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    I have to admit, I've never seen an F6. I love my F5, love its feel and the way it handles.
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    It was the feel that sold me. I've known the owner of the local camera store for years, and when The F6 came out he handed me the store demo model and told me to go shooting with it for the day.

    Good move on his part, I was sold halfway though the first roll. I brought it back as soon as I finished the roll and bought one.

    I'll be curious about your serial number and what they are up to now. Mine is barely into 4 digits.

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    Robert,

    I have to say that you're renewing my faith a bit here today.

    Last night, after a birthday dinner and concert for my wife we took a stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge. It was a pleasant evening and a few thousand other folk had the same idea - most tourists but what do you expect.

    Anyway, I saw an innumerable number of digis - P&S's and dSLRs etc. and nary a film camera amongst them.

    Then, at home, I read the article in the NY Times about the new D3 and D-300 and go to sleep thinking it's all over for 35mm film.

    Then, I read your thread today and realize that there's at least one guy out there today who's willing to plunk some money down on a new F6! Makes me feel a whole lot better.

    Enjoy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Then, I read your thread today and realize that there's at least one guy out there today who's willing to plunk some money down on a new F6!
    Enjoy it!
    If you think that an F6 can do everything that a top end DSLR like a D2x or EOS IDs can do and the only difference is the capture medium, but the F6 is 1/4 the price, it really looks like a bargain in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Robert,

    I have to say that you're renewing my faith a bit here today.
    Thanks George, I'm looking forward to working with it and seeing what I can get out of it. I'll be picking up a roll of color negative film to try it out with - I just don't have enough time to shoot Velvia and get it processed on the mainland, before I leave on vacation. I'll post something in the gallery after I do.

    I work with one guy who does surf photography, and he can't understand why I would spend $2000 on a 35mm film camera. I've offered to teach him how to use a film camera, but he hasn't said whether he will take me up on the offer or not.

    I thought a lot about buying one, considering my major focus is 4x5. But, I just figured that if I don't get one now, I may never be able to (rumor: F6 has been discontinued). I do need something for travel photography, and the F5 can now be a backup camera. I'll do a writeup on the camera on my blog sometime in the next couple of weeks.
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    Robert, enjoy your new camera! I have a F6 as well and it does feel amazing in my hands. Though nowadays I use mainly manual cameras, the F6 can't be beat when you need a fast, capable, rock-solid 35mm.
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    Don't know exactly what you like to shoot but the F6 is it for (initial) size and sophistication in the 35mm world. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    That seems to be similar to the way the F5 loads.



    That is kind of one of the downsides for me. I have big hands and like a big camera. But, I ordered an MB-40 grip to go with the camera (even that was expensive). Even on my D200 I have the battery grip.
    I remember reading that it is very similar to the F5....some referred to it as more of a review model rather than very different (as teh F5 was over the F4)

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    Well, my F6 came in today. I'm very surprised how small it is. In fact, it is way too small for my hands. Fortunately, I've got an MD-40 coming tomorrow, which should solve that problem. The advantage is that I can put the MD-40 in my luggage when traveling, with the camera being so small carrying it on the airplane won't be too big of an issue (it seems to fit my Crumpler bag just fine).

    Other than size, it has a nice feel, the rubber feels quite solid and grips well. The only disappointment is the camera didn't come with either a strap nor batteries (2 CR123A Lithium). So, I will have to buy both before using the camera.

    Someone asked about the serial number, this one is over 29,000.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    Well, my F6 came in today. I'm very surprised how small it is. In fact, it is way too small for my hands. Fortunately, I've got an MD-40 coming tomorrow, which should solve that problem. The advantage is that I can put the MD-40 in my luggage when traveling, with the camera being so small carrying it on the airplane won't be too big of an issue (it seems to fit my Crumpler bag just fine).

    Other than size, it has a nice feel, the rubber feels quite solid and grips well. The only disappointment is the camera didn't come with either a strap nor batteries (2 CR123A Lithium). So, I will have to buy both before using the camera.

    Someone asked about the serial number, this one is over 29,000.
    Well Robert,

    Who told you to have such large hands. :o

    Anyway, enjoy the camera. Too bad it doesn't come with batteries or a strap though. My Leica R8 did. I can't believe that Nikon did not include them.

    Look forward to seeing some results.

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