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    To Nikon F6 owners

    There is a pin just above new inserted film cartridge. It signals to the camera that the door is closed or open, so it moves in and out the camera body.

    When you are closing the door, it is pushed in. At the same time the door lock slightly push the door downward, so the pin gets bending while closing the door. It can damage the switch that pin activates. In such a case camera do not function and has to be repaired (not an easy and simple).

    To avoid this potential problem try to pull out rewinding knob while closing the door, in the same way when opening the door.

    This is not design fail, but rather a way of living with F6.

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    Yep! It took a few times to realize that it is much healthier for the rewind knob to be out while loading a roll. Hopefully not too many times.
    What would Dziga Vertov do?

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    Thanks for the tip! I'll have to remember that.
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    I'll remember that as well. I was considering an F6 purchase. How does it compare to an F100?
    "The secret to life is to keep your mind full and your bowels empty. Unfortunately, the converse is true for most people."

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    I'll remember that as well. I was considering an F6 purchase. How does it compare to an F100?
    Never held an F100, but I believe the F6 is pretty much in a class all by itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snapshot View Post
    I'll remember that as well. I was considering an F6 purchase. How does it compare to an F100?
    Simple.

    The F-100 (I have three) is like a very nice late-model, used Camry.

    The F-6 (alas, I only have the F5) is like a top of the line new Lexus.

    They both will get you where you want to go. They both are worth the money they cost. But, they are not in the same league.

    There is a reason why the F6 (and F5 before it) cost more than the F100.

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    I'm very seriously considering purchasing one -- I've got an F5, and while I love it, the F6 has some great features.
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    F6 is work of art itself. No one can describe it how it feels, for it is just feeling. I have three Leicas R8 and F6 is at least equel photographically.
    If you appriate photography and can afford it, F6 is a way to go. To sum all in short
    F6 + (some Nikkor Lenses) OR (ZF Lenses) = Leica R + (Leca Lenses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    I'm very seriously considering purchasing one -- I've got an F5, and while I love it, the F6 has some great features.
    Robert,

    Oh please don't do this to me! I've been resisting the siren call of an F6 for two years now. :o

    What do you think one could get selling an F5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Robert,

    Oh please don't do this to me! I've been resisting the siren call of an F6 for two years now. :o

    What do you think one could get selling an F5?
    If I can get the optional battery pack.... :rolleyes: I'm thinking....

    But, I'm leaving in September for Australia again ... :o

    Still thinking....
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