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Thread: Getting an F80

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    The N80 is a nice rig, but you'll definitely want to consider the F100. It's much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiron Kid
    The N80 is a nice rig, but you'll definitely want to consider the F100. It's much better.
    Um, that's a bit of a bold generalisation...

    The F100 is a brilliant camera with better build quality and some features that the F80 hasn't (faster motorwind, PC flash socket, compatibility with manual lenses, etc.)

    The F80 is a brilliant camera with a lower price, less weight / bulk and some features that the F100 hasn't (built-in flash, switchable grid in the 'finder, screw-in manual cable release socket, etc.)

    Is either one "better"? Yes, sure.
    Which one? Depends on what you're looking for in a camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB
    Is either one "better"? Yes, sure.
    Which one? Depends on what you're looking for in a camera.
    I agree with you Frank. I have both an N80 and an F5. There are times I prefer to carry the N80, other times the F5. I used strictly the N80 for years (that is for 35mm work), and found it help up well.
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    I had an N80 and when unloading the car after a trip it fell off the suitcase it was setting on. It was in a Lowepro bag and didn't fall more than a foot and a half and presto.....the main circuit board was toast! Would cost more to fix than to replace! Nice. Well needless to say I thought if they are that darn fragile I'd pass on replacing it.
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    I had seen some go for really silly prices, around £100 with a lens, now they are rare to find and go for much more, happend before, I think its because Xmas is around the corner, will try next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikepry
    I had an N80 and when unloading the car after a trip it fell off the suitcase it was setting on. It was in a Lowepro bag and didn't fall more than a foot and a half and presto.....the main circuit board was toast! Would cost more to fix than to replace! Nice. Well needless to say I thought if they are that darn fragile I'd pass on replacing it.
    Sounds like an unlucky drop, Mike. You have my sympathies. I've whacked mine into a few rocks while scrambling about but have been lucky so far.

    There's no doubt that an F100 would stand up better to this kind of punishment. For the ultimate in reliability I did hear tell that a chap on Nikonians who backed a Jeep over an F5 (by accident) and it was still repairable (the F5 that is... the Jeep was probably a write-off! )
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