The F6 Project is a attempt to hop off the relentless, speeding train of “technological progress” (always apparently late for something) and take a step back.
Years from now, when the infatuation with megapixels has run its course and the film market has somehow managed to grow – despite all odds – and a film Renaissance rumbles through the pile of DSLR and mirrorless castaways in our land fills, people will scour the web in search of the answer to their question, ‘what happened to my love and joy of photography?,” and just maybe come across this site.
To those people I extend a warm welcome, inviting them to explore the unique, wonderful and even romantic side of photography as it once was, and could be again with this fine instrument.
The Shop: a Master Mechanic’s home away from home and straight up man cave. The first time I saw The Shop I paused, not quite sure how to visually digest what was before me. There was part of me that smiled – wanting to dive in and go for it.
What do you get when you mix the Nikon F6, new Kodak Ektachrome 100, a penthouse view, Nikon’s 35mm f1.4 AI-S lens and a black table cloth? Read on to find out.
This evening I received an e-mail from someone wanting to know how to use the MV-1 with the F6. At about the forth or fifth step, I wondered if a brief video might be more appropriate. So without further delay, here's a brief how-to with the Nikon MV-1. You'll see...
Not just for bright light and landscape photography, Ilford PanF Plus ISO50 film is capable of much more.
Do something different. Shoot film using Nikon’s Creative Lighting System and challenge yourself to make unique, creative photographs. Having a tool like the F6 that is able to respond to virtually any photographic situation is a true blessing.
OK, so maybe I jumped the gun a little. Maybe I still do have something to say regarding the F6. Allow me to explain. Over the past several years I've enjoyed shooting with a variety of cameras, including all the Nikon single-digits F-series, as well as a few...
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 and all, 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.
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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.