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Best AF Film Camera for Amateurs

AdvantagesEase of Use, Image Quality, Options, Shooting Modes, Compatibility

DisadvantagesFlash sync speed, Film (disadvantage for some), Developing Costs, A couple of buttons

"=== Buying the Camera === When it comes to talking about film cameras, the Nikon F80 (also known as N80 in the states) is particularly new as it came onto the market in the year 2000. In terms of camera models, that may seem like a long time ago, but with the rise and dominance of the DSLRs, Bridge Cameras and Compact cameras in recent times, it is no surprise that the film camera business is diminishing. Therefore, less of these kinds of cameras ..." Read review
11.04.2013

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Community Level 1PJWINWRIGHT

PJWINWRIGHT

Nikon F80

AdvantagesLightweight and Easy to use piece of Craftsmanship

DisadvantagesPerhaps not a durable as previous models

"...really comparable to other makes. They have developed their own metering systems and methods that others have just copied. The F80 continues this tradition and it really is a magnificent camera for both the Professional and the Non-Professional. Lets talk about ergonomics later and start with what this camera can do to take pictures - the reason for buying it! Firstly, any image quality you get from this camera is far superior to any digital ..." Read review
08.11.2005

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Community Level 2lou074

lou074

A passion for photography

AdvantagesQuality camera, excellent range of accessories

DisadvantagesQuite pricey (oh go on, treat yourself!)

"...decided on the Nikon F80. It is slightly more expensive than your average SLR (single lens reflex) camera, but with all the extra features, I think it is worth splashing out. Here are some of them. The camera When you first pick up the F80 you think it’s quite weighty, but when you consider how heavy SLR’s used to be it really is quite light at only 515g. It feels good to hold, some of the newer SLR’s in the same price bracket feel a bit like ..." Read review
13.10.2002

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Community Level 1DaveHarden

DaveHarden

Sparkling all-rounder

AdvantagesReally well featured, superb exposure

DisadvantagesAF struggles with larger lenses

"Nikon never seemed to be able to make a decent mid-range AF camera. You could buy a camera with a good feature set (F601) but the AF was poor and the motordrive painful to hear. The F70 improved the AF and was quieter but alienated buyers with it's quirky control panel (actually really simple but once people had decided it was complicated that was it). The F401 was an awful camera and the F50 very awkward to use. The F60 was short of features and ..." Read review
16.01.2005

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Community Level 2AJUK

AJUK

Excellent Bag of tricks

Advantagesdurable, reliable, big viewfinder, fast.

Disadvantages1/125th flash sync, does not meter with manual nikon lenses.

"Like most people who have bought this camera in the last few years I bought this second hand on eBay for about £80 with a zoom lens, which I soon swapped for a 50mm standard lens. For someone like me who had only used digital cameras and manual film SLR cameras before, using this it came as a surprise to me how advanced this camera is, essentially it's digital in every way apart from the fact it has a film transport mechanism. It has a magnitude ..." Read review
05.03.2009

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Community Level 1trixynoland

trixynoland

For the enthusiastic amateur

AdvantagesHigh quality optics, good range of features

DisadvantagesBuilt in flash

"After many years using a fully manual, second hand Olympus OM30 I decided to take a step up and get a good quality mid-range SLR. The Nikon F80 did everything I hoped for. I did not have a fortune to spend but wanted something as good as possible for the price. It was important for me to have optimum creativity as I like fine art and abstract photography. At £379 (including lens) the Nikon is fabulous. With several different metering options, it ..." Read review
02.07.2003

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Community Level 2Grebe

Grebe

The Best in the Price Range

AdvantagesLots of features, sturdy build, quality optics

DisadvantagesPrice, weight, poor built-in flash

"...this a very flexible camera. In the program mode you have a very easy to use "point and click" camera which is ideal for snapping on holiday or at family events. The other modes allow you to use it in aperture priority or shutter speed priority modes to create more "artistic" photographs or indeed to allow you to control you image results very finely. The ergonomics of the camera are (other than pure photgraphic qualities) are what makes this a ..." Read review
06.03.2003

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Community Level 1ali2003

ali2003

Cannot afford F100? Buy F80!!

AdvantagesPro specifications

DisadvantagesMade in Thailand!!

"...the amateur phase of Photography. Enjoy ali ..." Read review
31.07.2003

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Community Level 1anusradus

anusradus

Very light and quite small camera

AdvantagesVery quick auto focus and low price

Disadvantagesnone

"I bought this camera 8 years ago and I am still using it from time to time. I have always good experience with this camera although I use a digital one now - Nikon D200. With the standard Nikkor lens f3.5-5.6 28-80 it gives you well exposed and sharp pictures. The small flash light installed to the camera is very useful especially during the night time parties:-) Moreover it is very light and quite small camera so you can take it wherever you ..." Read review
06.02.2009

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Community Level 1ayshowv

ayshowv

Good camera for amateur.

AdvantagesLight weight and easy to use.

DisadvantagesThe built-in flash light is not useful.

"...main shuttle release button only. ..." Read review
21.09.2003

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Community Level 1rully

rully

THE BEST CHOICE

Advantagesgreat camera

Disadvantagespoor control

"i has long enought to find a good camera for my hobby. When i see nikon launching the F80 i interesting to test that and i borrow from my friend. that camera builtin flash have a compact dimension and weight. this camera has built in lower power and view finder cover almost 92% of frame. with this camera u can find almost all thing program to make a great pintrure such as: shutte, aperture, manual exposure model, ajustment for view finder, frame ..." Read review
30.11.2004

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Community Level 0lapitesti

lapitesti

camera

Advantagesgud

Disadvantagesgud

"...buy please contact me to rio_diamant@yahoo.com. Edit your review draft about Nikon F 80 When writing your review, please try to imagine a user who will have to make a buying decision soon and needs your help. Please do not only list factual information that can be found on product packaging, manufacturer websites, etc. We want to know about your own opinion and experiences. What did you like, and what didn't you like? For more tips on ..." Read review
26.07.2005

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