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I would much rather upgrade the camera. I'm with RRRoger on this one.
Well yeah, who wouldn't? And I agree with you completely. But being it's a Christmas gift, and money being tight having to get others gifts, finances don't exactly allow me to splurge on such a nicety. Besides, my mother is talking about getting him a new body sometime next year.
Avi B wrote:
Why not a set of wireless flash transmitter/receivers instead? Although the D70 is long in the tooth, it does have unlimited flash sync speed which can make for some very interesting shots.
I've actually read that in my quest for educating myself on the D70. I know he already has a dedicated flash. But to be honest, I don't think he's ever used it. He like's "techy" and "gadgety" things. Hence the idea of an intervolameter.
I've actually come across something that may work. He has an Android based smartphone. There are numerous apps that allow using the phone as an IR DSLR remote.You may be saying, "but most Android phones don't have an IR transmitter." You would be correct. A small IR transmitter is built from a handful of parts, quite cheaply I might add, and plugs into the the headset / headphone jack.
I'm going to see about building one of these and see if I can get my hands on his D70 for a week for testing. I've seen comments and claims about this working on some other Nikon bodies, but haven't come across anything about them working on the D70 yet. The most I'll be out is about $10 if it doesn't work.
If that doesn't work, there is another solution to a wireless intervalometer that I can build for about $60 that does in fact work.
PS - In case anyone is interested in building this IR transmitter I speak about, here's a link to a site that has schematics and instructions for 4 different types (2 wireless IR, and 2 wired) of adapters.