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Nikon F6 35mm SLRs

4.77/5 (13 Reviews)


  • Lens MountNikon F
    Camera TypeSLR (Single Lens Reflex)
    Film Type35mm
    Battery Type2 x 3V Lithium Battery (CR123A)
    Focus TypeAutofocus • Manual Focus
    Focus LockWith Focus Lock
    Number of Focusing Points11
    Interchangeable LensesInterchangeable Lenses
    Shutter Speed30 - 1/8000 sec
    Max Flash Sync Speed1/250 sec
    ISO Range - Automatic SettingISO 25 - 5,000
    ISO Range - Manual SettingISO 6 - 6,400
    Frames Per Second5.5 fps
    Manual Shooting ModesAperture Priority • Shutter Priority • Fully Manual
    Mirror LockupWith Mirror Lockup
    Light Metering ModesCenter Weighted • Spot Weighted • TTL • 3D Color Matrix
    Auto ExposureYes
    Red Eye ReductionWith Red Eye Reduction
    Bulb Shutter SpeedWith Bulb Shutter Speed
    Self TimerYes
    WaterproofNo
    Film Auto TransportRewind
    Dioptric Adjustment Rangefrom -2 to +1
    Eye Relief18 mm
    Viewfinder Frame Coverage100 %
    Viewfinder Magnification0.74X
    Depth3.1 in.
    Height4.7 in.
    Width6.2 in.
    Weight34.4 oz.
    Release DateSeptember, 2004
    Product ID23277342

Product Description

A flagship film camera that seamlessly blends cutting-edge new technologies and uncompromising craftsmanship to offer film enthusiasts the finest shooting experience an SLR camera can offer. Multi-CAM200 11-area AF system
  • i-TTL flash metering
  • Newly refined 3D Color Matrix Metering system
  • DuPont KEVLAR and special aluminum alloy shutter unit
  • Sound and vibration tested for quieter operation
  • Die-cast aluminum chassis with magnesium front, top, and bottom
  • 41 Custom Settings


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by YOCHANAN D. JOHN a Professional

    Date Reviewed: September 22, 2009

    Strengths:    this camera does not feel bulky at all , perhaps because it is not. the finger grip is perfect and is helped by the surface texture.the f 6 is a marvel of features and technology in the hands of the serious photographer who thrives for the very best in photography.

    Weaknesses:    ONE MAJOR DISSATISFACTION : the focus mode selector ! same problem on the
    f 4s. this lever has NO LOCK (as in several of the other controls ).it can easily be shifted by accident e.g. single to continous.
    how can this simple matter be missed by nikon beats me. the techs at nikon in huntington sujest that i use duct tape ! yes on my $ 2000 + nikon f 6 ...
    i am hoping that someone would call me with a "fix" for this problem .



    Bottom Line:   
    for 40 years i've used mainly nikon cameras for : airscape,seascape, landscape,micro / macro,flora / fauna and of course human subjects. i started off with and still have the nikon s2 rangefinder.i still have and use the f 3 and the f 4s.i almost did not buy the f6 because i reasoned that there might not be much more room for improvement on film cameras !
    upon purchasing the f 6 i was pleasant surprised within minutes !
    i continue to be impressed with this magnificent film camera.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $2900.00

    Purchased At:   B & H Photo ny,ny.

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by William Kazak a Professional

    Date Reviewed: November 17, 2007

    Strengths:    AF is fantastic. Viewing is very nice.

    Weaknesses:    Battery life of CR120A battery pair.

    Bottom Line:   
    This is the ultimate film camera. The AF is absolutely fantastic. The viewing screen is so large that you have to adjust yourself to looking at the entire viewing image instead of just half of it which you normally get with a non pro camera viewing screen.
    The camera controls are in the right places and intuitive to Nikon users.
    I use rechargeable CR120A batteries. Nevertheless, I can only get up to six rolls thru the camera with two of those rechargable batteries. I bought the external grip to use AA batteries whenever necessary but it makes the camera bigger.
    This camera makes you want to forget about shooting digital.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $2300.00

    Purchased At:   Calumet Camera

    Similar Products Used:   F3, F100, Nikon D70s.

    Type of photography:   People


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Gary a Expert

    Date Reviewed: July 14, 2007

    Bottom Line:   
    Ah, likely the last Nikon professional level film camera. Added one to the "fleet" here and like every other F series, there are good and bad points.

    The Good

    -No more shutter release lock

    -Rubber armor is attached better than the F5

    -True 8 fps with lithium batteries

    -Less dust in viewfinder with fixed housing.

    The Bad

    -Selector button for motor drive speed is much too easy to inadvertently change

    -CPU failure in Nikkor 28-70mm lens fried AF computer in F6. $700+ to fix!

    -Shutter release lock button on MB-40 too easy to move

    All in all, Nikon gets a solid "A" for this camera. With an AF-S lens, it offers spectacular performance. Highly recommended.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $2000.00

    Purchased At:   B&H

    Type of photography:   Outdoor


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Shawn Mielke a Beginner

    Date Reviewed: April 6, 2006

    Strengths:    100% viewfinder (gorgeous!)

    data imprint in between frames

    spot metering capabilities

    dampened mirror vibration

    accepts most Nikkors (and now Zeiss!)

    just the fact that it was released at all!

    marvelous clarity of design


    Weaknesses:    Nothing serious, but then I am not an experienced professional.



    The switch for the manual, singleAF, and Continuous AF can somewhat easily be moved accidently; form the habit of checking it as you go.



    Unless I'm mistaken, body does not accpet rechargeable batteries (w/o battery grip).



    Nikon does not make fast, high perfomance wide angle primes for it.


    Bottom Line:   
    I felt this camera needed a little more praise, so here it is. The F6 is a stunning instrument, in terms of speed and also design, layout, and build. Nothing we haven't heard before about this camera perhaps but it's all so true. It instills pure confidence to go out into the real world and make art, digital be dam**d.

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    Duration Product Used:   0-1 years

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   B&HPHOTO

    Similar Products Used:   none

    Type of photography:   Fine Art


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by jimmykjimmy a Professional

    Date Reviewed: December 17, 2005

    Strengths:    Well built. Custom modes for greater flexibility. Instant auto focus and this can be varied depending on where the subject is.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I was at first apprehsive about buying another film camera. But the F6 appealed to me and the first reviews were great. The question is why spend so much on a film camera when i could have had another digital? Film cameras in my opinion are very reliable. You can peel of shot after shot and don't have to worry about buffer fatique. The F6 handles this very well. It feels so good in my hands just like a professional camera should. The autofocus is great and the LCD on the rear panel is standout quality. The custom modes are very flexible, I can't say enough good things about this camera.

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    Duration Product Used:   21+ years

    Price Paid:    $1800.00

    Purchased At:   Adorama

    Similar Products Used:   Nikon F100




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