You can never go back: De Mello and the D70.

↑Nikon D70 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8G.

“You can never go back.”  So the saying goes.

Today I dusted off an old camera I haven’t used in years — the Nikon D70.

The D70 was the first DSLR I ever owned, and it’s the only camera I never subsequently sold.

I’ve carried it through the streets of Toronto, in all sorts of weather.

We’ve also traveled together to New York City, Paris, and Athens.

A few of the people I’ve photographed with it are no longer with us.

But I was reminded today that, indeed, you can never go back.

—Peter.

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5 thoughts on “You can never go back: De Mello and the D70.

  1. Sean says:

    I know exactly what you’re on about here, Peter. In 2003 I bought my first digital camera, a Canon G2 that has a 4 mega pixel CCD sensor. It still works a treat and the colours are gorgeous. My wife has the opinion that it takes better pictures than some of today’s camera. It does, in a way, when. The light is good.
    Regards
    Sean

  2. I have heard from more than one person that when they upgraded to the D300, they noticed that the D200 gave nicer images. The reason is obvious.

    Worth noting is the desirability of the Leica Digilux 2. You have to pay about US$450 for one today. The depreciation is large, but prices haven’t collapsed yet. I saw a Canon 10D with a lens, on eBay, that was relisted several times at AU$150. No takers.

  3. Joseph L says:

    I still own Nikon D70 too and it took good pictures. It is not always to create the best pictures with the most expensive camera!

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