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Handle with CareHandle with Care (10/10/2005) My new camera arrived in this handsome box ... which demonstrates why UPS recommends two inches of foam packing to protect the package contents.

Micro Fiber ClothMicro Fiber Cloth (10/10/2005) I paid $4.99 for a micro fiber clothes, vowing that I will never let the sleave of my shirt touch the camera lens. I think it is good to order a cleaning cloth with the camera to reinforce the idea of proper camera maintenance.

Out of the BagOut of the Bag (10/10/2005) So, this is it. The camera and two lenses straight out of the bag. Well, the bag appears to be upside down.

Camera and AccessoriesCamera and Accessories (10/10/2005) The D70 kit came with two lenses. The primary lens is 28 to 90mm. The zoom zips from 70 to 300mm.

Nikon D70 Fully ExtendedNikon D70 Fully Extended (10/10/2005) This is the Nikon D70 camera fully extended.

Kodak DC240Kodak DC240 (10/10/2005) This is my old Kodak DC240. I took about 11000 pictures (the majority of pictures on this site) with the camera.

Floral ShotFloral Shot (10/10/2005) The first floral shot with my new Nikon D70. Wow, I now have the ability to control the focus. You can even see the bug in the picture. I can't wait 'til its Spring.

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Camera Shy

Digital SLRs finally took the long awaited price drop. There are now quality digital SLRs for serious amateur photographers. In September 2005, I took the plunge and purchased the Nikon D70 Digital SLR Camera w/Sigma Two-Lens Kit package from Ritz Camera. I actually jumped on the offer the day it appeared on the site. A wise decision as the D70s sold out within a few days.

D70 Digital SLR Camera w/Sigma Two-Lens Kit - New Low Price

The 28-90mm lens gives me the ideal range for the majority of photos I take. The zoom is also quite handy. I have to admit, I would love to complement the lenses with a fixed length zoom for wildlife pictures and a wide angle lens to see if I can capture a few panoramas. Of course, I have a great deal to learn with the bundle I purchased.

So far, I am absolutely thrilled with the combination of lenses and the quality and versatility of the camera. IMHO, Nikon did a great job leap frogging the digital rebel.

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