Written on: 04/07/2009 by ks22valluga (3 reviews written)
My Nikon F80 ( the N80s designation outside the US) was bought eight years ago and has been used regularly since. I have travelled round Europe on holiday where the camera has been subjected to vibration and extremes of temperature, altitude and humidity. It has never let me down, I mostly shoot with slow speed slide film which is very unforgiving with respect to exposure. Any mistakes have been down to my own error rather than the camera. I have used the camera metering in very low light... (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2008 by jmsurprenant (2 reviews written)
When I purchased this camera new about 5 years ago, I had a hard time deciding between it and the F100 which was 3x the cost. I knew the camera shared nearly all the same features of the F100, but was built on a poly-carb body rather than the metal frame of the F100.
I expressed my concern to a camera sales person at Hunt's and he told me, "Buy the N80...if you drop it, buy another, you're still ahead on the cost over the F100."
Excellent advice - I love my N80 and even though I shoot my... (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2004 by adambukaty (2 reviews written)
I have had this Nikon N80 35mm SLR Camera for about a week now, and it is a great leap up from the entry level nikons. Some consider this entry level, but this camera really has too many features for someone who is just starting out in photography - unless you are enrolling in a class that will specifically show you how to use a nikon autofocus camera. The n80 isn't rocket science, but when you're learning stops and lighting principles, filters and shutter speeds for the first time, a... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2003 by donegan (1 review written)
Remember the learning curve for your PC? Thats the feeling you get from this latest Nikon N80. The manual is not for beginners or for anyone who hasn't used this model before. The directions and language was written by the developers for other developers. It may be well made and the lens is good but the controls buttons are made to be used by Munchkins with big wide hands and tiny fingers. The first N80 body I bought failed in a week. Where is Nikon having these babies made lately? Slightly... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2003 by oniko (35 reviews written)
As a sports photo-journo, i find using the multi frames per sec function switch and the 5 focusing points on the Nikon N80 locks on to nearly every fast moving object i photograph giving sharp photos.
in dim or night conditions the dim viewfinder can be a problem seeing whats in the photo area.using it with an sb 22 or sb 26 on programme gives well lit flash photos all the time.
the small size and weight is great after a few hours walking around sports fields with two cameras with... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2002 by Humanhoover.
Nikon has a winner with this little beauty, the N80. It is packed to the brim with features galore. You can use a variety of metering options (3D matrix, centre weighted, & spot), so it has got enough ground for the beginner to expand to intermediate level. You can vary the focal point with a selector at the film back door, and lock it so you don't change the setting accidentally. Many photographers love the depth of field preview with allows you to see how much is in focus in front of and... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2002 by Charlie Whyte.
The Nikon N80 35mm SLR camera offers Profesional features for 1/2 the cost.
For professional SLR, this camera is extremely easy to use with the best layout of controls. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2002 by john.
I haven't taken a lot of 35SLR pictures lately, but when a trip to Sedona Az. came up and the red rock formation looked like a great place to start again, I had to decide what to do. A good break probably was a friend had gotten into photography a few years ago and told me of the Nikon N80 35mm SLR camera that he had read great reviews about. I bought one and, well, I love it. My father-in-law used it on our trip and could not believe how smooth it worked, and that from a retired engineer... (read more)