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    Nomenclatur e
    Depth-of-field preview button (P. 67)
    Focus mode selector (P. 38, 47)
    Lens release button
    (P. 19)

    Dioptre adjustment lever (P. 66)
    Sub-Command Dial
    (P. 6)

    Viewfinder eyepiece

    AE-L/AF-L (Auto Exposure[P.58]/
    Autofocus Lock [P. 44]) button
    Metering system selector (P. 48)

    Rubber eyecup (P. 66)
    Power switch (P. 16)
    Shutter release
    button (P. 17)
    Flash lock-release
    button (P. 30)
    Film advance
    mode selector lock
    release (P. 37)
    Camera strap
    eyelet

    Main-Command Dial (P. 6)
    Auto Exposure
    Bracketing button (P. 61)

    Release terminal
    (P. 65)
    Camera back lock
    release lever (P. 20)
    Flash Exposure
    compensation
    button (P. 85)
    Camera strap
    eyelet

    Exposure mode (P. 50)/
    Custom Setting (P. 70)/
    ISO film speed select
    dial (P. 36)

    Focus area selector (P. 42)
    Flash sync mode (P. 80)/
    Film rewind button (P. 36)

    LCD illuminator( P.66)/
    Film rewind button
    (P. 36)
    Exposure compensation
    button (P. 60)
    LCD panel (P. 4)

    Film advance mode
    selector (P. 37)

    Self-timer (P. 68)/
    AF assist illuminator (P.43)/
    Red-Eye Reduction lamp
    (P. 81)

    Accessory shoe (P. 79)

    Film plane indicator (P. 67)

    Film confirmation
    window
    Data imprint LCD panel/
    buttons (F80D/F80S only)
    (P. 90)

    Focus area selector lock
    lever (P. 42)
    AF Area mode selector (P. 39)

    Tripod socket

    * Illustration shown is the F80D. The camera backs of the F80 and F80S differ from
    the F80D. For the F80S’s camera back, see page 90.

    Supplied accessories

    Body cap (P. 19)
    2

    Battery chamber
    cover lock lever
    (P. 16)

    Eyepiece cap DK-5 (P. 68)
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    LCD Panel/V iewfinder Display
    • LCD panel

    • Viewfinder Display

    Shutter speed/
    Exposure compensation value

    Bracketing bar graphs (P. 61)
    Aperture

    Flash exposure
    compensation (P. 85)

    12mm-dia. reference circle for Centre-Weighted
    Metering area (P. 49)

    On-Demand Grid Lines (P. 71)

    Focus brackets (focus area) (P. 42)/
    Spot Metering area (P. 49)

    Custom Setting
    (P. 70)

    Exposure
    compensation (P. 60)

    Battery power
    (P. 16)

    Flexible Program (P. 51)

    Frame counter
    (P. 21)
    DX indication (P. 36)
    Focus area (P. 42)
    Flash sync mode (P. 80)

    Auto Exposure Bracketing (P. 61)

    * The illustrations are fully labelled for your reference.

    About Nikon Advanced Focusing Screen Display
    The new Nikon Advanced Focusing Screen Display of the F80/F80D/F80S employs the
    convenient Vari-Brite Focus Area display system; it enables clear display of the focus
    brackets at the selected focus area in the viewfinder for easy identification. When the finder
    image is bright, the focus brackets are displayed in black and when the finder image is
    dark, the focus brackets are momentarily illuminated in red. The selected focus area can be
    identified easily in both bright and dark conditions with this function (page 72).
    Also, the new Nikon Advanced Focusing Screen Display allows the superimposition of OnDemand Grid Lines. The grid lines can be displayed by using Custom Setting Menu #4
    (page 71). These grids assist you in composing the frame, in taking landscape pictures or in
    shifting/tilting PC-Nikkor lenses.
    * Due to characteristics of the LCD used in the Vari-Brite Focus Area display system, a thin line
    outside the selected focus area may also be displayed or the entire viewfinder may be
    illuminated in red under certain conditions. These are not malfunctions.

    About LCD
    The LCD panel and viewfinder displays tend to turn darker at high temperatures and slower
    response time at low temperatures. On the other hand, the LCD in the Nikon Advanced
    Focusing Screen Display tends to turn lighter at high temperatures and darker with slower
    response time at low temperatures. In either case, when the temperature returns to normal,
    the displays also return to normal.

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    Focus indicator (P. 27)
    Focus area (P. 42)
    Metering system (P. 48)

    Flash ready-light (P. 79)
    Frame counter (P. 21)/Exposure
    compensation value (P. 60)/Flash
    exposure compensation value (P. 85)
    Exposure compensation (P. 60)

    Multiple exposure (P. 63)/
    AE-L (Auto exposure lock)
    indicator (P. 58)
    Shutter speed
    Aperture

    Flash exposure compensation
    (P. 85)
    Exposure mode (P. 50-57)/Electronic
    analog exposure display (P. 57)/
    Exposure compensation value
    display (P. 60)

    CAUTION: About viewfinder
    The viewfinder will be dark without battery power but brightens after installation
    of fresh batteries. This is not a malfunction.
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    Command Dials
    • The F80/F80D/F80S’s Main- and Sub-Command Dials are used alone
    or in combination with other buttons to select/set various functions or
    modes.
    See “Basic Operation” on pages 15 to 31 if you want to start shooting
    immediately with F80/F80D/F80S’s basic mode.
    Sub-Command
    Dial

    Exposure mode/
    Custom Setting/
    ISO film speed
    select dial

    Flash exposure
    compensation
    button
    Exposure
    compensation
    button

    Auto Exposure
    Bracketing button
    Flash sync mode
    button

    Main-Command
    Dial

    • Setting/cancelling Auto Exposure
    Bracketing

    P. 61

    • Setting number of shots and
    compensating EV value in Auto Exposure
    Bracketing
    P. 61

    • Custom Setting
    • Selecting menu number of Custom
    Setting

    P. 70

    • Selecting and making Custom Setting
    P. 70

    • Film
    • Setting film speed
    P. 36

    • Flash
    • Selecting flash sync mode
    P. 80

    • Exposure
    • Performing Flexible Program in Auto-Multi
    Progam
    P. 51
    • Setting shutter speed in Shutter-Priority
    Auto exposure mode*
    P. 52
    • Setting shutter speed in Manual exposure
    mode*
    P. 56

    • Setting flash exposure compensation
    value
    P.85

    * c 12: Shutter speed can be set to change with the Sub-Command Dial (in
    Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode) and aperture with the
    Main-Command Dial (in Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure
    mode) (page 74).

    • Setting aperture in Aperture-Priority Auto
    exposure mode*
    P. 54
    • Setting aperture in Manual exposure mode*
    P. 56
    • Performing exposure compensation

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    Intr oduction
    • Thank you for purchasing the Nikon F80/F80D/F80S—a camera that is
    sure to make photography a bigger part of your life.
    Get to know your F80/F80D/F80S camera, and be sure to read this
    manual thoroughly before using it. We recommend that you keep this
    manual handy.
    Main features of the F80/F80D/F80S:
    • SLR camera with built-in Speedlight makes taking pictures easy
    and enjoyable, even for the most inexperienced beginner.
    • The Dynamic AF, which utilises five-area autofocusing, enables
    sharp focus on irregularly moving subjects (page 39).
    • The Vari-Brite Focus Area display system clearly displays focus
    brackets at selected focus area in the viewfinder (page 4).
    • Nikon’s exclusive 10-segment 3D Matrix Metering provides correct
    exposure in various shooting situations (page 48).

    • Take trial shots
    Take trial shots before shooting at important occasions like weddings
    or graduations.
    • Have Nikon spot-check your camera regularly
    Nikon recommends that you have your camera serviced by an
    authorised dealer or service centre at least once every two years.
    • Using your camera correctly
    The Nikon F80/F80D/F80S’s performance has been optimised for use
    with Nikon brand accessories. Accessories made by other
    manufacturers may not meet Nikon’s criteria for specifications, and
    nonconforming accessories could damage the F80/F80D/F80S’s
    components. Nikon cannot guarantee the F80/F80D/F80S’s
    performance when it is used with other than Nikon brand accessories.

    • Custom Setting enables you to choose customised combinations
    of various functions/modes (page 70).
    Note: c 00
    c 00 (numbers from 1 to 18 [F80/F80D] or 1 to 19 [F80S]): indicates that
    the function/mode changes according to Custom Setting menu number.

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    Contents
    The “Basic Operation” section introduces battery, lens, film, focusing,
    metering, exposure and shooting in basic steps easy enough even for SLR
    camera beginners to take pictures.
    “Detailed Operation” explains each function, from lens to exposure functions,
    in detail, in approximately the same order as the steps in the “Basic Operation”
    section. After becoming familiar with basic shooting, refer to the detailed
    explanation of each operation/function and start using advanced shooting
    techniques.
    “Flash Photography” introduces flash photography using the F80/F80D/F80S’s
    built-in Speedlight or an optional Speedlight in darkness and flash-shooting
    situations in bright conditions.

    PREPARATION ................................................................................2-13
    Nomenclature ...................................................................................................2-3
    LCD Panel/Viewfinder Display..........................................................................4-5
    Command Dials................................................................................................6-7
    Introduction ......................................................................................................8-9
    About This Manual .......................................................................................12-13

    BASIC OPERATION ......................................................................15-31
    1. Install Batteries and Check Battery Power ..............................................16-17
    2. Mount Lens...............................................................................................18-19
    3. Load Film..................................................................................................20-21
    4. Set Focus Mode, AF Area Mode and Focus Area ...................................22-23
    5. Set Metering System and Exposure Mode ..............................................24-25
    6. Hold Camera and Focus ..........................................................................26-27
    7. Confirm Indications in Viewfinder and Release Shutter...........................28-29
    8. Using Built-In Speedlight..........................................................................30-31

    Exposure Metering System (Matrix, Centre-Weighted, Spot) ......................48-49
    Shooting in Each Exposure Mode................................................................50-57
    Auto-Multi Progam (Flexible Program, Program Chart) ...........................50-51
    Shutter-Priority Auto Exposure Mode .....................................................52-53
    Aperture-Priority Auto Exposure Mode ...................................................54-55
    Manual Exposure Mode ..........................................................................56-57
    Auto Exposure Lock .....................................................................................58-59
    Exposure Compensation ...................................................................................60
    Auto Exposure Bracketing ...........................................................................61-62
    Multiple Exposure.........................................................................................63-64
    Long Time Exposure..........................................................................................65
    Dioptre Adjustment/LCD Illuminator..................................................................66
    Depth-of-Field Preview/Film Plane Indicator.....................................................67
    Self-Timer Operation .........................................................................................68

    CUSTOM SETTING.......................................................................69-76
    Menu/Features of Custom Setting ...............................................................70-75
    Two-Button Reset ..............................................................................................76

    FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY ............................................................. 77-87
    Flash Photography Using Built-In Speedlight ...................................................78
    Ready-Light/Accessory Shoe ............................................................................79
    Flash Sync Mode Features ..........................................................................80-81
    Using the Built-In Speedlight .......................................................................82-83
    Usable Lenses with Built-In Speedlight.............................................................84
    Flash Exposure Compensation..........................................................................85
    Usable Optional Speedlights........................................................................86-87
    About Depth of Field and Focus Tracking.........................................................88

    About Metering System and Exposure..............................................................32

    DATA BACK...................................................................................89-94

    DETAILED OPERATION ...............................................................33-68

    Adjusting Date and Time and Imprinting Data.............................................90-93
    Imprinting Shooting Data (F80S only)................................................................94

    Lens Compatibility........................................................................................34-35
    Film (film speed, mid-roll rewind, film advance mode, etc.) ........................36-37
    Autofocus (Single Servo AF, Continuous Servo AF) ..........................................38
    AF Area Mode ..............................................................................................39-41
    Focus Area.........................................................................................................42
    AF-Assist Illuminator..........................................................................................43
    Focus Lock (Single Servo AF, Continuous Servo AF) ..................................44-45
    Situations Where Autofocus May Not Work As Expected ................................46
    Manual Focus ....................................................................................................47
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    MISCELLANEOUS ......................................................................95-113
    Optional Accessories ...................................................................................96-97
    Camera Care ................................................................................................98-99
    Notes on Batteries ...........................................................................................100
    Troubleshooting ........................................................................................101-103
    Specifications ...........................................................................................104-109
    Index.........................................................................................................110-111
    Custom Setting Menu ..............................................................................112-113
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    About This Manual
    Detailed Operation and Notes on Batteries

    P. 33-94, 100

    1

    Install Batteries and Check Battery
    Power
    P. 16-17

    Notes on Batteries..........................................................................................P. 100

    2

    Mount Lens

    Lens Compatibility ......................................................................................P. 34-35

    P. 18-19

    Batteries

    P. 15-31

    Lens

    BASIC OPERATION

    3

    Load Film

    P. 20-21

    ISO
    (film speed)

    Film

    DX-coded film

    Film...............................................................................................................P. 36-37

    Autofocus (P. 38), AF Area Mode (P. 39-41), Focus Area (P. 42),
    AF-Assist Illuminator (P.43), Focus Lock (P. 44-45),
    Situations Where Autofocus May Not Work As Expected (P. 46),
    Manual Focus (P. 47)

    5

    Set Metering System and Exposure
    Mode
    P. 24-25

    Exposure Metering System (P. 48-49), Shooting in Each Exposure Mode (P. 50-57),
    Auto Exposure Lock (P. 58-59), Exposure Compensation (P. 60),
    Auto Exposure Bracketing (P. 61-62), Multiple Exposure (P. 63-64),
    Long Time Exposure (P. 65)

    Exposure

    6

    Hold Camera and Focus

    P. 26-27

    Dioptre Adjustment/LCD Illuminator................................................................P. 66
    Depth-of-Field Preview/Film Plane Indicator ..................................................P. 67

    7

    Confirm Indications in Viewfinder
    and Release Shutter
    P. 28-29

    Self-Timer Operation ........................................................................................P. 68
    Custom Setting............................................................................................P. 69-75
    Two-Button Reset .............................................................................................P. 76
    Data Back ....................................................................................................P. 89-94

    Using Built-In Speedlight

    Flash Photography (Flash Photography Using Built-In Speedlight/Ready-Light/
    Accessory Shoe/Flash Sync Mode Features/Using the Built-In Speedlight/
    Usable Lenses with Built-In Speedlight/Flash Exposure Compensation/
    Usable Optional Speedlights) .....................................................................P. 77-87

    12

    P. 30-31

    Shooting
    Speedlight

    8

    Focus

    4

    Set Focus Mode, AF Area Mode
    and Focus Area
    P. 22-23

    Composition

    DX mark

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    BASIC OPERATION
    This section features the settings for most
    common picture-taking situations when
    using Auto-Multi Progam exposure mode.
    The shooting modes explained in this
    section cover most of your shooting
    situations.
    Shooting modes/functions explained in this section
    are as follows:

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    Lens attached

    D-type AF Nikkor

    Film speed setting

    s

    Film advance mode

    Single frame (ı)

    AF mode

    Single Servo AF (AF-S)

    Focus mode

    Single Area AF (g)

    Focus area

    Centre

    Exposure metering
    system

    3D Matrix Metering (ø)

    Exposure mode

    Auto-Multi Progam (¡)

    Flash sync mode

    Front-Curtain Sync (fi)
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    Install Ba tteries and Check Ba tter y Po wer

    1

    Use two CR123A or DL123Atype 3V lithium batteries. (For
    other power sources, see page
    96.)

    1.1

    Turn the power switch off and open the battery
    chamber cover by sliding the battery chamber cover
    lock lever toward indicated direction.

    1.2

    Insert batteries with the “´” and “‰” ends
    positioned as marked inside the battery chamber
    cover, then firmly close the battery chamber cover.

    • Incorrect positioning of ´ and ‰ poles may damage the camera.

    1.3

    Turn the power switch on and confirm battery power
    with the N indication.

    Check points
    Keep the batteries out of children’s reach. If swallowed, contact a
    doctor immediately. (For “Notes on Batteries”, see page 100.)
    When replacing batteries, be sure to turn the power switch off and
    replace both batteries at the same time. Always use fresh batteries of
    the same brand.
    We recommend that you take spare batteries with you, especially when
    travelling.
    For the number of film rolls that can be shot with fresh batteries, see
    page 108.
    N appears: Sufficient battery power.
    M appears: Batteries are nearing exhaustion. Have a fresh set ready.
    (Viewfinder indications turn off when you release your finger
    from any button.)
    M blinks:
    Batteries are exhausted. Replace batteries. (Shutter locks.)
    • Shutter speed and aperture indications in the LCD panel automatically
    turn off 6 sec. after the power switch is turned on and the camera
    remains unused. (All indications in the viewfinder turn off.)
    • For F80D/F80S only: Batteries in the camera body also power the Quartz
    Date. After installing batteries for the first time, set the date and time
    (page 90).

    1.4

    Lightly press the shutter release button to activate
    the exposure meter.

    • Lightly pressing the shutter release button reactivates the exposure meter
    and indications in the LCD panel and viewfinder for approx. 6 sec.
    c 15: It is possible to change the duration of inactive time before
    automatic meter switch-off occurs (page. 74).

    LCD panel when the power switch is off
    When the power switch is turned off with batteries
    installed, the frame counter display remains on in
    the LCD panel.

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    Mount Lens

    2
    2.1

    Turn the power switch off and
    mount the lens to the camera
    body.

    Check the lens type.

    Check points
    Use a D- or G-type AF Nikkor lens to utilise all of this camera’s
    functions. (See page 34 for Lens Compatibility.)
    Make sure to turn the power switch off when attaching/detaching the
    lens.
    When attaching the lens, take care not to press the lens release button.
    Avoid direct sunlight when attaching/detaching the lens.

    2.3

    Å CPU Nikkor lens
    Í G-type Nikkor lens
    other than G-type
    Å CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type (Illustration is D-type Nikkor lens),
    with aperture ring
    Í G-type Nikkor lens, without aperture ring
    CPU contacts of CPU
    lens

    Turn the power switch off and mount the lens to the
    camera body.

