Category Archives: Nikon D70

Memory Lane.

My wife was tidying the file cabinet this evening, and she came across a folder with some interesting contents in it — contents that I had long forgotten about.

Specifically, there were some receipts and warranty cards from Nikon, from 2004.  Your see, in that year, I bought my very first digital DSLR, the Nikon D70 along, with its kit lens, the 18-70mm.  That started a crazy journey for me that I’m still on, and — interestingly — the path has recently wound its way back to Nikon.  Through it all, I never sold my beloved D70 and 18-70mm combo.

They are, in fact, the only pieces of photographic gear that I’ve never sold.

—Peter.

Here’s the original Nikon Canada warranty card for the D70:

And here are the dynamic duo, in the flesh (so to speak):

And here they are posing with a photo that was created by them:

Chocolate Milk (De Mello).

Another Nikon D70 image from yesterday.

—Peter.

↑Nikon D70 + Nikkor 50mm 1.8G.

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.