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#281 Introductory Giveaway: Win a D610 or D7100!

Posted by Adam on 29 September 2013 - 12:04 AM

Welcome to Nikon Forums! 


As part of our site launch, we are hosting a giveaway featuring a Nikon D610 or a D7100 (your choice*) as a grand prize, sponsored by B&H photo!  We've designed this giveaway so that almost everyone who joins our site has a small chance of winning, but users who are very active in our community will be many times more likely to win.


The giveaway is esentially a very big raffle.  You earn raffle tickets by being active in our community.  After about two months (on December 10th, 2013) we will calculate the number of raffle tickets that each member is entitled to, and the winner will be drawn.  Update as of December 10th: the giveaway has been extended until the end of January (1/31/2014) due to low participation.




The link above will show you all the ways in which you can enter!


The idea behind this setup is that users who regularly come and visit our site will have an increased chance of winning.  Of course, there will be those who actively try to post more in order to increase their chances of winning, but we've set things up so that there's a cap on the number of raffle tickets you can get based on everyday activities such as posting and commenting.  If you want to greatly increase your chances of winning, consider adding some lens/camera reviews, maintaining a personal blog, or submitting a few guest posts to our homepage.


It's clear that while many people will enter the giveaway, only one person will be able to win the grand prize.  However, we'd also like to be able to reward everyone that tried hard in the giveaway.  Therefore, if you are one of the top 5% raffle ticket holders (or top 50, whichever is smaller) at the end of the giveaway, you will receive a premium forum account. We may also give out other prizes along the way, such as t-shirts, gift cards, and other logo gear.


If you end up being our winner, the only thing we ask is that you upload an unboxing video to youtube after receiving your prize, or that you blog about your new camera on our homepage or in a personal blog.


I'd like to wish everyone good luck, and I hope you enjoy the site!





Important: If you have any questions about this giveaway, please DO NOT post them in this thread. >>>>> Use this topic instead <<<<<




*the winner of the giveaway can choose to apply up to a $2000 credit toward any one Nikon camera at B&H.  For instance, if you wanted to get a D800 instead of a D600, you would pay the difference after subtracting $2000 from the selling price.  You are limited to a single camera or kit and you cannot combine multiple products. 


Fine print:

  • Giveaway is open to users worldwide
  • No purchase necessary to participate
  • Shipping within the US is included
  • Winners outside of the US will be responsible for duty/customs fees and may need to cover the shipping cost
  • Meaningless posts made solely to increase your raffle ticket count will not be tolerated.  If we become aware of such activity, will be warned or disqualified, at our sole discretion.
  • Limit one forum account per person.  If you create multiple accounts in an attempt to increase your chances of winning, you will be disqualified from the giveaway and banned from future promotions on NikonForums.com.
  • Terms and conditions subject to change

Update: as of 10/8/2013, the grand prize in this giveaway will be a Nikon D610, rather than a D600.
Update: as of 10/11/2013, the number of raffle tickets given for forum posts has been increased

Update: as of 10/14/2013, the giveaway will be managed via a widget on this page.  The terms of the giveaway have not changed
Update: as of 12/9/2013, the giveaway has been extended until 1/31/2014


#56 Welcome To Nikon Forums!

Posted by Adam on 17 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

If you're new to our community, we invite you to start a thread in this forum to introduce yourself to other members.  We hope you enjoy the forum!

#417 Get a free premium account and unlimited gallery space by making 10 posts tod...

Posted by Adam on 01 October 2013 - 10:23 AM

Wow- I'm surprised that we already have over 250 members, which means that the free premium accounts for the first 25 members have already gone out.


To give everyone a shot, though, I will be extending the giveaway so that anyone who joined today has a chance to get a premium account.  Just make 10 posts within our our site launch (by 8am Pacific time on 10/2) and shoot me a PM for your upgrade!


Premium accounts have 20x as much photo space as regular accounts.

#39 New To Photography Or A Particular Camera Model? Don't Hesitate To Ask!

Posted by Adam on 11 September 2013 - 11:59 AM

This is a beginner-friendly section for questions about cameras, accessories, and photographic technique.  Don't be afraid to post here if you're new to the photo world!

#11159 Most memorable shot you made

Posted by nbanjogal on 09 December 2013 - 10:39 PM

So far this one is my favorite...I think...but there are more to come, I'm certain!




#3489 Night photography

Posted by nbanjogal on 11 October 2013 - 01:46 PM

I learned most of what I know from Royce Bair, a master of night sky photography. He is very generous with his knowledge and shares good instruction on his blog:




I took this photo with my D600 and 14-24mm lens--ISO 6400 (!!!), f2.8, 15 secs, 14mm:




Hope the resolution isn't too bad--I resized it pretty small...


