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Just picked up a used D70. A few questions.


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somename Registered since 27th Mar 2006
Tue 28-Mar-06 08:56 AM

Hi all. I just bought a D70 with some cosmetic damages for a good price but noticed a couple of oddities, and I wanted to figure out if I could live with the quirks or if I should resell the camera as parts camera. I hope I can get some comments from you.

The first issue is with the hot shoe. I have sb80 and sb26 I used with D1 cameras, and the D70 I got, while it sync with the flashes, won't communicate with the speedlights, f-info, ISO info etc. Communication issue isn't a huge deal to me, but I wonder whatever fault the hot-shoe circuitry currently has would deteriote further or develope other problems?

The second issue is with the focusing screen. The focusing screen on D70 has 2 viertical lines going through on each side of the screen and also has a square etched in off-center. This puzzles me as the markings on the screens couldn't have been on there accidentally, and the pictures of the focusing screens I found on google don't have these markings. What further puzzles me is that I didn't see the markings in the viewfinder initially but suddenly appeared later. I could always get a new screen but I wonder if there's a problem with the prism?

Thanks a lot for your help.