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Old Sep 21, 2005, 4:47 AM   #1
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I finally decided to get the D70s. Only thing now I am not sure whether to get the kit or go for something like Sigma 18-125 or 18-200. Is it worth it getting the kit and one of the Sigma's? I intend to shoot mainly sceeneries and potraits. Also can someone suggest a good lense for potrait and macro's?

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Old Sep 21, 2005, 10:23 AM   #2
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The kit lens is wonderful. It is an ideal walk-around lens, with decent speed. If you need more length, then the 18-125 is a decent optic. If you want a fast, pro caliber lens, then check out the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 EX. For around $430, you won't find a lens with it's speed or sharpness. If a 28mm equiv wide angle isn't that important to you, then check out the 24-70 f/2.8 EX. It can be had for under $400. IMO, start off with the kit lens...it's great!
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SlapNTickleJr : Can you help me ??, If I can use the Nikon extention tube PK-13 27.5 on the D70- with the kit lens 18/70 mm ???? I try with Manual mode but is not working ... from Panama. Carlitin :?
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The PK-13 should work fine with the kit lens. It should auto focus and everything. Have you tried manually focusing? For macro work manually focusing is best anyway. Best of luck!
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Old Sep 28, 2005, 4:42 AM   #5
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SlapNTickleJr : Thanks for your comments, I try , but when I put hte extension tube PK-13 and the 18/70 mm and turn on the D70, in the screen your can see... F - - - -, and seid no lens acopled.. and the camera can┬┤t take the pic. do you thing, maybe the PK-13 is not for the D70 ????... Carlitin :?
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It has no electrical connections on that tube. You will have to focus manually and use a meter for exposure. Use the lens widest appeture for the exposure starting point.
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Old Oct 4, 2005, 6:08 AM   #7
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ReneB3 : Thaks for your replay, inthe Nikon lens/Nikon macro lens y put a mesage and a pic, how to use the extension tube, I will start to experiment with thath. :roll:
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 8:48 PM   #8
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The Sigma 18-50┬* 2.8 is a great value. I didn't realize that low light was going to be so much of a problem with the D70, but when ASA200 is the lowest it goes, you need to be prepared.2.8 still doesn't quite cut it for me in the indoor situations I shoot.The 3.5 lense kits are fine for outdoor and close flash.Can I get an affordable lense for shooting indoor, low light, large room photos?
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Actually, the maximum ASA/ISO is 1600 on the D70, so you can still increase it considerably (at the cost of noise) for low-light shooting. 2.8 should be OK much of the time if you increase the ASA a bit. Otherwise, consider a 35mm f2.0 prime or a 50mm f1.8 or f1.4 prime for affordable low-light lenses.




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The Sigma 18-50 2.8 is a great value. I didn't realize that low light was going to be so much of a problem with the D70, but when ASA200 is the lowest it goes, you need to be prepared.2.8 still doesn't quite cut it for me in the indoor situations I shoot.The 3.5 lense kits are fine for outdoor and close flash.Can I get an affordable lense for shooting indoor, low light, large room photos?
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