Sometime mid October I had an ominous message from Michelle at HARMAN Technology saying she needed to talk to me about something. I must admit, seeing as it was the day before the Analogue Spotlight event I was a little worried – for a split second I thought they might not be coming which would …
I bought my Nikon F80 from a seller in Spain nearly two years ago. I had wanted to buy an F100, but didn’t want to pay the prices being asked for. While the F100 is undoubtedly an excellent camera, I felt that the F80 was as good (for my needs) as the F100 at a significantly lower price. The camera arrived boxed with its instruction booklet (in Spanish) in close to mint condition. The only fault I found with it was that the pop-up flash didn’t work. This didn’t bother me in the slightest, as I would only ever use flash if Elvis landed in a spaceship and I had no other means of lighting the scene.
This was a camera that I owned only for a little while. I’ll explain why. When my daughter was born back in the 90’s, I bought my first Nikon. It was the F60 from Dixons. I wasn’t that interested in photography at the time, but it allowed me to take some nice shots. In 2004 the F60 went into the basement when I bought my first DSLR, the D70 and it stayed there for many years.
My Nikon F75 project came to an end when I recently “upgraded” to the F80. The Nikon F80 felt almost instantaneously like it was a better choice for me. As I talk about in the last part of my Nikon F75 project the amount of the controls and level of functionality in the F80 just feels a lot more suitable for me.