I love it - the Nikon N80

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You got free shipping? I got hosed.. Lol. Still, cost me less than dinner the other night even with the shipping. Kinda ridiculous.

Now I feel better! Dood, w free shipping the seller (a shop of sorts) maybe made $10. Before the ebay cut.
The last time I was at my local dive bar for nachos, tacos and drinks, the tip I left was more than buying an N80!

Right now, the only time I'm picking my F6 over the N80 is if I am going to use big lenses like the Sigma Arts or the 24-120. Otherwise the N80 every time.
Or if I want to use a manual focus lens, because the screen on the F6 is awesome.
 

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I love my F80/N80 bodies! I've got a few and have purchased, repaired, and sold a few. I usually carry an F80/N80 with me when I'm hiking and there's almost always one in the car loaded with film just in case. Usually I have the 50mm f/1.8 on it.

A few shots taken with the F80/N80 on various film stocks:



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I miss my N80. I picked it up at a camera store for $5. Paid $40 for a 28-80. Sadly, loaned it to a friend 3 years ago and haven't seen it since.

I might start looking for another, but I'll never find one at that price again.
 
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I miss my N80. I picked it up at a camera store for $5. Paid $40 for a 28-80. Sadly, loaned it to a friend 3 years ago and haven't seen it since.

I might start looking for another, but I'll never find one at that price again.

You can get the camera w that lens for $40 ish if u r patient.
 

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I'll keep looking. But, IF you run across one, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

There's a body with grip listed here on this site. But right now, while putting on a premium metal roof SWMBO says NO.
 

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I'll keep looking. But, IF you run across one, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

There's a body with grip listed here on this site. But right now, while putting on a premium metal roof SWMBO says NO.

That one is a really nice example with the grip - his asking price is pretty good IMHO if you are looking for one that doesn't look like arse, and doesn't have any ifs, ands, or butts about it.

That said I totally get the SWMBO comment. :smile:

This one looks kinda ugly but the latches look good. Not my listing.


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That one is a really nice example with the grip - his asking price is pretty good IMHO if you are looking for one that doesn't look like arse, and doesn't have any ifs, ands, or butts about it.

That said I totally get the SWMBO comment. :smile:

This one looks kinda ugly but the latches look good. Not my listing.


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Mine looked like that. 15 minutes of work and it looks like new.

That lens itself is worth $160+
 
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When you say a lens is chipped, what does that mean?

Regular old manual focus lenses do not have any electronic contacts on the lens mount. Chipped lenses - like the Nikon autofocus ones - do. It's how the lens and camera interact with each other. There are some manual focus lenses that are chipped and also have these contacts - Nikon AI-P, Voigtlander SL II and Zeiss ZF.2. This means that the camera can control the aperture setting in the lens, even w/o the camera having that mechanical aperture feeler tab around the lens mount.
 
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Regular old manual focus lenses do not have any electronic contacts on the lens mount. Chipped lenses - like the Nikon autofocus ones - do. It's how the lens and camera interact with each other. There are some manual focus lenses that are chipped and also have these contacts - Nikon AI-P, Voigtlander SL II and Zeiss ZF.2. This means that the camera can control the aperture setting in the lens, even w/o the camera having that mechanical aperture feeler tab around the lens mount.

Thank you, sir.
 

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OK, Enough with this thread! Let it sink. You guys are driving up prices. ;-)

If only Phototrio could be so influential ... 🙃

Look here, 18 minutes needed to show how a cheap plastic point-and-shoot works; 170,000 viewers😒. vs this thread... 3,000 viewers.
 

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If only Phototrio could be so influential ... 🙃

Look here, 18 minutes needed to show how a cheap plastic point-and-shoot works; 170,000 viewers😒. vs this thread... 3,000 viewers.

Word of mouth is strong. One throughly convinced person reading this will tell maybe ten others over the next year.
And where do you think these “influencers” get their inspiration?
 

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Exactly! From some one else! The age of independent thought has long passed ... 😆

Influenzas are usually pretty cynical, by the nature of their profession. They like what they're supposed to like. Often from someone who is paying them to like what they're influenzing. Some people get by on ad revenue on the you tubes, but the folks who have big numbers do product placement for the real boku dineros.

And it's a weird game. You get more views because youtube puts you at the top of people's feeds, which makes you popular, which puts you at the top of people's feed, which gets you more views...

That said, Huss IS an influencer. In this case, he might just be raving about the N80 so there's a ready market when he decides to sell off cameras. Gotta recoup that $19 somehow! He isn't wrong about the feature set, size, or bang-for-the-buck of the camera. The N80 is the shiz for a $30 goodwill special. But he certainly qualifies as an advocate.

Speaking of, chatting with someone who has an N80 for cheap, but the metering mode switch is a little flaky. Maybe I should hem and haw and get the thing for extra cheap then try the contact cleaner trick. @Huss you mentioned doing this on other cameras with flaky switching, what contact cleaner have you used? Need something that flashed away fast, no residue, and is non damaging.
 

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Influenzas are usually pretty cynical, by the nature of their profession.

I'm pretty sure this is a typo, but I like it anyways!
 

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I'm pretty sure this is a typo, but I like it anyways!

No, it's intentional.

A reference to Letterkenny, a fine Canadian television series. In one episode wedding photographers and hipster instagrammarians all start coming to the rural town to take their photographs in their barns and next to their mailboxes.
 
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Influenzas are usually pretty cynical, by the nature of their profession. They like what they're supposed to like. Often from someone who is paying them to like what they're influenzing. Some people get by on ad revenue on the you tubes, but the folks who have big numbers do product placement for the real boku dineros.

And it's a weird game. You get more views because youtube puts you at the top of people's feeds, which makes you popular, which puts you at the top of people's feed, which gets you more views...

That said, Huss IS an influencer. In this case, he might just be raving about the N80 so there's a ready market when he decides to sell off cameras. Gotta recoup that $19 somehow! He isn't wrong about the feature set, size, or bang-for-the-buck of the camera. The N80 is the shiz for a $30 goodwill special. But he certainly qualifies as an advocate.

Speaking of, chatting with someone who has an N80 for cheap, but the metering mode switch is a little flaky. Maybe I should hem and haw and get the thing for extra cheap then try the contact cleaner trick. @Huss you mentioned doing this on other cameras with flaky switching, what contact cleaner have you used? Need something that flashed away fast, no residue, and is non damaging.

This has worked really well for me:


re,that flaky meter switch, it could also be due to wear n tear. I’ve had similar behaviour in my F100 that I used to have. It took a bit of fiddling for the meter pattern to match the switch position.
 
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