D6 has arrived

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chambeshi Senior Member • Posts: 2,467
review will take weeks

kenya kid wrote:

Yes and you are exactly right as I purchased the D6 in the hope that my keeper rate for animals hunting (on the run) and birds in flight will increase. Also I am hopeful that a high ISO setting of 12,800 will be usable as so many potential great wildlife images must be successfully captured in very low light.

It will be weeks before those with years of prior field experience shooting challenging action scenes reach firm conclusions. It is however a hard cold fact, the D6 has a new AF engine, which Nikon will be cloning across to its future cameras, including MILCs.

Optimizing the customization of a D6 for one's local needs takes weeks of experimenting. The D6 brings you so many more options , which are alone big positives. (Obviously, those who will never shoot a D6 including the ranks of noisy keyboard protographers will keep saying the D6 is only a D5*).

In his latest blog, Brad Hill just confirmed the positives of the improved "Recall Shooting Functions" in the D6 - to switch the camera's settings instantly to capture unexpected moments. This alone should prove to be a huge game changer in its own right.


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