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I'm seriously thinking of replacing my Nikon N90 body with a D70. Anyone have any experience or pointers on D70-compatibility for my lenses and flash? Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8 Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 D Nikon AF Nikkor 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 D Nikon SB-20 Speedlight (apologies if all of the above is in a recent thread I missed!) Thanks, Gary...

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    Default D70-compatible lenses, SB-20 compatibility?

    I'm seriously thinking of replacing my Nikon N90 body with a D70.



    Anyone have any experience or pointers on D70-compatibility for my lenses
    and flash?



    Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm 1:1.8

    Nikon AF Nikkor 70-210mm 1:4-5.6 D

    Nikon AF Nikkor 35-80mm 1:4-5.6 D



    Nikon SB-20 Speedlight



    (apologies if all of the above is in a recent thread I missed!)



    Thanks,

    Gary




    Gary Guest

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    "Gary Brown" <rr.com> wrote in message
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    Will all work as well with the D70 as they did with the N90. 
    Will only work in non-TTL mode or manual mode. Fundamentally, it is no
    better than a Vivitar 283. Use the built-in flash instead.
    Jim


    Jim Guest

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    Default Re: D70-compatible lenses, SB-20 compatibility?

    Gary Brown <rr.com> wrote:
     

    The lenses will work fine. The flash, not so much. Digital cameras can't
    do regular TTL metering, so unless you're into manual flash exposure, you'll
    want to get one of the new iTTL flashes. (The SB600 and SB800 are actually
    pretty cool, in that the camera can remote-control them for off-camera use,
    including multiple flashes at the same time, with iTTL metering.)

    --
    Jeremy | com
    Jeremy Guest

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    On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 21:39:38 GMT, "Jim" <com> wrote:
     
    >Will only work in non-TTL mode or manual mode. Fundamentally, it is no
    >better than a Vivitar 283. Use the built-in flash instead.[/ref]

    Yeah, I second that. I have a SB23, which works, but there's no auto exposure
    control. I have to use AP, look at the result, then adjust the aperture to
    change the exposure if necessary.

    --
    Chris Pollard


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    Christopher Guest

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    Default Re: D70-compatible lenses, SB-20 compatibility?

    On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 19:10:20 GMT, "Gary Brown" <rr.com> wrote:
     

    Just a reminder (without wisihing to open up that debate again) about the
    conversion factor which will make these lenses seem longer than they were with
    the N90.

    e.g. the 50mm on the D70 will give the same field of view as a 75mm on the N90.

    This is because the sensor on the D70 is smaller than one frame of a 35mm film.

    --
    Chris Pollard


    CG Internet café, Tagum City, Philippines
    http://www.cginternet.net
    Christopher Guest

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