Welcome to the New Nikon F6 Project, devoted to exploring all things related to the Nikon F6 35mm camera, Nikon’s final, flagship, professional single digit F-series camera.
This is a short follow up on the previous post from late 2015, Servicing the Nikon F6. The executive summary is, I continue to be impressed with Nikon Service. Here's why... After receiving my F6 back from a refresh late November, 2015 I was...
Introduction This article is a written collection of thoughts explored in an attempt to think through some recent considerations. Every once in a while I get the itch to explore different film formats. The initial inspiration for this article was...
A few weeks ago I did something I've been meaning to do for years: began developing my own black and white film again. After a 30+ year hiatus, the time had finally come. Up until last year I'd been fortunate enough to have one of the best pro film labs in the...
Even though the shutter is rated to an astounding 150,000 actuations (over 4,100 rolls of film), after 7 years of moderate use I decided it was time to send in the Nikon F6 for servicing, while I felt I stood a reasonably good chance of still getting parts. While in the shop it made sense to have the non-Ai modification to the lens mount made to allow those old, beautiful non-Ai lenses to be used by the camera. This post chronicles the process from a Nikon Professional Services (NPS) member’s point of view.
This surfaced the other day and I thought it was worth a mention on the F6 Project. The F6 was won the Good Design Long Life Design Award. What's noteworthy about this is it's awarded 11 years after the camera was initially released in 2004. This feeds well into the...
The valid question is – what does this have to do with the F6. The answer is, nothing at all. But trust me, it’s a worthy diversion.
The Nikon F6 35mm camera is the most technically advanced film camera ever made. Understanding what makes it special is the primary purpose of this section. So put your Tech on and dive in.
Possessing the most sophisticated 35mm film camera ever made is great. But what to create with it? This section is focused on inspiration. Be prepared to be inspired by what others are creating with the Nikon F6.
Howdy from Colorado, USA
You’ve landed on the mother-load of information about the greatest 35mm film camera ever made, the Nikon F6. As digital cameras progress to staggering levels of sophistication (and in many cases, cost), somehow – right along side – the use of film has continued on the rise, and even accelerated.
You’re lookin’ at it. The F6 Project 3.0 is here, back from the jaws of death. O.K., maybe a little melodramatic… but after 10+ years he’s still kickin’. I want to say a hearty ‘thank you’ to a certain someone responsible from talking sense into me when I was thinking of throwing in the towel. You know who you are. Thank you.
One of the big changes for me creatively since the beginning of the F6 Project is developing my own black and white film again, . Ironic, I know, to have such a colorful image behind this topic. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? More about that here.
Today’s photographer has more creative options to explore than any other time in history. What a great time to dive in, shoot film, learn to develop both color and black and white, then print old school in a darkroom – or – on one of the high-quality inkjet printers available.
Still King of the Hill.
Fort Collins, CO • USA