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Nikon F6 35mm Autofocus SLR Camera Body - USA

SKU: NKF6 MFR: 1799
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About the Nikon F6

The F6 includes the latest Nikon advances, such as the 11-area AF system for exceptionally high-speed autofocus operation with outstanding accuracy, and the Creative Lighting System for incomparable flash photography. And Nikon's proprietary 3D Color Matrix Metering system has been refined for improved accuracy in scene reading.

As you'd expect, the F6 satisfies the uncompromising standards of reliability that professionals command. An aluminum-alloy die-cast chassis; magnesium-alloy front body and covers (top, bottom); aluminum-alloy back body and camera back; strategically placed rubber surfaces; an easy-to-grip texture, and a self-diagnostic shutter that has undergone testing to assure accurate release upto and beyond 150,000 cycles, even in the most extreme environmental conditions.The F6 embodies the strength, rigidity and durability to perform wherever and whenever photographers need it.

Furthermore, the F6 offers a variety of exciting, innovative control options such as a customizable function button, built-in data back functions & shooting data memory. You can also enjoy the convenience and versatility afforded by 41 Custom Settings which allow you to fine-tune the F6 to suit your individual shooting preferences and requirements.

The new flagship film SLR also boasts a number of dedicated accessories. These include the Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40, interchangeable focusing screens (seven types), Data Reader MV-1 & camera cases.

Nikon F6 Feature Highlights:

High-precision shutter unit: No shutter unit in any other camera comes close to matching the precision of the F6' assembly. Created from cutting-edge materials - DuPont KEVLAR & a special aluminum alloy - the blades of the shutter unit offer unparalleled reliability & are extremely lightweight, for lightning-quick movement. For enhanced accuracy, the movement of the blades is carefully analyzed using a high-speed video camera & computer simulations, enabling unprecedented precision even at shutter speeds of up to 1/8,000 second.

Minimized operational sound & vibration: Nikon engineers were so intent on subduing the camera's operational sounds that they used a professional audio room to properly gauge their quality and frequency. The degree of vibration to which every part of the camera would be subjected was measured. This meticulous approach has resulted in a camera comprised of parts that have been highly refined for absolute minimum vibration,and frequency of movement attenuated to a level below that detectable by the human ear.

Highly efficient mechanics: The development of the F6 marks the first time 3D computer movement analysis hasever been applied to an SLR. This technique reveals the degree of power distributed to or generated by particular parts in specific directions. This made it possible for us to optimize the mechanical operation of the camera with fewer parts, leading to lower power consumption & higher durability.

Nikon F6 Includes

  • MS-41 Lithium Battery Holder
  • Body Cap
  • Nikon 1 Year Warranty

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Nikon F6 Features

  • Top-of-the-line professional camera
  • 11-area Wide-Area AF with 9 cross-type sensors (Multi-CAM2000 AF module)
  • Choice of four AF Area modes, including Group Dynamic AF
  • Improved 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1005-pixel RGB sensor
  • Color Matrix Metering works with non-CPU AI-type Nikkor lenses
  • i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash and Creative Lighting System including Advanced Wireless Lighting and versatile functions
  • Continuous high-speed shooting to approx. 5.5 fps (8 fps with optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40)
  • High-precision, durable shutter unit with built-in shutter monitor
  • New floating mechanisms minimize operational noise and vibration
  • Hybrid metal body employs magnesium alloy for lightweight, superior durability
  • Enhanced resistance to moisture, dust and extreme temperatures
  • Built-in data back function (for in-frame or between-frame data imprint)
  • Custom Settings for 41 functions
  • Shooting data can be displayed on large-sized Rear LCD Panel
  • Data can be stored as text data on CF cards via optional Data Reader MV-1
  • Optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 is equipped with Main- and Sub-Command Dials, and shutter release button, AF start button and multi-selector for vertical shooting
  • Interchangeable Focusing Screens (seven types available)