    • When CPU Nikkor lens other than G-type is not set to its minimum
    aperture setting (largest f-number) and the power switch is turned on, ƒEE
    blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter cannot be released.
    • The G-type Nikkor lens has no aperture ring; aperture should be selected
    from camera body. Unlike other CPU Nikkor lens, aperture does not need
    to be set to minimum.

    2.4

    Detaching the lens.

    105

    85

    70

    ft
    m

    50

    28

    35

    28

    2.2

    With CPU Nikkor lens with aperture ring (other than Gtype), set the lens aperture to its minimum and lock.

    • Position lens in the camera’s bayonet mount so that the mounting
    indexes on lens and camera body are aligned, then twist lens
    counterclockwise until it locks into place. (Be sure not to touch the lens
    release button.)
    • When the lens is not attached or when a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached
    and the power switch is turned on, ƒ-- blinks in the LCD panel and
    viewfinder, and the shutter cannot be released. See page 34 for a nonCPU lens.
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    • Push and hold the lens release button, then turn the lens clockwise.

    When camera is left unattended without lens
    When you leave the camera unattended
    without a lens attached, be sure to attach
    the supplied body cap (page 3), or
    optional body cap BF-1A. (BF-1 body cap
    cannot be used.)
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    Load Film

    3
    3.1

    Turn the power switch on and
    load DX-coded film. With DXcoded film, film speed will be set
    automatically (ISO 25-5000).
    When the camera is turned on,
    film is loaded and the camera
    back is closed, the film
    automatically advances to the
    first frame.

    Check points
    DX-coded film

    ISO
    (film speed)

    To change film speed with DX-coded film or select film advance mode,
    see pages 36-37.
    Shutter curtains are very thin. Do not touch the shutter curtains with
    your finger or the film leader.
    Avoid direct sunlight when changing film outdoors.

    DX mark

    Turn the power switch on, confirm that the film
    speed setting is set to s, then open the camera
    back by sliding the camera back lock release lever.

    3.3

    • When 1 appears on the LCD panel, the film has advanced to the first frame.
    • When Err and E blink in the LCD panel and viewfinder, film is not
    properly installed. Open the camera back again and reload film.
    • s and Err in the LCD panel and Err in viewfinder blink and the shutter
    locks when a non-DX-coded film is loaded with camera film speed set to
    s. Set film speed manually (page 36).
    • Frame number display remains when the power switch is off.
    • You can check the number of available exposures on the film roll through
    the film cartridge confirmation window.
    • Infrared films cannot be used since an infrared sensor is used for the
    detection of the film frame position.

    • If the film speed setting is not set to s, see page 36.

    3.2

    Insert film from the bottom side and pull film leader
    out to red index mark.

    c 8: Camera can be set to advance the film to the first frame not until
    the shutter release button is pressed (page 72).

    • Do not insert the film leader beyond the red index mark.

    NOTE: Loading/removing film
    Shutter curtains are very thin. Do not
    touch the shutter curtains with your finger
    or the film leader.

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    Hold the film cartridge and ensure film is properly
    positioned with no slack, then gently close the
    camera back until the camera back snaps closed.
    Film automatically advances to the first frame.

    3.4

    Set the film advance mode selector to ı (singleframe shooting) while pressing the film advance
    mode selector lock release.

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    Set Focus Mode, AF Area Mode and Focus Area

    4
    4.1

    Set the focus mode to S (Single
    Servo AF), AF Area mode to g
    (Single Area AF) and focus area
    to centre.

    Set the focus mode selector to S (Single Servo AF).

    Check points
    Do not attempt to rotate the lens focus ring manually while the focus
    mode is set to S or C.
    With the focus mode set at S (Single Servo AF), the shutter cannot be
    released when the subject is out of focus.
    See pages 38-42 for details regarding focus mode, AF Area mode and
    focus area.
    See page 46 for situations where autofocus may not work as expected.

    4.3

    • Make sure to turn the focus mode selector until it clicks into position.
    • To focus, lightly press the shutter release button (page 27).

    F80
    F80D
    F80S
    • Pressing the focus area selector up/down/right/left shifts the focus area
    toward the desired direction. Press the focus area selector while the
    exposure meter is on (page 42).
    • Selected focus area is indicated in the LCD panel and viewfinder (page
    42).

    c 11: Autofocus detection can be set to start by pressing the AE-L/
    AF-L button only (page 73).

    4.2

    Rotate the focus area selector lock lever and select
    centre focus area with the focus area selector.

    Set the AF Area mode selector to g (Single Area AF).

    c 5: Focus area indication in red when the subject is dark can be
    cancelled or can be set to appear in any situation (page 72).

    4.4
    F80

    F80D

    Rotate the focus area selector lock lever to lock
    focus area.

    F80S

    • Set the AF Area mode selector firmly.

    F80
    F80D
    F80S
    • When the focus area is locked, pressing the focus area selector does not
    change the focus area.
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    Set Metering System and Exposure Mode

    5
    5.1

    Set metering system to ”
    (Matrix Metering) and exposure
    mode to ¡ (Auto-Multi Progam).

    Set the metering system selector to ” (Matrix
    Metering).

    • Matrix Metering indication q appears in the viewfinder.
    • The frame is divided into 10 segments in Matrix Metering, and data from
    each segment is used to determine correct exposure. Use of a D- or Gtype Nikkor lens automatically activates 3D Matrix Metering (page 48),
    which accounts for scene brightness and contrast, as well as subject
    distance (Distance Information) in order to determine exposure accurately.

    Check points
    Three metering systems—the F80/F80D/F80S features Matrix, CentreWeighted and Spot Metering (page 48).
    Four exposure modes—the F80/F80D/F80S features Auto-Multi
    Progam, Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual
    exposure modes. Each exposure mode provides a choice of exposure
    controls for various shooting situations. See step 5.2 for a summary of
    each exposure mode and its reference page for operating instructions
    and details.

    • Shooting characteristics of exposure modes
    Exposure mode

    Shooting characteristics

    ¡

    Auto-Multi
    Program P. 50

    Camera controls shutter speed and
    aperture automatically—allowing you to
    freely take pictures, concentrating only on
    the shutter release opportunity. In addition,
    other settings, such as Flexible Program
    (page 51) or exposure compensation (page
    60) are possible.



    Shutter-Priority
    Auto P. 52

    You set desired shutter speed, and the
    camera selects the correct aperture.
    “Freeze” the motion of a moving subject
    using a fast shutter speed or “blur” the
    subject using a slower speed.

    Aperture-Priority
    Auto P. 54

    You set the desired aperture, and the
    camera selects the correct shutter speed.
    Lets you determine depth of the in-focus
    area (page 88), so you can choose whether
    near or far subjects are in sharp focus, or
    whether foreground or background is to be
    blurred.

    Manual P. 56

    Shutter speed and aperture are set
    manually. Suitable for situations where it is
    difficult to attain the desired effect using
    other exposure modes. Also, use Manual
    exposure mode when using a non-CPU
    Nikkor lens. (Camera’s exposure meter
    cannot be used.)

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    5.2

    Set the exposure mode select dial to ¡ (Auto-Multi
    Progam).

    ¢

    • When the shutter release button is lightly pressed, shutter speed and
    aperture appear in the LCD panel and viewfinder.

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    Hold Camera and Focus

    6
    6.1

    Lightly pressing the shutter
    release button automatically
    focuses the camera on the
    subject and when the subject is
    in focus, causes / to appear in
    the viewfinder.

    Hold the camera properly.

    • Keep your elbow propped against your body for support.
    • Stand with one foot forward a half step and keep your upper body still.
    • Grasp the camera handgrip with your right hand and use your left hand to
    cradle the camera (or lens).

    Camera shake and shutter speed
    Preventing camera shake is crucial when taking photographs. In
    general, you should set the shutter speed faster than 1/60 sec. Use of a
    tripod or Speedlight (pages 30, 78) is recommended for shooting at
    shutter speeds slower than 1/60 sec.

    Check points
    Dioptre adjustment (page 66) enables you to see more clearly through
    the viewfinder.
    To take a picture of a subject outside the focus area, shift the focus
    area by using the focus area selector (page 42) or use focus lock (page
    44).
    F80D/F80S only: You can imprint date and/or time (page 90) or
    shooting data (F80S only) on your photos/negatives (page 94).

    6.2

    Compose frame and focus by lightly pressing the
    shutter release button.

    • Centre the focus brackets on your subject and lightly press the shutter
    release button. The camera focuses automatically and focus indicator
    appears or blinks as follows.
    / appears: Subject is in focus.
    / blinks: Unable to focus using autofocus.
    • With dark subjects, the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator (page 43) is
    automatically activated to guide autofocus.
    • To take a picture of a subject outside the focus area, shift the focus area
    by using the focus area selector (page 42) or use focus lock (page 44).
    • In situations where autofocus may not work as expected, see page 46.

    NOTE: Composing frame
    This camera’s viewfinder frame shows approximately 92% of the image
    actually exposed on the film frame. Therefore, the actual exposed frame
    is somewhat larger than the image you see through the viewfinder. Note
    that the edges of a negative film are partially cropped by most labs.
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    Confirm Indica tions in Viewfinder and Release Shutter

    7
    7.1

    Confirm that / (in-focus
    indicator) appears in the
    viewfinder, then slowly, fully
    depress the shutter release
    button. Camera automatically
    tracks subject that has been
    moving (page 88).

    Confirm indications in the viewfinder while lightly
    pressing the shutter release button. (Shutter speed
    and aperture are shown in 1/2 steps.)

    Check points
    Focus, shutter speed and aperture can be confirmed in the viewfinder. If any
    other warning indications appear, see page 101.
    When you reach the end of the film roll, the film starts to rewind automatically.
    For mid-roll rewind, see page 36.
    For self-timer operation, see page 68.
    When the camera back is opened before the film is completely rewound
    (before E blinks), warning indication (blinking o–– and frame counter) appears
    in the LCD panel and viewfinder. Refer to page 103 for troubleshooting.

    7.3

    Film starts to rewind automatically when film reaches
    the end of the roll.

    • o––, o– and then o appear in the LCD panel and viewfinder during film
    rewind and the frame counter counts down until rewind is complete.
    • Pictures taken on frames beyond the indicated number of the exposures
    for the film roll may be discarded in the process of developing.
    • When the subject is dark or the shutter speed is slower than 1/60 sec.,
    use the built-in Speedlight to avoid picture blur (page 30).
    • If any warning indications appear in the LCD panel or viewfinder, see
    page 101.

    7.2

    Confirm that focus indicator / appears and slowly
    depress the shutter release button.

    • After shutter is released, the film automatically advances to the next
    frame and the next shot can be taken.
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    c 1:

    Film rewind can be changed not to start automatically when the
    end of a film roll is reached (page 71).
    c 13: High-speed film rewind is normally executed. This film rewind can
    be changed to quiet film rewind (page 74).

    7.4

    Confirm that film is completely rewound, then
    remove film cartridge.

    • Film is completely rewound when the frame counter shows blinking “E” in
    the LCD panel and viewfinder. (E appears without blinking when the
    exposure meter is off.) Make sure the film is completely rewound (E is
    blinking in the LCD panel and viewfinder), open the camera back away
    from sunlight and remove the film cartridge by tilting it to one side.
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    Using Built-In Speedlight

    8
    8.1

    When the subject is dark or the
    shutter speed is slower than
    1/60 sec., use the built-in
    Speedlight to avoid picture blur.
    Speedlight photography is also
    suitable for shooting backlit
    subjects.

    Press the Speedlight lock-release button to release
    the Speedlight. The Speedlight starts charging
    automatically.

    • See page 80 if the flash sync mode is not set to the normal Front-Curtain
    Sync.
    • When the Speedlight is ready to fire, fi appears without blinking in the
    viewfinder (when the camera’s meter is on).
    • To close the Speedlight, press gently until it clicks shut. (To conserve
    power, keep the Speedlight closed when it is not in use.)

    Suitable situations for use of Speedlight
    • Shutter speed is slower than 1/60 sec.
    • Subject is dark at night or indoors.
    • Subject is backlit or when more light is desired on the main subject,
    such as the subject’s face.

    Check points
    The built-in Speedlight offers an angle of coverage of 28mm lens with
    a guide number of 12 (ISO 100, m).
    Using a D- or G-type Nikkor lens enables use of 3D Multi-Sensor
    Balanced Fill-Flash. (For details, see page 78.)
    Be sure to remove (or store) the lens hood before flash shooting.
    Some lenses have limitations using the built-in Speedlight and may
    cause vignetting. (For details, see page 84.)

    8.2

    Confirm fi in viewfinder, then compose, focus and
    take the picture.

    • The shutter cannot be released unless fi appears without blinking in the
    viewfinder.
    • fi blinks in the viewfinder approx. 3 sec. after full flash output. If this
    happens, underexposure may have occurred. Check the flash shooting
    distance range (page 83) and shoot again.
    • Normal Front-Curtain Sync flash mode is introduced in this section. Flash
    with Red-Eye Reduction, which reduces the “red-eye” effect with a
    person or animal, and Slow Sync flash, which brings out the background
    details, are also available. For details, see page 80.
    • With dark subjects, the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator is automatically
    activated to guide autofocus. See page 43 for details.

    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
    NOTE: Continuous use of built-in Speedlight
    After continuous use of the built-in Speedlight, it may stop firing to
    protect the firing tube. Wait for a while before using the Speedlight
    again.
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    When a D- or G-type Nikkor lens is attached, it integrates Distance
    Information from the lens with other exposure control information,
    automatically compensating the flash output level so that flash output
    and ambient light are balanced (page 78).

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    About Metering System and Exposure
    Metering systems and exposure are important factors for taking
    pictures. Knowing the characteristics of each factor helps you
    widen your photographic expression.

    •Metering System
    As the proper combination of shutter speed and aperture for correct
    exposure is determined according to subject brightness and film
    sensitivity, measuring subject brightness is very important.
    In general, brightness inside the viewfinder is not uniform. The
    F80/F80D/F80S provides three metering systems: Matrix Metering,
    Centre-Weighted Metering and Spot Metering. With Matrix Metering,
    scene brightness data is detected by the 10-segment Matrix sensor. With
    Centre-Weighted Metering, most of the meter’s sensitivity is
    concentrated on the 12mm-diameter centre circle in the viewfinder. Spot
    Metering sensitivity is concentrated in a small, selected focus area from
    five available focus areas. Using D- or G-type Nikkor lenses, the
    F80/F80D/ F80S camera performs 3D Matrix Metering by adding distance
    information to determine correct exposure. See page 48.

    •Exposure
    Light from the subject passes through the lens and exposes the film.
    Shutter speed and aperture control how much light reaches the film. The
    combination of shutter speed and aperture appropriate for subject
    brightness and film sensitivity results in correct exposure—a result
    provided by the F80/F80D/F80S’s four exposure modes: Auto-Multi
    Progam (page 50), Shutter-Priority Auto (page 52), Aperture-Priority
    Auto (page 54) and Manual (page 56) exposure modes.
    When a highly reflective or very low reflective object is within a frame,
    correct exposure may not be obtained. In such situations, exposure
    compensation is required. The F80/F80D/F80S offers auto exposure lock
    (page 58), exposure compensation (page 60) or Auto Exposure
    Bracketing function (page 61) allowing a photographer greater control of
    exposure than that afforded by Auto exposure modes.

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    OPERATION
    This section features detailed descriptions
    of all camera functions—including lens, film,
    focus, exposure and other functions.

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    Lens Compatibility
    • Types of CPU lenses and other usable lenses/accessories
    Mode

    G-type Nikkor and other CPU Nikkor lens

    When a non-CPU lens is attached
    Set exposure mode to Manual with a non-CPU lens. (When other modes are
    selected, shutter cannot be released.) The camera’s exposure meter cannot
    be used and the aperture cannot be set using the Sub-Command Dial when
    using non-CPU lenses. ƒ-- appears in place of the aperture indication in the
    LCD panel and viewfinder; set/confirm aperture using the lens aperture ring.

    CAUTION: Nikkor lenses/accessories that cannot be attached to the F80/F80D/F80S
    The following Nikkor lenses/accessories cannot be attached to the
    F80/F80D/F80S (otherwise camera body or lens may be damaged):
    • TC-16A Teleconverter
    • Non-AI lenses
    • 400mm f/4.5, 600mm f/5.6, 800mm f/8 and 1200mm f/11 with Focusing
    Unit AU-1
    • Fisheye 6mm f/5.6, 7.5mm f/5.6, 8mm f/8 and OP 10mm f/5.6
    • Old type 21mm f/4
    • K1, K2 ring, Auto Extension Ring PK-1, PK-11, Auto Ring BR-2, BR-4
    • ED 180-600mm f/8 (No. 174041-174180)
    • ED 360-1200mm f/11 (No. 174031-174127)
    • 200-600mm f/9.5 (No. 280001-300490)
    • 80mm f/2.8, 200mm f/3.5 and TC-16 Teleconverter for F3AF
    • PC 28mm f/4 (No. 180900 or smaller)
    • PC 35mm f/2.8 (No. 851001-906200)
    • Old type PC 35mm f/3.5
    • Old type Reflex 1000mm f/6.3
    • Reflex 1000mm f/11 (No. 142361-143000)
    • Reflex 2000mm f/11 (No. 200111-200310)
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    CPU Nikkor*2

    Lens/accessories
    D-type AF Nikkor*3,
    G-type AF Nikkor,
    AF-S, AF-I Nikkor
    PC Micro-Nikkor
    85mm f/2.8D*4
    AF-S/AF-I Teleconverter*6
    Non-D/G-type AF Nikkor
    (except AF Nikkor for
    F3AF)
    AI-P Nikkor
    AI-S or AI type Nikkor,
    Series-E, AI-modified Nikkor
    Medical-Nikkor
    120mm f/4
    Reflex-Nikkor
    PC-Nikkor
    AI-S or AI type
    Teleconverters
    Bellows Focusing
    Attachment PB-6*12
    Auto Extension Rings
    (PK-11A, PK-12,
    PK-13 and PN-11)

    Non-CPU Nikkor*9

    • The G-type Nikkor lens has no aperture ring; aperture should be selected
    from camera body. Unlike other CPU Nikkor lenses, aperture does not need
    to be set to minimum (largest f-number).
    • CPU Nikkor lenses other than G-type Nikkor lens have an aperture ring. Set
    the lens aperture to its minimum and lock. When the lens is not set to its
    minimum aperture setting and the power switch is turned on, ƒEE blinks in
    the LCD panel and viewfinder and the shutter cannot be released.

