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What do you get when you mix the Nikon F6, new Kodak Ektachrome 100, a penthouse view, Nikon's 35mm f1.4 AI-S lens and a black table cloth? Read on to find out.
It's pretty simple really: Just hook the 10-pin connector to the camera and hit "START." The camera does the rest. This evening I received an e-mail from someone wanting to know how to use the MV-1 with the F6. At about the forth or fifth step, I wondered if a brief video might be more appropriate. So without [...]
Do something different. Shoot film using Nikon's Creative Lighting System and challenge yourself to make unique, creative photographs. Having a tool like the F6 that is able to respond to virtually any photographic situation is a true blessing.
Sunset, Badlands National Park, South Dakota (2018) OK, so maybe I jumped the gun a little. Maybe I still do have something to say regarding the F6. Allow me to explain. Over the past several years I've enjoyed shooting with a variety of cameras, including all the Nikon single-digits F-series, as well as a few medium format Mamiyas. Anyone [...]
10 years ago when I first put up the F6 Project I was re-invigorated with passion for film photography, the camera, and this new journey I had embarked on: stepping off the digital camera merry-go-round onto solid, analogue ground once again: film, and the film way. Putting up the F6 Project felt like a good way to express and share [...]
Not long ago I decided to spend some focused time shooting Ilford's PanF 50 Plus. In an effort to minimize variables the decision was made to focus on 35mm using the trusted and favored F6. The F6's venerable meter virtually eliminates exposure error, and I really wanted to dial in +/-EV, development time, agitation, grain, scanning, wet-printing, etc. The decision [...]
One of the great joys of shooting and developing one's own film is the ability to tweak and experiment. While it's true one needs to be prepared to have experiments fail - it's also true that when they succeed, it can introduce a new component to your shooting, furthering your unique creative vision. Behind Bellvue, Colorado. Nikon F6, Nikkor [...]
Flying with film doesn't need to be intimidating. This brief list of do's and don'ts will help get you and your film on the plane faster, easier and help insure success upon your return.