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Nikon's own, and Third Party accessories for the D70 continue to appear on a regular basis.

Interesting essentials currently include:


Q-pod. A.K.A. Cobra Mini-Pod.

Table top, ultra light, flat-folding, inexpensive, super handy, extendable tripod.

Several models are available in a variety of colors from CKCPower.com or Giotto.

Get two. I'm not kidding.

About $8 ~ 20.


Extra lens cap.

Nikon's original pinch off cap was an original design decades ago and now everybody has it.

Nikon's new inner-pinch cap is exclusively theirs. Worth the price.

(Note the inner tan strip? Read the eBook to see what it is and why it's even better than Nikon's own greatly improved design. An iNova original.)

About $12 ~ 14.


Rings and adapters.

Larger filters can fit smaller lenses with the right step-up ring. You can't use the tulip shade any more, though.

Smaller filters can be mounted with a step-down ring and may work without vignetting if --and only IF-- the lens was made for full frame 35mm shots and the step down size is to the next smallest filter diameter.

About $10 and up.



This is THE one you want with your D70. The SB-800. iTTL mode rocks. It also makes folks blink in certain shots. The D70 eBook gives you several work-arounds for this while preserving excellent TTL exposure.

Conceivably you could save yourself a hundred bucks and get an SB-600 but the light output would be less and you'd miss a few kewl features.

About $380 on the street including shipping.


Slave flash units.

Some really great ones are as inexpensive as a nice lunch. And if you have an older hotshoe flash, you will want to know how to turn it into a slave.

Slave flash, $15 ~ $40. Trigger about $20.


Infrared D70/D80/D40/D40x Remote Control.

Nikon's own ML-L3 Remote is very small, very flat, very useful and comes with a pouch for mounting on your camera strap. Don't leave home without it.

ML-L3 Remote. $18-ish.


Remote Controls.

D70 photographer Sam found that an inexpensive Universal Remote could trigger the D70, too. (Try the JVC TV setting code -060 on some- and click Volume Down)

It's not small, but you could save up to 83% by getting one of these on sale for $3. He did.

Bargain TV Remote. $3.00-ish.


Optics. DSLRs want more lenses.

Nikon's cheapest worthy lens is under $100 and their most expensive will cost you a second mortgage. In between, many more or less affordable lenses can be used.

Ballpark prices:

  • Nikkor AF 50mm f/1.8 = $95
  • Nikkor 28-200 G = $300
  • Nikkor 24-120 VR = $600
  • Nikkor 12-24 DX = $1200

Nikkor Lenses $95 ~ $7000.


The Fish.

That Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm is not only fun, but tremendously versatile. Nikon Capture straightens it out, iNovaFX special iBC Photoshop Actions take it straight into outer space:

  • Fisheye Nikkor DX, $650 or less.
  • Nikon Capture software, $100.
  • iNovaFX iBC Action, $50 with free eBook thrown in.


IR flash filter.

The exclusive black IR filter that lets your camera trigger slave flash units is available. Put it over your flash tube and say good bye to red-eye, on-camera flash look, and dumb lighting.

Notice how it triggered the slave unit hiding behind the vase, left.

The D70 eBook is filled with ways of triggering remote slaves--without involving the camera or mounted flash in the shot

About $5* (see article)


Monitor viewing assist.

Several low-cost accessories let you see your monitor at noon in the middle of the Sahara.

Some slide viewers (left) adapt and become focusing magnifiers of sorts. Grind to shape and velcro onto your camera. It works!

$8 ~ $45.



Wimpy lens cap size squeeze bulbs won't blow your sensor clean.

This is minimum therapy for inner dust.

Giottos rocket. $9 ~ $12


Camera bags.

A number of them exist that are appropriate in size, padding and construction. The small Nikon bag is well made and okay for camera and perhaps two lenses. It's about $50.

From $16 to $100.


Lens filters.

Polarizers, IR, and protective filters are the main ones to consider. Color ones are in your eBook.

No glass: just glory.

Prices vary. eBook is about $50.


Memory cards.

CF cards in the Type I format now hold over 4 gigabytes. Enough for a world tour in the hands of many.

Speed is essential. Get the Sandisk Extreme (or Extreme III) for speed and continuous shooting.

CF cards in the Type II format include solid state memory and the IBM MicroDrive with its 2+ GB capacity.

This is a dying technology. Avoid it.

First because solid state is replacing it and second because hard disk crashes at the micro scale are just as damaging as at the computer drive scale and you can kill one of these with a four foot drop to cement. And who among us has never dropped a CF card?

Prices and capacities vary greatly.


Memory card carrier.

CF cards dropped on an autumn lawn are gawn! Leaf me out of this.

You don't want to let something the size of a big postage stamp disappear into the environment, so house them in this fluorescent green Gepe card holder. Holds most formats. ICU.

$20 ish.

Panoramic Pan Head: Kaidan Kiwi VR pan-heads.

Models for different cameras that facilitate acquiring correctly spaced series of images for manipulation into VR and Panoramic images.

Many features. Nodal points for fisheye, wide angle and zoom lenses, levels, click stops.

Well designed. Link: http://www.kaidan.com/

Starting at around $200.


Remote Controls.

Nikon makes the ML-L3 which triggers via infrared to a port on the front of the camera. Just get one.

HarborTronics makes the DigiSnap D70 which triggers via infrared fiber optic cable taped to the camera. Timelapse from 0 sec on up to 10 days. The DigiSnaps are firmware upgradeable in the field and there are several models to choose from. Some trigger the camera with Pocket Wizard.

Read the Reviews.

Prices $18~$120 respectively.



Flash brackets, long lens brackets, cable release brackets, telescope brackets, microscope brackets, and filter holding brackets. Collect them all!

Pictured: EagleEye Universal Microscope and Telescope Adapter "DigiMount".

D70 mounts will most likely be "T-mount" hardware, a camera bayonet mount that screws into a mounting tube, thus allowing the tele or micro optic to become the primary lens, focusing its light right on the image chip.

Variations use the scope eyepiece as the lens that does the focusing onto the chip. Each has advantages. Find a telescope store and start pumping them with questions.

Prices vary.

Flash Bracket. We will keep looking for one we especially like.


 Slide copier Nikon. Nikon's macro lenses are the ones you use with the ES-1. It's basic and low cost. Other third party slide copiers exist, but none offer exposure automation the way a 60mm Micro-Nikkor does.

Nikon ES-1. About $60 if you can find it.


Cleaning supplies. You may be thinking lens tissue and cleaning fluids, but you should be thinking LensPen. About $10.


Sensor Cleaning supplies.

Best I've found: SensorSwipe spatula and PEC pads used ever so slightly damp with lens cleaner. (Used wet, they are no fun at all.)

Surgery for the advanced digital photographer's dust control

About $10.



Extra copies of DSLR: D70 make great gifts.

Especially nice for the camera that has everything.

Nikon D70 eBook: About $50.


There is only one current best choice: Li-ION EN-EL3s.

Chargers in the D70 box. Batteries $30 ~ $49 each.


Printers. Photographic prints from film photographers are going the digital route. Several recommended printers have risen to the top of the food chain. Prices are very affordable for excellent images.

Epson: excellent images. Potential frequent head clogs. (head in printer)

HP: top quality images without head clogs (head in each cartridge).

Canon: top quality images and FAST!

Range from $100 to $600. Or more. 

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*The magic IR transmission filter for the flash units is not available at this time. Until it is, use a piece of black, unexposed, developed slide transparency film.

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