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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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I love digital capabilities but... I hope the superb F6 is not the last film camera. I travel a lot, and there have been environmental factors (for example extreme cold and humidity) when analog media have been invaluable. There are also images that cannot be replaced so the archival value of film is still unsurpassed and can be viewed like paintings, without any ever-changing devices. There is also the 'feel' which cinematographers will tell you about. I used the unsurpassed but larger F5. The F6 is smaller. My only wish is that the classic F-F5 interchangeable finder had been retained on the F6 as you can't flip out a viewing screen to view from overhead or ants view on a film camera. The D/C'd super compact FM3a which has complete battery-less mechanical ops is my other film camera. Unfortunately the f/ rings have been removed from G lenses limiting it's and all other F's use. In spite of this lapse in Nikon non-obsolescence, these cameras just aren't available with other brands, making Nikon unique. March 9, 2011
the best 35mm film camera Nikon F6 is the world's best 35 mm film camera. I don't know if there will be any F7 or not but as of this date there's no film camera in the market that can provide such an accurate metering under extremely contrasty lighting, compatibility with the older lenses, iTTL compatibility with the nikon CLS..the list can go on and on. The point is you get all this in a very ergonomic, weather proofed package that can still justify shooting film in this day and age. February 26, 2011
BEST EVER CAMERA YOU CAN FIND!!!! Nikon F6 is the best camera I've ever used, probably the best one ever made in human history! I've used many flagship class cameras including both film and digital, but no one can bear comparison with Nikon F6! Focus speed, Metering, ergonomics, even shutter sound, everything is just incredibly perfect! If there could be only one camera in your life, choose Nikon F6, and you wont regret for it! February 22, 2011
Film Camera +++ This camera is my favorite - and film offers much better resolution than digital. I also have several D3 cameras which I also use. December 4, 2010
It simply works all the time I've been a Nikon user since high school and had all the great film cameras during my career. Even with digital taking the forefront of commercial work, film is still in demand. I thought my F5 rocked, well I was not prepared for the F6 experience at all. Superb in all aspects, it took all the great things I loved about the F5 and enhanced them to a new level. I still use film for a lot of assignments and use a D3 digital for assignments that need delivery at the end of the day or by 9AM the next day. Any weather, anytime, anywhere . . . if you need a film camera that won't fail you, the F6 is for you. Oh and for studio work . . . The F6 is fully compatible with the Nikon CLS system. Just check out the lighting from this picture, if you thought you could never achieve these kinds of results using film, think again. November 10, 2010
The World's absolute best 35mm film camera The very best 35mm camera I have ever used ! Excellent performance with new flash systems that are wireless. It's like having a film version of a Nikon D3. July 30, 2010
Best of the best A true professional camera featuring everything what a pro or serius hobby photographers can ask. Fast, solid, quiet, well sealed, and ergonomically well designed. I use this camera more than 4 years now. As a wildlife photographer, I love the manual film rewind feature, because that is the most quitest film rewind method as possible. But if it's need it can rewind the film with motor very fast just in a short few second. The rear LCD panel also very usefull for wildlife photographers, it takes less movement to chek the setups or set costum functions. It has easy to set logical costum functions. Easy to learn to use the camera even without instruction manual. This camera is a true masterpiece. July 28, 2010
its a qreat camm . Its a maqnificent camera . It has so many different anqles that can be brought to life . I am an exclusive photoqrapherr . and trust mee . its the best / July 14, 2010
A great 'must-have'. I got the F in 1965, then the F2, the lovely F3 (my daughter, the designer, displays it in her Berlin apartment), the F4 which recorded two years in beautiful, steamy Columbo, then the F5 and finally into digital with the D2x. When the F6 arrived I considered it to be like vinyl, not often used, but the best of analogue and a great investment. After a wedding shoot where half the best pictures came from the F6, I knew the decision had been more than nostalgic. June 27, 2012
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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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Can it photograph??

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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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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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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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