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    I`ve had my Nikon D70 for quite a while now and [touch wood] it seems to function just as well as the first day that I bought it.

    A friend of mine has mentioned to me that it is a good idea to get cameras serviced every now and then.
    Is this an issue?





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    Terry,

    As you know, I have the same camera you do. However, I saw this announcement today:

    Nikon D3100

    Perhaps it's time we considered an upgrade.

    Tom (... supposedly has continuous AF in video recording mode too!)

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    Honestly with digital SLRs they dont really need servicing unless you see something going wrong.

    If you've changed lenses a few times, you may have some dirt on the sensor which you could do with being cleaned but if you're the one lens kinda guy you probably wont even have that!

    Other than sensor cleaning, unless there's a problem, I can't see what they'd service really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith, post: 229271
    Honestly with digital SLRs they dont really need servicing unless you see something going wrong.

    If you've changed lenses a few times, you may have some dirt on the sensor which you could do with being cleaned but if you're the one lens kinda guy you probably wont even have that!

    Other than sensor cleaning, unless there's a problem, I can't see what they'd service really!
    Thanks Keith, that`s really what I thought...."If it ain`t broken, don`t bother to fix it!"
    I do swap my lenses occasionally but tbh as I mentioned, I`m happy with the results so far so I don`t think that there is any significant amount of dirt on the sensor.





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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 229264
    Terry,

    As you know, I have the same camera you do. However, I saw this announcement today:

    Nikon D3100

    Perhaps it's time we considered an upgrade.
    It does look the bees knees Tom but the thing is that just because our cameras may have been superceded, it doesn`t mean that suddenly their performance has dropped off.

    Oddly enough I got talking to Rubens [one of the managers at Shutters] during our cruise, and he said that actually he preferred the colours in the shots taken with the D70 compared with the D70S !





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    Thats very true indeed.

    The useful thing on the new cams is the high def video modes. I do like that capability

    ...but the CCD in the D70 is a treat, a real treat. Better than later CMOS devices in my humble opinion other than in low light/high iso.
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    Oh, I definitely agree!

    But I do like the idea of the video capability! And now that there's full time AF, it got my juices flowing. So to speak.

    Tom (... yes I still like my D70!)

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    Over here the price for the 3100 is about 500 and the price for the now oldish d90 is 579!

    Seems like the D90 is becoming a bit of a bargain
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