Nikon F6 Specifications

Type of camera Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex with electronically controlled focal-plane shutter
Exposure modes Programmed Auto (Flexible Program possible), Shutter-Priority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual
Picture format 24 x 36mm (standard 35mm film format)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling, AF contacts)
Lenses usable G- or D-type AF Nikkor (except for DX- and IX-Nikkor): All functions available; PC-Micro-Nikkor 85mm f/2.8D: All functions except autofocus and exposure modes other than Manual available without shifting and/or tilting the lens; AF Nikkor other than G-/D-type (except AF Nikkor for F3AF): All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering and i-TTL flash control available;
Lenses usable AI-P Nikkor: All functions except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL flash control and autofocus available; Non-CPU: Usable in Aperture-Priority Auto or Manual exposure mode, electronic rangefinder usable with lens having a maximum apertureof f/5.6 or faster, Color Matrix Metering, aperture value display, etc. usable with lens meeting specified criteria
Viewfinder Fixed eye-level pentaprism, built-in diopter adjustment (-2.0 to +1m-1), eyepiece shutter, eyepiece DK-17 (eyepiece lock available)
Eyepoint 18mm (at -1.0m)
Focusing screen B-type BriteView clear Matte screen II, interchangeable with six other optional focusing screens
Viewfinder frame coverage Approx. 100%
Finder magnification Approx. 0.74x with 50mm lens set to infinity and 1.0m
Viewfinder information Focus indications, metering system, AE lock, FV lock, exposure mode, shutter speed lock, sync speed, shutter speed, aperture stop, aperture lock, aperture, multiple exposure, battery level, frame counter/exposure compensation value, electronic analog exposure display, exposure compensation, bracketing, ready-light, 11 sets of focus brackets
Autofocus TTL phase detection, Nikon Multi-CAM2000 autofocus module
Autofocus detection range Approx. EV -1 to EV 19 (ISO 100, at normal temperature)
Focus modes Single Servo AF, Continuous Servo AF, Manual
Focus Tracking Automatically activated in Single Servo AF or Continuous Servo AF
Focus area One - or a group - of 11 focus areas can be selected
AF Area modes Single Area AF, Dynamic AF, Group Dynamic AF or Dynamic AF with Closest-Subject Priority
Focus lock Focus is locked by pressing AE/AF-L button or lightly pressing shutter release button in Single Servo AF
Exposure metering Three built-in exposure meters - 3D Color Matrix, Center-Weighted and Spot
Metering range (ISO 100, f/1.4 lens) EV 0 - 20 in 3D Color Matrix and Center-Weighted, EV 2 20 in Spot
Exposure compensation With exposure compensation button; ±5 EV range, in 1/3, 1/2 or 1 steps
Auto Exposure Bracketing Number of shots: 2-7; compensation steps: 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV steps
Auto Exposure Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE/AF-L button
Film speed setting DX or Manual selectable (manual setting has priority over DX detected film speed); DX: ISO 25-5000, Manual: ISO 6-6400 in 1/3 steps
Shutter Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter with built-in Shutter Monitor
Shutter speeds 30 to 1/8,000s (1/3 steps in S and M modes); Bulb setting available in M mode (Shutter speed can be prolonged to 30 minutes in M mode)
Accessory shoe ISO518 hot-shoe contact digital data communication (sync contact, ready-light contact, TTL auto flash contact, monitor contact, GND), safety lock provided
Sync contact X-contact only; flash synchronization up to 1/250s (up to 1/8,000s possible in AUTO FP High-Speed Sync
Flash control TTL flash control by combined five-segment TTL Multi Sensor with single-component IC and 1,005-pixel RGB sensor; i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash with SB-800/600; Film speed range in TTL auto flash: ISO 25-1000
Flash sync modes Front-curtain sync (normal sync), Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with SlowSync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync
Flash ready-light Lights up when the compatible Nikon Speedlight attached is fully charged; Blinks(3 seconds after flash) for full output warning
Sync terminal ISO519 terminal, lock screw provided
