A few months ago I submitted a shot into one of Lomography’s ongoing photo competitions, and was pleasantly surprised to be selected as one of five winners in the category. Along with some public accolades came a $20 gift certificate for the site’s shop, where I promptly picked up a few rolls of their bespoke LomoChrome Purple XR 100-400, an intriguing false-color negative film that I’ve been meaning to try for several years.
This is the story of how I discovered the Nikon F6. To begin, I have to admit that I am really a Leica fan. Especially the analog M cameras with the beautiful viewfinder, the excellent feel of the surface and last but not least the legendary quality and size of the lenses made me addicted …
Gear reviews are typically created to help consumers decide between products with similar specifications and price points. Accordingly, comparisons often focus on the nuances that exist between otherwise analogous products. That was obviously not the intent of this zany Nikon 35mm shoot off. This review grew from my desire to see how my recently acquired Nikonos V with its included W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5 lens, which I picked up second hand for $200, stacked up against Nikon’s top-of-the-line 35mm film combo, the $2,500 Nikon F6 and $1,500 AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G.