In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ Nikon cameras, we want to help you better harness the creative potential of your camera.
Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite Nikon camera. The advice below comes from experts who have used the Nikon D80 and know this DSLR inside and out.
If you have your own Nikon D80 tips you’d like to share, post them in the comments below. What we want to build is an ever-growing user’s guide for the Nikon D80 that comes not from a press release or a lab test, but from the photographers who shoot with this DSLR (read more DSLR tips or read about another Nikon DSLR).
We want to inspire you to twist the mode dial and move beyond your favourite settings and functions and get more out of your Nikon D80 starting today!
Nikon D80 tip no. 1
The D80‘s release mode and AF mode buttons operate by repeated presses to toggle through the available modes. This method is not used on any other Nikon DSLR or even with other buttons on the D80.
Nikon D80 tip no. 2
The D80 introduced the Retouch Menu, with seven options for adjusting images after they are taken, and creating a modified copy. This (obviously!) is Monochrome.
Nikon D80 tip no. 3
The D80 is compatible with Nikon’s inexpensive ML-L3 infra-red remote control; it’s great for putting yourself in the picture, and for reducing vibration when the camera’s on a tripod.
Nikon D80 tip no. 4
The D80’s maximum shooting rate is 3 frames per second. Shooting willy-nilly at 3fps is often a recipe for missing ”the moment”; it’s no substitute for the photographer’s own reflexes.
Nikon D80 tip no. 5
Flexible program is a quick way to shift the combination of aperture and shutter-speed when shooting in P (Program) mode. Simply rotate the main command dial.