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Metering System: Nikon's Advanced 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.

Usable Lenses: All AF-D, AF-G, AF-I, AF-S and AF VR Nikkor lenses provide full AF and metering operation. AI-P lenses provide manual focus w/electronic rangefinder and full metering operation. AI lenses provide manual focus w/electronic rangefinder, aperture priority and manual exposure mode, C/W and Spot Metering operation.

Film Advance: Four film advance modes, including Single (S), Continuous Low-Speed (CL) for up to approx. 3 fps, Continuous High-Speed (CH) for up to 5.5 fps (or 8 fps with optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40) and Continuous Silent (Cs) for nearly silent operation at approximately 1 fps.

Autofocus: Autofocus system inlcudes Multi-CAM 2000 Autofocus (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(TM), Closest Subject Priority Dynamic AF and Group Dynamic AF.

Shooting Modes: Program, Flexible Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Manual. Also allows for exposure compensation, Auto Exposure/Flash Bracketing.

Flash: Nikon's Creative Lighting System (with SB-800/600 Speedlights) includes i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash, Wireless Advance Lighting capability and AUTO FP High-Speed Sync capability up to 1/8000 second.

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Finally replace my F4 I've been using a D2hs for awhile and my F4 had an issue that I could not justify fixing. Never liked the F5 but the F6 was great from the first time I had it in my hands. I guess I got use to the D2 interface and it allowed me to use the F6 without thinking. Love the AF speed and the metering over the older F4. I still like the look of real B&W Tri-X film and this camera works better than any other film camera I've own. I hope it out lasts me. I've now updated my digital to the D3s and the F6 for my B&W stuff is a nice combo. I'll never give up film completely. The only thing I would recommend is get the MB-40 it really need the power boost. When using a VR lens it's a must in my opinnion. May 2, 2012
Great overall film camera! I use this camera to capture all the moments on our family vacations. I'm been really impressed with everything it can do! December 15, 2011
Get it while you can Shooting a film camera today still has meaning. It’s not only worth doing but a good thing to do. Smart. What makes 35mm film special is the quality vs. portability matrix - and of course the fact that it's analog, not digital. The Nikon F6 is the superb culmination of so many years of Nikon innovation in one, jaw-dropping, drop-dead perfect 35mm film camera; a final exclamation mark by the authors of photographic exclamation. I bought my F6 new in August of 2008 just before leaving for a photo trip to Zion National Park. Really more just to have one, in case it was their last. But after reading up on it, running a few rolls of film through it and seeing the results I realized this was no camera to sit on a shelf gathering dust as a collector's item. Rather, an instrument of precision and perfection to be exercised, pushed to the limits; a weapon against the ordinary; a domineering force of photographic nature born to destroy the bell-curve of "good enough" with every release of the refined, Kevlar focal plane shutter. The Nikon F6 is the visual can-opener to life, exposing to those willing to venture its deep technical capabilities exploration of things in a way never before possible with 35mm film. Fast-shooting and nimble, the Nikon F6 was built with a strong pre-disposition to seize the moment. It's an incredibly sophisticated film camera - beyond what most people realize, employing the latest digital technologies: incredible Matrix metering, superb auto focus and electronic sophistication including advanced CLS flash capabilities, a rear LCD and programmable Custom Settings Menu built right into the camera - all in a highly refined, tight, durable, rugged yet elegant package employing Nikon’s unmatched expertise in creating something you just want to hold. The process of photography bares more examination, more attention, than it receives today. Back in the day, photography was pondered; studied; explored. What digital photography is producing is an overwhelming volume of meaningless, throw-away images shot millions of times a day, resulting in the notion of a photograph being "special" as incomprehensible. But photographs are special. They do warrant attention, study, examination and excellence in approach. The Nikon F6, like intervention from trusted friends, is the tool to ween the digital proliferator and with a fine, gloved hand, usher the discerning photographer back to appreciating the value of unique images. Hop off that relentless, speeding train of “technological progress” always apparently late for something - and take a close look at the Nikon F6. Film isn't dead, folks. It just needed a new champion to help take it to the next level. That champion is the NIkon F6. July 29, 2011
Awesome Camera This camera is great in every way. Exposure, focus, feel, all good. April 19, 2011
Super This is a fantastic camera. I'm glad that as a non-professional, deadlines and profit margins are unimportant to my photography and that I have the luxury of spending my time and money shooting film. I've shot 35mm film for over 20 years and the F6 was the first 'new' camera I had ever bought. I'm glad I did and I hope Nikon keep turning them out so that others can continue to enjoy the sublime experience of photography with an F6. April 14, 2011
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Can you use infrared film in this camera? I ask this because high end canon film cameras can not due to an infrared counter in the camera.

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Please be careful with your response. I need Nikon to be sure I can before I purchase it. I am an avid infrared photographer.
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See page 7 of the F6 manual for a diagram of the camera body that shows the location of the film confirmation window. A copy of the F6 manual can be found at this URL:
http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals...
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Looking at the rear of the camera, it is the small window to the left of the LCD monitor. Just cover it up with a piece of black electrical tape.
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What is the 'film confirmation window' ?
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Yes, infrared film can be used in the Nikon F6 SLR. For more information see this link on Nikonusa.com:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...

When using infrared film on this camera it is recommended that you cover the 'film confirmation window' with duct or electrical tape to prevent fogging of the infrared film.
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E lens compatibilty

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Is the Nikon F6 compatible with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens? This lens comes-up as compatible with the F6 in the results of the "search by camera" feature of the lens section of the Nikon website. However, I have also heard that it won't work with film cameras.

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The lens may work but your F6 including a few DSLR's cannot take advantage of the E. I would say it is not fully compatible with your F6.
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/Telephoto/af-s_800mmf_56g_fl_ed_vr/index.htm
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F6 is compatible with all AF-S lenses.
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Can it photograph??

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Take Pictures
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No, this is not actually a camera.
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Yes, it is a 35mm film camera
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Flash compatibility

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Is the F6 fully iTTL compatible with the SB-910 flash and SU-800 wireless commander?

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Yes, the Nikon F6 is compatible with the Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS).
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How does this camera feel compared to a nikon d600?

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The F6 and the D600 both have grips that make it easy to keep control of the camera. The F6 has a dimension of 6.2 x 4.7 x 3.1 inches and weighs Approx. 34.4 oz. The D600 has the dimensions of 5.6 in. (141 mm) x 4.4 in.(113 mm) x 3.2 in. (82mm) and the weighs Approx. 26.8 oz. (760 g).
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