Photography tip Nikon F6 Versus The Nikon F3
Both the Nikon F6 and the Nikon F3 are professional film cameras. The Nikon F6 came out in 2004, and the Nikon F3 came out in the 1980’s. The Nikon F6 was a very heavy camera it was like wearing a dumbbell around your neck. However, the Nikon F3 was a much lighter mechanical camera, and in my opinion more reliable than an older used Nikon F6. In fact the Nikon F6 that I had purchased would intermittently expose the entire roll of film. Overtime just like with other electronics the circuit board is more likely to fail on a Nikon F6. Therefore, if you are shooting film I strongly recommend that you purchase the Nikon F3. Nikon no longer calibrates many of their older used film camera lenses; you will have to find a specialist that can re-calibrate your lenses that you purchase. Whenever you use a lens frequently over time that lens will drift out focus, and your images will be soft. To have a lens calibrated it will cost around $250.
You can purchase the Nikon F6 brand new at bandhphoto. You can find the Nikon F3 used on Ebay.