Creative Lighting System Advanced Wireless Lighting, AUTO FP High-Speed Sync, Modeling flash, FV Lock andWide Area AF-Assist Illuminator available with SB-800/600 Speedlights
Self-timer Electronically controlled; timer duration: 10 seconds
Depth-of-field preview button Press to stop-down lens aperture
Mirror lockup Set using film advance mode selector
Film loading Film automatically advances to first frame when camera back is closed
Film advance modes Automatic advance with built-in motor; three modes available (S: One-frame advance, CL: Continuous low-speed shooting, CH: Continuous high-speed shooting, CS: Continuous silent-low-speed shooting)
Film advance speed (With Continuous Servo AF (C), Manual exposure mode, shutter speed of 1/250s or faster, 36-exposure film, CR123A-type lithium batteries [AA-size alkaline-manganese or Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 in Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40]) CL: Approx. 2 fps [4 fps]; CH: Approx 5.5 fps [8 fps]; CS: Approx. 1 fps [2 fps]
Film rewind Choice of automatic or manual; automatically rewinds at the end of film roll or when two film rewind buttons are pressed; Rewind speed with 36-exposure film: Approx. 7 seconds (12 seconds in CS mode)
Multiple exposure Activated via shooting menu
Interval timer Activated via shooting menu
Top LCD panel information Shutter speed lock, sync speed, shutter speed, aperture stop, aperture lock, aperture, Auto Exposure Bracketing, exposure mode, Flexible Program, exposure compensation, electronic analog exposure display, battery power, exposure compensation value, Auto Exposure Bracketing status, frame counter
Rear LCD panel information Shooting display (Normal, detailed, full display); Shooting data display (film data, frame data); Menu display (Custom Setting menu, set up menu, shooting menu, Non-CPU lens, language)
Data imprint Activated via shooting menu; in-frame, between-frame and 0-frame imprint possible: film speed range: ISO 50 - 3200 (DX)
Internal clock Built-in clock; 24-hour; leap year adjustment until 2099
Camera back Hinged back; film confirmation window, AF area mode selector, multi-selector, MENU button, film speed (ISO) button, flash sync mode button, INFO button, rear LCD panel, built-in data imprint unit
Shooting data Recordable number of film rolls (36 exposures): Approx. 57 rolls in basic shooting data (13 items), Approx. 31 rolls in detailed shooting data (21 items)
10-pin remote terminal Equipped
Power source Battery holder MS-41 provided (two 3V lithium batteries); optional Multi Power Battery Pack MB-40 and AA-type battery holder MS-40 available (for eight alkaline-manganese, lithium or Ni-MH batteries, or one Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL4 [with optional Battery Chamber Cover BL-3]); built-in backup battery for internal clock
Power switch Power ON, OFF and LCD panel illuminator
Exposure meter Auto meter shut-off 8 seconds after power turned on if no operations are performed; activated by lightly pressing shutter release button or pressing AF start button after power is turned on
Battery power confirmation Shows full for sufficient power; Half full indicates batteries are beginning to lose power; 1/4 full indicates batteries are just about exhausted, prepare fresh batteries; blinking indicates replacement of batteries is necessary (shutter locks and rear LCD indications disappear)
Number of film rolls per fresh Batt. set With CR123A 3V lithium 15 at 20°C (68°F) 6 at -10°C (14°F)
With LR6/AA-size alkaline (with MB-40) 10 at 20°C (68°F) 1 at -10°C (14°F)
With R6/AA-size Ni-MH (with MB-40) 30 at 20°C (68°F) 30 at -10°C (14°F)
With FR6/AA-size lithium (with MB-40) 45 at 20°C (68°F) 35 at -10°C (14°F)
With Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL4 (with MB-40) 35 at 20°C (68°F) 25 at -10°C (14°F) (Nikon Tests)
Tripod socket 1/4 (ISO1222)
Custom Settings 41 Custom Settings are available
Two-Button Reset Pressing the MENU and INFO buttons simultaneously and holding them for more than2 seconds resets various settings to their original default settings (with some exceptions)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 157 x 119 x 78.5mm (6.2 x 4.7 x 3.1 in.)
Weight (without batteries) Approx. 975g (34.4 oz.)
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