    *1
    *2
    *3
    *4
    *5
    *6
    *7
    *8
    *9
    *10
    *11
    *12



    Focus mode
    Exposure mode
    Metering system
    Manual with
    Any mode
    Matrix
    CentreWeighted,
    Autofocus electronic Manual other than M
    3D
    10101
    rangefinder
    M
    segment segment Spot*
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    R*7

    R*7

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    R



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    R

    R

    R

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    Lens

    • Use a CPU lens (except IX-Nikkor) with this camera. D- or G-type AF lenses
    give you access to all available functions. See page 18.

    Spot Metering area can be shifted with focus area selector (page 49) with CPU Nikkor lens.
    IX-Nikkor lenses cannot be attached.
    This camera is compatible with the Vibration Reduction function of the VR Nikkor lens.
    The camera’s exposure metering and flash control system do not work properly when shifting and/or tilting the
    lens, or when using an aperture other than the maximum aperture.
    Without shifting and/or tilting the lens.
    Compatible with AF-S and AF-I Nikkor except AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D IF-ED, AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED and
    AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8D IF-ED.
    With maximum effective aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
    With maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
    Some lenses/accessories cannot be attached. (See page 34.)
    With exposure mode set to Manual. The exposure meter cannot be used.
    With exposure mode set to Manual and shutter speed set to 1/60 sec. or slower but the exposure meter cannot
    be used.
    Attach the PB-6 vertically. (PB-6 can be set to horizontal position after attaching.)
    AS-15 must be attached in combination with Medical-Nikkor 200mm f/5.6 for the lens to fire flash.
    Reprocopy Outfit PF-4 can be attached in combination with Camera Holder PA-4.

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    Film
    • Setting and confirming film speed

    • If film does not start to rewind or film rewind stops at mid-roll

    Set the exposure mode/ISO film speed select dial to a
    and rotate the Main-Command Dial to set film speed in use.

    • Mid-roll rewind

    To rewind film at mid-roll, press the two film rewind
    buttons „ simultaneously for approx. 1 sec.

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    • o––, o– and then o appear in the LCD panel and viewfinder during film rewind
    and the frame counter counts backwards until rewind is complete.
    • Film is completely rewound when the frame counter shows blinking “E”. (E
    appears without blinking when the exposure meter is off.) Open the camera
    back and remove the film cartridge. When the camera back is opened before
    the film is completely rewound (before E blinks), warning indication (blinking
    o–– and frame counter) appears in the LCD panel and viewfinder. Refer to
    page 103 for troubleshooting.
    c 13: High-speed film rewind is normally executed. This film rewind can be
    changed to quiet film rewind (page 74).

    Film

    • Film speed can be set to s and between ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 steps by rotating
    the Main-Command Dial. When a film is reinstalled, film speed is automatically
    set to s.
    • When film speed is set to s and DX-coded film is installed, film speed is
    automatically set between ISO 25-5000. Film speed can also be set manually
    with DX-coded film to have an effect of increased or decreased film sensitivity.
    • Film speed can be set between ISO 6-6400 with non-DX-coded film.
    • To confirm either automatically set or manually set film speed on the camera,
    set the exposure mode/ISO film speed select dial to a.
    • The shutter cannot be released when the exposure mode/ISO film speed
    select dial is set to a. Set the dial to the desired exposure mode (¡, ™, £ or
    ¢) before shooting.
    c 2: Film speed setting can be set not to become s when a film is
    reinstalled (page 71).

    • When battery power is very low, or at low temperatures, film may not start
    rewinding or film rewind may stop at mid-roll, and o–– and frame number will
    blink in the LCD panel. In this case, turn the power switch off, change
    batteries, then turn the power switch on and rewind film again.

    • Film advance mode

    Rotate the film advance mode selector while pressing
    the film advance mode selector lock release to select
    film advance mode.

    • The following film advance modes are available:
    ı: Single-frame shooting
    Fully depressing the shutter release button takes one picture and
    automatically advances the film by one frame.
    ˜: Continuous shooting
    Shots are taken continuously at the rate of up to approx. 2.5 fps as long
    as you keep the shutter release button fully depressed.
    Film advance speed is tested using camera settings of focus mode ¢, exposure
    mode ¢, shutter speed 1/125 sec. or faster, aperture other than maximum, at
    normal temperature of 20°C, with fresh batteries, for the 1st to 36th frames of a
    film.

    • When the film advance mode selector is set to Z, multiple exposure can be
    performed (page 63). Also, when it is set to V, self-timer operation can be
    performed (page 68).

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    Autofocus
    • Focus mode selector

    AF Ar ea Mode
    • Autofocus operation lets you select Single Area AF that uses one focus
    area selected or Dynamic AF that also utilises the other four focus areas.

    Rotate AF Area mode selector to select AF Area mode.

    c 11: Autofocus detection can be set to start by pressing the AE-L/AF-L
    button only (not by lightly pressing the shutter release button) (page
    73).

    F80

    F80D

    F80S

    • k appears when the Single Area AF is selected and j or J (when
    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is activated) appears when
    Dynamic AF is selected in the LCD panel.

    g: Single Area AF k
    With Single Area AF, only the focus brackets selected among five focus
    areas is used for autofocus. This mode is useful for achieving accurate
    focus on a selected focus brackets when shooting a stationary subject.

    Focus

    • Set focus mode selector to S (Single Servo AF with Focus-Priority) or C
    (Continuous Servo AF with Release-Priority). Camera focuses automatically on
    the subject when the shutter release button is lightly pressed.
    S: Single Servo AF with Focus-Priority
    The shutter can only be released when in focus indicator / appears in the
    viewfinder (Focus-Priority). Once focused on a subject, keeping the shutter
    release button lightly pressed locks focus (Focus Lock, page 44). With a
    subject that has been moving, the camera continuously focuses on a
    subject as long as the shutter release button is kept lightly pressed (Focus
    Tracking, page 88) and focus locks when the subject stops moving.
    C: Continuous Servo AF with Release-Priority
    Since the priority is on shutter release, you can release the shutter
    regardless of the focus status (Release-Priority). Focus is not locked when
    / appears in the viewfinder and the camera continues to focus on a
    subject until shutter release. With a moving subject, the camera
    continuously focuses on a subject as long as the shutter release button is
    kept lightly pressed (Focus Tracking, page 88).

    ©: Dynamic AF j/J (in Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority)
    In Dynamic AF, you designate the primary sensor (the first to detect the
    subject), then if the detected subject moves, Dynamic AF automatically
    shifts to the next sensor that detects the subject, then the next again,
    shifting among the progression of sensors as the subject moves. Dynamic
    AF thereby follows and maintains accurate focus even on subjects that
    move irregularly. (LCD panel and viewfinder indications do not change as
    sensoring shifts in Dynamic AF mode.) Dynamic AF Mode with Closest
    Subject Priority can also be activated in Dynamic AF mode. See next
    page.
    If the focus mode is set to Single Servo AF in Dynamic AF, the camera is
    automatically set to Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority in initial
    setting.

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    AF Ar ea Mode —continued
    • Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority

    J

    • The Closest Subject Priority AF operation is possible in the Dynamic AF, where
    the camera automatically selects the focus area with the closest subject.
    Focus is always achieved at any of the five focus areas so you can avoid outof-focus pictures.
    • In Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority, focus area indication does
    not appear in the LCD panel and viewfinder and focus area cannot be
    selected.
    • When the telephoto lens is attached or the subject is very dark, the closest
    subject may not be selected. In this case, use Single Area AF.

    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority can be selected in either focus
    mode, in Single Servo AF or Continuous Servo AF.
    When the AF Area Mode is set to Dynamic AF Mode, the following settings are
    selected in combination with the given focus mode.
    • In Single Servo AF: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is activated in
    initial setting.
    c 9: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority can be disabled (page
    73).
    • In Continuous Servo AF: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is not
    activated in initial setting.
    c 10: Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority can be activated (page
    73).

    • Autofocus modes
    The following focusing operations can be executed with combinations of the focus
    mode and AF Area mode.

    I

    AF Area mode

    Single Servo AF Single Area AF

    Dynamic AF Mode
    Focus
    with Closest
    LCD panel Viewfinder
    area
    Subject Priority
    indication

    Focus area



    k G

    Appears

    Selectable

    J :

    Does not
    appear

    Automatically
    selected

    Selectable

    Focusing operation

    Suitable shooting situation

    Focus

    Focus mode

    Focus is obtained only at the selected focus area and focus is locked (as long
    as the shutter release button is lightly pressed) once focus is achieved.

    General shooting such as a stationary subject.

    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority automatically maintains focus
    on the subject located closest to any of five focus areas and focus is locked
    once focus is achieved. If the subject moves from the selected focus area
    before focus lock, camera automatically focuses on the subject determining the
    data from the other focus areas.

    Snapshot where you let the camera’s autofocus
    operation determine the focusing.

    Focus is obtained at the selected focus area and focusing is locked (as long
    as the shutter release button is lightly pressed) once it is achieved. If the
    subject moves from the selected focus area before focus lock, camera
    automatically focuses on the subject determining the data from the other
    focus areas.

    General shooting including a moving subject
    where you want to expand the range of a regular
    snapshot.

    Focus is obtained only at the selected focus area. Focus is not locked and
    focusing continues until the shutter is released.

    Subject moving straight toward or away from the
    camera such as a racing car or track athlete to
    follow a subject with one focus area.

    II

    Single Servo AF

    Dynamic AF

    Activated in
    initial setting

    III

    Single Servo AF

    Dynamic AF

    Cancellable
    with c 9

    j ˙

    Appears

    IV

    Continuous
    Servo AF

    Single Area AF



    k G

    Appears

    Selectable

    V

    Continuous
    Servo AF

    Dynamic AF

    Not activated in
    initial setting

    Appears

    Selectable

    Focus is obtained at the selected focus area. Focus is not locked. If the subject
    moves from the selected focus area, camera automatically focuses on the
    subject determining the data from the other focus areas.

    Irregularly moving subject such as a player in a
    football game where subject is difficult to follow
    in one focus area.

    VI

    Continuous
    Servo AF

    Dynamic AF

    Activated
    with c 10

    Does not
    appear

    Automatically
    selected

    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority automatically maintains focus
    on the subject located closest to any of five focus areas. Focus is not locked. If
    the subject moves from the selected focus area, camera automatically focuses
    on the subject determining the data from the other focus areas.

    Snapshot of a moving subject where you let the
    camera’s autofocus operation determine the
    focusing.

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    Focus Ar ea

    AF-Assist Illuminator

    • This camera’s five focus areas cover a wide frame area, and you can
    select among them, depending on the subject’s position in the frame or
    your desired composition. They reliably provide sharp focus without
    use of focus lock (page 44).

    • When the subject is dark and the shutter release button is pressed
    lightly, the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator automatically turns on and
    enables autofocus operation in a dark environment.

    the AF Area mode selector to select Single
    1 Rotate
    Area AF g or Dynamic AF ©.

    F80

    F80D

    F80S

    • Focus area cannot be selected in Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject
    Priority (J, page 40).

    2

    Rotate the focus area selector lock lever to release
    the lock, then select desired focus area with the focus
    area selector.

    Approx. 0.5-3m

    • AF-Assist Illuminator automatically turns on in the following situations:
    Focus mode is Single Servo AF, AF Nikkor lens is used, subject is dark and
    centre focus area is selected or Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority
    is activated.
    • Focal length of the usable AF Nikkor lens is 24-200mm and the distance range
    of the AF-Assist Illuminator is approx. 0.5-3m.
    c 18: AF-Assist Illuminator can be cancelled (page 75).

    Focus

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    NOTE: Continuous use of the AF-Assist Illuminator
    When the AF-Assist Illuminator is used continuously, illumination is limited
    temporarily to protect the firing tube. The illumination restarts after a few
    moments. Also, when the AF-Assist Illuminator is used repeatedly in a short
    period of time, be careful not to touch the AF-Assist Illuminator lamp because
    it may have become hot.

    Optional Speedlight and AF-Assist Illuminator
    • Lightly press the shutter release button and press the focus area selector
    up/down/right/left to change the focus area toward the corresponding
    direction. Selected focus area is indicated (momentarily in red when the
    subject is dark, page 4) in the viewfinder. Selected focus area is also indicated
    in the LCD panel.
    • Selected focus area can be locked by rotating the focus area selector lock
    lever to lock position.
    c 5: Focus area indication in red when the subject is dark can be cancelled
    or can be set to appear in any situation (page 72).
    c 6: Focus area can be switched to the opposite position without pressing
    the opposite position on the focus area selector (page 72).
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    When an optional Speedlight is attached and the condition for the AF-Assist
    Illumination is met, the AF-Assist Illuminator of the optional Speedlight SB-80DX,
    50DX, 28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 and SB-24 automatically turns on. With
    other optional Speedlights, camera’s Illuminator turns on.
    • Autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator cannot be performed due
    to vignetting with following lenses at shooting distance within 1m:
    AF Micro 200mm f/4 IF-ED, AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 IF-ED, AF 18-35mm f/3.54.5 ED, AF 20-35mm f/2.8 IF, AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4, AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6
    IF, AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 IF-ED, AF Micro 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 ED
    • Autofocus using the camera’s AF-Assist Illuminator cannot be performed due
    to vignetting with AF-S 80-200mm f/2.8 IF-ED, AF 80-200mm f/2.8 ED and AF
    VR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 ED.
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    Focus Lock
    • Focus lock is useful in autofocus shooting when you want to capture a
    subject that’s framed outside of the F80/F80D/F80S’s five focus areas,
    and in situations where autofocus may not work as expected (page 46).
    Focus lock is operated differently in Single Servo AF or Continuous
    Servo AF.

    In Continuous Servo AF
    Confirm focus indicator / then (while keeping shutter release button lightly
    pressed) press the ‚ button.

    the focus area on the subject and lightly
    1 Position
    press the shutter release button.
    • Focus is locked as long as the ‚ button is kept pressed, even if you
    remove your finger from the shutter release button. In Auto Exposure
    mode, exposure is also locked in this case (page 58).
    c 11: Only focus can be set to lock when ‚ button is pressed (page
    73).

    keeping the focus locked, recompose and
    3 While
    shoot.

    Focus

    • / appears when the subject is in focus.

    2 Confirm focus indicator / and lock focus.

    In Single Servo AF:
    Focus is locked as long as the shutter release button is kept lightly
    pressed.

    • Focus can also be locked by pressing the ‚ button. (Refer to the
    operation in Continuous Servo AF.)

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    • After you have locked focus, do not change the camera-to-subject
    distance.
    • If you keep the shutter release button lightly pressed or keep the ‚ button
    pressed after releasing the shutter in Single Servo AF, the shutter can be
    released repeatedly with the same focusing.
    • If the subject moves after focus is locked (the camera-to-subject distance
    changes), remove your finger from the shutter release button or ‚ button
    to release the focus lock, refocus and lock the focus again.

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    Situa tions Where Autofocus May Not Work As Expected
    • Autofocus may not work as expected in the following situations. In
    such situations, focus manually using the clear matte field (page 47) or
    focus on a different subject located at the same distance, use focus
    lock (page 44) then recompose.

    Manual Focus
    • Focus can be set manually when the focus mode selector is set to M.

    Low-contrast scenes

    Scenes with subjects within the focus
    brackets located at different distances from
    the camera
    For example, when shooting an animal in a cage or
    a person in a forest.

    • Set the focus mode selector to M. Look through the viewfinder and rotate the
    lens focusing ring until a sharp image appears on the clear matte field in the
    viewfinder. The shutter can be released whether or not the subject is in focus.
    Use Manual focus in situations where autofocus may not work as expected
    (page 46) or a lens other than an AF Nikkor lens (page 35) is attached.

    • Manual focus using Electronic Rangefinder
    Focus

    For example, where the subject is wearing clothing
    the same colour as a wall or other background.

    Patterned subject or scene
    For example, building windows.

    Scenes with pronounced differences in
    brightness within the focus brackets
    For example, when the sun is in the background
    and the main subject is in shadow.

    46

    • Set the focus mode selector to M. The focus can be confirmed with /
    indication in the viewfinder. The Electronic Rangefinder works with most
    Nikkor lenses (including AF Nikkors when operated manually) having a
    maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
    • Lightly press the shutter release button and while the meter is on, rotate the
    lens focusing ring until / appears in the viewfinder. The shutter can be
    released anytime. The Electronic Rangefinder can be activated with any of five
    focus brackets selected as the focus area (page 42).
    • When using a lens with the A-M select function, set the switch/ring to M to
    focus manually. If M/A (autofocus with manual priority) is available with your
    lens, Manual focus is possible either with the switch/ring set to M or M/A. See
    the instruction manual of your lens for details.

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    Exposur e Metering System
    • Three choices of metering system are available to suit the lighting for
    your subject.

    w: Centre-Weighted Metering

    Rotate the metering system selector to select the
    desired metering system.

    Centre-Weighted Metering places special emphasis on brightness within
    the 12mm-diameter circle in the viewfinder, so it is useful for basing
    exposure on a specific area of the scene.
    • When a metering system is selected, it is indicated in the viewfinder.
    • Metering systems cannot be used when a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached.

