Nikon D70s Tour

hi hello again there folks and today I thought I'd just give you a little walk around my rather aged Nick on D 70s this one is a equipped with the 18 to 70 DX lens it's a 4.5 5.6 quite a usable lens but we're going to concentrate more on the camera than the lens at this point and for the remove the lens hood coming to camera basically it's like all cameras of it's sort of a aged relatively straightforward all the usual suspects if you like features on it so it's have a quick look around first over at the back in the camera here you see obviously eyepiece this is just navigate some of the menu but basically to scroll through any photos that gives you your main menu and with a combination of holding other buttons on the front of the body you can change the ISO white balance and such light and enter here will enter certain menus or delete the combination of other keys which is obvious from dania delete it's been here a lot this the screen if you want to change your point of focus on this one that locks it and then you use this but I'll talk about that more in a few moments on the on the top again pretty much standard for cameras of its time and even though really a manual aperture priority shutter priority program mode and a full auto there and then various sort programs there landscape close-up Sports Night that sort of thing in a pretty much standard although Nikon use different menus than others but it's all pretty much standard for this sort of a camera this year 6 megapixel which by today's standard is quite small but it's been probably one of my favorite cameras I have I've got several cameras in my collection but I do always seem to go to this one it's a very light in the hand very comfortable as is all Nick on cameras but this is very light and so just have a look round at the minute and then we'll check out some of the features that the camera has it's sci-fi so we go to the bottom first if I go that way for the Geezer and nothing really much on the bottom other than the tripod socket and the battery case there this one uses a pretty start a pretty standard Nick on lift an ion pack battery that seems to come with most of the Nick on cameras these days of this type there's nothing else really on the bottom that we can talk about there snug fit in the bottom there other than that nothing really to talk about so on the back the hair would just switch it on you go into the menu settings here so there's the menu so you can scroll up and down the menu with this obviously limiter things are pretty self-explanatory there so if you start off on the far left of the menu and you highlight the symbol or see Spanish you're going to do something that's change the setting so obviously you go in settings beep exposure if you want to change it you just come over and on or off and then obviously okay it scrolling through any of the menu there you know you can change the ISO and there so you know it's pretty as all cameras of this type you know is this they've all got very similar and sort of Nick on very similar menu patterns to this way back to beginning they're obviously just a demonstrator subset photographs and you just go through the menu turn it off there scroll through the menu that gives you last year um flashes that's a whole you light I shown your holidays you see that in the top right uh sir so there's a but no part of the program that's then gives you the settings what you use back to the camera again that's your histogram which is very useful I think the more modern cameras have some unicorn avocado histogram and then go through the menus there using that and then press again back to normal on there um if you go to the top there you see that's the sort current settings that you have on there matrix metering I'm automatically balance to make sure - what I've got left on auto and I'm shooting in RAW have changed the settings obviously on here they will change along the top obviously take the lens hood off you see some of the sounds this fall through if your auto or manual it's all again very similar to all sort cameras that they have this error think about this one about ten years still very good workhorse very light in the hand go down to the side here see their socket ask for a remote you want to remote control the camera there off a cable remote bit like a cable release but more moderate if you like in there most white rubber seals open this one up sure do hope so you collect straight to a TV that one that's for an external power supply there now put up that very nice obviously service one that's USB for your computer again really nice rubber seals there on the side here that's sure you can see that in the picture that's for you you lens it's autofocus or manual so you just wait clicking to give you a focus or manual and this one there pops up your Bascom well I put it wouldn't come up if you're in or Tony in any other settings if it's in Auto it will pop up if needed but in any other setting it will stay then until you pop the button they're not very strong going number I have to be honest I can't remember what it is but it's ideal coupled with the lens that's on there but again not fantastic going number but you know built-in flash you don't really need that obviously this is to remove the lens standard Nick on lens mount dismount so we won't go too much into that this one down here you see enemy thumb depth of field preview this one here is your focus aid for nighttime one of the command dials here on the front and back here we have again various commands aperture lock AF lock and again another command oil here that's for your bracket