#10925 Most memorable shot you made

Posted by Afterimage on 07 December 2013 - 01:47 PM

Totally in the top 10 of my favorite shots:



#15084 D610 Giveaway - Winners Announced!

Posted by Adam on 03 February 2014 - 05:25 PM

Well, the time has come for me to announce the winners of our Nikon D610 giveaway!



Sifting through the thousands of entries was a challenge as well as somewhat of a painful process.  Lots of people submitted invalid entries; some were even bold enough to lie about their post counts or put in gibberish instead of a URL, etc.  We even got a few fake usernames in the mix, which was entertaining.  Rest assured that all cheaters were kept out of the final drawing.  If you cheated, did you really expect us to give you a free $2000 camera without thinking twice?  Nice try!


At the same time I'd like to extend a big "thank you" to those who actively participated in the giveaway and were active on the forum.  I've enjoyed watching the forum grow since its launch in October of last year, and I'm looking forward to lots of fun times in the future!  While we're not going to be following up this giveaway with another one right away, we do have monthly photo contests with prizes if you'd like another challenge!


As promised top raffle ticket holders have all gotten premium account upgrades here on the forum.  Those members are:


  • Merco_61 
  • Tony892  
  • K-9
  • iNyoni    
  • stas      
  • rocknrumble 
  • Sportz2Pix  
  • Thumper  
  • Russ      
  • PrettyCranium
  • Afterimage   
  • Nikoninjection
  • Nesster 
  • nbanjogal
  • Travie_Melvin
  • Jay
  • xaer8
  • JoyN87 
  • jason
  • GregM1
  • LesM
  • Tom Kauffman
  • nasseh 
  • adamwesleyo
  • Pablo
  • Erewego
  • kbtimages

That leaves us with just one order of business: the grand prize winner.  And that winner is forum member Alden.  Congratulations!  Soon, B&H will be sending you a shiny new camera.  I'm sure you'll love it!

#1220 Learn to love auto ISO

Posted by onewiththecamera on 01 October 2013 - 09:14 PM

Until really recently I thought one of the stupidest features on a camera was auto ISO. Well after getting the Nikon D5100 and getting used to it a bit I have become a convert. I love the auto ISO feature. Basically you set what the maximum ISO is that you can live with (I go with 6400), set what shutter speed you don't want the camera to go below, set your base ISO (I always set 100) and then let the camera at it in aperture priority mode. As you shoot then if the light is so low that you cannot do your minimum shutter speed at the current low ISO the camera will start to ramp up the ISO to get the proper exposure. So if you set say 1/250th of a second and you need another stop of light the camera will bump up ISO to 200. So it is giving you the lowest ISO possible for the aperture and shutter speed.


This is awesome for a number of shooting environments, but probably rocks the most on simple day trips. I was on a vacation this summer and did not have to fuss with the camera settings while out and about sightseeing. I knew that the camera would handle all of that and I would get all my shots. Give it a try and see if you don't agree that it is really awesome.

#43745 One week, one camera, one focal length week ending December 11

Posted by Merco_61 on 05 December 2016 - 09:32 AM

The EXIF shows the lens as 58/8 because Nikon have never made a 60 mm lens without a chip, so that f/l is not selectable in the Non-CPU data..















#19741 Your Best Photo, Week Ending 27 April 2014

Posted by nbanjogal on 22 April 2014 - 09:26 PM

So…I'm not sure what else this week holds for me photographically, so I'm going to post early again. This is the very first composited image I've ever done--I stayed up super late last night watching tutorials and working on it. Technically, the only part of this image that I took this week is the birds. :) But I did put it together within the specified time frame, so perhaps that helps qualify it. The clouds were part of an image I took last summer in Grand Teton National Park. The statue I found Sunday in a cemetery in a nearby city. The birds were from a quick visit to our local bird refuge last night. 