    • Metering systems and characteristics of each are as follows:

    e: Spot Metering
    Exposure

    q: Matrix Metering/3D Matrix Metering

    Matrix Metering provides correct exposure control using a 10-segment
    Matrix Sensor. With D- or G-type Nikkor lenses, 10-segment 3D Matrix
    Metering automatically activates, applying scene brightness, scene
    contrast and subject distance information to ensure even more accurate
    exposure control. Centre-Weighted or Spot Metering is recommended for
    the Auto Exposure Lock function (page 58) or exposure compensation
    (page 60).

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    Nearly 100% of the meter’s sensitivity is concentrated on the 4mm-dia.
    area (approx. 1% of entire frame) within the selected focus area of the
    viewfinder. Use Spot Metering when you want to base the exposure on a
    very small area within the frame, such as with a backlit subject or highcontrast scenes.
    • When Spot Metering is selected, shifting focus area also shifts Spot
    Metering area to a corresponding position.
    • Spot Metering area stays at centre (does not shift) as long as Dynamic AF
    Mode with Closest Subject Priority (page 40) is activated.

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    Shooting in Each Exposur e Mode
    • ¡: Auto-Multi Progam
    The camera automatically controls
    exposure according to the exposure
    combination in the program chart for
    exposure that is correct for any shooting
    situation. Suited for situations such as
    when taking a snapshot, where you want
    to concentrate only on the shutter release
    opportunity. For more complex shooting,
    use Flexible Program, exposure
    compensation (page 60) or auto exposure bracketing (page 61).
    • Auto-Multi Progam can only be selected when using a CPU Nikkor
    lens (page 34).

    1 Rotate the exposure mode select dial to select ¡.

    Flexible Program
    In Auto-Multi Progam, by rotating the
    Main-Command Dial you can change
    the combination of shutter speed
    and aperture while maintaining
    correct exposure. With this function,
    you can shoot in Auto-Multi Progam
    as though you were shooting in
    Shutter-Priority Auto or Aperture-Priority Auto. § appears in the LCD
    panel when the Flexible Program is used. To cancel the Flexible
    Program, rotate the Main-Command Dial until § disappears, change the
    exposure mode, turn the power switch off, use built-in Speedlight (page
    82), or perform Two-Button Reset (page 76).

    Program chart

    (ISO 100)

    EV

    —— With AF 50mm f/1.4D
    —— With AF 180mm f/2.8D ED
    ----- With AF-S 300mm f/4D ED
    EV range: EV 0-21

    NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
    Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
    minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum
    aperture setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder and the
    shutter locks.
    • When a non-CPU lens is attached, ƒ-- blinks in the LCD panel and
    viewfinder, and the shutter cannot be released. In this case, set the
    exposure mode to Manual (page 56) and set/confirm aperture with the lens
    aperture ring. Camera’s exposure meter cannot be used. See “Lens
    Compatibility” on page 34 for details.

    2 Compose picture, focus and shoot.

    • When the subject is too dark or bright, one of the following warning
    indications will appear in the viewfinder or LCD panel.
    • H1: Use ND filtre.
    • Lo: Use Speedlight.

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    Aperture

    Shutter speed
    • There are limitations for minimum and maximum EV depending on the film
    speed.
    • In Matrix Metering, any EV above 161/3 is controlled to EV 161/3 when using
    ISO 100 film.
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    Exposure

    The program chart shows exposure control in Auto-Multi Progam exposure
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    Shooting in Each Exposure Mode —continued

    1 Rotate the exposure mode select dial to select ™.

    the shutter speed (30-1/4000 sec.) by rotating the
    2 Set
    Main-Command Dial.

    c 12: Shutter speed can be set to change with Sub-Command Dial
    (page 74).

    3 Compose picture, focus and shoot.

    • When the subject is too dark or bright, one of the following warning
    indications will appear in the LCD panel or viewfinder. (Electronic analog
    exposure display will also indicate the amount of under- or overexposure.)
    • H1: Select higher shutter speed. If the warning indication still remains
    on, use ND filtre.
    • Lo: Select a slower shutter speed. If the warning indication still remains
    on, use the Speedlight.

    NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
    Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
    minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum
    aperture setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder and the
    shutter locks.
    • When a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached, ƒ-- blinks in the LCD panel and
    viewfinder, and the shutter cannot be released. In this case, set the
    exposure mode to Manual (page 56) and set/confirm aperture with the lens
    aperture ring. Camera’s exposure meter cannot be used. See “Lens
    Compatibility” on page 34 for details.
    • If buLb is selected in Manual exposure mode and the exposure mode is
    changed to Shutter-Priority Auto without cancelling buLb, buLb blinks and
    the shutter locks. To shoot in Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode, select
    shutter speed other than buLb by rotating the Main-Command Dial.

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    53

    Exposure

    • ™: Shutter-Priority Auto
    Enables you to manually set your desired
    shutter speed (30-1/4000 sec.); the
    camera automatically selects the proper
    aperture to provide correct exposure. With
    high shutter speeds, you can freeze the
    motion of a fast-moving subject; with
    slower speeds, you can create a blurry,
    motion effect.
    • Shutter-Priority Auto can only be selected with CPU Nikkor lens (page
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    Shooting in Each Exposure Mode —continued
    • £: Aperture-Priority Auto
    Enables you to set the desired aperture
    manually. The camera automatically
    selects a shutter speed suitable for correct
    exposure. By varying the aperture, and
    thus controlling the depth of field (page
    88), you can sharpen the background and
    foreground, or blur the background. In
    flash photography, varying the aperture
    changes the flash shooting distance (page 83).
    • Aperture-Priority Auto can only be selected with CPU Nikkor lens
    (page 34).

    c 12: Aperture can be set to change with Main-Command Dial (page 74).

    3 Compose picture, focus and shoot.

    • When the subject is too dark or too bright, one of the following warnings
    will appear in the LCD panel or viewfinder. (Electronic analog exposure
    display will also indicate the amount of under- or overexposure.)
    • H1: Select smaller aperture (larger f-number). If the warning indication
    persists, use an ND filtre.
    • Lo: Select larger aperture (smaller f-number). If the warning indication
    persists, use the Speedlight.
    Exposure

    1 Rotate the exposure mode select dial to select £.

    2 Set the aperture by rotating the Sub-Command Dial.

    NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
    Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
    minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum
    aperture setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder and the
    shutter locks.
    • When a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached, ƒ-- blinks in the LCD panel and
    viewfinder, and the shutter cannot be released. In this case, set the
    exposure mode to Manual (page 56) and set/confirm aperture with the lens
    aperture ring. Camera’s exposure meter cannot be used. See “Lens
    Compatibility” on page 34 for details.

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    Shooting in Each Exposure Mode —continued

    1 Rotate the exposure mode select dial to select ¢.

    NOTE: Minimum aperture with CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type)
    Always set the aperture ring of a CPU Nikkor lens (except G-type) to its
    minimum (largest f-number). When the lens is not set to its minimum
    aperture setting, ƒEE blinks in the LCD panel and viewfinder and the
    shutter locks.
    • When a non-CPU Nikkor lens is attached, ƒ-- appears in the LCD panel
    and viewfinder. Set/confirm aperture with the lens aperture ring. Camera’s
    exposure meter cannot be used. See “Lens Compatibility” on page 34 for
    details.

    the shutter speed and aperture and confirm by
    2 Set
    looking at the electronic analog exposure display in
    the viewfinder.

    • Set the shutter speed by rotating the Main-Command Dial and the aperture
    by rotating the Sub-Command Dial. These functions can be set
    independently.
    • Long Time exposure (Bulb) can be set by setting the shutter speed to buLb
    (page 65).
    • When the shutter speed is set to 1/125 sec., the shutter can be released
    with the camera back open.
    • When the exposure compensation is set, only the electronic analog display
    changes—selected shutter speed and aperture do not change.
    Exposure

    • ¢: Manual
    Enables you to set both shutter speed and
    aperture manually. With electronic analog
    exposure display in the viewfinder, you can
    produce various creative effects by
    adjusting the exposure. Long Time
    Exposure (Bulb) can be set in Manual
    exposure mode.

    c 12: Shutter speed can be set to change with the Sub-Command Dial
    and aperture with the Main-Command Dial (page 74).

    Electronic analog exposure display
    The electronic analog display in the viewfinder indicates the difference
    between the selected exposure (shutter speed and aperture) and the
    correct exposure. Not available with Long Time Exposure.
    The electronic analog exposure display blinks when the subject
    brightness is beyond the camera’s exposure range.
    The following examples show electronic analog exposure display
    indications:
    Correct exposure
    –1/2 EV
    Over +3 EV

    3 Compose picture, focus and shoot.
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    Auto Exposur e Lock
    • When you want to control the exposure of a specific area within a
    scene, measure the exposure on the area with Spot or CentreWeighted Metering, press the ‚ button to lock the exposure, then
    recompose the picture. Set exposure to a mode other than Manual.

    the metering system selector to select Centre1 Rotate
    Weighted or Spot Metering.

    • When the Centre-Weighted Metering is selected, exposure at 12mmdiameter circle is locked.
    • In Single Servo AF or Continuous Servo AF, focus is also locked
    simultaneously (page 44). Make sure to confirm focus indicator / appears
    in the viewfinder.
    c 11: Only exposure can be set to be locked when the ‚ button is
    pressed (page 73).

    While keeping the ‚ button pressed, recompose,
    3 focus
    and shoot.
    • Matrix Metering is not recommended since the effect of the Auto Exposure
    Lock cannot be effectively attained.

    Confirm focus indicator / appears in the viewfinder.

    • When the ‚ button is pressed, exposure at the area of selected metering
    system is locked and remains locked as long as the button is kept pressed.
    • When the ‚ button is pressed, EL appears in the viewfinder.
    • Area of exposure in Spot Metering:
    1. When the focus area and metering area are linked in Spot Metering
    (page 49), exposure is locked at selected focus area.
    2. When Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority (page 40) is
    selected in Spot Metering, exposure is locked at centre focus area (page
    49).
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    • The following functions can be operated while the ‚ button is kept
    pressed:
    1. Flexible Program (page 51) in Auto-Multi Progam Exposure mode
    2. Shutter speed adjustment in Shutter-Priority Auto Exposure mode
    3. Aperture adjustment in Aperture-Priority Auto Exposure mode
    In any of these three situations, controlled shutter speed and/or aperture
    will be displayed after change.
    • Rotating the metering system selector to another setting does not change
    the metering system during Auto Exposure Lock operation. (The metering
    system changes as soon as the Auto Exposure Lock is cancelled.)
    c 7:

    Auto Exposure Lock can be set to be activated by lightly pressing
    the shutter release button (page 72).
    c 11: Auto Exposure Lock can be set to remain after you remove your
    finger from the ‚ button. In this case, AE lock is released when
    the ‚ button is pressed again (page 73).

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    Exposure

    focus area on subject and lightly press the
    2 Position
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    Exposur e Compensation
    • To modify exposure control (i.e. from the ISO standard), use the exposure
    compensation function. This can be useful when intentionally achieving
    under- or overexposure. Use Centre-Weighted or Spot Metering.
    Exposure compensation can be performed in any exposure mode.
    (However in Manual exposure mode, only the electronic analog display changes—selected
    shutter speed and aperture do not change.)

    exposure compensation by rotating the Main1 Set
    Command Dial while pressing the ∆ button until the
    desired compensation value appears (–3 EV to +3 EV
    in 1/2 steps).
    Electronic analog exposure
    display

    Auto Exposur e Bracketing
    • Auto Exposure Bracketing allow you to shoot in selected compensated
    EV value (maximum of ±2 EV) shifting from the automatically set proper
    exposure (or selected exposure in Manual exposure mode) for a selected number
    of shots (two or three) each time the shutter is released. For example, this
    is useful in selecting one shot out of several shots with Bracketed
    exposures after processing the film, when the subject has pronounced
    contrast in shooting with colour slide film and where the latitude of the
    proper exposure is minimal. Auto Exposure Bracketing can be
    performed in any exposure mode.

    the Main-Command Dial while pressing the
    1 Rotate
    Auto Exposure Bracketing ¸ button so z appears
    in the LCD panel.

    –0.5 EV compensation

    +2 EV compensation

    2 Compose picture, focus and shoot.

    60

    • To cancel exposure compensation, rotate the Main-Command Dial while
    pressing the ∆ button to reset the compensation value to 0.0. Alternately,
    you can perform Two-Button Reset (page 76). (Turning the power switch off
    does not cancel the exposure compensation function.)

    • When z appears, = starts blinking.
    • Shutter speed and aperture in Auto-Multi Program, aperture in ShutterPriority Auto and shutter speed in Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual
    exposure mode differ.
    • In any of the exposure modes, Flash Exposure Bracketing and Auto
    Exposure Bracketing are simultaneously performed when a Speedlight is
    used.

    Exposure

    • When the exposure compensation is set, = appears in the LCD panel and
    viewfinder. The Electronic analog exposure display also appears in the
    viewfinder. The compensation value can be checked by pressing the ∆ button.
    • Electronic analog exposure display indicates the exposure compensation
    value and 0 blinks.
    • Normally, you should compensate exposure to the + side when the
    background is brighter than your main subject, or to the – side when the
    background is darker.
    • See page 85 for flash exposure compensation where only the flash output
    level is compensated.

    the number of shots and compensated EV value
    2 Set
    by rotating the Sub-Command Dial while pressing the
    Auto Exposure Bracketing ¸ button.

    • See the table on the next page for the combinations of the number of shots
    and compensated EV value.
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    Auto Exposur e Bracketing —continued
    • Rotating the Sub-Command Dial while pressing the Auto Exposure
    Bracketing button ¸ changes the setting as follows:
    Number of shots and
    compensated EV value
    3F 0.5
    3F 1.0
    3F 1.5
    3F 2.0
    @2F 0.5
    @2F 1.0
    @2F 1.5
    @2F 2.0
    ^2F 0.5
    ^2F 1.0
    ^2F 1.5
    ^2F 2.0

    Bracketing bar graphs

    Bracketing order
    0,
    0,
    0,
    0,

    –0.5, +0.5
    –1.0, +1.0
    –1.5, +1.5
    –2.0, +2.0
    0, +0.5
    0, +1.0
    0, +1.5
    0, +2.0
    0, –0.5
    0, –1.0
    0, –1.5
    0, –2.0

    c 3: Bracketing order can be set to change from negative EV value to
    positive EV value (page 71).

    Multiple Exposur e
    • Multiple exposure consists of two or more exposures of one or more
    subjects in the same frame. Multiple exposure can be performed in any
    of the available exposure modes.

    and set the film advance mode selector to Z
    1 Rotate
    while pressing the film advance mode selector lock
    release.

    • Z appears in the viewfinder.

    the Main-Command Dial while pressing the ∆
    2 Rotate
    button to set the necessary exposure compensation.

    • Compensated shutter speed and aperture values are displayed during
    shooting.
    • To cancel the Bracketing, rotate the Main-Command Dial while pressing the
    ¸ button so z disappears from the LCD panel or perform Two-Button
    Reset (page 76). The number of shots and compensated EV values
    previously selected will remain when they are cancelled with the MainCommand Dial, and they automatically reset to “3F 0.5” when the TwoButton Reset is performed.
    • If the exposure compensation function (page 60) or flash exposure
    compensation (page 85) is also set, Bracketing will be combined with the
    exposure compensation values. It is useful to perform Bracketing with a
    compensated value of over +2 EV or under –2 EV.
    • With film advance mode in ˜ (continuous shooting), fully depress and hold
    the shutter release button until the set number of shots has been taken and
    film advance stops automatically.
    • If the end of the film roll is reached during Bracketing, the remaining shots
    can be taken after new film has been loaded. Also, if you turn the power
    switch off during Bracketing, the remaining shots can be taken after the
    power is turned back on.
    • Bracketing is performed with one frame at a time when the self-timer (page
    68) is set.

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    Exposure

    3 Compose picture, focus and shoot.

    Standard compensation value in Multiple exposure
    Exposure compensation is
    necessary depending on the Number of exposures Compensation value
    Two
    –1.0 EV
    number of exposures in
    Multiple exposure since
    Three
    –1.5 EV
    more than one image is
    Four
    –2.0 EV
    exposed in the same frame.
    Eight or Nine
    –3.0 EV
    • Test shooting is recommended since the compensation actually required
    varies depending on the shooting situation.
    • When the background is completely dark and subjects do not overlap, no
    compensation is necessary for each shot.
    • In some cases, frames may shift slightly in multiple exposure. In particular,
    film advance becomes unstable at the beginning and near the end of a film
    roll so multiple exposure is not recommended.
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    Multiple Exposur e —continued
    picture, confirm focus indicator / and
    3 Compose
    shoot.
    • The first shot is taken when the shutter release button is fully depressed.
    The film does not advance and multiple exposures can be taken from the
    second shutter release.
    • Z blinks in the viewfinder when the first shot is taken. The frame counters
    in the LCD panel and viewfinder do not count up and the counter display
    blinks.
    • To cancel multiple exposure, set the film advance mode selector to a
    position other than Z. Film is advanced when the exposure meter is on or
    the shutter release button is lightly pressed. When the film is advanced, the
    frame counter counts up.
    c 14: The film advance mode in multiple exposure is normally set to singleframe shooting. However, it can be set to continuous shooting (page
    74).

    Long T ime Exposur e
    • This function is useful for shooting nighttime scenes or stars, which
    require extended exposure of more than 30 sec. The shutter will be
    open as long as the shutter release button is kept fully depressed. (Use
    of a tripod is recommended.)

    the exposure mode select dial to select ¢
    1 Rotate
    (Manual exposure).

    • Use of a tripod is recommended to avoid camera shake. Using the optional
    cable release (page 97) attached to the release terminal instead of pressing
    the shutter release button with your finger also reduces camera shake.
    • Use the LCD illuminator (page 66) to view the LCD panel in the dark.

    Exposure

    the Main-Command Dial to select buLb and
    2 Rotate
    rotate the Sub-Command Dial to set the aperture.

