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    Jana,

    Thanks for your feedback. I could only vaguely remember what I read. It could have been nikonians. I also read the visit to the Sendai Plant, it is translated on another site. Good read, if you are interested in the new D3.

    I think you will like the F6, I love mine, it's a fantastic camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague View Post
    I understand your feeling. I read somewhere today that Nikon is still making about 60 F6's per month. I don't know how you can sustain a production line with that low volume. However, the F6 is probably the most sophisticated 35mm you can get, so I would - in fact, I did buy one.
    Yeah when you have good quality primes it makes the choice to change rather hard. It was rather interesting that I was talking to a salesman I have known for a number of years (who has now changed companies who I have not seen for a long time)and I started enquiring about an F6 and he asked me are you the guy with the LX and pentax primes. My response was yes and to using his words were "I cant see a real reason for change"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stever View Post
    I have a N-75 that I am happy with. Are there any good reasons to buy a F-6?

    I understand that there are some advantages using a SB-800 and that there is a wider range of shutter exposures, but is that enough to warrant spending $2,000 after buy the Hasselblad this year?

    Steve
    I can't answer that question, only you can. For me, it was worth upgrading from an F5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stever View Post
    I have a N-75 that I am happy with. Are there any good reasons to buy a F-6?

    I understand that there are some advantages using a SB-800 and that there is a wider range of shutter exposures, but is that enough to warrant spending $2,000 after buy the Hasselblad this year?

    Steve
    It obviously depends on your needs and/or desires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stever View Post
    I have a N-75 that I am happy with. Are there any good reasons to buy a F-6?

    I understand that there are some advantages using a SB-800 and that there is a wider range of shutter exposures, but is that enough to warrant spending $2,000 after buy the Hasselblad this year?

    Steve
    No!

    If I were you, I'd shelve the N-75 and get a F100 ($300 or so) or a F5 ($500 to $600).

    The F6 is an advancement on the F5's features with the added attraction of being housed in the smaller F100 configuration - that is unless you want to add (as you can do with the F100) the larger battery pack bringing it up to to the larger size and greater weight of the F5.

    I have two F5's and I'm thinking of trading up one of them to the F6. That will be, for me, an upgrade. But I don't think you need to go all the way to an F6 at $1500 or so to realize the advantage of a pro Nikon film camera.

    Pick up a good quality used F5 (or F100 with the external battery pack option) and you'll be very happy to shelve the N75.

    Oh, BTW, I also own a N75 - I bought it on eBay as an inexpensive, lightweight backup camera that my wife wouldn't mind carrying for me. Frankly, it is a plastic POS - but it is a "light tight" housing capable of carrying my Nikkor glass even with its many limitations.

    Since you'll get butkus selling the N75 - figure to keep it as a back up if you go as I suggest - or even if you "splurge" for a F6.

    (Oh, and welcome to Nikon pro camera world! ).

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    I have found myself in a very difficult situation,... im going to Syria for 2months, ..mhm....should i take F6 with good lens and 30 rolls of Sensia or 1Dsmk2? Problem is that im a student and that im going on low budget and that somehow im not willing to pay ~500e just for films and for developing it. And in the end i will have nothing! Shit, father forgive me, i think i will have to sin. :rolleyes: Im calming down myself with promise, that when i will come back i will use my f6 even more,...smrc...

    What would you do?

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    Take the F6...My $.02 cents...

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    Both my F6s purchased early this year have serial numbers just over 27000 so obviously they are making them in decent numbers. Of all the huge numbers of 35mm cameras I've had (SLRs and rangefinders) nothing comes close to the F6 in terms of shooting pleasure and capability. Plenty of cameras are pleasurable or capable but the F6 has both traits in abundance. Any waiverers should indulge in it - it is a very worthy camera.

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