Nikon has discontinued sales of the F6, its final flagship film SLR. European sales were discontinued in October and large US retailers, B+H and Adorama, recently confirmed the same for the States. It’s the same story for Japan (source: Nikon Rumors)
The F6 came out in 2004 and was the last in the Nikon F series line-up. The F6 was a well-specced SLR, featuring a tough but compact dust-and-moisture resistant body, an 11-area AF system with nine cross-type AF sensors, 3D Color Matrix Metering with 1005-pixel RGB sensor and a durable self-diagnostic shutter unit with Kevlar/aluminum alloy shutter blades.
“The F6 was much-loved and the last-ever flagship film camera from Nikon – it is truly the end of an era,” said Gray Levett, founder of central London Nikon specialist, Grays of Westminster. “It was not a big surprise as sales were not large, although we would normally expect to sell a few every month. Now that is gone I expect demand will increase and indeed we have several customers looking to buy.”
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