Vr operation works with the nikon f6, f5, f100, f80, f75, f65, d3, d700, d2series, d1series, d300, d200, d100, d90, d80, d70. Vr operation realizes the equivalent of a shutter speed 3. It is a great camera for anyone wanting to dip into film photography for the first time. Sep 10, 2011 i recently purchased a used f100 along with an older manual focus nikkor lens. An awesome camera with unlimited possibilities 8 12 share tweet. Notice in the piciture to the right that there is a button in the middle of the metering system selector remember matrix, averaging, spot. Nikon 50mm manual focus lens shootout casual photophile. The nikon to sony e mount adaptor does wonders as i find it hard to beat the optics in these. The n80 does not technically support the older manualfocus mf nikkor lenses.
Focus mode switch front nikon d80 focus mode switch. Ive been thinking for a while about getting a good 35mm autofocus camera sounds a bit silly coming from someone who owns about 60 35mm cameras. Jan, 2014 so lets start with nikon f80 known as n80 in american market. Additional information on nikon d100 digital still slr camera. Im happy to have taken some time to explore their guts. This value is achieved when attached to an fxformat digital slr camera. The nikon n80 is a great camera for film photographers that want some of the. Nikon didnt see the need to allow for the n80 to use its meter in full manual mode. My nikon f75 project came to an end when i recently upgraded to the f80. Manual lenses are almost useless on it except if you have a separate. The new nikon advanced focusing screen display of the f80f80df80s employs the convenient varibrite focus area display system. Nikon s exclusive new crossranged, fivearea multicam0 autofocus sensor system achieves superior performance in highspeed continuous shooting, and dynamic af, which also utilizes fivearea autofocusing, enables sharp focus on irregularly moving subjects.
This camera is known for its unusual user interface which uses a combination of function and set buttons along with the thumb wheel to navigate the nestled settings. I have been using a manual focus minolta for over 15 years, so when i got my n80 i was new not only to nikon equipment but also to auto focus and the myriad of features available on 35mm cameras today. Oct 16, 2005 these have a restricted image circle that will only fit apsc type sensors. Nikons exclusive new crossranged, fivearea multicam0 autofocus sensor system achieves superior performance in highspeed continuous shooting, and dynamic af, which also utilizes fivearea autofocusing, enables sharp focus on irregularly moving subjects. View and download nikon f80 instruction manual online. It was the successor to the f70 and was based on the highly successful f100. Manual focus nikkor lenses, on the other hand, dont have the capability to autofocus at all. The nikon f80 felt almost instantaneously like it was a better choice for me.
I recently purchased a used f100 along with an older manual focus nikkor lens. Nikon f80 35mm autofocus slr camera simon hawketts. It now seems that nikon intends the camera controls to stay comfortable and familiar as one moves up the nikon line. May 28, 2019 you will learn some the advanced functions in nikon n80 film camera like multiple exposure, custom functions, auto exposure bracketing, selftimer, set iso, set metering mode, film winding mode. Since i brought up nikon lenses, i should warn you of one omission in the n80s feature set, and that is the ability to meter with a manual focus lens. Nikons exclusive 10segment 3d matrix metering provides correct. I will write series of articles about nikon film cameras i own or have owned. Nikon s exclusive 10segment 3d matrix metering provides correct. This section was published merely a week after the f80 was announced and detailing the incompatibilities between manual focus nikkor lenses with the sophistication of electronic used in this very attractive af slr from nikon. Using an f100 with older manual focus nikkor lenses. Nikon f80 n80 custom settingslens compatibility mir. Nikon f80 was a prosumer 35mm af autofocus slr, similar to.
Attempting to shoot in any mode other than full manual is disabled by nikon as well with the message that you cant shoot without a lens attached. Nikon n80 f80 35mm slr film camera body only af auto. But i am not entirely a blindfolded follower, i have selected nikon system to be my prime slr system many years ago. In the usa, nikon chose to segregate their professional cameras such as the f2, f3, f4s, f5, and f100, from the consumer cameras such as the n60, n65, n80, and n90. Lcd, video and photo gallery images are for illustrative purposes only. This body was used for nikons new digital cameras as well, so it has a lot of late functions of it.
