Availability of Nikon D70s in the UK

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Noon, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Noon

    Noon Guest

    Local camera shop tells me that Nikon D70s's aren't available ATM
    because of a problem with the sensor. Amazon UK show no availability
    for several weeks, but not Amazon US.

    Anyone know any more about the problem?
    Noon, Nov 29, 2005
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  2. I have no idea what the problem is... but they have been nigh-on unavailable
    for a couple of months. We have had two specially ordered come through in
    the last couple of weeks, and that's it. There is a lot of speculation, both
    on possible faults (the EN-EL3 recall helped that, but doesn't make much
    sense) and potential replacements (a D80, anyone?). The best I heard (from a
    D70s customer, wouldn'tchaknowit) is that it was "too good" for the price,
    and Nikon were pushing D50s and D200 preorders to the different ends of the
    D70s market instead.

    I am not really willing to speculate on the above, but i'm also rather
    suspicious that it seems to coincide with Canon's difficulties in supplying
    some L lenses (a 70-200/4L order took THREE MONTHS)... perhaps some import
    or manufacture issues?

    Martin Francis, Nov 29, 2005
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  3. D70s doesn't use an EN EL3 battery, it uses an EN-EL3a, not subject to
    recall - yet! However, I have one or two reservations about my D70s - it
    keeps switching to a flashing LCD display of "off". Haven't approached
    Nikon yet. Anyway, it's still a b****y good camera.
    Geoff Hayward, Nov 29, 2005
  4. That's why it doesn't make sense :)

    Martin Francis, Nov 29, 2005
  5. Sorry Martin, penny just dropped!
    Geoff Hayward, Nov 29, 2005
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