Nikon N80 Custom Settings
by Bradrick J. Pretzer
Just highlight, copy and paste these to a new memo in either MS Outlook or the Palm OS desktop, depending on how your synchronizations are configured. On my Palm Vx, it required me to use two memos as there was apparently too much data for one. ** Denotes factory default.
N80 Custom Settings
Custom Setting # 1
0: Automatic film rewind at the end of the roll. **
1: No auto film rewind. You must rewind the film using the two film rewind buttons pressed at the same time.
Custom Setting # 2
DX Auto or ISO
Manual Film speed
0: If a new roll of film is inserted with a different ISO number than the previous roll, the camera reverts to DX mode and automatically sets the film speed. **
1: The film speed must be set manually by setting the Mode Select Dial to ISO and selecting the proper ISO value.
Custom Setting # 3
Bracketing Exposure Order
0: While bracketing, the first frame is exposed at the metered value, the second is underexposed, the third is overexposed. (=, -, +) **
1: While bracketing, the first frame is underexposed, the second uses the metered value, and the third is overexposed. (-, =, +)
Custom Setting # 4
Grid Lines in Viewing Screen
0: Viewing screen grid lines disabled. **
1: Viewing screen grid lines enabled
Custom Setting # 5
Focus Area Illumination
0: Focus area sensors briefly illuminated in red when shutter button is partially depressed, in low-light conditions only. **
1: Focus area sensors never illuminated.
2: Focus area sensors briefly illuminated in red when shutter button is partially depressed, in all light conditions.
Custom Setting # 6
Focus Area Selection
0: Focus area sensor is selected by moving the thumb rocker switch, on the back of the N80, in the direction of the sensor you would like to use. **
1: Focus area sensor is selected by pressing and holding the thumb rocker switch in any direction. The sensor selection will scroll between the five sensors until the thumb rocker switch is released.
Custom Setting # 7
AE Lock Use from shutter release button
0: AE Lock does not occur when the shutter release is partially depressed; the AE-L/AF-L button is required for AE Lock. **
1: AE Lock does occur as long as slight pressure is maintained on the shutter release button.
Custom Setting # 8
Auto Film Loading
0: Auto film loading is enabled. When you insert the film and close the back, the camera automatically advances the film to frame one.**
1: Auto film loading is disabled. The film does not advance to frame one until the shutter release button is pressed.
Custom Setting # 9
Closest Subject Priority in Dynamic/Single Servo Autofocus
0: The camera selects which AF Sensor (of the five) to use. It decides based on the closest and brightest object it can sense in the viewfinder.**
1: The camera uses the last selected AF Sensor, according to the position selected previously by the thumb rocker switch. The sensor in use will be highlighted in darker black.
Custom Setting # 10
Closest Subject Priority in Dynamic/Continuous Servo Autofocus
0: The camera uses the last selected AF Sensor, according to the position selected previously by the thumb rocker switch. The sensor in use will be highlighted in darker black. **
1: The camera selects which AF Sensor (of the five) to use. It decides based on the closest and brightest object it can sense in the viewfinder.
Custom Setting # 11
AE-L / AF-L Button Function
AE = Autoexposure
AF = Autofocus
0: Both AE and AF are locked when AE-L/AF-L button is held down. (AE and AF Lock) **
1: AE Lock only when AE-L/AF-L button is held down. AF is not locked. (AE Lock, no AF Lock)
2: AF Lock only when AE-L/AF-L button is held down. AE is not locked. (AF Lock, no AE Lock)
3: AE-L/AF-L button toggels AE Lock. If the AE-L/AF-L button is pressed once, the AE stays locked until it is pressed again. (Works like a light switch, on/off)
4: AF is only activated when the AE-L/AF-L button is held down. Partially depressing the shutter release does not cause AF to activate when this mode is selected.
Custom Setting # 12
Command Dial Functions
0: Main-command dial (rear) controls shutter speed. Sub-command dial (front) controls aperture. **
1: Main-command dial (rear) controls aperture speed. Sub-command dial (front) controls shutter speed.
Custom Setting # 13
Film Rewind Speed
0: High-speed film rewind. (Takes about 15 seconds to rewind a 36 exposure roll) **
1: Quiet film rewind. (Takes about 23 seconds to rewind a 36 exposure roll)
Custom Setting # 14
Multiple-Exposure Film Advance Rate
0: Shutter is released once for each shutter-release button press.(Single exposure) **
1: Shutter is released continuously until shutter-release button is released. (Multiple exposure)
Custom Setting # 15
Auto-Meter Switchoff Time Delay
4: Four-second time delay before meter shuts off.
6: Six-second time delay before meter shuts off. **
8: Eight-second time delay before meter shuts off.
16: Sixteen-second time delay before meter shuts off.
Custom Setting # 16
2: Two-second delay before shutter fires.
5: Five-second delay before shutter fires.
10: Ten-second delay before shutter fires. **
20: Twenty-second delay before shutter fires.
Custom Setting # 17
External LCD Panel
0: Must use LCD Illumination button to light up the top LCD Panel.**
1: Pressing any button lights up the top LCD Panel.
Custom Setting # 18
Auto-focus Assist Illuminator Settings
0: AF Assist light comes on when it is too dark to autofocus efficiently. This is the little light on the front of the N80. **
1: AF Assist light does not come on in low-light conditions.