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As the other thread about this beastie currently requires an armed escort and full body armour to enter, I dug out a couple of F6 links other than the Nikon one.

I've posted this there but I think it will get missed in all the fallout.

ephotozine or Simon Stafford's for pictures of the actual beast.

Errrrrm both these links do go straight to the F6 page and I have no connection with either but it looks nice :wink:
 

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TPPhotog said:
As the other thread about this beastie currently requires an armed escort and full body armour to enter, I dug out a couple of F6 links other than the Nikon one.

I've posted this there but I think it will get missed in all the fallout.

ephotozine or Simon Stafford's for pictures of the actual beast.

Errrrrm both these links do go straight to the F6 page and I have no connection with either but it looks nice :wink:

Good for you....now see? that was not too difficult, was it....
 
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Easy peasy Jorge but I have to admit in 35mm I'm addicted to Nikon almost as much as Rodinal soup LOL Now all I need is a drop of red paint to make my F100 look like an F6 :wink:
 

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TPPhotog said:
Easy peasy Jorge but I have to admit in 35mm I'm addicted to Nikon almost as much as Rodinal soup LOL Now all I need is a drop of red paint to make my F100 look like an F6 :wink:

I understand, I was a Nikon man myself...loved that F3....BTW, very good articles, each compliment the other...
 
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I am sad to see it is bigger than the F5 when you use the grip. and shocked to see a KEVLAR® shutter!
Brian - Is a KEVLAR® shutter a problem? Sorry I'm a mechanical idiot unless it's tractor lever.

Jorge - Thank you but I am just the messenger LOL
 

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I think the size would end up being a problem. For me at least. For 35mm, I want fast and light. I find the Kevlar shutter interesting. That is what they make bullet proof vests out of around these parts. I believe the shutter will outlast 35mm film.
 
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I'm with you on the size as I find with my smaller hands the F100 is quite big enough, happily I have strong fingers for it to hang off. "Bullet proof vests" ... that's where I would have heard of it before. Reading the articles it sounds like they have made an all out effort on this one and £1500 isn't a ridiculous price tag for a change.
 

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Yeah, $2700 for a 35mm film camera is quite high. But seriously, the F5 was built like a tank, this one, with a kevlar shutter, will be the last 35mm film camera we would ever need to buy.
 
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Sorry Brian I didn't make myself clear. I think the price tag is really good for what this beastie is offering and as you say this one's going to last a lifetime :smile:
 

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TPPhotog said:
Sorry Brian I didn't make myself clear. I think the price tag is really good for what this beastie is offering and as you say this one's going to last a lifetime :smile:
I remember when the F4 came out, it was something like $3500...now they have a better model for less money.....OTOH, I lusted after the Leica R8 with Leica lenses until I came to my senses...:smile:
 

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Thankfully, it's not over yet, but my FM sure seems to be in the running for lasting a lifetime... why would I replace it?

(another LF guy whose 35mm gear sits in the closet... I guess if I used it more, I might want some auto-focus action... maybe.)
 

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If only had intercheangable/detachable prism

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Sorry Brian I didn't make myself clear. I think the price tag is really good for what this beastie is offering and as you say this one's going to last a lifetime :smile:
 
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titrisol said:
If only had intercheangable/detachable prism
That was the one thing I couldn't understand and I can't see any reason for it not to :confused:

I must keep repeating to myself I do not need a new Nikon I want a larger format ..... but it's so tempting.
 

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Does anyone know why Nikon would not put interchangable prisms on their new cameras? It seems, in this day and age of multi tasking an interchangable prism would be standard on higher end models.
 

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I must say that it is risky of Nikon to make the F6. It's pricetag makes it almost only attractive to professionals (who are using more and more digital...)

But I really like this camera for the features. Saving the exposure data on a CF card is great! I want that in my cam!
 

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If you absolutely, positively, unquestionably have to read the review of the F6 then you can go directly to the free article.

http://www.cameraarts.com/pdf/2004/CA43-Vener-Nikon-web.pdf

BTW, once again we see all that was posted is not entirely true, the review is of the DX2 with a little useless blurb about the F6, nowhere nearly as complete as the links Tony provided. My opinion, if you are really interested in the F6, dont waste your time and read the links Tony provided, they are far more complete.
 

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steve simmons said:
On other forums these reviews have been praised and appreciated.



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Yep, and some people like portraits of Elvis on black velvet, that does not make them good...
 

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I was not sayng people were ungrateful It is just Jorge who seems so negative but he has personal reasons for being so which shold not be a factor but they are for him

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