODY for $700. Now...it's not even a contest! Of course, the D80/D70II will probably come out a day after I receive it. =)

Just curious, there aren't any more sub $1000 dSLR's coming out soon right?
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Old Nov 24, 2004, 1:21 AM   #6
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I guess no new camera's huh? =)

Quick question: a D70 with my old n50 lens or the retail Canon Rebel (with the kit lens)? Same price in my book...actually the nikon might be a tad cheaper.

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