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  1. #11
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    I was going to do the same thing but decided at the last second to pick up a D200 instead. $100, looks in beautiful shape, but I didn't ask about the shutter count. It's due to arrive tomorrow and I have my fingers crossed.

    I was hoping I could use my D70's batteries in the D200 but I found out that's not possible. At least I have some CF cards from my D70 days to use.

    Enjoy your nostalgic purchase!

    Stay sharp,
    Bob
    The D200 was the one I wanted when I got my original D70s, but it was a bit out of reach for me at the time. Good luck with it! I hope you get a good one. I am quite re-impressed with the 6.1MP sensor on the D70s.


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  2. #12
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    Are the pics bad only on your D70's LCD or even when you try to upload them to your computer through a card reader or a usb connection?

    Maybe someone could have a look at it and/or you could have it converted to Infra Red... ?
    The sensor is bad; even photos on the card are a dark, streaky violet/blue noisy tint. IR conversion is something I hadn't thought about... might not be a bad idea!

    Stay sharp,
    Bob

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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
    The D200 was the one I wanted when I got my original D70s, but it was a bit out of reach for me at the time. Good luck with it! I hope you get a good one. I am quite re-impressed with the 6.1MP sensor on the D70s.
    Thanks. I was always happy with the D70 images for casual/web use. A D200 is only a little more money than another D70 and offers better image quality, features, and a much better build. I hope the one on the way is in good operating order. The seller claims it is...

    Stay sharp,
    Bob

  4. #14
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    If the D200 is in good working order, I am sure you will love it. I went from a D70 to a D200 and was very pleased with the upgrade. Kept the D200 for many years waiting for the D400 (didn't think the D300 was enough of an upgrade to warrant the expense of upgrading). When the D500 was announced, I was not happy with what I saw, so upgraded my D200 to a D7200 and could not be happier.
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    Nikon 18-200mm
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    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    If the D200 is in good working order, I am sure you will love it.
    I think I'll be very happy with a good D200. I have a D750 and love it but, like most hobbyists, I'm a little leery of exposing it to hard use, bad weather, etc. At the very least, having the D200 will allow me to have a good camera with me more often and with less worry.

    Stay sharp,
    Bob

  6. #16
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Quote Originally Posted by desmobob View Post
    I have a D750 and love it but, like most hobbyists, I'm a little leery of exposing it to hard use, bad weather, etc.

    Stay sharp,
    Bob
    I also have a D750 and I think it was within the first month I had it that I was taking photos of my son's high school marching band in a downpour. My thoughts at the time were flipping back and forth between "this will destroy my new camera" and "this is supposed to be well weather sealed". Luckily the experience proved that "well weather sealed" was correct. My son is graduating from college this year and the D750 has been flawless in the 4 intervening years. It did go in for the shutter replacement that was offered, not that I saw any evidence of a problem, but I thought it was better to be safe than sorry.

    - Dave
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Just an update...

    The D200 arrived today and seems to function perfectly. I gave it a firmware update from A v1.01 and B v1.00 to A v2.01 and B v2.01. I think I need to get a pair of new batteries as the two off-brand units that came with it are quite weak.

    The best part: I checked the shutter count and it was 4353. Nice! That made my day. I'll get a chance to do some thorough testing soon.

    I have downloaded a copy of the instruction manual and have lots of reading to do. Its operation seems similar enough to my D750 and my old D70 that I shouldn't have too much trouble getting the knack of it.

    Now, I don't miss my little D70 so much...

    Stay sharp,
    Bob

  8. #18
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    Congratulations! Sounds like you got a great deal. Unfortunately, it seems that Third party batteries do not function as well as the overpriced Nikon batteries. And yes, my transition from the D70 to the D200 was pretty smooth and trouble free. I might also suggest the D200 manual by Thom Hogan and/or David Busch if they are still available.
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    D7200, D200, F100
    Tokina 12-24mm
    Nikon 18-200mm
    Tokina 28-70mm f2.6-2.8
    Nikon 80-200mm f2.8
    Sigma 150-600mm
    Nikon 50 AF f1.8
    Tokina 100mm f2.8 Macro
    Nikon SB800

  9. #19
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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    I never did master all the D200 'banks' and focus options. I did find several settings worked very well. It was a major jump from my D50.
    D750, D90, D100, Nikon 1 J5
    (Once owned: EL, F2AS, D50, D200, D300s, and D7100)

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    Re: D70 sensor failure?

    It seems there is a lot of good info out there regarding the operation of the D200.

    Coincidentally, I just finished reading a wonderful explanation of the autofocus functions and I also downloaded a great spreadsheet with suggested settings for the banks... which really made me smile when I came back here and saw Brent and Texas' posts!

    Stay sharp,
    Bob





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