Nikon F6

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Nikon F6

Postby JB » Sep Thu 16, 2004 5:38 am

So, anyone looking at this monster? Kinda cool. I really like the new design. I can almost guarantee a full-frame digital version looking just like this in the near future. What I found interesting, was reading the specs. It says you can up the 5.5fps to 8fps with the additional power grip.
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Postby TonyK » Sep Thu 16, 2004 5:43 am

I looked but it looks more consumer than professional to me. Maybe I am missing something but the images don't give me enough information.
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Postby Kronos » Sep Thu 16, 2004 5:27 pm

Price point?

I agree with Tony that the image on Nikon's page doesn't show much at all. Are there any others out there?
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Postby JB » Sep Thu 16, 2004 5:39 pm

It's MSRP is 300,000 Yen on one of Nikon Japan's websites. That puts it at around $2739 USD. That's a hell of a lot for a professional film camera these days. I guess Nikon must think there is a large film base to be tapped financially.

Of course, it could also be a pre-notification of what the digital full-frame version is going to be. It's an expensive hint.
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Postby JoePhoto » Sep Thu 16, 2004 8:38 pm

I'm getting one... ok just kidding.
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Postby Kronos » Sep Thu 16, 2004 11:01 pm

I'm guessing $1999 US$
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Postby JoePhoto » Sep Fri 17, 2004 10:54 pm

I think they would be really dumb to not sell this thing as close to $1300 as humanly possible.
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Postby Emcam » Sep Tue 21, 2004 6:37 am

I wonder "why another expensive film camera?" Does anyone out there think this will be a successfull model? and another ponder.....The F5 was a great camera. I have one I'll just keep till I can't find film anymore, but buy an F6? hmmm.
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Postby JoePhoto » Jan Thu 27, 2005 3:17 pm

I'll tell you what - I got to use an F6 and WOW! It's a really nice camera. Handing the F5 it's posterior in every way. I think the price is way too high, but the camera itself was amazing. It's deviously heavy for it's size, but is ergonomically perfect with a nice balance even with heavy glass.

I think if Nikon plays their cards right, they will allow the F6 body to be adapted for digital - a hybrid if you will. I didn't study the camera to see if it's possible, but I'm sure it is somewhat feasable. That would be the only way to really justify it for most people as most industries have moved to digital. They are selling though, so I guess the rather minimal R&D costs made the F6 easy to create being that most of it's tech was created and the cost absorbed by the D2h and forthcoming D2x.
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