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The Nikon F6 is a 35mm film-based single-lens reflex camera.

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State-of-the-art exposure, autofocus, and film transport systems

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Excellent flash compatibility (i-TTL up to 1/8000 sec.)

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Includes data imprint and intervalometer

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Excellent lens compatibility (including pre-AI)

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Uses uncommon CR123A batteries

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Heavy (body weighs more than 2 lbs)

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Expensive ($1500+)

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The Nikon F6 is a 35mm film-based single-lens reflex camera. The F6 was first made available in 2004 and offers refinements over the previous generation Nikon F5. The F6 is perhaps the last of a dying breed of professional 35mm cameras. Currently, is only one of two 35mm film cameras (the other being the FM10) available from Nikon.

This camera includes Nikon's Advanced Exposure Metering System including 3D color matrix metering with an improved algorithm over the previous generation. There is a flexible center-weighted metering, and an 11-area spot metering. The F6 also uses the state-of-the-art Multi-CAM 2000 autofocus module found in the Nikon D2X digital SLR.

The Nikon F6 has excellent lens and flash compatibility. All AF-D, AF-G, AF-I, AF-S and AF VR Nikkor lenses provide full AF and metering operation. AI and AI-P lenses provide manual focus /w electronic rangefinder and full metering. The F6 is compatible with Nikon i-TTL flashes and provides high-speed sync capabilities up to 1/8000 sec.

The Nikon F6 is part of Nikon's long running F series of 35mm cameras first introduced in 1959. The F6 has a MSRP of $2300, but can be found online for around $1500.

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08/05/2007 08:49

I'd rather have a F2 or F3 in excellent shape used than this camera. In my opinion the F4 was the best of the Nikon SLRs if you needed autofocus and the F2 or F3 (toss-up) if not. Then again 80% of my photography was with 2 1/4 TLRs or M Leicas.

06/12/2007 11:16

Expensive but you just can't pay enough for that kind of quality... I've got a Nikon thats practically a family heirloom now, would sell now for a lot more then it was originally worth - even taking into account inflation.

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