1/80 is the X-synch speed, and from 1/125 to 1/2000, the camera does FP/M synch. Hence the green shutter speed numbers. He's notorious for similar errors, usually because he doesn't actually review the gear, instead just speculates on how it'll perform. I don't hold him in high regard. Haven't for a while.
I am not so sure that he is old enough to buy one in 1980. Although, in 1980 a brand new F2AS could cost more than the F3 but not a used one. He said the F2A also has LED. He said the meter is good down to -EV4@ISO100 and f/1.4 lens. The F2AS is good down to -EV2 only. And what's about exposure compensation to 1/6 of a stop??
I'd play this game, but I don't want to give Ken a hit for it. Frankly the few times I've read his "reviews" it generally gives me a bad feeling. Especially irksome are the products he doesn't actually use or have any real experience with.
I agree with ya. The only review of a certain item that should matter is your own. In other words, try something that you want to buy and see what you think of it, instead of relying on someone's possibly biased review (or non-review) of the item. In other words, take Ken's advice with a ton of salt.
I am all for reviews of equipment, but certainly don't hold them to be "gospel" by any means. I prefer this site and a few individuals for reviews of Nikon equipment. These tend to speak facts and then personal handling opinions. I dislike conjecture or conclusions based on scanty information.