in and a free format memory card so you press that one when they're in it formats the memory card again hotshoe normal hot shoe but they're obviously not the standard is older cameras because there's more electronic and connections into the hot shooter I love the back up there turn the camera off as a standard compact flash card again nothing psyching about that really push it in upset release button light comes on to tell you it's in and there we go home I switch it on again so it's pretty much it tentacle or say screen protecting our lens cover soil screen protector on this one and then you can actually see through there if you find out that I what I'm seeing now that's difficult there to say but when you look through the viewfinder you have a point of focus on the camera which is in the middle but which I have it set in the middle but this one here you unlock it and then by moving this dial around here you can move the point of focus if you want off-center you can move it around whoever you want within the frame and then lock it then that locks the e to the movement there again with it you can't see too much of a camera map but if you if you want to change your plus or minus no you can see it there plus or minus if you want to add a bit of exposure will take a bit off and these tend to under expose a bill you find this one so if you want to change a bit of exposure you would press that there you see in my fingers but the may not I've got him set a plus three exposure if you press it down you can make diffic what a hold and do it several fingers with it huh see that and then see we're moving the bottom dial I can change the last three plus seven goes up to the s plus world exposure and you can go the other way and take it to a - I figured it cause members take it back to the beginning to zero this one there that's your matrix metering and by again by moving that so you see you've got that's the same using matrix and that's a spot spot metering there and that's the spot mudram it a slightly wider field if you like on it so it's not so it's a larger spot reading from there and the view finder if you like again back to Center rated and spot so I always tend to use on matrix on this time because it seems a prettier set bristle you set to leave it there always shoot in raw and then when you edit you're not changing the you know you can edit as many times as you want and not actually change the quality of the picture within jpg obviously every time you edit and save you lose quality there you want to change the things like white balance and etc you would come down to press or quality there that's raw if you so you see on the bottom there the change the quality that's the white balance that's the other by pressing that now it's not it's not using enter its quality and run rule now I can notice you see on that and sat on raw it's very good at something raw and then by rolling it at sir that's a JPEG fine JPEG normal JPEG basic there we go but then you've got raw and basic or straight back to raw there yeah then if I got the next one presently we white balance I've been I'm in automatic white balance and while scrolling through that's household light incandescent hey they call it but it's ace outside like in Zola that's from like your prescient tubes bright sunlight must if you're using a lot flash cloudy day can't see what that one is I think that's indoors I think indoor and that's amusing presets they're back to automatic again I tend to leave on automatic it copes pretty well with most stuff and in the British weather you know you never having a full sunny day and you know we're on a cloudy day so somebody's about to leave it in full auto this one here not change this year you can lock your exposure for whatever you want so it wasn't it won't change so when you very much take a photograph you press that one when you when the press gently press down on the button there until he focuses hold that and that will lock the exposure in so if you then want to move the camera off off center of the subject but keep the same exposure then you hold that or you can set it to do the AF lock if you want to do have I've got it set on the exposure lock but you can actually change it within the menu to lock the focus so again to the preys same procedure you press it hold it then press that and it will hold the spoke exposure so if you want to move the camera off a center then you can and keep the same focus so the camera won't try and focus again um on the new subject that maybe now off center again bracket in you change the amount of brackets that it takes only met exposures it takes and there that's really it I'll take on to the top plate I love a look at the lens in small detail I want to do some lens demos later on but it's a pretty basic standard lens that comes with it it's one of the better lenses that Nick on do a standard lens I've got this one fixed with a UV filter or as I do on all my lenses some people say it's good idea some people say it's not but for the sake of perhaps put a bit of Cholera cough so proud of that and protect me front element the lens there and then there Auto manual or manual I've got it all set on auto auto focus that's sure if you have to do an oil manual focusing it's a small ring here you're doing a zoom in Calissa you see an 18 to 70 zoom but it's a DX lens as opposed to the standard lens it was only to be used on the DX sensors I wouldn't use on a full frame sensor so this would be a true 18 to 70 whereas if you were using a full frame sensor lens it might say an 18 to 70 but it wouldn't be it would be do me maths it would be a 20-year 