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NikonF6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body
 
5.0

(based on 43 reviews)

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Pros

  • Strong construction (30)
  • Comfortable design (29)
  • Reliable operation (26)
  • Fast film loading (25)
  • Fingertip controls (24)

Cons

  • Complicated controls (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (22)
  • Photojournalism (18)
  • Action shots (17)
  • Home (13)
  • Sports photography (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (9), Pro photographer (6), Photography student (3)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Ultimate in Film Camera

By Sonny

from Singapore

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Design
  • Fingertip Controls
  • Reliable Operation
  • Strong Construction

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Office
    • Photojournalism
    • Travel

    Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

    It is difficult to really review a product of such precision design and elaborate features in a brief statement.

    I have been using Nikon for over 45 years and is never disappointed on the quality and operational features of their products satisfying serious user like myself.

    The reason I chose the F6 is that it is one great film camera ever made by Nikon. The controls are kept in the traditional direct button selection and operation rather than the dial twisting variant found with some of the other camera ranges.

    The camera has combined the excellence in electronic control technology for a humble film camera, offering all the versatility in operational features and image quality without compromise. I am pleased it incorporated the indexing lever to allow the use of the manual F Ai lenses in my collection.

    The compactness makes it a very attractive film camera for both leisure and serious photography.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    THE LAST OF THE F LINE

    By FILMBURNER

    from USA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Design
    • Data Imprinting A Bonus
    • Fast Film Loading
    • Fingertip Controls
    • Reliable Operation
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Action Shots
      • Home
      • Photojournalism
      • Sports Photography

      Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

      This film camera has most of the features fond on digital but uses film.If you still shoot 35mm this is the camera to have.Another benefit is my flash for digital cameras works with this film camera,so no need to maintain two sets of speed lights.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Film Camera

      By Amanda Boyajian

      from Wichita KS

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Design
      • Fast Film Loading
      • Fingertip Controls
      • Reliable Operation
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Action Shots
        • Photojournalism
        • Travel

        Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

        Buy This!

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Stunning

        By Nicholas

        from Indianapolis

        About Me Photography Student

        Pros

        • Comfortable Design
        • Fast Film Loading
        • Fingertip Controls
        • Reliable Operation
        • Strong Construction
        • Stunning Auto-expsosure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Action Shots
          • Fine Arts Photography
          • Home
          • Photojournalism
          • Sports Photography
          • Travel

          Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

          An absolutely solid camera with exceptional features. Easy to adjust to when coming from older, manual SLRs. Quiet and reliable operation with consistently perfect performance. Good battery life, premium autofocus, expsure metering is astounding. Never any bad results. Just...it's overwhelming how paralyzing this camera is!! Paired with an old manual SLR, you'll never need any other 35mm camera.

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          5.0

          Stunning...I exceedingly impressed.

          By Taylor

          from Indianapolis

          About Me Photography Student

          Pros

          • Comfortable Design
          • Fast Film Loading
          • Fingertip Controls
          • Reliable Operation
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Action Shots
            • Home
            • Photojournalism
            • Travel

            Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

            This camera is crazy impressive for me, coming from a Canon AE-1P and a Minolta Maxxum XTSI. I'm a photo major and this camera is absolutely paralyzing. From the moment I first saw the autofocus snap into play and the shutter click and film advance..I was in love. It includes many helpful little settings you can change to your taste. One of my favorites is allowing the film leader to stick out when rewinding the film.
            I love the ease of the controls and settings. One read through of the manual, and I learned how to do everything I've been doing with other cameras, and more. It's not an intuitive camera, but the manual is thorough.
            The construction is astounding.
            The weight is good, the grip is good, the lens options are extensive, the performance of this camera is unworldly.
            An excellent performer, this F6 and the F5 are probably the best SLRs in the last 20 years.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A Special Film Camera

            By MJ

            from United States

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable Design
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                The Nikon F6, paired with a few classic Nikkor lenses, seems to strike a good balance between a high performance film SLR and a camera that still possesses the charm and interestingness of its predecessors.

                The F6 gets my nod over the Canon 1V, which feels coldly designed and business-like in comparison; and even over the Leica, whose manual-process can become a limiting distraction while trying to document family life.

                The F6 is a high-end film SLR, right up there with the 1V, but it also seems to have been designed to be special... More than simply the sum of its feature-set, the camera feels refined and intangibly satisfying.

                There aren't many limitations when choosing how to use the F6, whether for fast moving action or in an entirely manual way. Yet its features and design never get in the way of its only purpose. Ultimately, with the goal of taking authentic photos in many and varied settings, the F6 seems well balanced and flexible enough to be both capable and classic.

