Best deal for d70s?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by luca_moiana, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Is time for me to get a digital SLR and go back to my hobby.

    I finally decided for a Nikon d70s but now it?s hard to decide where
    to buy and what to buy. I?ve seen some kit on ebay for 1200$ a little
    too much for me but they seem to be a good deal. Any suggestion?
     
  2. If you can, purchase from a proven dealer, perhaps from one that
    sponsors photo.net. I bought my D70 from Adorama. Great
    service, very reliable. B&H is another good source. There are
    others as well.

    You also might want to think about buying a D70 instead and
    save some money. Rebates and such. The two cameras are
    almost the same, with the big difference being the review screen
    size. And you can download the firmware update to match how
    the innards work.

    If you can, get it with the kit lens (18-70mm). That combination is
    hard to beat for the price and quality.
     
  3. You may have trouble finding a D70, as they're now out of production, replaced by the D70S. Of course, eBay might be a solution, there.

    I usually stick with B&H Photo. You likely won't find a camera for much** less anywhere, and your confidence will be high that ANY customer service issue will be well-handled. That's worth an extra $20 to me any day, especially with all the price games out there with stores that will advertise for much less. Adorama too will compete for prices.

    If you want a very simiar camera body with nearly the same number of assets, try Nikon's new D50 - that'll save you some $.
     
  4. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    This topic has been discussed quite a few times in the last month or two. There are only two relatively minor changes from the D70 to D70s. The best deal is to get a D70 kit with the rebate while they last.
     
  5. Buydig.com has the D70 kit w/lens USA for right around $1000.00 plus you get the $100 rebate. $900 for the whole kit is one heck of a price. They also include free ground shipping. I'm sure other reputable dealers have similar prices.
     
  6. Luca, are you located in the US?

    If so, and you want the best deal, then think no further than www.bhphoto.com, search for D70 kit (hence, not the D70s) and buy in NOW. The final stock will be out soonish, and a D70 w/ the kit lens for $899 after $100 MIR is hard to beat. If you don't have a CF card, the extended kit with the 1GB Sandisk Ultra II card is a good deal as well.

    If you dwell on this decision to long, your only option will be to buy a D70s kit at full price.
     
  7. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Well, there is always the option to wait another year. When the D70s2 is out, the now new D70s will be on deep discount then .... :)
     
  8. YIKES! Did I just see Shun *speculating* on a future Nikon offering?

    This thread deserves to be archived for posterity. Shun *never* speculates on Nikon's future. He must know something we don't.

    ;>
     
  9. Shun, s2 version of the D70 will ship with Nikon's new Pixel Interpolation Driver, a lovely technology that makes 6MP seem like 36MP... so get in line now for the D70s2PID kit.

    Be well,
     
  10. A few weeks ago I bought the d70 kit for $860 after rebate at Abes of Maine. No bait and switch or pushy sales men. They are also an authorized Nikon dealer. No matter where you go make sure you read reviews of the store at reseller ratings. there are alot of shaddy nyc companies who will make your life hell.
     

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