No, Nikon is not ceasing production of the F6. Rather, Nikon has issued a partial recall of 152 Nikon F6’s manufactured or sold after July 22, 2019. For the time being, the recall only affects the following serial number’ed cameras:

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16 years and still going strong, with a little something to pay attention to below…

0035842, 0035862, 0035867, 0035868, 0035869, 0035870, 0035871, 0035872, 0035873, 0035909, 0035910, 0035911, 0035912, 0035913, 0035914, 0035915, 0035916, 0035917, 0035918, 0035919, 0035920, 0035921, 0035922, 0035923, 0035924, 0035925, 0035926, 0035927, 0035928, 0035929, 0035930, 0035932, 0035934, 0035941, 0035942, 0035943, 0035944, 0035945, 0035946, 0035947, 0035948, 0035949, 0035950, 0035951, 0035952, 0035953, 0035954, 0035955, 0035956, 0035957, 0035958, 0035959, 0035968, 0035969, 0035970, 0035971, 0035972, 0035973, 0035974, 0035975, 0035976, 0035977, 0035978, 0035979, 0035980, 0035981, 0035983, 0035984, 0035985, 0035986, 0035987, 0035989, 0035990, 0035991, 0035992, 0036010, 0036011, 0036012, 0036013, 0036014, 0036015, 0036016, 0036017, 0036018, 0036019, 0036020, 0036021, 0036022, 0036023, 0036024, 0036025, 0036026, 0036027, 0036028, 0036029, 0036030, 0036031, 0036032, 0036033, 0036034, 0036035, 0036036, 0036037, 0036038, 0036039, 0036041, 0036042, 0036043, 0036045, 0036046, 0036047, 0036048, 0036049, 0036050, 0036051, 0036052, 0036053, 0036056, 0036057, 0036058, 0036062, 0036112, 0036114, 0036116, 0036130, 0036133, 0036134, 0036135, 0036136, 0036137, 0036138, 0036139, 0036140, 0036141, 0036142, 0036147, 0036149, 0036153, 0036154, 0036155, 0036156, 0036157, 0036158, 0036159, 0036160, 0036161, 0036162, 0036165, 0036177, 0036188, 0036189, 0036191

Your Nikon F6 serial number is found on the back of your camera, below the fold-down metal flap.

Nikon says on their Technical Service Advisory page there’s a chemical – dibutyl phthalate (DBP) in one (or more) of the camera components, that potentially exceeds the standard value specified in the European Union regulation, the RoHS Directive. So far, the only cameras affected were ones manufactured and/or sold after July 22, 2019.

Nikon is offering to service these cameras for free, including shipping charges, to correct the issue – even if the camera is no longer under warranty.

The cameras do not exhibit any outward or functional issue affecting the performance of the camera. If your F6 is not on the list above, you need not take any action. If your F6 serial number is included in the list above you can click here for a shipping label.

There is no indication that the F6 is ceasing production, which is pretty amazing when you think about it. This camera has been in production since 2004. Once again – the F6 is still in production, 16 years after it was released, in 2004.