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.

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!