kottke.org posts about Nikon D70
Through the viewfinder Aug 12 2006
I picked up a Kodak Duaflex II camera at an antique store this weekend. I'm going to use to it do some through the viewfinder shots with the D70. The idea is that you take a photo of the Duaflex viewfinder with the SLR camera, thereby picking up all the spots, scratches, and curves of the old lens. A lens hood is required to block unwanted light reflections. Here's a tutorial describing the process. Of course, it was after I bought the Duaflex that I discovered the need for a different lens on the SLR to make it work properly. We'll see if the 50 mm lens at home works. Some results soon. Hopefully.
Advice for cleaning the CCD image sensor Jul 06 2006
Advice for cleaning the CCD image sensor on Nikon digital SLR cameras. Doesn't look that scary....does anyone have any experience doing this? My D70 needs a little TLC in this area.
Nikon has issued a recall for certain Dec 02 2005
Nikon has issued a recall for certain batteries used in the D100, D70, and D50...the battery has a flaw that may cause it to overheat and melt. Check the site for your battery's lot number to see if you're affected.
Several companies who manufacture digital cameras have issued "silent recalls" due to a faulty chip distorts photos when it fails. Sony, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and others are affected.
Digital Photography Review has more; here's the Nikon D2H & D70 advisory. (A "silent recall" isn't an official recall...the companies are only repairing items in which the faulty chips fail.)
Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras. Sep 29 2005
Neat visual history of Nikon SLR cameras. It would be neat to make an animation of how the cameras changed through time.
For my photography nerd friends who own Sep 07 2005
For my photography nerd friends who own Nikon D70 cameras, here's the Nikon D70 focus test chart. Looking closely at some photos I shot yesterday, I may have to try this out.