Sun 23-Sep-12 04:19 PM | edited Sun 23-Sep-12 04:19 PM by mrred128
I'm lovin' mine too!
I drowned my f100 and f6 on July first when my wife asked me to hold an opened (but capped) bottle of wine. In a moment of bad judgement it leaked over both cameras. The water tight f6 lived and the f100 fried everything in it.
Me thinks the f100 will get replaced with another f6....
Yup, me too! I really learned how much when we took a driving trip from Phoenix to MN in summer 2011. We were 20 mile outside of Flagstaff when I thought, "where did I put my D200?" OH,NO! It's still at home on the dining room table. Fortunately, I had packed my F6 and a bunch of Velvia 100F to use for landscape photos. Instead it became my primary camera for several weeks. It was a real joy to use it on a daily basis. I didn't really miss the D200 - although there were a few times I wished I had it along.
Picked up an F4s recently but will putting a few bucks away every month just in case I need to buy an F6 if anything happens to this camera! I've had a good time talking to the local camera shops about film processing and cameras. My DK-17M eyepiece just arrived and it helps a lot.
>No reason for this post, other than I just love my F6!
I'm right there with you Rick. I was a little late to the party, picking mine up in 2008, but since the moment I first held it we've been nearly inseparable. Recently took it shooting fall colors in Colorado's high country. Shot it more than my D3s, and looking at the images, am happier with the Velvia 100 shots than those from the D3s. Both great cameras, but the F6 produces a shooting experience unequaled.Here's a few from the trip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/82965495@N04/
Tue 13-Nov-12 02:25 AM | edited Tue 13-Nov-12 02:27 AM by shadygreg
Me, too. I just bought a used F6 on ebay from a camera dealer - it looks brand new! It feels great. The viewfinder is awesome. I popped in some Velvia 50 and I'm ready to go! It's the first SLR camera I've bought since I bought an FE new back in 1979 (the FE still looks and works great by the way). All my old AI and AI-s manual lenses can matrix meter on the F6. Nice.
I always liked shooting slides with my FE so I figured I'd splurge and STILL shoot slides with an F6 and get autofocus and matrix metering. Not ready to go digital just yet but when I do I will have lens compatibility with the full frame Nikon DSLRs.
Speaking of lenses, any recommendations for the F6? The 17-35mm f/2.8 AF-S sure looks nice (but expensive).