Complete Guide to the Nikon N80
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eBook is the definitive
N80 and F80 instruction guide.
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.
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.
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.
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Table of Contents:
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
Viewfinder Display 18
CAMERA SETUP 20
Battery Life 21
DATE IMPRINT 23
VIEWFINDER ADJUSTMENT 25
RESETTING THE CAMERA 26
USING THE N80 29
FILM LOADING, REWINDING, AND UNLOADING 29
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  69
Motor Drive 70
Multiple Exposures 71
Self Timer 74
Depth of Field Preview 75
Custom Settings 83
Error Messages and Warnings 94
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