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The F6! Post your photos here!
Old 05-28-2015   #1
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The F6! Post your photos here!

Today is the day. Somehow I have managed to shoot two rolls of Eastman 5222 Double X film and have them developed. I pick them up today because I just could not manage developing the film myself this week.

Today is the day that I will officially crown my F6 as my primary camera! It is that amazing!

The M3/6 life is special, like a Strad. As I recall, a Strad is special and has a narrow window, if you will, that produces amazing music. But it is not an instrument with a wide range of application. No it is special. The M bodies are the same for me. Beautiful instruments that I love to use.

Unfortunately, I love macro and action sports along with a whole lot of other possibilities. The capability of the F6 goes far beyond any rangefinder and I am stunned by its sophistication.

The F6!!!




Are there any negatives? The first one is why did I wait so long? For that matter why did it take Nikon so long to come up with such an instrument? The second negative is ... Well, I can't come up with it yet other than the form and aesthetics are so familiar and comfortable that character is subdued somewhat. But then, if a camera is supposed to disappear in your hands and become an invisible extension and interface, I cannot fault that! This camera simply amazes me.

I will post my own images soon!
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Old 05-28-2015   #2
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I've been very happy using a F100 for years. Still, I'd love to get a F6 into my hands. I'd lick it clean every morning.
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Old 05-28-2015   #3
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hmm. "Lick it clean..." That's a little excessive for me. But each to their own taste. ]'-)

I acquired an F6 recently. I never bought an F4 or an F5 ... both seemed bloated and over-much compared to my F3/T and I stuck with the F3 until I sold out of Nikon gear in 2001 and moved into digital. Over the course of the past 12 years, I slowly acquired back a few of my favorite Nikon lenses, a couple of years ago I was twice gifted with an F body—one I kept and had overhauled, the other I gave to another friend—so I figured, "What the heck? Get the last 'best of the Nikon' F line body and enjoy it!"

It is a superb piece of equipment. I've changed out the focusing screen for a type A with split image so my short manual lenses are a little easier to focus, and I picked up the usual (a remote release and a tripod adapter plate) so that I can use it for macro and super-tele when and if I desire. I've read the manual and set up entries to cover all my lenses in its non-CPU registers. I still need to order my usual orange, green, yellow, and ND filters in 52mm (gave them away when I sold out of Nikon gear in 2001...sigh). There's film in the 'fridge.

The F6 doesn't replace any of my digital cameras. And I'm selling excess gear off every week. But it was worth it to me to have this last of the best SLRs ever made (IMO, of course).

Now I just have to find time to go do some shooting with it. =8^/

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+1 Godfrey!!

IMO, it is the best camera at the best deal ever! Glad you are one of the enlightened!!! LOL...

The film rewind is stunning if nothing else!
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Old 05-28-2015   #5
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Congrats Dave and Godfrey for your new tool! I have no plan to look for and buy an F6 (please do not tempt me too much!).
Anyway I'm sure it's an excellent camera, I sometimes use my F100 even if I oft prefer the old manual FM2!

This thread just gave me an idea: I just bought 10 rolls of CineStill film to test them (5 are 50 iso and 5 are 800 iso) they were intended for the M7 but it could be interesting to see how they work with the F100 and its exposure systems.

Hope to see more pics here, please post when you have!
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I'm going up to Mendocino tomorrow for a little holiday. Maybe I'll take the F6 as well as the Leica X or Hassy SWC. :-)

Just thought about the 'battery hog' comment again. 15 36-exp rolls of film is 540 exposures. That's plenty for two small batteries also powering a fast motor drive for any casual use, IMO. It's obvious Nikon intended pro use to be with the battery grip fitted for 4-5x the capacity. We're just so spoiled by digital cameras that net twice that because they don't power a film drive.

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Are there any negatives?
Of course there are.... unless you shoot E6.

Seriously, congrats Dave!!!

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Of course there are.... unless you shoot E6.