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                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Film version of the D800

                By Alex

                from Florida

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Fast Film Loading
                • Fingertip Controls
                • Reliable Operation
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Complicated Controls

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                I had most of the Nikon's film cameras and the F6 is closing the Nikon SLR family as the king !
                It works great with the new Nikkor AF-s lenses.
                I use it with Fuji Velvia 50 (you need fast lenses).
                The only complain I have about the camera is the back LCD, way too small !
                Or maybe we got spoiled with huge digital cameras screens !
                Anyway, if you like shooting films (slides of negatives), this is the best camera you can get.

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                (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                T

                By Buzz Boy

                from Australia

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable Design
                • Fast Film Loading
                • Reliable Operation
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Photojournalism

                  Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                  35mm film is still king !

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Nikon ended film cameras on a high note

                  By Fine Art Guy

                  from W. PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Design
                  • Fast Film Loading
                  • Fingertip Controls
                  • Reliable Operation
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Action Shots
                    • Home
                    • Office
                    • Photojournalism
                    • Sports Photography
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                    F6 is loaded with options for every aspect of camera mechanics. Creative options abound. The photographer can go beyond "gadget pictures" and is able to create images with complete control over all the picture elements.

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                    (14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Totally Impressed - Awesome Film Camera

                    By Ted Clutter

                    from Spokane, WA area

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Design
                    • Fast Film Loading
                    • Fingertip Controls
                    • Reliable Operation
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Action Shots
                      • Home
                      • Office
                      • Photojournalism
                      • Sports Photography
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                      The apex of film cameras that works with all modern flash units and lenses, VR included. Heavy, yes... does it inspire confidence? Definitely. The menus are a little obtuse at first, but once everything is set, you will rarely have to go back to them. This camera just does not get in the way. It is making my sojourn back to black and white film a pure pleasure, a fitting camera as a mate to my Nikon D4. Get one while they last! AND PLEASE... Don't say "Film is Dead." Nothing is further from the truth as millions start to realize the digital lie.

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                      (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Sometimes the old way is better

                      By Old Marine

                      from Wilmington, NC

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Design
                      • Fast Film Loading
                      • Fingertip Controls
                      • Reliable Operation
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Complicated Controls

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                        I bought this for one reason and one reason only; To shoot B&W. I'm tired of the fifty shades of gray(but no true black)you get when converting digital. It took me three times longer to learn than my old F3, but this camera is truly apleasure to own and work with.

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                        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        A Great Film Camera

                        By RexP

                        from Oxford, CT

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Design
                        • Fast Film Loading
                        • Fingertip Controls
                        • Reliable Operation
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Action Shots
                          • Landscape
                          • Sports Photography

                          Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                          I purchased this camera because I still use film and have a personal darkroom in which to express my creativity. I already own the F100 which is a great camera in its own right, but the F6 is on a different level. The camera feels solid in your hands and is very easy to hold. I find that the custom settings further personalize the camera to my individual taste. A 3D matrix metering system coupled with an adaptable autofocus array makes this what many have called the last great film camera. I hope that this is not the case, but I'm very pleased to own this camera.

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          perfect camera

                          By Bia

                          from Brasil

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Design
                          • Fast Film Loading
                          • Fingertip Controls
                          • Reliable Operation
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Action Shots
                            • Home
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                            I love the camera. It is much stronger that my F 100 and very comfortable to use.

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                            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The last Nikon F camera

                            By James

                            from HongKong

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable Design
                            • Fast Film Loading
                            • Fingertip Controls
                            • Reliable Operation
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                            • Complicated Controls
                            • Dim Viewing Prism
                            • Easily Marked
                            • Too Few Features

                            Best Uses

                            • Photojournalism
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                            Although now most people just looking for the digital camera,But the film camera is still have user in the world like me,In couple years ago I'm the Canon user,The EOS1V is my equipment,Now a day I bought the Nikon F6 finally,It is a great camera and it is the last F camera,Very easy to control and stronger body,I love it very much!

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                            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The best

                            By peter bruce photo

                            from SF Ca

                            Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                            I have had F2,3,4,5 and 6 and have to say the F6 is hard to beat. peter bruce Photo

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                            (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Nikon F6

                            By Mike -- Air Force Fighter Guy

                            from Leesburg, VA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Action Shots
                                • Photojournalism
                                • Sports Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                                I've been away from film for some time but decided to come back -- the F6 is a great camera. I took on a recent vacation to New Hampshire and it produced some wonderful shots -- the ones that were not great were my fault. I've had Nikon cameras for over 40 years -- I still have my original Nikon FTN circa 1968 -- it still works great. The F6 will will outlast me.

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                                (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Highly impressive

                                By BdoS

                                from Santiago

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                                Great performance, great build quality.

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                                (38 of 42 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The best film camera ever!

