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Old May 9, 2005, 2:47 AM   #1
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http://www.adorama.com/INKD70SK2.html

So normal d70s kit is 1200 so it is only another 200 for the additional lens. Worth it or a rip off?
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Sorry, my mistake, I meant this kit: http://www.expresscameras.com/prodet...342006&start=1

That's the normal dx kit lens that comes with the d70s right? I thought $1000 was a pretty good price for the d70s kit.
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I have to ask - is it worth getting the D70s when the D 70 is almost the same camera and is now much cheaper. Look at the same company's packages for the D70 and you get two lenses and a heap of extras for the same money. I am not sure if the $100 rebate is already built in to the price so it is worth checking though.

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Of course you might want to check out their rating before buying. I took a quick look and it sounds like you are going to be hard pressed to get the D70 or D70s at website price.

You decide

http://resellerratings.com/seller1805.html

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Those are both good points. Thanks. =)

To answer "why the d70s instead of the d70": this is a graduation gift from two people combined so the extra $200 kinda gets swallowed up. I completely understand it's a worthless upgrade though I do like the biggger screen.

Now that said, would you get the d70 with 2 lenses instead of the d70s with just one? If so, which two lenses? The kit lens and...?

Lastly, obviously this was between the Rebel XT BODY (the kit lens is pretty poor) vs. the d70s. Since I don't really care about the size (i like the solid heft to the d70) is there any reason to get the XT?


I know both are great camera's and you really cannot go wrong either way but always nice to hear some opinions.

I want to shoot action (pets, people, sports), groups (weddings, parties) and some landscape. Nothing too serious.

Thanks!
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Having read Magee's post and looked at the reports myself there is no way I would buy from this company, nor from Ritz cameras either. Their ratings make pretty poor reading. I guess I am trying to say that perhaps paying a little more and getting peace of mind is worth it, so try B&H or 17th St Photo, both with superb ratings and both accredited Nikon dealers. I am sure others reading this might have other ideas as to where to buy too.Some people are doing deals with two Sigma lenses instead of Nikon, but then the kit Nikon lens isn't dear and gives a very good overall range at 18/70 whereas Sigma only do an 18/50. Myself, I would buy the body (whichever) and kit lens, and to start with the 70/300 which in good light will be OK for sports and takes over where the kit lens leaves off. Moreover, it is only $130, about the same price as the Sigma equivalent. Just remember to buy a decent size compact flash card though, minimum in my book 512mb, since it isn't dear and you'll soon find you need that memory as you snap away! Good luck with your purchase, and happy times.
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http://www.adorama.com/INKD70SK2.html

So normal d70s kit is 1200 so it is only another 200 for the additional lens. Worth it or a rip off?
Well, the Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G EDAF-S DX Lens included with this kit is a new lens. So,it's unlikelythat anyone here can tell you how well it works yet.

It's one of the DXlenses designed specifically for Digital SLR Cameras with sensors smaller than full frame. So, it's smaller and lighter than some of the lenses made for 35mm cameras in this class.

It's also got Nikon's "Silent Wave" Motor Autofocus (as does the 18-70mm kit lens). So, it should focus relatively quiet and fast provided light is good enough.

Adorama has the new 55-200mm lens by itselflisted for $249.95 now. However, like the new D70s camera,this new lens isnot yet in stock.

http://www.adorama.com/NK55200DXU.html?


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