    • If buLb is selected in Manual exposure mode and the exposure mode is
    changed to Shutter-Priority Auto without cancelling buLb, buLb blinks and
    the shutter locks (page 52).
    • Continuous exposure of approx. 6 hours is possible with a fresh set of
    lithium batteries. Note that continuous exposure time is reduced when
    shooting at low temperatures.

    3 Compose picture, focus and shoot.

    • The shutter will be open as long as the shutter release button is kept fully
    depressed.

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    Dioptr e Adjustment/LCD Illuminator

    Depth-of-Field Preview/Film Plane Indica tor

    • The finder dioptre enables near- or far-sighted photographers to adjust
    the eyepiece dioptre to suit their vision.

    • Depress the depth-of-field preview button to confirm the depth of field
    through the viewfinder (see page 88).

    • Remove the rubber eyecup and slide the dioptre adjustment lever while
    looking through the viewfinder until the focus brackets or other displays in the
    viewfinder appear sharp. Attach the rubber eyecup again after adjustment.
    • The adjustable range of the finder dioptre is –1.8m–1 to +0.8m–1. Nine optional
    eyepiece correction lenses provide a viewfinder dioptre range of –5 to +3m–1
    (P. 96).

    • Pressing the depth-of-field button stops the lens down to the aperture
    controlled in Auto-Multi Progam or Shutter-Priority Auto exposure mode, and
    down to the aperture selected in Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure
    mode. By looking through the viewfinder, the approximate depth of field with
    the given aperture can be confirmed.

    NOTE: Using the dioptre adjustment lever
    Since the dioptre adjustment lever is located next to the viewfinder, be
    careful not to poke yourself in the eye with your finger or fingernail while
    sliding the lever.

    • The film plane indicator shows the position of the film plane inside the
    camera body.

    • Press the Œ button. The exposure meter turns on and the LCD panel is
    illuminated.
    • The illumination remains on as long as the exposure meter is on. Illumination
    turns off after lightly pressing the shutter release button or shutter release.

    • The film plane indicator shows the standard line of the shooting distance and
    indicates the position of the film plane inside the camera body. Use this
    indicator when actually measuring camera-to-subject distance, e.g. in closeup photography.
    • The exact distance from the lens mounting flange to the film plane is 46.5mm.

    c 17: The illuminator can be set to come on when any button is pressed
    (page 75).

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    67

    Composition

    • Displays in the LCD panel can be confirmed in the dark with the LCD
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    Self-T imer Operation
    • You can use the self-timer when you want to be in the photograph. Use
    a tripod or place the camera on a stable surface before using the selftimer.

    Set the film advance mode selector to V while
    1 pressing
    the film advance mode selector lock release.

    • Self-timer shooting cannot be performed unless the camera’s shutter can
    be released (i.e. when subject cannot be brought into focus with autofocus
    in Single Servo AF).
    • To shoot in an exposure mode other than Manual, cover the eyepiece with
    the supplied eyepiece cap DK-5 (page 3) or with your hand before pressing
    the shutter release button to prevent interference and achieve correct
    exposure from stray light.
    • Do not stand in front of the lens when setting the self-timer in autofocus
    mode.

    2

    Compose picture, focus by lightly pressing the shutter
    release button and fully depress the shutter release
    button.

    CUSTOM SETTING
    Using the Custom Setting feature, you can
    create a combination of functions that is
    different from the initial factory settings. The
    functions listed in this section can be
    selected with the F80/F80D/F80S.

    • Once the self-timer is activated, the shutter will release in 10 seconds. The
    self-timer indicator LED will blink for 8 sec. and then illuminate for 2 sec.
    before the shutter is released.
    • To cancel the self-timer, set the film advance mode selector to a position
    other than V.
    • When buLb is selected in Manual exposure mode, shutter speed is
    controlled to approx. 1/8-1/15 sec.
    c 16: The time delay of the self-timer can be set to 2, 5, or 20 sec.
    (page 75).
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    Menu/Featur es of Custom Setting
    • Creating Custom Setting

    1

    Set the exposure mode/Custom Setting select dial to
    · and select a menu number by rotating the MainCommand Dial.

    • 19 menus (1 to 19) are available with the F80S and 18 menus (1 to 18) are
    available with the F80/F80D.

    the desired option number by rotating the Sub2 Select
    Command Dial.

    • Menu number and Custom Setting options
    * Refer also to the Custom Setting Menu table at the end of this instruction manual.

    1. Automatic film rewind at the end of film roll (page 29)
    Options: 0: Activated (initial setting)
    1: Disabled
    At initial setting, film rewind is automatically started when the end of the film
    roll is reached. However, the camera can be set not to rewind film at the end
    of the film roll but instead film rewind is started by pressing the two film
    rewind buttons „ for more than 1 sec.

    2. Reset to DX film speed setting for new film (page 36)
    Options: 0: Activated (initial setting)
    1: Disabled
    At initial setting, film speed automatically sets to s when a new film roll is
    loaded even after manually setting film speed to other than s. However, the
    film speed setting can be changed to remain the same.

    3. Bracketing order (page 62)

    4. On-Demand Grid Lines superimposition display (page 5)
    Options: 0: Not displayed (initial setting)
    1: Displayed
    At initial setting, On-Demand Grid Lines (page 5) are not displayed in the
    viewfinder. However, they can be set to be displayed.
    Custom Setting

    • When the desired option number is displayed in the LCD panel, ç
    appears in the LCD panel. Rotate the exposure mode/Custom Setting
    select dial to set desired exposure mode and picture can be taken with
    desired settings.
    • The shutter cannot be released when the exposure mode/Custom Setting
    select dial is set to ·. Set the dial to the desired exposure mode before
    shooting.

    Options: 0: Metered value, under, over (initial setting)
    1: Under, metered value, over
    Bracketing is normally performed in the order of the initial setting (page 62).
    However, this Bracketing order can be changed to be performed from
    negative compensation to positive compensation.

    • Cancelling Custom Setting

    Set the exposure mode/Custom Setting select dial to
    · and perform Two-Button Reset (page 76).
    • All the Custom Settings are cancelled and reset to their initial factory settings.
    • Each Custom Setting can be cancelled and reset to initial setting by selecting
    the number of “initial setting” (e.g. 0 with Custom Setting menu number 1) at
    step 2 above.
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    Menu/Fea tures of Custom Setting —continued
    Options: 0: Automatically illuminated for low light (initial setting)
    1: Cancelled
    2: Always illuminated
    At initial setting, selected focus area (focus brackets) in the viewfinder are
    temporarily illuminated in red depending on the subject brightness for easy
    identification. However, they can be set not to be illuminated or always
    illuminated no matter the subject brightness.

    6. Focus area selection (page 42)
    Options: 0: Normal selection (initial setting)
    1: Enables successive rotation of focus area selection
    At initial setting, the focus area can be selected by pressing the focus area
    selector in the desired direction. However, it can be set to be changed
    continuously in the same direction. For example, when the top of the focus
    area selector is pressed, focus area continues to change from top, bottom,
    middle and so on. With this option, focus area can be switched to the opposite
    position without pressing the opposite position on the focus area selector.

    7. Auto Exposure Lock when shutter release button is lightly pressed
    (page 58)
    Options: 0: Disabled (initial setting)
    1: Activated
    At initial setting, Auto Exposure Lock can be performed by pressing the ‚
    button. However, Auto Exposure can be set to be locked by lightly pressing
    the shutter release button.

    8. Auto film loading when camera back is closed (page 21)
    Options: 0: Enabled (initial setting)
    1: Disabled
    At initial setting, film advances to the first frame when the camera back is
    closed after it is loaded. However, film advance can be set not to start until
    the camera back is closed and the shutter release button is fully depressed.

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    9. Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF in Single Servo AF (page 40)
    Options: 0: Enabled (initial setting)
    1: Disabled
    At initial setting, Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority (page 40) is
    activated when Dynamic AF mode is selected in Single Servo AF. However,
    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority can be set to be disabled in
    Single Servo AF.

    10.Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF in Continuous Servo AF
    (page 40)
    Options: 0: Disabled (initial setting)
    1: Enabled
    At initial setting, selecting Dynamic AF in Continuous Servo AF does not
    activate Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority (page 40). However,
    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority can be set to be activated in
    Continuous Servo AF.

    11.AE-L/AF-L button (page 44/58)
    Options 0:
    1:
    2:
    3:

    AE/AF simultaneous lock (initial setting)
    Auto Exposure lock only
    Autofocus lock only
    Auto Exposure lock (remains locked until button is pressed
    again)
    4: AF operation only starts by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
    At initial setting, Auto Exposure and autofocus are locked simultaneously
    when the ‚ button is pressed. However, it can be set to be locked
    separately or exposure remains locked after removing your finger from the
    button and released when the ‚ button is pressed again or picture is taken.
    Also at initial setting, autofocusing starts when the shutter release button is
    lightly pressed, but it can be set to activate when the ‚ button is pressed.
    (In this setting, pressing the shutter release button lightly does not start
    autofocusing.)

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    Menu/Fea tures of Custom Setting —continued
    Options: 0: Main-Command Dial for shutter speed; Sub-Command Dial for
    aperture setting (initial setting)
    1: Main-Command Dial for aperture; Sub-Command Dial for
    shutter speed setting
    Unlike the initial Command Dial functions, the Sub-Command Dial can be set
    to select shutter speed (in Shutter-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode)
    and the Main-Command Dial to select aperture (in Aperture-Priority Auto or
    Manual exposure mode).

    13.Film rewind (pages 29)
    Options: 0: High-speed film rewind (initial setting)
    1: Quiet film rewind
    Film rewind can be set to perform more silently as opposed to initial highspeed film rewind setting. Film rewind speed of the high-speed film rewind is
    approx. 15 sec. and quiet film rewind is approx. 23 sec. per 36-exposure film
    roll with fresh batteries.

    14.Multiple exposure (page 64)
    Options: 0: Single shutter release operation (initial setting)
    1: Continuous shutter release operation
    At initial setting, the shutter is released once each time the shutter release
    button is fully depressed in multiple exposure (single frame shooting).
    However, it can be changed to continuous shooting where the shutter can be
    continuously released as long as the shutter release button is fully
    depressed.

    15.Time delay for auto meter-switch-off (page 17)
    4 : 4 sec.
    6 : 6 sec. (initial setting)
    8 : 8 sec.
    16 : 16 sec.
    At initial setting, the exposure meter automatically turns off 6 sec. after
    turning the power switch on or lightly pressing the shutter release button.
    However, it can be changed to 4 sec., 8 sec. or 16 sec. (Note that the usable
    number of film rolls per batteries decreases with the longer delay time for
    auto meter-switch-off since it consumes more power.)
    Options

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    16.Self-timer duration (page 68)
    Options 2 : 2 sec.
    10 : 10 sec. (initial setting)
    5 : 5 sec.
    20 : 20 sec.
    At initial setting, the shutter is released 10 sec. after the shutter release
    button is fully depressed in self-timer operation. However, this can be
    changed to 2, 5, or 20 sec.

    17.LCD illuminates by pressing any function button (page 66)
    Options 0: Disabled (initial setting)
    1: Activated
    At initial setting, pressing the Πbutton activates the LCD illuminator.
    However, it can be set to be activated with a press of any button.

    18.AF-Assist Illuminator activation (page 43)
    Options 0: Activated (initial setting)
    1: Disabled
    When the condition for the AF-Assist Illumination is met (page 43) and the
    shutter release button is pressed lightly, the AF-Assist Illuminator of the
    camera automatically turns on and enables autofocus operation in a dark
    environment. However, it can be changed not to turn on (autofocus may
    become impossible).

    19.ISO film speed setting for data imprint between frames (F80S only,
    page 94)
    Options 0: Automatically (initial setting) 3: ISO 100
    1: Under ISO 25
    4: ISO 125-200
    2: ISO 32-80
    5: Over ISO 250
    At initial setting, the F80S automatically sets the film speed of the loaded
    film when imprinting shooting data between film frames. However, it can be
    changed to be set manually. Note that Custom Setting Menu 19 can only be
    selected when the shooting data imprint between film frames is set on the
    camera.
    • Set the Custom Setting option to 0 (automatic setting) or at an option of
    the ISO value of the film in use to imprint shooting data at regular exposure
    level.
    To increase the imprint exposure level, select an option number of lower
    ISO number than the film in use. To decrease it, select a higher ISO
    number.
    • Test shots are recommended when using special film or
    increasing/decreasing data imprint exposure level in imprinting shooting
    data between film frames.
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    Two-Button Reset
    • Two-Button Reset lets you instantly reset specified settings to their
    original initial settings.

    Press the ¸ and ∆ buttons (indicated with green ˇ symbols)
    simultaneously, and hold them for more than 2 sec.

    • The LCD turns off momentarily and the following functions are reset to their
    original settings with the exposure mode select dial set at either ¡, ™, £ or
    ¢:
    Function
    Focus area
    Flexible Program
    Exposure compensation
    Auto Exposure Lock
    Auto Exposure
    Bracketing
    Flash Sync mode
    Flash exposure
    compensation

    Condition
    Centre
    Cancelled
    Cancelled
    Cancelled
    Cancelled
    Front-curtain sync
    Cancelled

    • Cancelling Custom Setting
    • Set the exposure mode/Custom Setting select dial to · and perform TwoButton Reset. The LCD turns off momentarily and then ç disappears from
    the LCD panel. All the Custom Settings are cancelled and reset to their initial
    factory settings (pages 71-75).

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    FLASH
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    You can enjoy the excitement of the Nikon
    F80/F80D/F80S’s advanced flash
    technology by using the built-in Speedlight
    or an optional Speedlight. With the
    F80/F80D/F80S system you’ll discover the
    benefits of flash for more picture-taking
    situations than ever. Make fill-flash a
    standard part of your photography. Brighten
    dull scenes and erase harsh shadows for
    beautiful portraits. With the F80/F80D/F80S
    system’s automatic operation, you can take
    flash pictures like never before.

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    Flash Photogra phy Using Built-In Speedlight
    • Built-in Speedlight

    Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash

    This camera is equipped with a built-in Speedlight that provides an angle of
    coverage for a 28mm lens with a guide number of 12 (ISO100, m). TTL Auto
    Flash modes such as 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and Multi-Sensor
    Balanced Fill-Flash are available and ensure proper exposure of the main
    subject and background, while providing adequate flash output to create
    natural-looking flash photography. In addition to shooting in dim light, the flash
    can be used in daylight to reduce shadows on the main subject or to put
    catchlights in your subject’s eyes. Five flash sync modes—Front-Curtain Sync
    (Normal Sync), Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, Red-Eye Reduction and Red-Eye
    Reduction with Slow Sync—are available with this camera.
    • See below for the TTL Flash modes, page 82 for using the built-in Speedlight
    and page 80 for the flash sync modes.

    • The following TTL Auto Flash modes are available with built-in
    Speedlight depending on the type of lens used. See page 86 for the
    optional Speedlight.
    Lens
    D- or G-type Nikkor lens
    CPU Nikkor lens other than D/Gtype (except AF Nikkor for F3AF)
    Non-CPU Nikkor lens

    TTL Auto Flash mode
    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash*1
    (with Distance Information and Monitor Pre-Flash*2)
    Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash*1
    (with Monitor Pre-Flash*2)
    Standard TTL*3

    *1 When built-in Speedlight is used and the exposure mode is set to Manual or Spot metering
    is selected, TTL Auto Flash mode automatically changes to Standard TTL Flash.
    *2 To cancel Monitor Pre-Flash, select Manual exposure mode or Spot metering.
    *3 Monitor-Pre Flash is not fired in Standard TTL Flash.

    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash
    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash can be performed with a combination of the
    F80/F80D/F80S camera and D- or G-type Nikkor lens. In this flash mode, just
    after you press the shutter release button and before the shutter is activated, the
    built-in Speedlight will fire a series of imperceptible pre-flashes that are detected
    by the F80/F80D/F80S’s five-segment TTL Multi Sensor, then analysed for
    brightness and contrast. Furthermore, it integrates Distance Information from the
    lens with other exposure control information, automatically compensating the
    flash output level so that flash output and ambient light are balanced.
    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash enables flash photography in very difficult
    situations, such as a scene that includes an object with extremely high reflectivity
    or a subject against an “infinite” background (empty sky, clouds, etc.).
    • Set the camera’s exposure mode to any mode other than Manual and
    metering system to other than Spot when using built-in Speedlight.
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    Ready-Light/Accessor y Shoe
    Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, without the Distance Information added to
    the 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, can be performed with a combination
    of the F80/F80D/F80S camera and CPU Nikkor lens other than D/G-type.
    • Set the camera’s exposure mode to any mode other than Manual and
    metering system to other than Spot when using built-in Speedlight.
    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash together with Multi-Sensor Balanced FillFlash is called Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor

    Standard TTL Flash
    Standard TTL Flash can be performed with non-CPU Nikkor lens. (Can only be
    used with exposure mode set to Manual.) With CPU Nikkor lens, Standard TTL
    Flash is automatically set when the camera is set to Manual exposure mode or
    Spot metering when using built-in Speedlight. In Standard TTL Flash,
    automatic flash output level compensation is not available. This means that,
    even though the main subject is correctly exposed, the background may not
    be. Standard TTL Flash is useful when you want to highlight the main subject
    or perform flash exposure compensation.
    • Monitor Pre-Flash is cancelled in Standard TTL Flash.

    • Ready-light
    • When using the built-in Speedlight or an optional Speedlight such as the SB-80DX,
    SB-50DX, SB-30, SB-29s/29, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-23 or SB-22s, the
    ready-light fi appears in the viewfinder when the Speedlight is fully charged and
    ready to fire.
    • If the ready-light blinks approx. 3 sec. after full flash output, underexposure
    may have occurred (when the Speedlight is set to TTL or non-TTL Auto Flash
    mode). Check the focus distance, aperture or flash shooting distance range
    and shoot again.

