Nikon F80 D Kadlubek Nr. NIN0685A (Black) January, 2000 I'll write about this one as the F80D since that's what I actually have, but so far as I can tell, the American equivalent -the N80QD- seems to be essentially the same. INTRODUCTION I was wondering where to go next after my first ventures into Nikon autofocus cameras. Mind, I had shot only Nikon (and the Rollei 35) from roughly 1971 until 2004. However, my collection of Nikkor lenses were all non-AI, and in 2004 many cameras -like the F80- did not play well with non-AI lenses. The result was that when Bill Atkins told me at his website that non-AI lenses worked fine on Canon EOS cameras with cheap adapters, well, I became an apostate, as I have admitted before. So here I am, back in the world of Nikon, having shot a bunch of early AF cameras from the Maxxum 7000, to a number of EOS cameras, to -most recently- a Nikon N2020 and a N8008s. I was thinking about an N90 or an F100, but a discussion on a recent thread led me to the F80 family. So here goes. THE CAMERA this is a well-known camera, released in January of 2000, so I'll just give the gist of the specs archived by Nikon at http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product-Archive/Film-Cameras/1776/N80.html . Cross-ranged, five-area autofocus system Focus Tracking with Lock-On™ Center-Weighted Metering and Spot Metering Built-in Speedlight: guide number 12/39 (ISO 100, m/ft.); 28mm lens coverage QD (F80D) and Data Imprint (F80S) versions Custom settings of 18 functions (19 functions with F80S) 3D Matrix Metering (with D-/G-type Nikkor lens) Four exposure modes ([P], , [A], [M]) 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash capability On-Demand Grid Lines can be displayed in viewfinder (with Custom setting #4) and Exposure control:Auto-Multi Program [P] with Flexible Program, Shutter-Priority Auto , Aperture-Priority Auto [A] and Manual [M] Shutter speed: 1/4,000 to 30 s; stepless on [P] or A; in 1/2 EV steps on or [M]; B Exposure metering: 3D Matrix, Center-Weighted and Spot; EV 0 to 21 at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens (EV 3 to 21 with Spot Metering) Power source: Two 3V CR123A or DL123A lithium batteries; Battery Pack MB-16 is also available (for four AA-size batteries) [clones of the battery pack are widely available] Dimensions (W x H x D): Approx. 141.5 x 98.5 x 71mm (5.6 x 3.9 x 2.8 in.) Weight (body only without batteries): Approx. 515g (18.2 oz.) One key missing feature: This body will NOT meter with non-AF lenses However, I am told that VR lenses will work on this body.