I'm still working with an AF-Nikkor 50 mm / f1.8 D which I bought in 1992 together with the 801s (in US it was the 8008), the model before the F80.
Used with cameras equipped with the APS-C format, it's a great lens for portraits.
I've used a tripod and a Hama wireless remote trigger. Distance approx. 2 m (6 ft) and shooten with f2.8 and 1/1250 s at ISO 200 on a D300 with 3D multi range AF.