                                By Attila

                                from Cleveland, Ohio

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable Design
                                • Fast Film Loading
                                • Fingertip Controls
                                • Reliable Operation
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Anywhere in any situation

                                  Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                                  Is really need to write anything of the world best film camera? You can't buy any better film camera than a Nikon F6. It is tell everythign!
                                  But here is a few thing I would highlight of it's features.
                                  First of all, I use this camera more than five years, almost only for wildlife and nature photography, but it was worked like a dream on wedding photography too!
                                  It is had a very bright 100% frame covered viewfinder, what make even manual focusing very easy in low light situations.
                                  The rear LCD panel - where all the info what shown on the top LCD can be found -, is very handy for wildlife photographers, when sometimes the smallest movements can make end the photography! Now I dont have to lower the camera or raise myself above it just see the LCD.
                                  Other great feature of the F6 is, it is store all the shooting data in a memory or can print some of it between the frames. It is a memory reader for it, but I don't have it. I read and write out manually all the data, cause I created a label maker in Microsoft Excel what I can print out on a self sticking paper and stick on the slide mount. It is a little job but worth it. So all the shooting data can be read on the back panel right away after the shoot was taken. The camera print an ID number on lead of the film so if you shoot and drop more roll in a lab still you can identified what shooting data belong what roll of film. Also you can give an ID number for your camera, if you have more than one, which also printed on a film.
                                  The other feature I very like about it, is the metering. The spot metering is a very small spot approx 1,5% of the entire frame, and it is linked to the active focus area. This spot metering make it possible to determine the correct exposure value even in extreme illuminatons.
                                  The next great feature, also very usefull for wildlife photographers. It is a possible manual film rewind. This is the most silent method to rewind the film. It is very handy in some wildlife photography situation. However, the camera can rewind the film with motordrive, in two speed! One is very fast, and it is handy if you shoot actions and need fast rewind. The other speed is slower and produce minimal noise. Motor rewind can be automatic on the end of the film, or manually activated any time even midroll. Also can be set to leave the film leader out, so the midroll rewinded film can be reload back to the camera and shoot all the frame on it.
                                  The next great feature I would like to mention, is the build quality. It is like a tank! Once I accidentally dropped the camera on a paved road. It was falled from about a four feet and landed on it's top. The hot shoe hit the ground first. It has no damage on it and still working fine three years after this incident. The camera body well sealed aginst dust and moist, so not need to worry about weather. This camera work fine under freezing point at a winter and under a hot sun in summer.
                                  Other thing I very like about this camera, it's quiet operation. No, it is not quiet it is silent! Once an other photographer was shooting next to me. It was wery quite around us, we vere out, shooting water birds. After a while he ask me, I took any shot, cause he did not hear my camera exposure sound at all. I heard hes camera well! The Nikon F6 so smooth so quiet, it is the best camera for wildlife photographers with long lenses.
                                  Ergonomically is perfect and it is a beauty. (designed by the same guy who designed the Lamborghini sports cars!) All the buttons in a perfect place, well reachable except the metering switch. I wish that button somewehere on the back of the camera. If you want to change the metering mode, you have to release the camera with your right hand. Ther is one more thing I don't like about the camera, it is a lens release button. You have to push it with a same hand as you hold the lens itself. After my Pentax Z1p camera it is not handy at all. I needed a while until I figured out some good way to cahnge lenses. But all the Nikon camera same in this aspect so I need to use to it.
                                  The camera loaded with lot of good features, and other than a lens change and metering swich I can't say anything wrong about it. There is no situation what this camera can't handle. It was designed for any type of photography in any situation.

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                                  5.0

                                  Built like a tank

                                  By Louis

                                  from Los Angeles, CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Design
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                                    I have only shot a dozen rolls so far, but this camera definitely lived up to all the hype! Solid construction, smooth handling are just some of the great features it has to offer. I own a D3 and it compares in quality; the reason why I have replaced most of wedding and portraiture work with film. I feel so confident with this camera in hand.

                                    So glad I made the investment!

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                                    (21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Another reason to shoot film

                                    By miklosphoto

                                    from Santa Clara, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Design
                                    • Fast Film Loading
                                    • Fingertip Controls
                                    • Reliable Operation
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Action Shots
                                    • Home
                                    • Office
                                    • Photojournalism
                                    • Sports Photography

                                    Comments about Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body:

                                    People say that digital is great because you can learn much faster the technical details of photography. There is instant feedback and exif data so you can analyze your exposure and adjust it.
                                    Now here we have a film SLR which does almost the same. It can record all the exposure information and imprint it on the film. Also, it has the same metering system as the best dSLRs, so even if you are not sure what you are doing in terms of the exposure, you can trust the F6, it will get it right 95% of the time. In addition to that, if you learn how to use exposure compensation, this camera will give you 100% of your frames correctly exposed. And that is for slide film too.
                                    And if you like the Nikon Creative Lighting System, here is a camera for you which can do all that too.
                                    And the best thing is that while you will be upgrading your dSLRs every 2-3 years, this camera does not need upgrade. It is the film manufactures who do the upgrade by making better film. The camera stays forever.

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