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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

"...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 are currently in production. Many companies ..." 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

"Nikon have expertise in camera manufacture and development that is not 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 ..." 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!)

"...I finally 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 ..." 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.

"...how good a film SLR Nikon could make these days. The only time I messed up is when I was using a flash gun for fill-in on portraits, however I think this was my bad because I just put the third party flash gun on the camera and started shooting portraits with no diffuser thinking the camera would just get it right, but of course without using flash exposure compensation or slow sync the camera has tried to use the flash to provide as much of the ..." 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

"...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 is fully capable of tackling all lighting conditions. The autofocus is made possible in low lighting ..." 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

"...with this brand spanking new Nikon F80 and rediscovered my passion and interest in Photography. The quality of optics on this camera is very much in line with the Nikon reputation and is comparable with some more expensive models. The plethora of modes and features for focussing, exposure, aperture control making 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 ..." Read review
06.03.2003

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Community Level 1ali2003

ali2003

Cannot afford F100? Buy F80!!

AdvantagesPro specifications

DisadvantagesMade in Thailand!!

"...its made in ‘Thailand’ but….hey…… Nikon will not risk its prestigious name that simple! It is made in Thailand that’s right but who can say that’s it not good enough to bear the name? Think positively, made in Thailand means that we have all the benefits but…… CHEAPER. Anyway if you are a ‘made in Phobic’ then this camera is not for you, because as all human do you will put all your weakness in taking photos on this and you will never improve!! I ..." 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

"...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 want almost as a compact camera. Its auto focus is very quick and very accurate with Nikkor lenses (I did not try with other lenses). All ..." 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.

"This camera is light weight and easy to use. Probably the best in the range. Is a good one for amateur photographer. Range of aperture and shutter speed is good enough for most of the picture shooting. Camera body is well designed. I like to hold it very much. The custom settings allowed users to set the camera according to personal preference. The single exposure, continuous exposure, self-timer and multiple exposure button are joined. This is not ..." Read review
21.09.2003

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Community Level 1rully

rully

THE BEST CHOICE

Advantagesgreat camera

Disadvantagespoor control

"...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 cpounter, 10 segment matrix and much thing can ..." Read review
30.11.2004

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Community Level 0lapitesti

lapitesti

camera

Advantagesgud

Disadvantagesgud

"...is brand new,sealed,in original box,international Nikon warranty 12 mounths,and she comes with all accessories. if you want to 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, ..." Read review
26.07.2005

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