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Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera Body

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Nikon F6 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Metering System
  • 3Improved AF
  • 4Creative Lighting System
  • 5Custom Settings
  • 6Two-Button Reset
  • 7High-Precision Shutter
  • 8Data Back Functions
  • 9Extremely Quiet
  • 10Stylish, High-Durability Design

The Nikon F6 is Nikon's flagship film camera that includes the latest Nikon advances such as the 11-area AF system for exceptionally high-speed autofocus operation with outstanding accuracy, and the Creative Lighting System for incomparable flash photography. And Nikon's proprietary 3D Color Matrix Metering system has been further refined for improved accuracy in scene reading.

Furthermore, the F6 offers a variety of exciting, innovative control options such as a customizable function button, built-in data back functions and shooting data memory. You can also enjoy the convenience and versatility afforded by 41 Custom Settings which allow you to fine-tune the F6 to suit your individual shooting preferences and requirements.

Metering System
Exposure Metering System includes 3D Color Matrix metering with improved algorithm, a flexible Center Weighted metering and Spot metering corresponding to any of the 11 selected focus areas
Improved AF
Autofocus system includes Multi-CAM 2000 AF Sensor Module, with advanced high-speed, high-precision 11-area AF system with 9 cross-type AF sensors. Also includes four AF Area Modes such as Single Area AF, Dynamic AF with Focus Tracking and Lock-On®, Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF and Group Dynamic AF
Creative Lighting System
Includes i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash (with i-TTL capable flashes), Wireless Advance Lighting capability and AUTO FP High-Speed Sync capability up to 1/8000 second
Custom Settings
41 Custom Settings allow you to fine-tune the F6 to suit your individual shooting preferences and requirements
Two-Button Reset
Pressing down two buttons simultaneously and holding them for more than 2 seconds resets various settings to their original default settings (with some exceptions)
High-Precision Shutter
Created from cutting-edge materials - DuPont™ KEVLAR® and a special aluminum alloy - the blades of the shutter unit offer unparalleled reliability and are extremely lightweight for lightning-quick movement
Data Back Functions
Selectable functions include: data imprint (in-frame or between frame), multiple exposure, and interval timer. Recorded data can be downloaded to a computer as text data via optional Data Reader MV-1.
Extremely Quiet
The shutter unit, aperture control mechanics and shutter charge motor each feature a floating-type design to suppress internal vibrations and to provide near-silent operation
Stylish, High-Durability Design
Aluminum-alloy die-cast chassis, magnesium-alloy front body and covers (top, bottom), enhanced resistance to rain and dust, aluminum-alloy back body and camera back combine to optimize reliability

Nikon F6 Specs

35mm SLR
Lens Mount
AF-D, AF-I, AF-S (accepts AF, AIS mounts with limitations)
Focus Modes
One shot AF, Predictive AF & Manual
Focus Type
TTL Phase detection (11-point AF system with 9 crosshair sensors)
Focusing Range
EV -1 to 19 (@ ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens)
Exposure Modes
Program AE, Flexible program, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual
Exposure Metering
Three built-in exposure meters:
  • 1005-Zone RGB 3D Color Matrix II
  • Flexible-size centerweighted
  • 1% Spot (linkable to 11 focusing points)
  • TTL 5-Zone flash metering (with monitor preflash)
  • Metering Range @ ISO 100 with f/1.4 Lens
    EV 0-20 in 3D Evaluative & Centerweighted metering
    EV 2-20 in Spot metering
    Shutter Speed
  • 1/8000th to 30 sec in AF mode, with sync at 1/250th sec
  • 1/8000th to 30 min + Bulb in [M] mode
  • Sync up to 1/8000th sec with appropriate flashes
  • Exposure Compensation
    ±5 EV in 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV increments
    Exposure Bracketing
    2 - 7 shots, in ±1/3, 1/2, 2/3rd or 1 EV increments
    ISO Range
    25-5000 (DX)
    6-6400 in Manual setting
    Built-in Flash
    Film Wind
  • [S] Single shot
  • [CL] Continues Low-Speed (up to approx 2 frames-per-second (fps))
  • [CH] Continuous High-Speed ( up to 5.5 fps, or up to 8 fps with optional MB-40 Battery Pack)
  • [CS] Continues Silent (approx. 1 fps)
  • Manual
  • Focusing Screen
    B Type BriteView clear screen Matte II (interchangeable)
    Diopter Correction
    Yes (-2 to +1, with additional diopters available)
    Self Timer
    10-Second delay
    Remote Control
    10-pin socket (optional MC-20 with timer, or MC-30 trigger)
    PC Terminal
    Depth-of-Field Preview
    Mirror Lock-Up
    Multiple Exposure
    Viewfinder Info
    Metering system, In-focus indicator, Focus area, Exposure mode, Aperture & Shutter speed, AE Lock, Analog exposure display, Exposure compensation, Exposure Bracketing, Battery power, Sync speed, Flash ready light & Frame counter
    LCD Information
    Top LCD:
    Aperture, Shutter speed, Aperture/shutter speed lock, Aperture stop, Exposure mode, Flexible Program, Exposure compensation, Autobracketing, Flash sync speed, Electronic analog display, Battery power & Frame counter

