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Old Oct 9, 2006, 7:29 AM   #11
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Hi Guys,

I was looking at buying a D80 to replace my F80 and was wondering if the Tamron 28-300 lens I have on the F80 (not the digital one) would be ok on the D80 and would it cause any dramas.

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Old Oct 9, 2006, 10:01 AM   #12
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I was looking at buying a D80 to replace my F80 and was wondering if the Tamron 28-300 lens I have on the F80 (not the digital one) would be ok on the D80 and would it cause any dramas.

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It should work fine. May be a bit soft at 300 but reasonably sharp at 200 at the long end.
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Old Oct 10, 2006, 11:41 AM   #13
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I also have a 28-300 Tamron zoom, and am considering using that lens with a D80 that I might purchase. I use that lens now withan N80and have done so happily for7 years or so. I also have a Nikkor 50mm lens and a Nikon SB80 flash. I presume all of this stuff would be usable with a D80, though every time someone tells me yes, there seems to be some sort of an asterisk or proviso with that. I know the difference in size between digital image sensors and 35mm film frames typically introduce a mulitplication factor of 1.4 or 1.5 and that can cause certain issues. Should I care about that?

If I were to purchase a D80, what problems or issues, if any, might I expect when trying to use the lens and flash I already have? Would I fair better by purhasing a digitally-configured lens together with a D80 despite what I already have? Thanks for any advice.

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Old Oct 10, 2006, 11:58 AM   #14
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The lenses should work fine (although without knowing the exact models we can't say for sure), but you'll probably have to program the exposure details into the flash manually.
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Only the SB600 and Sb800 flashes will work in TTL mode with the D80. Previous film camera flashes will need to be set manually.
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The SB80DX can be used in Non-TTL auto as well as manual on DSLRs.

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Old Oct 10, 2006, 10:26 PM   #17
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Non ttl (A) mode is an option, but manual is a much better option. Non TTL mode allows the flash to set exposure based on reflected light, which gives inconsistant results at best.
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 8:20 AM   #18
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Fact processing engine in D200 is different to D80. I cannot really believe that anyone would be so stupid as to think Nikon would release the same camera for half the price. I am not a retard as you imply but a working professional photographer with over thirty years experience, if you have nothing constructive to say SHUT UP!!!
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if you have nothing constructive to say SHUT UP!!!
Now that sounds like exceptional advice... *hint* *hint*
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Old Oct 17, 2006, 11:01 AM   #20
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I am professional photographer and I would like to buy D80 because it has low price and 10,2 mp image size. I don't need fast camera or programs on the camera because I work style life. Is there any particular reason to buy d200 instead of d 80

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