F80's helpful error message.

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Chris Savage, Aug 16, 2004.

  1. Chris Savage

    Chris Savage Guest

    Did anyone ever have an F80 flashing 'Err' and have any clue to its
    meaning?

    Scenario: stood on top of Steel Crag, happily snapping fantastic skies.
    Suddenly, "Err" says Mr.Nikon. Switch off, back on -- batteries are
    dead. Change batteries, still dead. Drive home, change batteries again,
    now just get 'Err' again. Got the film out, but nothing else responds.
     
    Chris Savage, Aug 16, 2004
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  2. Chris Savage

    Phil Hobgen Guest

    Hi Chris,

    Sorry if you've already checked the manual, but if you haven't got it to
    hand:

    The various entries in "Troubleshooting" involving "ERR", all seem to say:
    "If this warning appears frequently, contact authorised Nikon dealer or
    service centre."

    Good luck.

    Phil Hobgen
     
    Phil Hobgen, Aug 16, 2004
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  3. Chris Savage

    Chris Savage Guest

    It's in one of those boxes in the garage.
    I figured that would be the answer. A trip to the clinic tomorrow then.
    I think it threw a huff because I'd just been telling myself how much I
    preferred my Olympus kit.

    Thanks.
     
    Chris Savage, Aug 16, 2004
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  4. Chris Savage

    Phil Hobgen Guest

    It sounds like you're not pleased with the f80 - I hope I wont live to
    regret my recent (still reading the manual!) purchase. I thought it stacked
    up fairly well in review and I managed to find a 28-105mm Nikkor for only
    £200 (usually about £280).

    Have you had reliability problems or are you more generally disappointed?


    Phil Hobgen
     
    Phil Hobgen, Aug 17, 2004
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  5. Chris Savage

    Chris Savage Guest

    Actually,for various reasons, this is the fourth F80 I've had. And now
    that I've got a reasonable set of primes for it I'm much more inclined
    to take it out with me. I've got no real complaints with it, but my OM2s
    are half the size with brighter/bigger viewfinders, fewer bells and
    whistles to forget you've got set and I've used them for nearly 20
    years. They're a hard habit to break.
     
    Chris Savage, Aug 18, 2004
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  6. Chris Savage

    SL Guest

    You could always consider an FM2A/3A body in place of F80, though af would
    be lost.

    I've yet to own an af slr but have handled lots and know it is now quicker
    than me but still like the feel of manual focus on occassion. (I miss my
    Pentax MX ;-(

    Cheers,
    Stephen
     
    SL, Aug 19, 2004
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