    Rear LCD:
    Shooting display (Normal, detailed, full display); Shooting data display (film data, frame data); Menu display (Custom Setting menu, set up menu, shooting menu, Non-CPU lens, language)

    Power Source
  • (2) CR123A 3V batteries with provided Battery Holder MS-41
  • (8) AA-size or (1) Li-ion Rechargeable Battery EN-EL4a with optional MB-40 battery pack
  • Dimensions
    6.2 x 4.7 x 3.1" (157 x 119 x 79mm) WxHxD
    2.15 lbs (975g) [without batteries]
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight
    3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
    8.504 x 6.614 x 5.197"

    Nikon F6 Reviews

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    Wanted to know why this camera is listed vs the US version is listed as shipping only Care to explain what does that mean? Thanks.
    Asked by: Hernn R.
    It is not currently shipping only. This only means though that we did not have any stock in the NY store for pick up at the time.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this camera have a dial to adjust aperture on modern Nikon lenses that are without aperture rings?
    Asked by: Tanner
    Yes, the Nikon F6 is compatible with Nikon G lenses. The f/stop is controlled from the camera like todays digital cameras with the front or back command dials.
    Answered by: Robert K.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Does this camera come with any kind of warranty?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The Nikon F6 body comes with a three-year manufacturer's warranty. From the F6 warranty card: This Nikon product is warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of purchase.
    Answered by: Parmeshwar R.
    Date published: 2019-01-31

    Do the strap lugs have the split rings? Is a ...

    Do the strap lugs have the split rings? Is a manual included?
    Asked by: Wayne
    It has everything necessary to attach the straps. If the manual is not included in the box you can get it here
    Answered by: Reuben
    Date published: 2019-06-14


    Why this version (USA) is listed as Shipping Only , when the imported version is not? Whats the difference? Thanks.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    It is not listed in this way anymore. Often that means though that we do not have it in stock in the NY store and only in our shipping warehouse.
    Answered by: Dana G.
    Date published: 2018-08-28


    Are both cameras made in Japan?
    Asked by: Walter d.
    According to the information in our system provided to us by Nikon USA, the USA model is currently manufactured in Japan. Im not finding information on the country of origin for the import model at this time.
    Answered by: Christina S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this camera come with a neck strap?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The F6 does not come with a strap.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this come with a camera strap?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, Nikon does not include a camera strap with the Nikon F6 35mm SLR Autofocus Camera (as indicated in their instruction manual on page 4 - the strap is not included for Nikon USA cameras sold in the United States or Canada). If needed, the Nikon AN-19 Replacement Neck Strap for F6 35mm SLR, B&H # NIAN19, would be compatible for use with the Nikon F6.
    Answered by: Manzell L.
    Date published: 2019-01-31
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