    • Accessory shoe

    • An optional Speedlight, i.e. SB-80DX, SB-50DX, SB-30, SB-29s/29, SB-28/28DX,
    SB-27, SB-23 or SB-22s can be attached directly to the accessory shoe of the
    F80/F80D/F80S without a cord. This accessory shoe is equipped with a
    safetylock which prevents accidental drop when a Speedlight with a safetylock pin (i.e. SB-80DX, SB-30, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-26, SB-25 or SB-22s)
    is attached.
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    Flash Sync Mode Featur es
    • Five flash sync modes are available with the F80/F80D/F80S.

    Set the flash sync mode by rotating the Main-Command
    Dial while pressing the flash sync mode button ±.

    ‹: Rear-Curtain Sync
    The Speedlight fires at the end of the
    exposure, turning available light into a stream
    of light that follows the flash-illuminated
    moving subject. When Rear-Curtain Sync is
    set in Auto-Multi Progam or Aperture-Priority
    Auto exposure mode, Slow Sync is
    automatically set. (With an optional
    Speedlight SB-26, 25 and 24, set the
    Speedlight’s sync mode selector to REAR.)

    ›: Red-Eye Reduction

    Set the flash sync mode to Front-Curtain
    Sync for normal flash photography. The
    camera’s shutter speed is automatically set
    to 1/60 to 1/125 sec. for flash photography
    in Auto-Multi Progam or Aperture-Priority
    Auto exposure mode.(With an optional
    Speedlight SB-26, SB-25 and SB-24, set
    the Speedlight’s sync mode selector to
    NORMAL.)

    ¤: Slow Sync
    Normally, the camera’s shutter speed is
    automatically set to 1/60 to 1/125 sec. for
    flash photography in Auto-Multi Progam or
    Aperture-Priority Auto exposure mode.
    However, for shooting nighttime scenes,
    Slow Sync uses a slower shutter speed
    (down to 30 sec.) to bring out background
    details using all of the available light.

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    ⁄: Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
    Red-Eye Reduction and Slow Sync mode are simultaneously set. Set the
    exposure mode to Auto-Multi Progam or Aperture-Priority Auto. (With an
    optional Speedlight SB-80DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27 or SB-26, the Red-Eye
    Reduction lamp of the Speedlight lights.)

    NOTE: Flash Sync Modes
    • When Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync is
    selected, the Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights for approx. 1 sec. before the
    flash fires. Do not move the camera or let the subject move until the shutter
    is released. (Red-Eye Reduction is not recommended in shooting situations
    where shutter release is your top priority.)
    • With some lenses, light from the Red-Eye Reduction lamp may not reach
    the subject’s eyes. In some cases, red-eye effect may not be reduced
    effectively due to the location of subject.
    • With Slow Sync and Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, keep the camera
    steady to prevent picture blur since the shutter speed is slow. Use of a
    tripod is recommended.
    • Rear-Curtain Sync cannot be used with a studio flash system since the
    correct synchronisation cannot be obtained.

    Speedlight

    ∞: Front-Curtain Sync

    The Red-Eye Reduction lamp lights for
    approx. 1 sec. before the flash fires in order
    to reduce the red-eye effect in photos of
    people or animals. (With an optional
    Speedlight SB-80DX, SB-28/28DX, SB-27 or
    SB-26, the Red-Eye Reduction lamp of the
    Speedlight lights.)

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    Using the Built-In Speedlight
    • Operation described in this section applies when the built-in Speedlight
    and D- or G-type AF Nikkor are attached.

    1
    the built-in Speedlight by pressing the flash
    2 Release
    lock-release button, and set the flash sync mode by
    Set the metering system.

    fi appears in the viewfinder, make sure the
    4 Confirm
    subject is within the flash shooting distance range
    and shoot.

    • Set the metering system to Matrix or Centre-Weighted Metering.

    • Speedlight starts to charge when it is released and fi appears in the
    viewfinder when Speedlight is fully charged.
    • Press the Speedlight down gently until it clicks into place to retract it. (To
    conserve power, keep the Speedlight retracted when it is not in use.)

    3

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    Set exposure mode and confirm shutter speed and
    aperture.
    • Note that Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor is executed
    with the exposure mode set to Auto-Multi Progam, Shutter-Priority Auto or
    Aperture-Priority Auto, and Standard TTL with the Manual.
    • Available shutter speed and aperture in each exposure mode
    Exposure mode
    Available shutter speed Available aperture Page
    Automatically set
    Auto-Multi Progam
    (1/125-1/60 sec.*1)
    Automatically set 50
    Shutter-Priority Auto
    1/125-30 sec.*2
    52
    Automatically
    set
    Aperture-Priority Auto
    54
    (1/125-1/60 sec.*1)
    Desired setting*3
    Manual
    1/125-30 sec.*2, buLb
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    *1 Shutter speed is prolonged up to 30 sec. with Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync and Red-Eye
    Reduction with Slow Sync.
    *2 Shutter speed shifts automatically to 1/125 sec. when the shutter speed is set to faster than
    1/125 sec. and the flash is fired (or attached optional Speedlight is turned on). In this case,
    125 appears in the viewfinder and the selected shutter speed display blinks in the LCD panel.
    *3 Flash shooting distance range depends on the ISO film speed of the film in use and
    aperture selected. In Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode, set the aperture
    according to the flash shooting distance range table on page 83.

    • Flash shooting distance range for built-in Speedlight
    Flash shooting distance changes according to the film speed in use and
    aperture setting.
    ISO Film speed

    25

    50

    100

    200

    400

    800

    Guide number

    6


    1.4
    2
    2.8
    4
    5.6
    8

    8.5

    1.4
    2
    2.8
    4
    5.6
    8
    11

    12
    1.4
    2
    2.8
    4
    5.6
    8
    11
    16

    17
    2
    2.8
    4
    5.6
    8
    11
    16
    22

    24
    2.8
    4
    5.6
    8
    11
    16
    22
    32

    34
    4
    5.6
    8
    11
    16
    22
    32


    Aperture value

    Flash shooting
    distance range
    (m)
    2-8.5
    1.4-6
    1-4.2
    0.7-3
    0.6-2.1
    0.6-1.5
    0.6-1.1
    0.6-0.8

    • The maximum flash shooting distance can also be calculated by dividing the
    guide number by the aperture value selected.
    Example: When f/2.8 is selected with ISO 100 film using the camera’s built-in
    Speedlight, the maximum flash shooting distance will be;

    12 = approx. 4.2m

    2.8

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    Speedlight

    rotating the Main-Command Dial while pressing the
    ± button.

    • The shutter cannot be released unless fi appears without blinking in the
    viewfinder.
    • fi in the viewfinder blinks approx. 3 sec. after full flash output. This may
    indicate underexposure has occurred. Check the focus distance, aperture
    or flash shooting distance range and shoot again.
    • When the conditions for AF-Assist Illumination are met (page 43), the AFAssist Illuminator automatically turns on to guide autofocus.
    • In Auto-Multi Progam exposure mode, the camera automatically controls
    maximum available aperture according to the film speed. See page 87.
    • Continuous shooting (˜) cannot be used in flash shooting.
    • With VR Nikkor lenses, the vibration reduction function when shutter release
    button is lightly pressed does not operate while the built-in Speedlight is
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    Usable Lenses with Built-In Speedlight
    • Usable lenses with built-in Speedlight
    • 28mm to 300mm CPU lenses can be used with the built-in Speedlight.
    • Make sure to remove the lens hood.
    • The built-in Speedlight cannot be used at shooting distance less than 0.6m. At
    shorter shooting distances, we recommend using an optional Speedlight to
    reduce vignetting.
    • Vignetting occurs at the edges of the frame resulting in underexposure with the
    following zoom lenses, which have limitations in usable focal length or shooting
    distance (With colour print film, vignetting is reduced since the edges of the
    frame are cropped out in film processing.):
    Lens

    Limitations

    AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8 ED

    35mm focal length at 1.5m or longer shooting distance.

    AF 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5 IF-ED

    28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance

    AF 20-35mm f/2.8

    28mm focal length at 2m or longer shooting distance or 35mm focal length at
    0.7m or longer shooting distance

    AF 24-85mm f/2.8-4

    28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance

    Flash Exposure Compensation
    • Flash exposure compensation lets you intentionally change the correct
    exposure computed by the Speedlight and the camera. For example,
    you can highlight the main subject by increasing the flash output or
    prevent the main subject from becoming too bright by decreasing the
    flash output.

    flash exposure compensation by rotating the
    1 Set
    Main-Command Dial while pressing the ˚ button
    until the desired compensation value appears (–3 EV
    to +1 EV in 1/2 steps).
    Electronic analog exposure
    display
    –0.5 EV compensation

    AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED 28mm or longer focal length
    28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 0.8m or longer shooting distance

    AF-S 28-70mm f/2.8 ED

    50mm or longer focal length; and at 50mm, at 0.8m or longer shooting distance

    AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5

    28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 2m or longer shooting distance

    AF 28-100mm f/3.5-5.6G

    28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 1m or longer shooting distance

    AF 35-70mm f/2.8

    35mm or longer focal length; and at 35mm, at 0.8m or longer shooting distance.

    AF Micro 70-180mm
    f/4.5-5.6 ED

    70mm or longer focal length; and at 70mm, at 0.7m or longer shooting distance

    * 28mm to 200mm non-CPU Nikkor lenses (AI-S, AI, AI-modified Nikkor) and
    Series-E lenses except 200mm f/2 lens can be used with the built-in
    Speedlight. However following lenses have limitations in usable focal length or
    shooting distance:
    • AI-S/AI 25-50mm f/4 (40mm or longer focal length; and at 40mm, at 0.8m or
    longer shooting distance)
    • AI-S 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 (35mm or longer focal length)
    • AI 35-70mm f/3.5 (35mm or longer focal length; and at 35mm, at 1m or longer
    shooting distance)
    • AI 28-45mm f/4.5 (28mm or longer focal length; and at 28mm, at 1m or longer
    shooting distance)
    • AI-modified 50-300mm f/4.5 (200mm or longer focal length)
    • AI-S/AI 50-300mm f/4.5 (135mm or longer focal length)
    • AI-S 80-200mm f/2.8 (105mm or longer focal length)
    • AI-modified 85-250mm f/4 (135mm or longer focal length)
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    +1 EV compensation
    • When the flash exposure compensation is set, ~ appears in the LCD
    panel and viewfinder. The compensation value can be checked by pressing
    the ˚ button.
    • Normally, you should compensate exposure to the + side when the
    background is brighter than your main subject, or to the – side when the
    background is darker.

    the built-in Speedlight by pressing the flash
    2 Release
    lock-release button, and set the flash sync mode and
    exposure mode.
    picture, focus and confirm fi appears in
    3 Compose
    viewfinder. Then make sure the subject is within the
    flash shooting distance range and shoot.
    • To cancel flash exposure compensation, rotate the Main-Command Dial
    while pressing the ˚ button to reset the compensation value to 0.0.
    Alternately, you can perform Two-Button Reset (page 76). (Turning the
    power switch off does not cancel the flash exposure compensation
    function.)

    Speedlight

    AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6

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    Usable Optional Speedlights

    Flash mode

    Speedlight

    Le
    ns

    SB-80DX,
    SB-28/28DX
    (Cordless)
    SB-50DX
    (Cordless)
    SB-27
    (Cordless)
    SB-26*5
    (Cordless)
    SB-25
    (Cordless)
    SB-24
    (Cordless)
    SB-29s/29*6
    SB-23, SB-21B*6
    (Cordless)
    SB-30, SB-22s,
    SB-22, SB-20,
    SB-16B, SB-15
    (Cordless)
    SB-11*8, SB-14,
    SB-140*9

    TTL

    A

    3D MultiMultiSensor
    Sensor Standard
    TTL
    Balanced Balanced flash*
    2
    Fill-Flash*1 Fill-Flash

    Å
    Í
    Î
    Å
    Í
    Î
    Å
    Í
    Î
    Å
    Í
    Î
    Å
    Í
    Î
    ÅÍ
    Î
    ÅÍ

    R
    R*1
    R
    R*1
    R
    R*1
    R
    R*1
    R
    R*1
    R*1
    R*7

    Î
    ÅÍ

    R*7

    R*7

    π



    &
    Red-Eye
    Reduction*3

    Non-TTL
    Auto

    Manual

    Repeating
    Flash

    RearCurtain
    Sync*3

    R
    R
    R

    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    R
    R
    R

    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    R

    R

    R
    R

    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    R

    Î
    ÅÍ
    Î

    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    M

    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    R

    R

    R

    R

    R

    R

    R

    R

    R

    R
    R

    R
    R

    R
    R

    R
    R

    R
    R

    Monitor
    PreFalsh*4
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R
    R

    *1 Select metering system other than Spot.
    *2 Standard TTL is performed with Spot Metering. Also, selecting Manual exposure mode automatically changes the TTL Auto
    Flash mode to Standard TTL with Speedlights other than SB-80DX, 50DX, 28/28DX, 27, 26, 25 and 24 that are equipped with
    TTL Auto Flash.
    *3 Can be set from camera.
    *4 When Spot metering is selected, Monitor Pre-Flash will not be fired.
    *5 Wireless Slave Flash can be performed with the SB-26. Shutter speed is automatically controlled to slower than 1/90
    sec. when the Wireless Slave Flash selector is set to D.
    *6 With the SB-29s/29 and SB-21B, autofocus can only be used when an AF Micro-Nikkor (60mm, 105mm, 200mm and
    70-180mm) is attached.
    *7 Select exposure mode other than Manual or metering system other than Spot.
    *8 TTL auto flash is possible with TTL Remote Cord SC-23.
    In A or M flash mode, attach SU-2 to SC-13 with SB-11 and SB-14, or attach SU-3 to SC-13 with SB-140. SC-11 or
    SC-15 can also be used; however, the ready-light does not appear in the viewfinder and the shutter speed does not
    change automatically.
    *9 Ultraviolet photography can be performed only when SB-140 is set to M. (Infrared photography cannot be performed.)

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    • Notes on using the optional Speedlight
    • See your Speedlight manual for details. If the camera groups are defined in the
    manual of the Speedlight with TTL Auto Flash, see the section for camera group I.
    • Flash sync speed is 1/125 sec. or slower when using an optional Speedlight.
    • Available film speeds for TTL Auto Flash are ISO 25 to ISO 1000.
    • With the SB-26, 25 or 24, flash sync mode set on the Speedlight overrides the
    setting on the camera body.
    • When Red-Eye Reduction or Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync is set on a
    camera attached with the SB-80DX, 28/28DX, 27 or 26, the Red-Eye
    Reduction lamp of the Speedlight lights up.
    • Even when the optional Speedlight with the AF-Assist Illuminator is attached,
    AF-Assist Illuminator does not emit light unless the conditions for AF-Assist
    Illumination are met (page 43).
    • With SK-6 and SB-24 are attached, AF-Assist Illuminators of the camera body
    and the Speedlight do not emit light.
    • In Auto-Multi Progam exposure mode, the camera automatically controls the
    maximum available aperture as follows in relation to the film speed:
    ISO film speed
    25
    50 100 200 400 800 1000
    Maximum Built-in Speedlight
    2
    2.4 2.8 3.3
    4
    4.8

    available
    Optional
    Speedlight
    2.8
    3.3
    4
    4.8
    5.6
    6.7
    6.7
    aperture
    * When film speed increases by one step, the maximum available aperture is
    stopped down by 1/2 f/stop. If you are using a lens with a maximum
    aperture smaller than that listed above, the automatically controlled aperture
    range is from the lens’ maximum to minimum aperture.
    • Use the optional Accessory Shoe Adaptor AS-15 to use the sync terminal
    • When flash exposure compensation is set, ~ appears in the viewfinder
    without the compensation value.
    • ƒEE in the LCD panel and ¡ in the viewfinder blink and the shutter cannot be
    released when the exposure mode is set to ¡ and attached Speedlight is not
    set to TTL Auto Flash. Set the Speedlight flash mode to TTL, or set the
    camera’s exposure mode to ™, £ or ¢.
    • To cancel Monitor Pre-Flash when using the SB-80DX, 50DX, 28/28DX, 27, 26
    or 25, select Spot metering.
    • Using camera's built-in Speedlight and the SB-50DX, double-flash operation
    and bounce-flash operation with double flash can be performed.

    NOTE: Flash attachments made by manufacturers other than Nikon

    Speedlight

    • In the table, Å indicates D- or G-type Nikkor lenses (except IX-Nikkor),
    Í indicates CPU Nikkor lens other than D- or G-type (except AF
    Nikkor for F3AF) and Î indicates non-CPU Nikkor lenses.

    Use only Nikon Speedlights. Other units may damage the camera’s electrical
    circuit due to incompatible voltage requirements (not compatible with 250V
    or higher), electric contact alignment or switch phase.
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    About Depth of F ield and F ocus Tracking
    This camera is equipped with autofocus where focusing is
    automatically executed by the camera. Basics of the relationship
    between focus and depth of field and Focus Tracking are
    explained in this section.

    •Depth of field
    When focusing, depth of field should be considered. Depth of field is the
    zone of sharpest focus in front of and behind the subject on which the
    lens is focused. It varies according to shooting distance, focal length and,
    above all, aperture. Smaller apertures (larger f-numbers) will produce a
    deeper depth of field where the background and foreground become
    sharper; larger apertures (smaller f-numbers) will produce a shallower
    depth of field where the background becomes blurred. Similarly, shorter
    shooting distance or longer focal length will produce a shallower depth of
    field, and longer shooting distance or shorter focal length will produce a
    deeper depth of field. Note that depth of field tends to be shallower in
    front of and deeper behind the subject in focus.

