I don't know if anyone has it already but if they do, or just know this, tell me:
What does the option do, really?
Does it print shutterspeed, aperature and lighting between frames? does that cause the effective area of the film to be a bit less than 35mm per shot?
What is excatly imprinted, and how? is it done on top of the image (like the F70d does with it's date, very annoying)?
Mike, who hopes those F80 thingies get here by next week, because he wants to fiddle with it.
#1. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # 0f5fstop Basic MemberSat 24-Jun-00 01:06 PM
Since they differentiate the "S" from the "D" it probably means it may imprint more than the date. The MF-28 data back on the F5 imprints sequence numbers, exposure information, copyright information, etc. With the MF-28 you have the option of printing this information between frames.
Let us all know, I would be curious as to what extra information is printed and where this information is printed on the negative/slide.
"Take only photographs, leave only footprints"
#2. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # 1Sat 24-Jun-00 01:43 PM
http://www.nikon.co.uk says :
"Imprinting Shooting Data (F80S only)
With the F80S, photographers can imprint the shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation values between film frames (in any exposure mode). This feature provides a convenient way for photographers to recall the shooting data for their photos."
but it says nothing about *where* it is printed... strange is also that you cannot add a date as well. if it IS done between frames without touching the shot image, a date would have been quite usefull.
#3. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # 2f5fstop Basic MemberSat 24-Jun-00 03:24 PM
The MF-28 prints data between the frames without interferring with the actual image. Great for negatives, bad for slides. When the slide is mounted the edges are cut off.
"Take only photographs, leave only footprints"
#4. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # 3scrosio Basic MemberMon 26-Jun-00 10:38 AM
I guess the answer to your question is as indicated by Doug and by the Nikon web sites (the UK one that you mentioned and the Japanese one, which you can also check out at http://www.klt.co.jp/Nikon/35mm/f80/ under the tags controls/accessories). The exposure data should be imprinted in between frames by means of a laser beam (btw, I think that the "S" version also imprints the date/time data since it includes a quartz clock on its back).
You already answered my doubt! I was exactly thinking: fine for the prints, but what about the slides? I guess it will only show up if you have your film processed but not mounted... Too bad.
At this point I don't know how useful this (expensive) extra-feature can be (if you shoot mostly slides). Hmmm...
#5. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # 4Mon 26-Jun-00 10:48 AM
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expensive... how MUCH more expensive? do you know (the darn cameras are STILL not here. we hope friday ... but that's hope for you...)
On a note of the d/s cameras, the s appears to feature the date/time as well. but it will only imprint date/time, shutter, aperature, and compensation value. not the lighting value. =(
so I'll have to keep my notebook
#6. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # 5scrosio Basic MemberMon 26-Jun-00 11:03 AM
Well, Mike: yours is definitely not an easy question!
I can't give you any idea as to the U.S. market because Nikon U.S. decided not to import the "S" model because the U.S. market is allegedly not prepared to pay the price differential for the features provided by the F80S (sic!!!)
Anyway, from what I have heard from European sources (and if you also check on the European on-line camera stores that Bo suggested some time ago in the Shops forum), it seems as if the difference will approximately be around USD 100 (which is kind of a lot of mony considering that the base model sells for about USD 450/500 in the States).
Sorry I can't give you any more reliable information!
#7. "RE: F80s question." | In response to Reply # firstname.lastname@example.org Basic MemberMon 26-Jun-00 12:02 PM
Here in the states the N80's are trickling in. I was quoted $469 in two Wolf camera stores but neither had one in stock. By the time I located one, I had to drive 30 miles to the other side of Fort Worth to get it.
And when I got ready to pay, the store manager said it was $479! Disgusted, I told him and all he would agreed to was to split the $10 dollars with me (what a discount ah!). I guess since they are selling faster than hot pancakes, they can get away asking for higher prices. At least he threw in the first set of batteries for free and gave me 2 coupons for free developing! Oh well I got my new toy and getting to play with it.
Does anyone know what is Nikon's final MSRP is on the camera?
Big smile on my face...