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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB
    I've had one for about five years and think it is the best ergonomically-designed camera I've ever seen (compared with Canon, Minolta, Pentax, etc.), however, that's just a personal opinion. YMMV.
    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    Now to render one of my personal opinions, the F80 is one of the worst ergonomically balanced cameras I have ever held in my hands..

    Just goes to show you why there are so many different models of cameras made now a days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    Robert,

    No aurgument intended at all, was just voiceing my opinion that is all it is, just my opinion, the camera don't fit the way I shoot, or my hands, but I know there are a great many out there that it does...

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    I was agreeing with you; without the battery pack, I too found the camera balance off. And, it was way too small for my hands.
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    Well you may disagree, but I have heard alot of people who prefer the AF speed on the F80 over the F5..

    I have no comparable experience with the F5 but in general AF speed depends on the lenses too. Speaking about my own experience Maxxum 5 and 7 do have a better AF speed !

    Now to render one of my personal opinions, the F80 is one of the worst ergonomically balanced cameras I have ever held in my hands..

    Depends bit on the mounted lens too but I have no complaints at all.
    This body is small and light and that's what I love. Plastic is no prob, I don't go to war with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfshootist
    Well you may disagree, but I have heard alot of people who prefer the AF speed on the F80 over the F5..

    I have no comparable experience with the F5 but in general AF speed depends on the lenses too. Speaking about my own experience Maxxum 5 and 7 do have a better AF speed !
    I have used the F5, the F100 and still prefer my Maxxums, I currently shoot the 9XI(I own two of them) and the Maxxum 9 with very fast glass 300 f/2.8 and 600 f/4 so focusing is very fast!

    Now to render one of my personal opinions, the F80 is one of the worst ergonomically balanced cameras I have ever held in my hands..

    Quote Originally Posted by rfshootist
    Depends bit on the mounted lens too but I have no complaints at all.
    This body is small and light and that's what I love. Plastic is no prob, I don't go to war with it.

    bertram
    Even with small lenses on the camera, it was still very out of balance for my hands, but as I said earlier, that is why there are so many different models of camera, because, there are so many different models of photographers!

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    Funny how a thread can go, I just hope to have more sharp pictures of the ports pics I do than with manual focus, and an F100 was just to expensive (these stings still have quite a value on the used market.) So I gues the F80 is a lot better than the FE here. I don't really care about how it feels etc just needs to do it's job. In case an F100 is a load of times faster I might concider it for later though. But I remember a famous quote: "In case I would have a 1000 dollars I would be a millionair!" Guess that's thruw when you come from an FE.

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    Well you may disagree, but I have heard alot of people who prefer the AF speed on the F80 over the F5..

    Now to render one of my personal opinions, the F80 is one of the worst ergonomically balanced cameras I have ever held in my hands..

    Just goes to show you why there are so many different models of cameras made now a days.

    Dave
    When I was shopping for an AF 35 mm, I chose the F5 over the F100 (didn't really look at the F80) because I didn't like the ergonomics of the F100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague
    When I bought my N80, I insisted on getting the optional battery pack with it. The camera was just too small for my hands without it. It balances the camera quite nicely, and has the additional advantage of coverting the camera to AA batteries (4ea).
    I second this. I have small hands but its still cumbersome without the battery pack.

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    Well, I once had one F80 and I still own the F100!
    Differences? Of course, there`s a difference in the price tag to start, construction materials, ergonomics and the AF module used, to name just a few.
    The F80 is a very nice device, sillent shutter, acceptable AF (Cam 900), small size and light weight, making it a heck of a street shooter.
    I prefer the F100, but, the F80 is just the best value for the money on that specific segment in the market.

    Enjoy it!

    Cheers

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    I now carry the N80 when I need a small camera and the F5 at other times.
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    A manual can be found on Nikon europe, you need to register for this, and a custom setting cheatsheet can be found on www.nikonians.org they also have a N/F80 users forum which holds lots of advise and information about the camera. You don't have to register to lurk .

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