The n80, like the n65, cant meter or make auto exposures with manual focus lenses. The nikon f80f80df80ss performance has been optimised for use with nikon brand accessories. Designed to build on the benefits of decades of fieldproven nikon expertise, the f80 offers the features you want including fast, razorsharp autofocus, a. Thank you for purchasing the nikon f80f80df80sa camera that is sure to make photography a bigger part of your life. The nikon f80 f80df80ss performance has been optimised for use with nikon brand accessories. Advanced functions nikon n80 slr film camera youtube. Discontinued nikon f80 f80d nikon india private limited. A look at one of nikon s best 35mm auto focus film cameras, the nikon f80. F80 f 80 slr camera digital camera pdf manual download. The main issue is the image show is an all black n80, what i got was a black and silver f80, the f80 is the european version of this camera. The nikon f80 is an slr camera manufactured by the japanese company nikon corporation. Single area af and dynamic af dynamic af mode with closest subject priority is available. Nikon f80n80 still a bargain in this day of rising film. Nikon f80 35mm slr film camera body only for sale online ebay.
You will learn some the advanced functions in nikon n80 film camera like multiple exposure, custom functions, auto exposure bracketing. The f100 can meter with manual focus ai and ais lenses, the f80n80 cannot. Ive been so captivated by these lenses, in fact, that i initiated a couple of discussions on a great photography website, fred miranda. The f100 has a wider exposure compensation range, and does so by stops the f80n80 uses 12 stops the f100s faster shutter speed is 18000, the f80n80 stops at 14000. A look at one of nikons best 35mm autofocus film cameras, the nikon f80. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone. But since 95% of photographers just stick to af lenses anyway, i doubt that would be an issue for most. The front focus mode switch selects between auto or manual focus. While certainly a bit slow compared to todays cameras, its still fast enough to get the job done in most situations. Mechanical slrs electronic manual focus slrs nikon maf slrs best used manual focus nikon dogs nikon best maf slrs ranked in order. One of five focus areas can be selected af area modes.
This section was published merely a week after the f80 was announced and detailing the incompatibilities between manual focus nikkor lenses with the. Here is a link to a conversation about nikon s manual focus lenses, with contributions from folks who have collected such lenses over the decades and still enjoy shooting with them. Using a custom function, you can shift autofocus from the shutter release. The nikon f80 offers full manual control, aperture priority, shutter priority and program fully automatic exposure modes. Using an f100 with older manual focus nikkor lenses photo. I brought with me a handful of nikons most popular 50mm manual focus lenses. This body was used for nikon s new digital cameras as well, so it has a lot of late functions of it. It was known as the nikon n80 in the us the f80 was nikon s successor to the f70. For a complete list of usable lenses, see lens compatibility chart, page 86. The f100 can meter with manual focus ai and ais lenses, the f80 n80 cannot. With the nikon f80 you can do everything you can imagine, have fun. As i talk about in the last part of my nikon f75 project the amount of the controls and level of functionality in the f80 just feels a lot more suitable for me these shots are from the first roll i shot with it. Check battery in a 35mm film camera nikon n80, see this video. So lets start with nikon f80 known as n80 in american market.
View and download nikon f80 f 80 slr camera instruction manual online. Because nikon intentionally cripples the metering, and offers no focus aid other than magnification. Get to know your f80 f80df80s camera, and be sure to read this manual thoroughly before using it. Shutterpriority auto s, aperturepriority auto a and manual m. Nikon f80 was introduced after the pro nikon f100 in feb 2000. It was introduced at january 2000, as scaled down f100 and replaced earlier f70 model. The f80 was chosen by nikon to be the basis for the popular nikon d100 digital slr. Accessories made by other manufacturers may not meet nikons criteria for specifications, and nonconforming accessories could damage the f80f80df80ss components. Manual manual focus ais nikon series e lenses, made for the compact nikon em introduced in 1979, starting the use of plastics.
Turn the ring and look for the focus confirmation dot in the finder. Nikon f80 f 80 slr camera instruction manual pdf download. I dont know of any other manufacturer that can make such a claim. My not so objective user nikon film slr buying guide. The f100 can meter with manual focus ai and ais lenses, the f80 cant. The f80 was the first nikon camera to feature ondemand grid lines. Varibrite focus area display provides ataglance afarea confirmation. Here is a link to a conversation about nikons manual focus lenses, with contributions from folks who have collected such lenses over the decades and still enjoy shooting with them. Get to know your f80f80df80s camera, and be sure to read this manual thoroughly before using it. Any lens that will work on an fx full frame nikon digital camera should work fine on your f80. Pentax k manual focus slr film camera with pentax 50mm lens. I have bought this nikon f80 mint condition body with strap and with original japanese user manual. But regardless of what fstop i set the lens, it picks a shutter speed as if the lens is wide open, so if i set the aperture at, say, f5.