27 I think I can't remember the mass now but this one is back here 18 to 70 true 18 to 70 days you zoom in it comes out quite well pretty tight on the zoom it's not sloppy is a very good lens and this one has had a lot of use will you see extends a fair fair way out it says so now a lot of a lot of uses lens I've got the top there I know I'm probably going to have all of it but it's just things that I see that their lights up there you can see it there lights up the display there whether you can see that not very well a probably not but it puts a nice little light into the display you can't see that so he's an at night and the display go back to display it's a very good display on this from 0 it gives you all the information that you are required air we've clearly got um that frames have got left tells me I'm in auto white balance and may tics meter in there AF AF s which is single a a single shot I mean roll that's me battery full battery there and it's me meter and pattern there and the little musical symbol down there you see that very long musical symbol there but it's a little beat when it's in focus but again as for settings easy enough it in it man works sorry not mine auto is not about setting and if you just doing general snaps and yes stick it in Auto by all means but I tend to use it in aperture priority most of the time it just seems a sensible sort of setting that gives you you know some control without a pin to faff around too much such a thing I just rather take picture but again easy enough to change the settings Everett Auto there but as I said if it's in Auto the flash won't come up at all it will come up automatically which is a good thing there come out come out of any other two modes that's the flat button happy pops and with a very useful feature this for now as you see you can adjust the this is a stick on rubber or slow down rubber texture for spectacle whereas I don't know whether you can see down in the side there but is a little thing for adjusting the way up to inside the focus screener so you all have to is that focus there this is just a standard cover the dust in air just a standard cover that he throws in Florida but again it's very clear a screen on this one not as good as more modern camera but you know it certainly serves the purpose there to what it's needed but that's just a quick demo it's just a you know a nice quality bit of case it's quite old now this one and but unfortunately is my preferred camera truth I've got a D 300 and ad700 so I want a part X d800 but this is my tool of choice as it were it is very light and now I have to admit when I'm going out anywhere this this always comes with me and I just leave you out of stuff at home because it's just such a light camera and you know just a nice piece of kit to work the only thing that would it help would be a extra grip for that they do for all the other cameras but it seems at the d70 series and I think the d50 they didn't really do a you know a battery grip would have been better with a battery grip there are several aftermarket battery grips but none of them were very good I have to say I did try a couple but none of them are actually very good but that's really it's just a nice usable camera and just look at a top there that my friend is your on and off button or z-trip refer check the shutter in the middle is a cognitive command earlier this one is for your aperture changing your aperture because like a lot of these lenses is what the the you can't see it there but it's the dig' series you can see that very much in their form not actually somewhat up it's the G Series in theirs don't know how true it is but most people seem to think G stands for gelded as in a local horse I'm not sure but it doesn't have any aperture ring so your aperture is controlled by that their things gets a camera now you see there we're turning that I can I will be opposing African aperture probably first along about this come on if you also alright let you see her but you can by moving the wheel round you can change the aperture and obviously see a shot speed change in there to the nice feature is that the front very nice feature there comes the hand it's a very comfortable camera and as you see it fits nicely in hand and everything when you're photographing when it comes to hand changing the aperture their on and off obviously some of the features are be of a pain because if you're trying to change your exposure plus or minus you have to hold that and then use the wheel and it can be a bit of a fiddle but I think most cameras like that and very well-put-together not overly heavy and yes a really nice bit of kit and we will still continue using it probably in favor of everything else simply because it is very light I hope you've enjoyed the demonstration of my little camera and it albeit probably not as technical to some but I just like taking photographs so I tend to you know for like it then I don't want to talk to how people about it I'm it's certainly a nice piece of kit by no means a brilliant camera but this camera goes it does does what it's supposed to do does what it says on the tendon I've certainly worked hit quite hard and it's still going strong neck so it's a nice little demo thanks for watching I hope you've enjoyed again one of my videos and my plate to sort of show you from a user point of view as opposed to a technical point of view and so I don't want to go too much into specs and a lot because the end of day I feel that if you want to take photographs not to talk technical and I thanks for watching and I'll be back with another one sometime I'm sure see you feeling