NIKON F 801 Visual Presentation

NIKON F 801 Visual Presentation

By PhotoAndTips – Nikon F-801 is a 35mm film SLR autofocus electronic camera, manufactured by Nikon Corporation, Japan and produced between 1988-1991.
Nikon F-801 – Nikon N8008 in USA.

NIKON F 801 Visual Presentation

On the list of weaknesses are mentioned a rather slow focusing, thus faster than most people could do it manually at that time. Today some people are not familiar even with the meaning of the word “manually”.

Another weakness is said to be the lack or insufficiency of the information in the viewfinder and lack of vertical grip. True but for most of the users these were not of extreme importance.

In the strengths, category belongs the adjusting of the parameters with knobs and wheels, built-in TTL flash, useful program and full manual exposures.

The power source which is arranged by four AA batteries, a well-known Nikon reliability and the possibility of using most of the earlier Nikkor lenses.

Specifications: BODY

Lens release: button on the left side of the lens mount.
Focus modes: Autofocus and Manual with an electronic rangefinder.

Autofocus modes: Single-servo AF with focus priority and continuous-servo AF with release priority.
AF detection system: TTL phase-detection system – Nikon Advanced AM200 module AF detection range: EV minus 1 to EV 19 at ISO 100.
AF lock: possible in single servo AF mode once a stationary subject is in focus as long as the shutter button is depressed; in continuous-servo AF.

Nikon F 801 Visual Presentation

Electronic rangefinder: available in manual focus mode with an AF Nikkor and other AI-type Nikkor lenses with a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster.
The depth of field preview button: on the right side of the lens mount.

Shutter: Electromagnetically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane metal shutter.
Speeds: 30 – 1/8000 +B, automatic or manual speed setting is possible.

Shutter release: by the motor trigger, automatic motor drive winding and cocking.
Frame counter: Additive type, counts back while the film is rewinding, auto-resets.

LCD panel information:

Shutter speed, aperture, exposure mode, metering system, film speed, DX mark, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation mark, frame counter/self-timer/multiple exposures, exposure compensation value, film advance mode, film loading, film rewind, self-timer, the panel on the right of the top plate.

Command input control dial: a thumbwheel, on the right of the top plate.
Viewfinder/LCD panel illumination: by pressing the button on the backside of the top plate.

Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level SLR pentaprism, high-eyepoint type, w/ Eyepiece hood.
Focusing Screen: Fixed Nikon advanced B-type Bright-View screen, interchangeable with E-type screen.

Nikon F 801 Visual Presentation

Viewfinder information: focus indications, exposure mode, shutter speed/ISO, aperture/exposure compensation, electronic analogue display, exposure compensation mark and flash-ready are all shown in LCD readout, also shows flash recommended/ready light LEDs.

Exposure meter: Matrix metering, centre-weighted metering (75/25) and spot metering.
Activates by lightly pressing the shutter release button, stays on for approx. 8 sec. after finger leaves button.
Film speed range: 6-6400 ASA, setting: DX code or by a manual override, setting by the LCD display and the mode knob on the multi-settings dial on the left of the top plate.

Metering range: EV 0 to 21
Exposure modes: fully Programmed auto-multi, shutter-priority auto, aperture-priority auto and manual, setting by the LCD display and the mode knob on the multi-settings dial on the left of the top plate.

Nikon F 801 Visual Presentation

Programmed auto exposure control: Both shutter speed and aperture are set automatically, 1 EV increments of the aperture is possible.
Activated by lightly pressing the shutter release button, stays on for approx. 8 sec after finger leaves button.
Exposure compensation: within +/- 5 EV range in 1/3 EV steps, the button on the front of the LCD display.

Auto exposure lock: by sliding the AE-L lever on the backside of the top plate, while the meter is on.
Multiple exposure button-the knob on the multi-settings dial on the left of the top plate coupled with the rewind release button, up to 9 exposures.

Film loading: film automatically advances to the first frame when the shutter release button is depressed once.
Film advance: in single-frame shooting mode, the film automatically advances one frame when the shutter is released.

In continuous high or continuous low shooting modes, shots are taken as long as the shutter release button is depressed.

High speed 3.3 fps; low 2.0 fps.

Nikon F801 shutter sound

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Film rewind: By simultaneously pressing buttons with red rewind markings in front of the LCD display and the knob on the multi-settings dial on the left of the top plate.

Rewind stops automatically when the film is rewound.
Flash sync. X, 1/60 to 1/250

The dedicated flash unit is Nikon Speedlight SB-24
Self-timer: Electronically controlled; timer duration selectable from 2 to 30 seconds in one-second increments, blinking red LED on the front of the handgrip, indicates self-timer operation.

Remote control terminal: on the left-front side of the camera, w/ a lid
Back cover: hinged, interchangeable with Nikon Multi-Control Back MF-21 or World Time Data Back MF-20, w/ film cartridge confirmation window.

Others: Hot-shoe; Tripod socket 1/4 inch; Strap Lugs
Body: metal; Weight 695g, wo/lens.

Battery: 4 AA alkaline batteries, the battery chamber opens by a screw on the right bottom side of the camera and the battery holder slides out
On/off switch: on the right of the top plate.

Links – Nikon F 801

 

Nikon F801 AF

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