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How do i use the image overlay feature on the d80

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This lets you overlay one image on top of another, similar to doing a double exposure with film.

It's covered quite well in the manual. If you've lost yours, get a new one at http://support.nikontech.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/13948

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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I have a nikon d80 for the the last couple of years the live view on the monitor has worked ok. ie when i switch on the camera the monitor shows what i am about to shoot. Tonoght this feature stopped...


Apparently there was something seriously wrong with your camera, which has now fixed itself. Nikon didn't put the LiveView feature into the their DSLRs until the D3 and the D300, which were released after the D80. The more recent D90 has this feature, but not the D80.

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I would like to know how to take a double exposure with my NikonD90 Thank you Graham.T


The camera doesn't allow you to take multiple exposures in the same sense that film cameras did. However, you can overlay two pictures onto one using the Image Overlay feature in the Retouch menu, if you take the pictures in RAW mode.

Refer to the "Retouch Menu" section, "Image Overlay" subsection of the manual (page 218 in my copy). If you need a manual, you can download one from
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16087
and/or order a printed one from
http://shop.nikonusa.com/store/nikonusa/en_US/pd/productID.215425500

May 15, 2011 | Nikon Digital Cameras

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D80 Monitor does not function as view finder.


To be able to do what you want, your camera would have to have a feature called "live view"....yours does not.

Jul 21, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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How to overlay picture in D40x camera


Overlaying pictures, like almost all photo manipulations, is better done on a computer using "real" software rather than on a camera. You get much more control on a computer. However, the D40 does have a wide repertoire of photo manipulation capabilities.

In order to overlay images, you must be shooting in RAW (or RAW+JPEG). Select Image Overlay from the Retouch menu. A preview dialog will be displayed with Image 1 highlighted. Press OK to get a photo selection dialog. Use left/right to highlight the first picture in the overlay. (You can press and hold the Zoom button to see the selected photo fullscreen.) Press OK to select the image. Optimize exposure for the image by pressing up/down. Press left/right to highlight Image 2. Select the second image the same way. Press left/right to highlight the Preview column. Overlay will show you the result, allowing you to go back and change things if you wish. Save will save the overlaid photo.

The shadow in the lower portion of your camera is probably caused by the lens hood. The solution is simple: remove the lens hood whenever you're using the built-in flash.

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Pasting info on images


I don't think there is an in-camera way to get date/time onto the photos. For the copyright you could use the Image Overlay feature from the Retouch Menu but it's a manual operation, don't see any way to have this appearing automatically as you shoot.

Mar 11, 2009 | Nikon D40x Digital Camera

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LCD on - view image prior to taking photo


The feature you are referring to is called "Live View mode".

This is NOT available on the Nikon D80, and was only introduced on the D90, which is available now.

Live View mode allows you to use the LCD screen as your view finder instead of using the eyepiece, but unfortunately, this feature is not available in your model.

Jan 20, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Can't turn off/disable optimize image screen- nikon d80


Ok, all you need to do is:

1.Hold the camera normally like you would take a picture.

2.Turn it on and review a picture.

3. While looking at a picture, take your index (pointer) finger and rotate the front "wheel" right under the shutter release button. This switches the viewing mode, and should solve your problem.


Jan 12, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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Deh778 question about Rgb histogram not turning off.


If you haven't solved the histogram issue by pressing the multi selector up or down or rotating the sub-command dial to choose photo information display then OK.  The D80 is a very reliable "prosumer" camera meaning it's more than a consumer model offering better quality and features commonly found on professional camera models, if you are a budding photographer and desire more control over the images you take and the options to take creative images working with the amount of light, the shutter speed and may other aspects the pros do then it's worth it, if those features are not important then having all the control might be a problem if that isn't what you are after.  Early digital cameras were pretty poor quality and could never compare to film cameras, even the early model D70 had some issues with battery life.  Take the time to learn about this camera and you will be very happy.  I know several professional photographers who use the D80 and find Nikon stands behind the camera.  If you have any other specific problems or issues let me know, I'd be glad to go over them. 
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Nikon d80 monitor not coming on when camera switched on ,play back feature monitor ok


hi
i think you should set it from custom setting menu menu
item no 06 image review on

thanks
sharad

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