Thom Hogan's
Complete Guide to the Nikon N80


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This eBook is the definitive
N80 and F80 instruction guide.


This eBook helps you master the use of the N80 (also covers the F80, N80QD, F80S, and F80D models), with a full description of the camera features and lots of useful tips and background information. This is the work that should have been the manual! This eBook version is being made available with additional useful software. A must-read for any N80 user.

  • Nikon metering and autofocus modes explained in plain English! Wonder what the matrix metering pattern looks like and how it works? Can't figure out Dynamic autofocus, Release Priority, Focus Priority, Closest Focus Priority, and a host of other terms used to describe features of the focusing system? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon N80 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller.
  • Learn new tricks! Did you know that you can use the internal flash at known, dedicated fill levels, not guess at the amount you need to dial in to adjust the camera-calculated balanced fill-flash level? The eBook fully explains this and many, many more tips that aren't even touched upon in the original Nikon manuals.
  • Includes useful spreadsheets! You'll also receive Thom's Excel workbooks for macro, flash, and lens calculators (know how to calculate the GN of multiple flashes or the effective GN when bouncing the flash off the ceiling? You will if buy this book!).

164 pages, eBook (Macintosh and Windows CD-ROM supplied; uses Acrobat Reader, included).
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Here's what others are saying about Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the N80:

"very good...much better than the original instructions."
--Ales Veluscek

"I'm one of those that hates reading manuals, including the Magic Lantern Guides, but your eBook is a wonderful change from them...very well written. I love the tips and humor you inject into it." --Sherie Haunzwickl

"I received your Complete Guide to the N80, printed it out, and use it as a constant source of reference. You have made this camera so easy to understand and I am really getting to grips with all the different features. The manual that came with the camera might well have been written in another language." -- Julie Mangum

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Table of Contents:

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 5
INTRODUCTION 7
N80 BASICS 10
  N80 LINEAGE AND HISTORY 10
  N80 CONTROLS 14
    N80 Front View 14
    N80 Top View 15
    N80 Back View 16
  N80 DISPLAYS 16
    Top LCD [17] 17
    Viewfinder Display 18
CAMERA SETUP 20
  POWER 20
    Battery Life 21
  DATE IMPRINT 23
  VIEWFINDER ADJUSTMENT 25
  RESETTING THE CAMERA 26
USING THE N80 29
  FILM LOADING, REWINDING, AND UNLOADING 29
    Rewinding 31
    Removing Film 32
    Warnings and Whatnot 33
  LENSES AND FOCUSING 34
    Attaching Lenses 34
    The Autofocus System 37
      Locking the Autofocus Area 46
  METERING AND EXPOSURE 47
    Metering Methods 48
    Exposure Modes 53
    ISO Sensitivity 57
    Exposure Bracketing 59
    Exposure Compensation 66
  SHOOTING CONTROLS 68
    Shutter Release [7] 69
    Motor Drive 70
      Multiple Exposures 71
      Self Timer 74
    Depth of Field Preview 75
    Custom Settings 83
    Error Messages and Warnings 94
FLASH 98
  Allowable Shutter Speeds Using Flash 99
  Flash is the Shutter Speed 101
  Internal Flash 102
  Flash Modes 103
  Fill Flash 110
  External Flash 114
    SB-28 Specifications and Instructions
    SB-50DX Specifications and Instructions
USING AN N80 IN THE FIELD 137
  THE WAY THOM USES THE N80 137
  CLOSE-UP (MACRO) PHOTOGRAPHY 137
  WEATHER CONSIDERATIONS 139
  LENS CHOICES 139
    Prime Time 139
    Zoom Duo 140
    Sensible Lenses for the N80 142
    Lens Compatibility 149
    Teleconverter and Extender Options 151
WARRANTIES AND REPAIRS 153
GRAY MARKET CAMERAS 153
N80 ACCESSORIES 155
N80 SPECIFICATIONS 158
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 160
INDEX 162


 


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