20 Most Recent Nikon F80 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Jul 18, 2016

needs repairing at a qualified shop, when was it last cleaned or serviced ?

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015

set the aperature to F32 or the smallest it will go & see what happens

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015

Push the two red film indicator buttons at the same time and camera will go into film rewind mode.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Jan 16, 2015

If the gears are stripped, it will require an experienced tech to repair.

That being said, there should be a small switch near the lens mount to switch between auto and manual focus mode's, be sure that that switch is pointing to A. When set to M, the little screw recesses into the mount so it doesn't try to engage, when set to A, it'll extend very slightly.

Also, Nikon has manufactured two types of AF lenses - with the motor in the body and with the motor in the lens, as with most newer lenses. Your camera should have a small screw on the lens mount that drives the focus motor between the lens and the camera, but I'm not 100% certain on that. Your camera can focus lenses with and without this type of coupling. BUT, if that screw/motor in the body is not functioning, you'll only be able to use lenses which contain the focus motor inside them, or manual focus lenses (you can manually focus AF lenses too).

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011

The F80 was called the N80 in North America. You can download the N80 manual from

You'll find illustrated instruction for loading film beginning on page 20.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Feb 27, 2011

You can use almost any 35mm (size 135) film available. Black&white, color negative (print), color transparency (slide). The only restriction is that you can't use infrared film since the camera uses infrared light internally. Any brand will work, as the film size and cartridge are standardized.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010


Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Feb 15, 2010

This is not a DIY repair even if you had the spare part available. You'll have to get a professional camera repairer to fix this, sorry.

It's most likely just in need of a regular CLA service (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust) but if the mechanism is faulty then a replacement shutter assembly must be fitted. CLA costs are just one of the occasional costs of owning any camera of this type and although it will cost as much as the camera is worth, any used replacement which you buy may also need a CLA.

A faulty shutter is definitely more than the camera is worth, given that my last two F80's were obtained free on FreeCycle/Freegle and usually go quite cheaply on auction sites it's worth thinking twice before replacing the shutter. An otherwise good, used F80 sold for spares or repair often goes for almost as much as a non-faulty one, but expect prices to drop sharply for now until a few months after Christmas. This also means that non-faulty ones will also be cheap so it cuts both ways; you will also see more SLR's on offer for free on FreeCycle/Freegle just after Christmas as folks clear out their old stuff after getting shiny new toys!

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009

Sure, you can download it here:


Hope this helps,

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Nov 13, 2009

It should automatically rewind when the roll is at the end. For mid-roll rewind press both the rewind buttons simultaneously for about 1 sec and the film will rewind.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Aug 18, 2009

It's the same as the N80 American label. Go here for a free download:


Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Jun 06, 2009

try inserting the film again.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on May 06, 2009

Film didn't catch spool.
Try to put film on the spool, catch tooth on the spool.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Apr 02, 2009

First check the batteries. Are they fully charged? If you still have the same problem, try this:

Is the film (that which did not rewind fully) still in the camera? If so, open the film chamber door once in a dark room and close it again. Try to rewind the film again. This could possibly be the result of the film getting stuck somewhere, preventing the camera from rewinding it.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Feb 06, 2009

First, make sure that your lens is an AF lens (MF lenses won't meter with your camera). Next, be sure that the lens aperture ring is set to the smallest f-stop (highest number...usually f22 or f32). If something else is going on try to give some more detail.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Dec 30, 2008

aes peru pal,

grid lines are mostly used in copying say from a magazine article or anything that distortion will degrade, ( larger on top than on bottom ). or a tall structure that you want to look higher by distortion. this can be done with any fresnel lens,grids make it easier.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Dec 16, 2008

Have you tried replacing the batteries?

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Nov 20, 2008

Whenever you have a problem like this, start with the simple fix. Reset the electronics by removing the batteries, waiting a few seconds and replacing them.

Nikon F80 35mm... | Answered on Nov 20, 2008

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