Seriously, congrats Dave!!!

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Ha! And those would be positives! Good point! Lol...
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Ok folks, lets keep this thread about the photos! So please take any discussion about the F6 matrix metering etc. to a new thread. Also, trolling won't be tolerated. Comments purposely intended to derail this thread will be deleted promptly.
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Ok folks, lets keep this thread about the photos! So please take any discussion about the F6 matrix metering etc. to a new thread. Also, trolling won't be tolerated. Comments purposely intended to derail this thread will be deleted promptly.
Reposting the advice... pics are required.
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Reposting the advice... pics are required.
F6, 50 1.8G, Portra 400.

Bay Bridge, San Fran.

(In the spirit of the San Fran thread, I was not murdered when I took this pic, and I also was not robbed of the camera)
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Old 05-31-2015   #12
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Out again with the F6, Acros 100, monobath and X1 scans:

Feed Mill 3 by chrism229, on Flickr

Feed Mill 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

Focal Point by chrism229, on Flickr

Brooke Alexandra 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

Graveyard by chrism229, on Flickr

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Old 05-31-2015   #13
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Back from my weekend away ... A photo from my "F6 Surrogate" for this weekend.


Leica M-P + Nokton 50mm f/1.5 ASPH (LTM)
ISO 3200 @ f/1.5 @ 1/25
OOC JPEG

Just placed an order for the yellow, orange, and green filters I need for the Nikon ... :-)

enjoy
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Old 06-02-2015   #14
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An experiment with low light sunrise using Eastman 5222 Double X film:

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Old 06-02-2015   #15
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How about Peace & Rhymes? This shows some of the streaking you can get with this technique (these aren't surge marks, but yellow streaks on the surface of the film that I think I could wipe of when wet. If the picture was worth it, I could rewash the negative and then try, but then again, it's not worth the effort in this case! It was just starting to rain and the light was overcast and wretched.

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To another wharf, but the boats were still out, except this one (F6, 28-300mm, Acros 100, HC-110, X1 scans):

Mast step by chrism229, on Flickr

Full keel by chrism229, on Flickr

Then I went on to a local beach to look at gulls in the rain:

Gull by chrism229, on Flickr

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Old 06-07-2015   #17
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F6, Ektar 100, Unicolor presskit, X1 scans:

Fenders 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

Winch gear 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

F6, Acros 100, Rodinal 1+50, X1 scan:

Over-engineered 1 by chrism229, on Flickr

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F6 with Nikkor 16-35mm
Velvia 100
Beach-Boys-Poipu by Joey Chavit, on Flickr

With Nikkor 17-55 F2.8
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Poipu Beach Kauai by Joey Chavit, on Flickr
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Old 06-15-2015   #19
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Three photos ...

No great art, but I've confirmed that the F6 and my lenses are working well...


Nikon F6 + Nikkor 28mm f/2 AI


Nikon F6 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-S


Nikon F6 + Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-S + TC-16A AF Telextender

Mostly near wide open ...

I find that the TC-16A AF teleconverter works ok, focus is best if I'm stopped down to f/2-2.8 on the 50mm lens. I'm certain from testing that I can focus the 50/1.2 more accurately with manual focusing when wide open. I'll likely not use it much, but it's kinda fun to have around.

I've ordered a Nikon 35/2 AF-D lens, just to have one native AF lens that I can also use on the F, but I may well send it back since the 28mm and the 50mm are so easy to focus anyway. I do prefer manual focus most of the time; AF is a nice convenience.

