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In this category we discuss various technical attributes of the Nikon F6, and how various accessories may interface with the F6. More in depth topics like Nikon’s Creative Lighting System may be discussed in greater depth in the CLS Category.

Aerial Photography of Rocky Mountain National Park

By |May 6th, 2017|4042n, 6 Things I Love About Shooting the F6, aerial photography, Custom Settings Menu (CSM), Slide Film, Technical Features|

A sea of dense, puffy clouds blanketed the Rockies this beautiful afernoon, with the occasional granite beheamoth poking its craggy head up through for a breath of crisp, high-altitude air. The Mountains seemed to wave hello to our little craft as we passed above, reminding me of humpback whales breaching in Alaska.

Night Vision (sort of); or Custom Setting B5 (Extended Shutter Speeds)

By |March 24th, 2017|6 Things I Love About Shooting the F6, B5 Extended Shutter Speed, Black and White, Custom Settings Menu (CSM), Technical Features|

Out of the box the F6 is set to display possible shutter speeds from 1/8,000 of a second to 30 seconds. After 30 seconds the camera has the customary "bulb" setting, allowing you to trip the shutter manually (with something like the MC-30 cable release) for as long an exposure as [...]

Nikon F6 + CLS (Creative Lighting System)

By |November 11th, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Accessories, Black and White, CLS (Creative Lighting System), Technical Features|

One of the key attributes of the F6 is the circuitry contained to run the Nikon Creative Lighting System, or CLS. While common among digital cameras, no other Nikon film SLR contains this ability. If you're not using your F6 + CLS you're missing out on one of the wonderful features that make the F6 unique.

Mirror-Up Shooting: It’s For Real

By |July 23rd, 2015|6 Things I Love About the F6, From the Past, General Information, Mirror-Up, Technical Features, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

Recently I read a blog post from someone claiming Mirror-Up shooting was a hoax. A waste of time, something camera manufacturers dreamed up as way to add a new feature to the camera and charge more for it. A "Emperor's New Clothes" hoodwink, if you will. Well, take a look [...]

Santa Fe and Vintage, Nikon Film Bodies, chapter 2

By |November 22nd, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places, Technical Features, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

Chapter 2: San Luis, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico One of my great joys in life is driving; to simply wander and explore with a camera; and once in a while to answer that perennial question - what's down this road, or around the next bend? The drive from San [...]

Pushing Kodak Ektar 2 Stops

By |August 27th, 2014|CLS (Creative Lighting System), Film Emulsions, Uncategorized|

As it turned out, shooting Ektar at ISO400 - while not something I'd have thought to do intentionally - produced great results. It allowed working with higher shutter speeds to combat a slight breeze shifting the flowers ever so slightly. Pushing Ektar also amplified the natural tendencies of this already vivid, contrasty film.

Memphis in the Meantime

By |July 30th, 2014|Custom Settings Menu (CSM), Destinations, General Information, Technical Features|

Memphis has been the subject of many a discussion between my son and I for a few years now. We love road trips and just being in the car together so when ever we're hunting for a just barely out of reach, crazy destination to spontaneously shoot off to in the middle of the night (from Colorado) - Memphis has been a part of that discussion.

Opening Post

By |August 26th, 2009|CLS (Creative Lighting System), Custom Settings Menu (CSM), From the Past, General Information, Technical Features|

Welcome to the Nikon F6 Project. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated. Nikon F6: I had in mind when I sat down to write this introduction a eloquent, thought-provoking soliloquy capable of convincing anyone, anyplace that shooting a film camera in 2009 still had meaning; that it wasn't only [...]