Summary: I am an amateur photographer who stretched a few years back to buy a Nikon D70 based on Nikon's reputation for quality and durability. The camera has taken great photos, but recently had a shutter failure that Nikon is charging over $200 to fix.
Summary: The Nikon D70(s) has a serious flaw of light metering for under-exposure. The Nikon customer support may tell you under-exposure is better than over-exposure because under-exposure keeps details of the picture. It is true.
Summary: This camera, as other D series cameras, has a serious limitation. It cannot be used on a bellows, a microscope or a T mount lens for automatic exposure. You have to set exposure manually by trial and error.