Nikon F70 Review

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Tarquin.'s review of Nikon F70

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“The Nikon F70 35mm SLR camera is an underrated camera,...”

Written on: 28/02/2002 by Tarquin. (1 review written)

Good Points
Meters manual focus lenses. Reliable metering (matrix, spot, centre-weighted). Fast motorwind (3.7fps). Wide shutter speed range. Vari-programme mode. TTL flash very accurate. Comprehensive viewfinder display. Auto-bracketing in 1/3rd stops. Solid build. Access to huge AF & MF Nikon system. Quick recall button.

Bad Points
User interface takes some getting used to. Would like changeable screen (one with grid lines). No mirror lock-up.

General Comments
The Nikon F70 35mm SLR camera is an underrated camera, largely due to its somewhat maligned user interface. Personally I find it easy to use, but accept that others may not. Many features are derived from the F90. It's also very reasonably priced on the used market - picked up a second body with guarantee for £175 last month. Its ability to meter manual focus lenses marks it out for me as a better deal that the newer F80. Its build is also better.

In summary it has enough features for the enthusiast to be able to exercise total creative control when needed, but also a point-and-shoot capability for those who want it as well.

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Pintcher.'s Response to Tarquin.'s Review

Written on: 13/09/2002

I agree fully. The F70 is totally underestimated by most Nikonians, because of the user interface. But for this, the only drawback is the 1/125 sec flash syncro speed - which doesn't mean anything but for one in a million photos.
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<br>And: The F70 is the sturdiest Nikon with a built-in flash.
<br>The motor drive speed combined on one hand with the "silent mode" on the other hand are unsurpassed by other Nikon AF's.
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<br>Mind you: "The glass" you use with any camera decides on your results.
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<br>Regards
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<br>Pintcher

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