    •Focus Tracking
    When the focus mode selector is set to Single Servo AF (S) or Continuous
    Servo AF (C) and the shutter release button is lightly pressed or AE-L/AFL button (when AF start in ·11 is selected) is kept pressed, the
    camera automatically switches to Focus Tracking when a moving subject
    is detected. Focus Tracking enables the camera to analyse the speed of
    the moving subject according to the focus data detected, and to obtain
    correct focus by anticipating the subject’s position—and driving the lens
    to that position—at the exact moment of exposure.
    In Single Servo AF, Focus Tracking is activated with a subject that has
    been moving in advance to the focus detection, and focus is locked when
    the subject stops moving and / appears in the viewfinder. In Continuous
    Servo AF, camera continues to track subject (even with a subject which
    started moving in the middle of the focus detection) and focus is not
    locked.

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    DATA BACK
    Imprint the date and/or time on photographs
    with the data back of the Nikon F80D or
    F80S, and also shooting data between
    frames (F80S only).

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    Adjusting Da te and Time and Imprinting Da ta
    • The F80D and F80S allow you to imprint Year/Month/Day,
    Day/Hour/Minute (24-hour clock), Month/Day/Year or Day/Month/Year
    on your picture (in any exposure mode).
    Data imprint LCD panel
    ADJUST button

    2 Push SELECT button so year section starts blinking.

    Data imprint LCD panel
    ADJUST button

    F80D

    F80S

    • Each time you push the SELECT button the blinking section moves in the
    order of year, month and day. ’ indicates the year section (last two digits)
    and M indicates the month section. (M is not imprinted on the picture.)

    3 Push ADJUST button to set the year to “00”.
    SELECT button
    MODE button

    SELECT button
    MODE button
    Shooting data imprint dial

    • Adjusting date and time (Example: year 2000, April 21, 15:30; shows
    the operation with F80D; same operation with F80S)

    • Each time you push the ADJUST button the year section changes as
    follows (between 1998 to 2049):

    1 Push MODE button to select one of the date displays.
    • To change the numerical indication rapidly, hold the ADJUST button down
    for more than 1 sec.

    • Each time you push the MODE button the display changes as follows:

    Year/Month/Day Day/Hour/Minute

    No imprint

    Day/Month/Year
    Month/Day/Year
    • To set date choose display other than Day/Hour/Minute. With
    Day/Hour/Minute display, only time can be set.
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    the newly adjusted date display appears without
    blinking.

    • Push the SELECT button until the date display stops blinking. When the
    data imprint indicator — appears in the data imprint LCD panel,
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    date setting is complete.

    Data Back

    the month and day following steps 2 and 3. When
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    Adjusting Da te and Time and Imprinting Da ta —continued
    MODE button to select Day/Hour/Minute
    5 Push
    display.

    6 Push SELECT button so hour section starts blinking.

    • To set time to the precise second, push the SELECT button once at the
    step 8 so : indication blinks. When the actual time coincides with the time
    you have set, push the ADJUST button. The clock starts from 00 sec.
    (Seconds are not displayed in the LCD panel.)
    Example: To set the clock to 13:00:00:
    Set the clock to 13:00. Push the SELECT button so : indication blinks.
    When the time becomes exactly 13:00:00, push the ADJUST button to start
    the clock at exactly 13:00:00.
    • Batteries in the camera body also power the Quartz Date. Set the date and
    time after installing batteries for the first time. When changing batteries,
    date and time remain in the Quartz Date memory up to approx. 15 minutes
    without batteries. If the date and time data are lost, reset them.

    • Imprinting date/time

    • Each time you push the SELECT button, the blinking section moves in the
    order of hour, minute and : (colon).

    Push MODE button to select date/time display and fully
    depress the shutter release button to take a picture with
    the imprinted date/time.

    7 Push ADJUST button to set the hour to “15”.

    the newly adjusted time display appears without
    blinking.

    Data Back

    the minute following steps 6 and 7. When the
    8 Set
    setting is complete, push the SELECT button twice so

    • The data displayed on the data imprint LCD will be imprinted on the
    picture. Select -- -- -- (no imprint) to cancel data imprint. Compatible
    film speeds for data imprinting are ISO32-3200.
    • Data imprint indicator — blinks for approx. two to three sec. immediately
    after the shutter is released (when a film is loaded).

    Imprinted date/time
    The illustration at right indicates the
    position of the imprinted date/time on the
    film. It may be difficult to read against
    bright colours such as white or reddish
    hues.

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    • Pushing the SELECT button once makes : blink and pushing it a second
    time makes — appear. When — appears, the setting is complete.

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    Imprinting Shooting Data (F80S only)
    • With the F80S, you can imprint shutter speed, aperture and selected
    exposure compensation values between film frames (in any exposure
    mode).

    Select shooting data imprint by rotating the shooting
    data imprint dial to $i.

    • When a picture is taken, three shooting data—shutter speed and aperture
    value displayed in the viewfinder and set exposure compensation value—are
    imprinted between film frames. Note that the Bracketing value in the Auto
    Exposure Bracketing is not imprinted. Also, Bracketing value is not added to
    the imprinted compensation value.
    • With non-CPU lens, aperture is imprinted as ƒ--.
    • Compatible film speeds for shooting data imprinting are ISO25-3200.
    • To fit into a slide mount, edges of the film and the imprinted shooting data may
    be cut off in processing. To avoid this, make sure to have the film processed
    without cutting.
    • When shooting data imprint is selected, film advance speed may slow down
    even when the film advance mode is set to continuous shooting. The film
    advance speed varies with film sensitivity and temperature; it becomes slower
    with slower film sensitivity and at lower temperatures.
    • Liquid crystal illumination is used in imprinting shooting data. Due to slow
    response characteristics of the liquid crystal, previous data may be imprinted
    or data imprint may overlap. This tends to occur at lower temperatures. Make
    sure to release the shutter after shooting data has changed especially with
    continuous shooting. Also, correct data imprint may not be executed when the
    brightness, shutter speed or aperture of each frame vary.
    c 19: At initial setting, F80S automatically sets the film speed of the loaded
    film when imprinting shooting data between film frames. However, it
    can be changed to set manually (page 75).
    * Custom Setting Menu 19 can only be selected when the shooting data imprint
    between film frames is set on the camera.

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    MISCELLANEOUS
    The Nikon F80/F80D/F80S is a highperformance, precision instrument, designed
    to deliver superior pictures. You’ll want to
    take good care of your camera to ensure the
    best possible performance. Take time to
    review this section thoroughly, as doing so
    will add to your picture-taking pleasure.
    We’ve also included information about
    optional accessories and a detailed section
    with technical specifications. Please read
    these areas carefully.

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    Optional Accessories

    Battery Pack MB-16
    • With the Battery Pack MB-16, four 1.5V AA-type alkaline-manganese, lithium,
    NiCd or Ni-MH batteries can be used to power the F80/F80D/F80S. When AAtype lithium batteries are used, usable number of film rolls increases and
    maintains stable performance at low temperatures. (Film advance speed in
    continuous shooting remains the same [as that of batteries installed only in the
    camera body] with the MB-16.)

    Eyepiece correction lenses
    • Eyepiece correction lenses enable near- or far-sighted photographers to adjust
    the eyepiece dioptre to suit their vision, and can be attached easily by
    inserting onto the viewfinder eyepiece. Nine optional eyepiece correction
    lenses provide viewfinder dioptre settings of –5, –4, –3, –2, 0, +0.5, +1, +2 and
    +3m–1 (combined dioptre with setting on camera body). We recommend that
    you actually look through the viewfinder with various correction lenses
    attached before making a purchase, since viewfinder dioptre differs from one
    person to another. Use the optional eyepiece correction lens when you need
    eyepiece correction over –1.8 to +0.8m–1 that can be adjusted using the
    F80/F80D/F80S’s dioptre adjustment lever.
    The rubber eyecup cannot be used together with the eyepiece correction
    lenses.

    Lenses
    • A wide variety of AF lenses — 14mm to 600mm wideangle, telephoto, zoom,
    Micro or DC (Defocus image Control) — is available for the F80/F80D/F80S.

    Filtres
    • Nikon filtres can be divided into three types: screw-in, drop-in and rearinterchange. With the F80/F80D/F80S, the filtre factor need not be considered
    except for the R60 filtre. Compensate exposure +1 EV when using the R60.
    Note that when special filtres available from manufacturers other than Nikon
    are used, autofocus or the electronic rangefinder may not operate properly.
    • Use circular-polarising filtre C-PL instead of polarising filtre Polar. The linear
    polarising filtre cannot be used with the F80/F80D/F80S.
    • Use NC filtre when using the filtre to protect the lens.
    • Moiré may occur when shooting a subject against bright light or if a bright light
    source is in the frame. In this case, remove the filtre before shooting.

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    Cable release AR-3
    • When the Cable Release AR-3 is attached to the release terminal of the F80/
    F80D/F80S, camera shake can be reduced when shooting with slow shutter
    speed such as in night scene photography, astronomical photography or
    close-up photography.

    Speedlight SB-28/SB-27
    • Speedlight SB-28/SB-27 normally uses four AA-type alkaline-manganese
    batteries with a guide number of 36 (SB-28) and 30 (SB-27) (manual flash, 35mm
    zoom-head position, ISO 100, m, 20°C). Optional external power source
    SD-7 and SD-8A or Power Bracket SK-6A (SB-28 only) can also be used.
    • 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash, which enables natural-looking overall
    exposures and a better balance between ambient light and the fill-flash (even
    when a highly reflective object is located within the frame or the background is
    non-reflective), is compatible with the SB-28/SB-27. Also, the AF Assist
    Illuminator enables autofocus operation in a dark environment.
    • Automatic power zoom continuously changes the zoom-head position
    according to the lens’ focal length. Also, a variety of flashes, including Slow
    Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync, non-TTL Auto Flash or manual flash are compatible
    with the SB-28/SB-27. With SB-28, Repeating Flash is also available.

    Wireless Slave Flash Controller SU-4 (with SG-2)
    • TTL multi-flash, where a Speedlight to which Wireless Slave Flash Controller
    SU-4 (with SG-2) is attached is fired simultaneously with the Speedlight attached
    to the F80/F80D/F80S, can also be used. Use the Diffuser SG-2 supplied with
    the SU-4. The Diffuser SG-1 cannot be used. If the SG-1 is supplied with your
    SU-4, contact an authorised Nikon dealer or service centre.
    • When using the built-in Speedlight of the F80/F80D/F80S as a master flash, cancel
    the Monitor Pre-Flash by selecting Manual exposure mode or Spot metering.

    Soft case (CF-59/CF-60)
    • Two camera cases, CF-59 (for standard lens) and CF-60 (for telephoto lens) are
    available for this camera.
    CF-59: Camera body fits inside case with AF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6D IF or
    smaller lens attached.
    CF-60: Camera body fits inside case with AF 75-240mm f/4.5-5.6D or smaller
    lens attached.

    Neckstraps/Handstrap AH-4
    • Braid-type AN-4B (black) and AN-4Y (yellow), wide braid-type neckstrap
    AN-6Y (yellow) and AN-6W (burgundy) neckstraps are available.
    • Handstrap AH-4 helps you to hold the camera firmly and easily, and shoot in
    quick-motion.
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    Miscellaneous

    • A variety of optional accessories, including power source and
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    Camera Car e
    Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the camera body and clean it
    with a soft, clean cloth. After using the camera near seawater, wipe the camera
    body with a soft, clean cloth slightly moistened with pure water to remove salt,
    and then dry it with a dry cloth. NEVER use organic solvents like thinner or
    benzene. They may damage the camera.

    • Cleaning mirror and lens
    Use a blower brush to remove dirt and dust from the mirror or lens. To remove
    fingerprints or smudges from the lens’ surface, use a soft, clean cotton cloth or
    lens tissue moistened with ethanol (alcohol) or lens cleaner.

    • Do not subject the camera or lens to strong vibration or shock
    Do not drop the camera body and lens or hit them against a hard surface as this
    may damage their precision mechanism.

    • Remove the batteries and store the camera with a desiccant
    If you do not intend to use the camera for a long time, remove the batteries to
    protect the camera from battery leakage.
    • In a humid environment, store the camera inside a plastic bag with a desiccant
    to keep out dust, moisture and salt. Note, however, that storing leather cases in
    vinyl bags may cause the leather to deteriorate. Keep the batteries in a cool, dry
    place away from heat or humidity.
    • Change the desiccant occasionally since it does not absorb moisture effectively
    after a while.
    • Leaving the camera unused for a long period of time may cause mold to grow
    and result in malfunction. Turn the power on and release the shutter a few times
    once per month.
    • To maintain the built-in Speedlight in peak condition, fire it a few times every
    month. This will enable you to use the flash for many years.

    • Do not touch the shutter curtains
    The shutter is made of very thin curtains. Do not hold, poke, or blow strongly with
    a blower brush. Doing so may scratch, deform or tear the shutter curtains.

    • Avoid strong electric or magnetic fields
    The camera may not function properly in strong electric or magnetic fields such
    as near a transmitter tower. Avoid using the camera in such locations.

    • Store the camera in a cool, dry place
    Store the camera in a cool, dry place to prevent mold and mildew.
    Keep it away from naphthalene or camphor (moth repellent), electrical appliances
    that generate magnetic fields or an excessively hot place such as inside a vehicle
    during the summer or near a heater.

    • Avoid extreme temperature change
    An extreme temperature change can cause condensation inside the camera body.
    When taking the camera to a very hot place from a very cold place or vice versa,
    place it inside an airtight container such as a plastic bag and leave it inside a
    while to expose the camera gradually to the temperature change.

    • Avoid water or moisture
    Keep the camera away from water or moisture. When using the camera near
    water, guard against splashes, especially salt water spray.

    Nikon cannot be held responsible for any malfunction resulting from the use of
    the camera other than as specified in this manual.

    98

    99

    Miscellaneous

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    Notes on Batteries
    Keep batteries out of children’s
    reach.

    WARNING

    Do not leave

    If someone accidentally swallows batteries,
    call a doctor immediately.

    • Use two CR123A or DL123A lithium batteries

    Tr oubleshooting
    LCD panel

    Viewfinder

    Cause

    ƒEE blinks

    ƒEE blinks

    • CPU Nikkor lens other
    than G-type is not set
    to its minimum
    aperture.

    ƒEE blinks

    ¡ blinks

    Turn the camera power off before changing batteries and insert the batteries with
    ´ and ‰ ends positioned correctly.
    • Stains on the battery poles may cause lack of contact. Wipe the batteries well
    with a dry cloth before installing.

    M appears

    • Use fresh batteries at low temperatures
    Battery power diminishes at extremely low temperatures and the camera may not
    function properly with old batteries. Use a fresh set of batteries at low
    temperatures, keep spare batteries warm, and use them alternately.
    • Film advance speed lowers and number of usable film rolls becomes less at low
    temperatures. However, battery power may recover when the temperature
    returns to normal.



    • Batteries are nearing
    exhaustion.

    • Have fresh ones ready.

    17

    M blinks



    • Batteries are just
    about exhausted.

    • Turn the power off and
    replace batteries with
    new ones.

    17

    M and Err
    blink

    Err blinks

    • Batteries are
    exhausted during film
    rewind.

    • Replace batteries with
    new ones or recharge
    batteries and turn the
    power on again. If this
    warning appears
    frequently, contact
    authorised Nikon dealer
    or service centre.

    17

    ƒ-- blinks

    ƒ-- blinks

    • Non-CPU lens is
    • Attach CPU lens
    18, 34
    attached or lens is not
    (except IX-Nikkor).
    attached.
    With a non-CPU lens,
    set the exposure mode
    to M and set the
    aperture with lens’
    aperture ring.

    Err and E blink

    Err and
    E blink

    • Film is not correctly
    advanced.

    s, and
    Err blink

    Err blinks

    E blinks when
    exposure meter
    is turned on
    100

    18

    87

    • Do not throw batteries into a fire or short circuit batteries
    Do not throw batteries into a fire. Do not short, disassemble, heat or charge
    batteries.

    • Set lens to minimum
    aperture.

    Page

    • Attached Speedlight is • Set the Speedlight
    not set at TTL Auto
    flash mode to TTL, or
    Flash in P mode.
    set the camera’s
    exposure mode to S, A
    or M.

    Use two CR123A or DL123A lithium batteries.
    • Change the batteries well before the end of their life and prepare spare batteries
    before important photographic occasions.

    • Turn the camera power off when changing batteries

    Remedy

    • Reload film.

    • Film speed is set to
    • Load DX-coded film or
    DX and non-DX-coded
    set the film speed
    film is loaded.
    manually.

    E blinks when • Film remains in the
    exposure meter camera after film
    rewind is complete.
    is turned on

    • Remove the film
    cartridge.

    21

    21, 36

    29

    101

    Miscellaneous

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    Tr oubleshooting —continued
    Viewfinder

    End blinks

    End blinks



    / blinks

    HI appears

    Lo appears



    buLb blinks

    102

    HI appears

    Lo appears

    Cause

    Page

    LCD panel

    Viewfinder

    • The end of the film roll • Rewind film by pressing 29, 36
    has been reached
    the two film rewind
    (When ·1 is
    buttons „.
    selected).

    Shutter speed
    indication blinks

    125 appears • Shutter speed faster
    than sync speed is
    selected in S or M
    mode.

    • Autofocus is not
    possible.

    Remedy

    • Focus manually.

    Electronic • Subject brightness is
    analog exposure beyond camera’s
    exposure range.
    display blinks

    • When the subject is bright,
    use ND filtre and when the
    subject is dark, use flash.
    The electronic analog
    exposure display remains
    blinking when the
    Speedlight is used.

    Remedy

    Page

    • Release the shutter as it
    is to take a flash picture.
    (Shutter speed
    automatically shifts to
    1/125 sec.)

    82

    47

    • Overexposure warning • In P mode, use ND filtre. 50-55
    (subject is too bright). • In S mode, select faster
    52
    shutter speed.
    54
    • In A mode, select smaller
    aperture (larger fnumber).
    (If the warning indication
    remains after performing
    above remedies in S or A
    mode, use ND filtre as
    well.)
    • Underexposure
    • In P mode, use flash.
    warning (subject is too • In S mode, select slower
    dark.).
    shutter speed.
    • In A mode, select larger
    aperture (smaller fnumber).
    (If the warning indication
    remains after performing
    above remedies in S or A
    mode, use flash as well.)

