How good or bad is the D70 viewfinder? Even Nikon's own posted specs list the viewfinder as both a pentaprism and a penta-dach mirror prism, so which is it actually. I'm concerned that it won't be up to snuff in low light, thereby making a difficult job of focusing.
According to the spec's the D70's viewfinder should fall somewhere in between that of the F80 and D100. I'm 90% sure hat it is a prism based finder, which is a plus. The biggest difference in low light shooting is the F/number of the lense.
I'll stand corrected, but neither 17mm or 18mm is where I'd like it to be. Seems to me that the viewfinder should be made as bright as it's possible to make it, and a larger eyepoint surely is a good thing for those of us who wear glasses. As nice as the D70 APPEARS to be, it would be a shame to find a restricted capability because of the viewfinder.
I too would like a higher eyepoint for it, but considering the price and features, I'm not going to complain when I (eventually) get the D70. I've used the N80 wearing glasses before, and for me, the low eyepoint was annoying but it wasn't a fatal flaw - I just had to shift the camera ever so slightly sometimes to see the rest of the viewfinder. I hope that 1mm makes a big difference Also, maybe it's time I wear my contacts when out for a photoshoot, though that would be hard if it was during some backpacking trip...