Please realize that the usa n80 and nonusa f80 are almost identical cameras. Lenses that work less well are old manual ai and ais lenses that you cannot meter through, but which can be used with a hand held meter, and old preai lenses will not fit at all. The nikon f80 is an outstanding single lens reflex camera that makes it possible for you to realise your creative photographic potential. The n80 facilitates simultaneous use of manual and auto focus with a handful of lenses. An optional mb16 vertical grip is also available which allows using cheap aa batteries instead. Im thinking of getting either an fm2 or f80 nikon cameras. The f100 has a wider exposure compensation range, and does so by stops the f80 n80 uses 12 stops the f100s faster shutter speed is 18000, the f80 n80 stops at 14000. Accessories made by other manufacturers may not meet nikon s criteria for specifications, and nonconforming accessories could damage the f80 f80df80ss components. They will mount on the camera, and will work normally, except that the n80s. Nikon f80 the nikon f80 was introduced on january 27, 2000 to the worldwide consumer market.
While all old ai and ais lenses will mount fine to the camera, they cannot use the meter. It was available in a manual focus nikon such as the fm3a, but not available on any auto focus nikons f100, f5, f6 either. Except for the requirement that relatively newer nikon film slrs require ai or aiconverted lenses, all manual focus nikon f mount lenses can be used on autofocus bodies, and most fullframe autofocus nikon f mount lenses can be used on all old manual focus bodies. Thank you for purchasing the nikon f80 f80df80sa camera that is sure to make photography a bigger part of your life. Does anyone know if when using a af,afd lens in manual focus mode will m a s p. It can be purchased on ebay for a pittance and works with the majority of nikon lenses manufactured. Focus tracking automatically activated in subjects status in single servo af s or continuous servo af c focus area.
Nikon f80 35mm slr film camera body only for sale online. There are many wonderful cameras out there and some can do amazing stuff, but usually they can do only this or that. If you want know how use light meter, select the modes manual or shutter priority tv or aperture priority av or program, set iso, how load film, focusing. The n80 f80, is very similar in look and feel to the f100 and f5, although it is considerably smaller in size and weight. Imprint the date andor time on photographs focus tracking with the data back of the nikon f80d or when the focus mode selector is set to single servo af s or continuous servo af c and the shutter release button is lightly. Oct 16, 2005 flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Reading the manual, it says that aperture priority metering should work. Nikon f80 was a prosumer 35mm af autofocus slr, similar to nikon d5000s series of today.
With the inclusion of hd video capture in many new nikon dslrs, manual prime or fixed focal length lenses are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The n80 also has the means to lock both the exposure and auto focus, so that you can meter, focus, and shoot without worrying about the camera changing its settings. Af mode selector top of d80 nikon d80 af mode selector. While all old ai and ais lenses will mount fine to. One of the best is about nikon f80 is it works with many nikkor lenses like afs, af, manual focus ai. Its autofocus system switchable to manual focus as well operates extremely well. Manual focus lenses can be used on all current nikon dslrs, in the manual focus mode. It was an excellent and cheap backup body for professionals with af, afs, manual focus functions and 14000s fast shutter speed. If you are looking for the capability of using manual focus lenses on af nikon slr film cameras, look for a pair of earlier models, the f90 or f90x, and the f801. Manual focus with electronic rangefinder manual focus using the electronic rangefinder works with most nikon lenses, including af nikkor when operated manually. My only serious complaint is not being able to meter with my manual focus lenses. Except for the requirement that relatively newer nikon film slrs require ai or aiconverted lenses, all manual focus nikon f mount lenses can be used on autofocus bodies, and most fullframe auto focus nikon f mount lenses can be used on all old manual focus bodies. Nikon f80n80 still a bargain they both can use the same lenses and features like program, shutter, aperture, and manual modes, diopter adjustments.
Introduced in 1994, it is the predecessor to the nikon f80. The chassis was also used by fujifilm as the basis for the finepix s2 pro and s3 pro, and by eastman kodak for the kodak dcs pro 14n and dcs pro slrn. Focus tracking with the data back of the nikon f80d or when the focus mode selector is set to single servo. I felt that i needed more infomation than the users guide could offer. Nikon f80 35mm autofocus slr camera simon hawketts photo blog.633 1292 7 1157 1492 523 987 1415 1322 1537 931 7 808 7 1314 682 942 1526 1408 273 31 109 839 916 756 242 131 1161 1552 1180 1392 1401 282 818 1251 399 750 1245 1331 474 344 331 867 367 1498 234