    Cause

    50-55
    52
    54



    fi blinks
    for 3 sec.
    after flash

    • Flash has fired at full
    output and
    underexposure may
    have occurred.

    79, 83
    • Shoot again after
    confirming focus
    distance, aperture or
    flash shooting distance
    range.

    Err blinks

    Err blinks

    • Malfunction detected.

    • Release shutter again.
    If the warning
    indication remains, or
    this warning appears
    frequently, contact
    authorised Nikon dealer
    or service centre.

    o–– and
    frame counter
    blink

    • Camera back is
    o–– and
    opened during film
    frame counter
    rewind.
    blink

    •Close the camera back
    immediately and restart
    rewinding film by
    pressing the two „
    buttons.

    Miscellaneous

    LCD panel

    36

    57

    52, 65
    buLb blinks • Shutter speed is set to • Cancel the buLb by
    buLb in S mode.
    selecting 30 sec. or faster
    shutter speed, or select M
    mode to perform Long
    Time Exposure.

    In certain cases, due to static electricity or poorly loaded batteries, the
    F80/F80D/F80S’s microcomputer may turn the camera off, even with fresh,
    properly installed batteries. For the same reason, the film may not advance
    properly. In each of these cases, to resume operation, simply turn the power off,
    then turn it on again. Or, remove and reinstall the batteries.

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    Type of camera
    Exposure modes

    Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically
    controlled focal-plane shutter and built-in Speedlight
    ¡:
    ™:
    £:
    ¢:

    Auto-Multi Progam (Flexible Program possible)
    Shutter-Priority Auto
    Aperture-Priority Auto
    Manual

    Picture format

    24 x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)

    Lens mount

    Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)

    Lens

    • D- or G-type AF Nikkor: All functions possible
    • PC Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: All functions except autofocus and
    exposure modes other than Manual possible without shifting and/or
    tilting the lens
    • AF Nikkor other than D/G-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF): All
    functions except 3D Matrix Metering possible
    • AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Matrix Metering and autofocus
    possible
    • IX-Nikkor: Cannot be used
    • Non-CPU: Usable in Manual exposure mode (exposure meter
    cannot be used)
    Electronic Rangefinder usable with lens with maximum aperture of
    f/5.6 or faster

    Instant-return type, with depth-of-field preview button

    Autofocus

    TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
    • Detection range: EV –1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)

    Lens servo

    • Single Servo AF (S), Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual focus (M)
    • Focus Tracking automatically activated in subject’s status in Single
    Servo AF (S) or Continuous Servo AF (C)

    Focus area

    One of five focus areas can be selected

    AF Area mode

    • Single Area AF
    • Dynamic AF (Dynamic AF Mode with Closest Subject Priority is
    available)

    Focus lock

    Focus is locked by pressing ‚ button or lightly pressing shutter
    release button in Single Servo AF

    Metering system

    TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
    Three metering systems selectable (limitations with lens used)
    • 3D Matrix Metering
    • Centre-Weighted Metering: Approx. 75% of the meter’s sensitivity
    concentrated on the 12mm dia. circle
    • Spot Metering: 4mm dia. circle (approx. 1% of entire frame)

    Metering range

    3D Matrix Metering:
    EV 0-21
    Centre-Weighted Metering:
    EV 0-21
    Spot Metering:
    EV 3-21
    (at normal temperature, ISO 100, f/1.4 lens)

    to

    Viewfinder

    Fixed eye-level pentaprism, built-in dioptre adjustment
    +0.8m–1)

    Eyepoint

    17mm (at –1.0m–1)

    Exposure meter coupling CPU

    Focusing screen

    Clear Matte Screen II with focus brackets and On-Demand Grid Lines
    able to display

    Exposure compensation

    Exposure compensated in ±3 EV range, in 1/2 steps

    Viewfinder frame
    coverage

    Approx. 92%

    Auto Exposure Lock

    Detected exposure value locked by pressing ‚ button

    Finder magnification

    Approx. 0.75x with 50mm lens set to infinity (at –1.0m–1)

    Auto Exposure
    Bracketing

    Bracketing range: ±2 EV; number of shots: two or three; bracketing
    steps: 0.5, 1, 1.5 or 2 EV

    Dioptre adjustment

    –1.8m–1 to +0.8m–1

    Film speed setting

    Viewfinder
    information

    Focus indications, metering system, AE lock, shutter speed, aperture,
    exposure mode, electronic analog exposure display/exposure
    compensation display, exposure compensation, frame counter/
    exposure compensation value, ready-light, multiple exposure, focus
    area, flash exposure compensation,
    five sets of focus brackets (area)/Spot Metering area, 12mmø
    reference circle for Centre-Weighted metering, On-Demand Grid Lines
    able to display

    • DX or manual selectable
    • Film speed range: DX: ISO25-5000, Manual: ISO 6-6400 in 1/3
    steps

    Reflex mirror

    Automatic, instant-return type

    104

    (–1.8m–1

    Lens aperture

    105

    Miscellaneous

    Specifications



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    Film advance

    • Automatic advance with built-in motor; ı, ˜ selectable
    • Film advance speed (with Manual focus, Manual exposure mode,
    shutter speed 1/125 sec. or faster [imprint data between film frames
    not selected for F80S], 36-exposure film)
    ı: One frame advance
    ˜: Continuous shooting
    Approx. 2.5 fps (fresh batteries)

    Film rewind

    • Automatic rewind with built-in motor
    • Rewind speed with 36-exposure film and fresh batteries:
    High-speed film rewind: approx. 15 sec.,
    Quiet film rewind: approx. 23 sec.

    Controlled by five-segment TTL Multi Sensor
    • Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash with TTL Multi Sensor:
    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash and Multi-Sensor Balanced
    Fill-Flash
    • Standard TTL
    • Film speed range: ISO 25-1000
    * See pages 78-79 and 86-87 for details.

    Multiple exposure

    Activated using film advance mode dial

    LCD panel information
    (illuminator built-in)

    DX indication, shutter speed/exposure compensation value, aperture,
    exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, Auto
    Exposure Bracketing, Bracketing bar graphs, Custom, Flexible
    Program, flash sync mode, AF Area mode, focus area, battery power,
    frame counter

    Flash sync mode

    Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync), Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye
    Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync

    Date/time imprint
    function
    (F80D/F80S only)

    Ready-light

    Lights up when flash fully charged with built-in Speedlight, SB-80DX,
    SB-50DX, SB-30, SB-29s/29, SB-28/28DX, SB-27, SB-23, etc.; blinks
    (3 sec. after flash) for full output warning

    Built-in clock: 24-hour type with timing accuracy within ±90 seconds
    a month; leap year adjustment until 2049
    Usable film: ISO 32 to 3200 DX-coded film
    Display mode: Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, No Imprint,
    Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year

    Accessory shoe

    Standard ISO-type hot-shoe contact (sync contact, ready-light
    contact, TTL auto flash contact, monitor contact, GND), safety lock
    provided

    Shooting data
    imprint function
    (F80S only)

    Selected/cancelled with shooting data imprint dial
    Imprinted data: Shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation
    value (selected compensation value)
    Imprinted location: Between film frames

    Self-timer

    Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 sec.

    Camera back

    Depth-of-field
    preview button

    Stop-down lens aperture by pressing depth-of-field button

    Hinged back with film confirmation window; AF Area mode selector,
    focus area selector
    F80D/F80S: Data imprint LCD panel/buttons
    F80S: Shooting data imprint dial

    Film loading

    Film automatically advances to first frame when camera back is
    closed (shutter and reflection mirror not activated)

    Power source

    Two CR123A or DL123A lithium batteries; optional Battery Pack
    MB-16 is also available (for four AA-type alkaline-manganese, lithium,
    NiCd or Ni-MH batteries)

    Power switch

    Power ON and OFF position

    Exposure meter

    Auto meter shut-off 6 sec. after power turned on if no operations are
    performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter release button after
    power is turned on

    Battery power
    confirmation

    In LCD panel, with exposure meter on
    • N for sufficient power
    • M indicates batteries are nearing exhaustion
    • Blinking M indicates batteries are just about exhausted

    Shutter

    Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter

    Release terminal

    Available on the shutter release button

    Shutter speeds

    • In ¡, £: 30 to 1/4000 sec.
    • In ™: 30 to 1/4000 sec. (in 1/2 steps)
    • In ¢: 30 to 1/4000 sec. (in 1/2 steps), buLb

    Sync contact

    X-contact only; flash synchronisation up to 1/125 sec.

    Built-in Speedlight

    Activated by pressing Speedlight lock-release button, guide number:
    12 (at ISO 100, m); flash coverage: 28mm or longer lens; film speed
    range: ISO 25 to ISO 800

    Flash control

    106

    107

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    Specifications —continued



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    Specifications —continued

    Without flash

    At 20°C

    At –10°C

    Approx. 50

    Approx. 35

    At 20°C

    At –10°C

    Without flash

    Approx. 40

    Approx. 30

    With flash for half
    of all exposures

    Approx. 12

    Approx. 10

    Two-Button Reset

    Pressing the ¸ and ∆ buttons simultaneously and holding them for
    more than 2 sec. resets various settings to their original initial settings
    (with some exceptions)

    Battery

    Dimensions
    (W x H x D)

    F80:
    Approx. 141.5 x 98.5 x 71mm
    F80D: Approx. 141.5 x 98.5 x 71.5mm
    F80S: Approx. 141.5 x 98.5 x 73.5mm

    Weight
    (without batteries)

    F80:
    Approx. 515g
    F80D: Approx. 520g
    F80S: Approx. 525g

    Optional exclusive
    accessories

    Battery Pack MB-16, Soft case CF-59/60

    Two 3V lithium

    Temperature
    +20°C

    Tripod socket

    19 (F80S) or 18 (F80/F80D) Custom Setting menus are available
    (1) Automatic film rewind at the end of film roll
    (2) Reset to DX film speed setting for new film
    (3) Bracketing order
    (4) On-Demand Grid Lines superimposition display
    (5) Illumination for superimposition
    (6) Focus area selection
    (7) Auto Exposure Lock when shutter release button is lightly
    pressed
    (8) Auto film loading when camera back is closed
    (9) Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF in Single Servo AF
    (10) Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF in Continuous Servo AF
    (11) AE-L/AF-L button
    (12) Command Dial functions
    (13) Film rewind
    (14) Multiple exposure
    (15) Time delay for auto meter-switch-off
    (16) Self-timer duration
    (17) LCD illuminates by pressing any function button
    (18) AF-Assist Illuminator activation
    (19) ISO film speed setting for data imprint between frames

    With flash for half
    Approx. 15
    Approx. 10
    of all exposures
    After lightly pressing the shutter release button for 6 sec., autofocus operation using
    an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens, covering the full range from infinity
    (∞) to the closest distance and back to infinity (∞) before each shot, with a shutter
    speed of 1/125 sec. or faster, after the exposure meter automatically turns off (2
    sec., or 6 sec. with flash), the same operation follows for the next shot.

    After lightly pressing the shutter release button for 6 sec., autofocus operation using
    an AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D IF lens, covering the full range from
    infinity (∞) to the closest distance and back to infinity (∞) before each shot, with a
    shutter speed of 1/125 sec. or faster, after the exposure meter automatically turns off
    (2 sec., or 6 sec. with flash), the same operation follows for the next shot.
    Duration of Long
    Time (Bulb)
    exposure

    Custom Setting

    1/4 (ISO1222)

    Approx. 6 hours

    Miscellaneous

    Usable number of 36exposure film rolls
    per set of two fresh
    3V lithium batteries

    All specifications apply when fresh batteries are used at normal temperature (20°C).
    Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.

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    Index
    A

    D

    L

    S

    AF Area mode ..........................22, 39-41

    Depth of field.................................67, 88

    LCD illuminator....................................66

    Self-timer .............................................68

    AF-Assist Illuminator...27, 31, 43, 83, 87

    Dioptre adjustment..............................66

    Long Time Exposure (Bulb).................65

    Aperture-Priority Auto exposure
    mode ....................................25, 54-55

    Distance information ...............32, 48, 78

    Shutter-Priority Auto exposure
    mode ....................................25, 52-53

    D-type Nikkor lens...18-19, 32, 34, 78, 86

    M

    Single Area AF mode ...............22, 39-42

    DX-coded film ...............................20, 36

    Manual exposure mode ...........25, 56-57

    Dynamic AF mode ...................39-41, 42

    Manual focus.................................46, 47

    Dynamic AF Mode with Closest
    Subject Priority.....................39-41, 42

    Manual focus with electronic
    rangefinder ......................................47

    Auto Exposure Lock ......................58-59
    Autofocus ................................22, 38, 46
    Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash
    with TTL Multi Sensor ..........78-79, 86

    Single-frame shooting ...................21, 37
    Single Servo AF ...........22, 38, 40-41, 88
    Slow Sync flash...................................80
    Spot Metering .........................32, 35, 49

    Matrix Metering .................24, 32, 35, 48

    Standard TTL flash ........................78-79

    E

    Maximum aperture......54, 56, 83, 87, 88

    Sync shutter speed .............................82

    Exposure compensation .....................60

    Minimum aperture..............18, 50-56, 88

    C

    Exposure meter ...................................17

    Monitor Pre-Flash................................78

    Centre-Weighted Metering......32, 35, 49

    Exposure metering
    system............................32, 35, 48-49

    Multiple exposure ..........................63-64

    Auto-Multi Progam exposure
    mode...............................24-25, 50-51

    Continuous shooting ...........................37

    Exposure mode..................24, 35, 50-57

    Multi-Sensor Balanced
    Fill-Flash.........................31, 78-79, 86

    F

    R

    Film advance mode.......................21, 37

    Ready-light ..................30, 79, 82-83, 85

    Flash exposure compensation ............85

    Rear-Curtain Sync .........................81, 86

    Flash shooting distance range ............83

    Red-Eye Reduction .......................81, 86

    Flash sync mode............................80-81

    Red-Eye Reduction with
    Slow Sync..................................81, 86

    Continuous Servo AF.........38, 40-41, 88
    CPU Nikkor lens.....34-35, 78-79, 84, 86
    Custom Setting ..............69-75, 112-113

    Flexible Program .................................51

    T
    3D Multi-Sensor Balanced
    Fill-Flash.........................31, 78-79, 86
    3D 10-Segment Matrix
    Metering ..............................32, 35, 48
    Two-Button Reset................................76

    Focus brackets (area) .....4, 5, 23, 27, 42
    Focus Lock ..............................44-45, 46
    Focus mode ............................22, 35, 38
    Focus Tracking ..............................38, 88
    Front-Curtain Sync........................30, 80

    G
    G-type Nikkor lens ..18-19, 32, 34, 78, 86

    110

    111

    Miscellaneous

    Auto Exposure Bracketing .............61-62



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    Custom Setting Menu
    Options

    Function

    1

    Automatic film rewind at the end of film
    roll

    0: Activated (initial setting)
    1: Disabled

    2

    Reset to DX film speed setting for new
    film

    0: Activated (initial setting)
    1: Disabled

    Bracketing order

    0: Metered value, under, over (initial
    setting)
    1: Under, metered value, over

    13

    On-Demand Grid Lines superimposition
    display

    0: Not displayed (initial setting)
    1: Displayed

    14

    Illumination for superimposition

    0: Automatically illuminated for low light
    (initial setting)
    1: Cancelled
    2 : Always illuminated

    3
    4
    5
    Focus area selection

    6

    0: Normal selection (initial setting)
    1: Enables successive rotation of focus
    area selection

    7

    Auto Exposure Lock when shutter release
    button is lightly pressed

    0: Disabled (initial setting)
    1: Activated

    8

    Auto film loading when camera back is
    closed

    0: Enabled (initial setting)
    1: Disabled

    9

    Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF in
    Single Servo AF

    0: Enabled (initial setting)
    1: Disabled

    10

    Closest-subject-priority Dynamic AF in
    Continuous Servo AF

    0: Disabled (initial setting)
    1: Enabled

    AE-L/AF-L button

    0:
    1:
    2:
    3:

    11

    112

    AE/AF simultaneous lock (initial setting)
    Auto Exposure lock only
    Autofocus lock only
    Auto Exposure lock (remains locked
    until button is pressed again)
    4: AF operation only starts by pressing AEL/AF-L button

    Options

    Command Dial functions

    0: Main-Command Dial for shutter speed;
    Sub-Command Dial for aperture setting
    (initial setting)
    1: Main-Command Dial for aperture; SubCommand Dial for shutter speed setting

    Film rewind

    0: High-speed film rewind (initial setting)
    1: Quiet film rewind

    Multiple exposure

    0: Single shutter release operation (initial
    setting)
    1: Continuous shutter release operation

    Time delay for auto meter-switch-off

    4:
    6:
    8:
    16 :

    4 sec.
    6 sec. (initial setting)
    8 sec.
    16 sec.

    Self-timer duration

    2:
    5:
    10 :
    20 :

    2 sec.
    5 sec.
    10 sec. (initial setting)
    20 sec.

    17

    LCD illuminates by pressing any function
    button

    0: Disabled (initial setting)
    1: Activated

    18

    AF-Assist Illuminator activation

    0: Activated (initial setting)
    1: Disabled

    12

    15

    16

    ISO film speed setting for data imprint
    between frames

    19

    0
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5

    :
    :
    :
    :
    :
    :

    Miscellaneous

    Function

    Automatically (initial setting)
    Under ISO 25
    ISO 32-80
    ISO 100
    ISO 125-200
    Over ISO 250

    To create Custom Setting: Set the exposure mode/Custom Setting dial to ·.
    Rotate the Main-Command Dial to select menu number and rotate the SubCommand Dial to select desired option number. See pages 70-75 for details.

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    critical articles or reviews), may be made without
    written authorisation from NIKON CORPORATION.

    K

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