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imthepcguy
07-30-2005, 02:20 PM
I am looking to buy a D70-s on Ebay and there are some package systems on there. The one I am looking to buy is for $1128.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...me=STRK:MEWA:IT


Includes:
D70-s Body - Latest Version
EN-EL3a battery
Quick Charger
Video Cable
Strap
Body Cap
EyePiece Cap
Rubber Eyecap
Monitor Cover
Picture Project Software

Bonus Package Included:
Nikon 28-80 Nikkor
Nikon 70- 300 Nikkor
Titanium .45x Wide Angle Lens
3 Piece High Res. Filter Kit
Scandisk 1GB
USB Flash Card Reader
Auto Bounce digital flash
Heavy Duty Hard Alum. Case
All weather proof carry case
Deluxe tripod
Table Top Tripod
Lens Cleaning Kit


Good deal or What?

Thank You
Bob

D70FAN
07-31-2005, 07:48 AM
I am looking to buy a D70-s on Ebay and there are some package systems on there. The one I am looking to buy is for $1128.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...me=STRK:MEWA:IT


Includes:
D70-s Body - Latest Version
EN-EL3a battery
Quick Charger
Video Cable
Strap
Body Cap
EyePiece Cap
Rubber Eyecap
Monitor Cover
Picture Project Software

Bonus Package Included:
Nikon 28-80 Nikkor
Nikon 70- 300 Nikkor
Titanium .45x Wide Angle Lens
3 Piece High Res. Filter Kit
Scandisk 1GB
USB Flash Card Reader
Auto Bounce digital flash
Heavy Duty Hard Alum. Case
All weather proof carry case
Deluxe tripod
Table Top Tripod
Lens Cleaning Kit


Good deal or What?

Thank You
Bob

Actually... No.

The first part of the package is what normally comes with the camera body for $899.

As for the rest, it's pretty much... for a better word... junk.

The lenses are certainly not the best, or even very good. Adding a wide angle adapter to the 28-80 is truely a "jury rig" at best.

The flash is probably a $29 special that uses none of the D70s' (excellent) flash capability. Incidentely, the on-board flash will work pretty well for the near term, then later maybe spring for an SB600 or SB800.

A good basic setup:

You can buy the D70s with the very excellent Nikkor 18-70 DX zoom for $1199 or less. You can pick up a decent 1GB CF card for about $50. Also you should own (and use) a Nikkor 50mm f1.8 (around $100) for taking low-light and portrait shots. More important accessories are a spare battery, and a decent carrying case like maybe a Lowepro TLZ mini, and maybe another 512MB or 1GB memory card.

You may have spent a little more, but at least the quality will match the cameras capabilities, instead of being an expensive point-n-shoot with removable lenses.

P.S. I think that the D70 is still availabe with the 18-70 DX lens for $979 after rebate. There is almost no real difference between the D70 and the D70s.

Check here: http://www.normancamera.com/shop/SearchResults.asp?ProdStock=25214