A little less of an issue with the D70 crop factor but the 55mm focal length is sometimes difficult to use for macro shots in the field. Working distance is short and background coverage is not tight like on a telephoto macro lens.

They are great lenses though and for the price 55/3.5 sell for these days, totally worth owning one. Mine is an AI 55/3.5 multicoated, last type before they switched to the AIS 55/2.8.