Anyway, I'm very pleased with the camera. Just have to get used to its bulk and weight.

enjoy!
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Old 06-20-2015   #20
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F6, 85mm/f1.4, Acros 100, Qualls' monobath, X1 scan:

Holly 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

Leaves by chrism229, on Flickr

and with 50mm/f1.4:

Conch by chrism229, on Flickr

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Old 06-27-2015   #21
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F6, 85mm/f1.4, Pan F, Qualls' monobath, X1 scans:


Lantern by chrism229, on Flickr


Baby Apple by chrism229, on Flickr

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First Roll of Ektar through the F6 + 45 2.8 P lens in April:

Our son coaching and oldest granddaughter:


Cherry Tree in backyard:
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Old 06-29-2015   #23
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From this weekend's walk with friends:


Nikon F6 + Nikkor-H 85mm f/1.8
Portra 160 @ f/2

enjoy!
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F6, 85mm/f1.4, Fuji Superia 400, Unicolor Presskit, Hasselblad X1 scan:


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F6, 85mm/f1.4, XP2 @400, HC-110, X1 scans:


Erin by chrism229, on Flickr


Rob by chrism229, on Flickr


Pippa 2015 #29 by chrism229, on Flickr

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Old 06-30-2015   #26
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Sorry, but I only post the rendering of a given image that I am comfortable posting. I use color film sometimes for a color rendering but also to allow B&W filtering, and for other characteristics of the film.

This one I rendered both color and B&W, but I like the feel of the color I developed in it.


Nikon F6 + Nikkor-H 85mm f/1.8
Portra 160 @ f/1.8

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I put some Fuji Superia through it:


Pansies 4 by chrism229, on Flickr
F6, 28-300mm, Unicolor presskit, LS9000ED scan.

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Another Portra 160 went, via the F6, through the motorised Rondinax today.


Peony by chrism229, on Flickr


Purple Columbine by chrism229, on Flickr


Poppy 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

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Old 06-13-2015   #29
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Last film of the day. F6, Portra 160, Unicolor presskit, X1 scans:

Chinese Lanterns 2 by chrism229, on Flickr

Stump by chrism229, on Flickr

Swallowtails by chrism229, on Flickr

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Cheap film day! F6, Kodak Ultramax 400 @320, Unicolor presskit, X1 scan:

Brooke Alexandra by chrism229, on Flickr

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Last night I soldered a power supply and a potentiometer to the motorised Rondinax and tonight I wanted to try it with a colour film. Having no one else home, sat myself in front of the F6 and guessed the focus (rather badly). The Superia 400 came out of the machine quite nicely though:

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Turbo Duck by chrism229, on Flickr

An aluminum lobsterboat! And they say it doesn't pay well....

BTW, this illustrates the kind of marking on the film that I began to get after re-using the monobath. Doesn't happen with one-shot use.

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F6, 85mm/f1.4, Tri-X @800, Diafine, motorised Rondinax, Nikon 9000:


Pippa 2015 #19 by chrism229, on Flickr

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Danielle by chrism229, on Flickr


Erin by chrism229, on Flickr


Baby Tomatoes by chrism229, on Flickr

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here are few photos I took from Japan trip (Tokyo and Kyoto)
Natura 1600
Nikon F6 and nikon 35mm F1.8G

Plustek120-01NOV'15-058 (2) by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-01NOV'15-015 (2) by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr
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Few more same combo

Plustek120-01NOV'15-014 (2) by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-01NOV'15-005 (2) by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-01NOV'15-060 (2) by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr
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With Zeiss Makro Planar 100mm
Test shot to see how accurate is the Focus confirmation (my initial question few post above )

Plustek120-01NOV'15-021 (2) by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr
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Here are more from the Makro Planar 100 (F6)
Portra 160 This time.

Plustek120-02NOV'15-0357 by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-02NOV'15-03610 by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-02NOV'15-080 by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr
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Same Setup as above

Plustek120-02NOV'15-0835 by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-02NOV'15-0834 by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr

Plustek120-02NOV'15-0836 by Mohammed Basamh, on Flickr
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XP2 @200, Rodinal 1+100 for one hour:





Pontoons waiting for spring by chrism229, on Flickr





Driftwood by chrism229, on Flickr





Lake Cocytus by chrism229, on Flickr





Hook Me Up by chrism229, on Flickr
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