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10/16/2004 09:59:03 PM · #1
why no battery grip can somone explain that to me
10/16/2004 10:08:22 PM · #2
Because if you had that plus a metal body, it becomes one in the pro range. D70 is supposed to be a prosumer camera.
10/16/2004 10:09:51 PM · #3
Originally posted by xion:

Because if you had that plus a metal body, it becomes one in the pro range. D70 is supposed to be a prosumer camera.

get a canon. the rebel has a plastic body and has a grip. j/k lol
10/16/2004 10:13:56 PM · #4
Well, I don't think anyone who has touched a D70 would really think about getting a Rebel.
10/16/2004 10:17:04 PM · #5
oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurnnnnnn

LOL
10/16/2004 10:19:32 PM · #6
Originally posted by muckpond:

oooooooooooohhhhhhhhh, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurnnnnnn

LOL

Then get a 20d.
10/16/2004 10:19:44 PM · #7
the rebel HA!!! Thanks xion i thought it would be somthing dumb like that.
10/16/2004 10:21:27 PM · #8
There will soon be a battery grip.

"
Yes indeed, the D70 vertical/battery grip is in development!

Harbortronics VG-D70 Features:

o Remote shutter release via IR (removable fiber optic cable) or hardwired (camera modification).........................
"

more info here.

//www.harbortronics.com/news.htm

-Olafur
10/17/2004 01:39:42 AM · #9
Originally posted by olih:

There will soon be a battery grip.

"
Yes indeed, the D70 vertical/battery grip is in development!

Harbortronics VG-D70 Features:


Meanwhile... click.
10/17/2004 07:57:32 AM · #10
Originally posted by hsteg:

Originally posted by xion:

Because if you had that plus a metal body, it becomes one in the pro range. D70 is supposed to be a prosumer camera.

get a canon. the rebel has a plastic body and has a grip. j/k lol


hsteg is right.. If you want a battery grip, or some other cute gizmo, get a Cannon... If you want a kick ars camera buy Nikon.
10/17/2004 08:24:54 AM · #11
Originally posted by mrsamsa:

why no battery grip can somone explain that to me


What kind of shooting are you doing that would require larger battery capacity? If you are constantly shooting high output flash shots for hours a day (like with a SB800), then perhaps another camera body would be more appropriate for your work. The standard battery life of the D70 is exceptional. However, your shooting requirements may be much more demanding than mine. I do keep a fully charged spare....just in case.
10/17/2004 08:33:07 AM · #12
I shot over 1000 photos over two days on one battery.. Who needs a battery grip.
10/17/2004 11:32:39 AM · #13
Originally posted by Travis99:

I shot over 1000 photos over two days on one battery.. Who needs a battery grip.


Vertical shutter button.
10/18/2004 04:33:45 PM · #14
yes vertical shutter button, looks cooler and when it comes to cameras i love heavy, thanks guys your great.

07/28/2005 10:02:34 PM · #15
did anyone get this yet, and how do they like it? I see what you are saying about the vertical shutter button.
07/28/2005 10:05:59 PM · #16

I used to work in a camera store and I called past the other day and ran into one of my accessory reps! He actually showed me a 3rd party battery grip for the D70! So, there are non genuine ones available! Buggered if I can remember the brand though!

07/28/2005 10:09:57 PM · #17
Yeah, there are some out there. I think check steves-digicams.com -- look at the d70 review, I think he lists one there.
07/28/2005 10:18:26 PM · #18
D70 Battery Grip
07/29/2005 01:26:01 AM · #19
thanks
07/29/2005 01:44:03 AM · #20
If I remember correctly, the upper level D100 offers it, but I think since D50/70 are suppose to be entry level dSLR's they don't offer them to differentiate them from the D100. I think it's Nikons marketing strategy.
Harbor electronics and Hoodsman make third market grips but they require wires and use the IR sensor or the remote shutter release plug. Hence, no half sutter press to focus and recompose your shots.

07/29/2005 02:06:52 AM · #21
Originally posted by yido:

If I remember correctly, the upper level D100 offers it, but I think since D50/70 are suppose to be entry level dSLR's they don't offer them to differentiate them from the D100. I think it's Nikons marketing strategy.
Harbor electronics and Hoodsman make third market grips but they require wires and use the IR sensor or the remote shutter release plug. Hence, no half sutter press to focus and recompose your shots.


Just a correction on the manufacture. It's "Harbortronics" :)
09/16/2005 09:36:08 PM · #22
I agree with the man who asked what you would need the extra battery power for. One battery in and another for standby is more than enough unless you are using the flash on the camera body quite a bit....other than that I think I would consider the extra weight redundant
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