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Noob D70 user, Advice needed.

racer008

Scranton, US
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racer008 Registered since 25th Feb 2004
Wed 25-Feb-04 03:27 AM

First let me start off by saying this is my first camera. I used SLRs growing up. Cannon, Nikon, Pentax, and many others including medium format cameras, a stereo camera, and multiple TLRs. My stepfather was very big into photography. He passed away around a year ago and I realized how much photography he had done in his 20s through his 40s, while I was cleaning out some old boxes. My brother and sister are into photography, and have been for years. I recently took interest partially because of the options becoming available with digital cameras and the cost/ease of sharing them in digital format. Like DVD players being able to play .jpg files or being able to burn Photo DVD slideshows on My Sony DVD burner. I had planned on buying a D100 but the D70 has grabbed my attention.

I plan to purchase a D70 outfit when it is released as well as the 70-300mm f/4-5.6G AF Zoom-Nikkor. Total cost should be about $1450. This should give me 18-300mm zoom, 27-450mm zoom on this camera. I already have 2 SanDisk 256MB COMPACTFLASH ULTRA II cards, a spare EN-EL3, and a ML-L3 Remote Control Transmitter. I would plan on photographing friends, family, nature shots, landscapes, birds, and my house. My house is a fixer upper and I am doing alot of work on it. I would probably need a tripod, my stepfather's tripods are old and made of metal, so they are heavy. I dont know the differences between tripods or what to look for. I am 6'3" tall so the height of the tripod would be important. I would also need some advice as to what filters i should get if any. I took an online shortcourse about photography. Any suggestions of any sort are appreciated.

Tim, From PA
Camera Noob!

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