I just helped my girlfriend pick up a d70 (used obviously) and am trying to figure out what to do about her lens situation (we are currently living across the country from eachother for the summer).
Her mom is going out to visit her soon and I was thinking about just sending along 2 spare lenses I have. (As some of you may know, I do not currently have a nikon dslr so this would be no inconvenience at all). Here are the lenses I am considering sending out:
1) a 35-70mm 3.5-4.8 nikkor zoom. (It took me awhile to figure out what exactly this lens was, I guess it was the lens sold standard with the FM-10)
2)a (superbly sharp) Kiron 80-200mm 4.5 w/ macro (also, putting this on a d70 won't damage the camera will it? I can't figure out what year it is from, but the fact that it has coupling rings (which let's me shoot with it on my ftn fantastically) scares me, but theres no way its from before 77 right?)
Now my question is (I have never used a d70), will these lenses autofocus on the d70? I believe the answer to that is yes, but I'm not sure. If it is in fact yes, how well do they autofocus? is it extra slow and noisy?
second question: she still has about 100 bucks left over in her camera budget, should she just spring for a cheap newer autofocus lens? Like just an 18-55 or something? If the above lenses won't autofocus, I would assume the answer to this is a yes.
She's not a hardcore camera nut, but she shoots on her ae-1 with me sometimes, and borrows my cameras sometimes and has a pretty good eye, but now she needed one of her own because she is going to be the head photo editor for the school paper (don't ask, hah).
thanks everyone, sorry about the long post, just want to do this right.