I put it together for another Project 52 assignment--we were to put together a CD cover for a string quartet featuring the music "Black Angels" by George Crumb (definitely not my favorite piece of music!). We were to show something about the music or about strings or quartets. And this is what I ended up with:


13990610593_b23afe8b4e_c.jpgBlack Angel by nbanjogal, on Flickr

#59669 Your Best Photos of 2018

Posted by Bobby18120 on 10 January 2019 - 06:08 PM


Wish me a Nikon 500 f/4 vr Everyone :D :D :D


41965807411_6b6c8b20fe_b.jpgBOB_9800 by Bobby from New Jersey, on Flickr

41846876145_478e03c9f9_b.jpgBOB_6125 by Bobby from New Jersey, on Flickr

29313617828_60669ee9ed_b.jpgOhh Lucky me by Bobby from New Jersey, on Flickr

30313881778_e04d34f33e_b.jpgHeron by Bobby from New Jersey, on Flickr

30404182508_dbc035ac98_b.jpgUntitled by Bobby from New Jersey, on Flickr

30776311518_07295bb918_b.jpgUntitled by Bobby from New Jersey, on Flickr

#59504 Your Best Photos of 2018

Posted by nbanjogal on 01 January 2019 - 10:19 PM

Thanks, Peter and Fletch! Those are both really strong sets--I actually remember seeing most of those photographs throughout the year, so they're memorable as well as lovely.


I haven't made many photos this past year, so I don't have much to show. Here are a few:


41650556175_6b1b11bf48_b.jpgPortrait of a Musician, Artist, and Coffee Guru by Nicole Fernley, on Flickr


42655757705_64af509afb_b.jpgQueen for a Day by Nicole Fernley, on Flickr


40412605980_d0f0d96cd6_b.jpgSenior portrait, gothic mode by Nicole Fernley, on Flickr


44465330380_047005a304_b.jpgNeon Museum, Las Vegas, NV by Nicole Fernley, on Flickr


I'll be working on getting my camera out more often this year!

#43049 Your Best Photo, Week Ending 6 November 2016

Posted by Jerry_ on 02 November 2016 - 03:11 PM

A few photos from nature during this autumn season

D5100 Sigma 10-20/3.5 16mm f5 1/100@ISO400

D610 Tamron 70-200/2.8 98mm f10 1/400@ISO200

D5100 Nikkor 24-120/4 52mm f8 1/250@ISO100

D610 Tamron 70-200/2.8 140mm f5.6 1/500@ISO200

#40400 Images from Yorkshire

Posted by RossCumming on 05 July 2016 - 01:42 PM

I recently spent a week in North Yorkshire, an area not well known to me. It was more an R&R break from work but as always the camera is always the first thing packed.


We happened upon Cauldron Falls in West Burton quite by accident while out for a drive and spent an hour or so here. The image was taken using an ND filter to provide the slow shutter speed.


High Force waterfall is a popular tourist attraction on the River Tees not far from the town of Barnard Castle. This image was taken using a 10-stop ND to provide a exposure of around 15 seconds.


The image of the River Wharfe in Wharfedale was taken in a small village called Kettlewell where we stopped a small cafe for some lunch then spend an hour or so on the river bank snapping the river and the local ducks. This image was again taken with the use of a 10-stop ND filter.


The Upper Aysgarth Falls is another very popular tourist spot and the image is taken from the road bridge. The Upper Falls are the first in a series of three distinct sets of falls all easily accessible. Again, the 10-stop ND was used to slow the shutter speed down.


In all shots the weather was not on our side, very grey and overcast and occasionally drizzle so in order to try create something interesting I made use of the 10-stop ND more than I normally would.

Attached Thumbnails

  • Cauldron Falls West Burton.jpg
  • High Force Waterfall River Tees.jpg
  • River Wharfe.jpg
  • Upper Aysgarth Falls.jpg

#23817 Official Photo Conest #10 - "Black and White" (Prizes!)

Posted by Adam on 01 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

Welcome to the official NikonForums.com photo contest for July, 2014!
The theme for this month is "Black and White" and photos taken with any Nikon will quality for the contest. Let your creativity and photographic technique impress us and show us those beautiful monochrome or sepia shots!


Click here to submit




  • 1st place prize: $50 B&H gift card
  • 2nd place prize: 1-year premium forum account
  • 3rd place: honorable mention and homepage feature

Here's how to enter:

  • Go to the gallery category for this contest by clicking here
  • Click on the "upload" button on the right side of the page
  • Click on "browse" and select the file you'd like to upload from your computer (don't change the category or create a personal album)
  • Click on "upload"
  • Click on "review & publish"
  • Add a title, description, and tags for your photo, then click on "finish & publish"

Your photo will then appear in the gallery index.  Submission deadline: July 31, 2014
How will the winners be chosen?
Entries will be accepted through the end of the month.  At that time, the contest gallery will close and a new theme will be posted for the following month.  For two weeks you will be able to rate and comment on the photos in the gallery.  Then, the top 15 photos will become finalists and we'll post a poll in this forum to determine the two winners.  The poll will remain open for a week, meaning that we'll know who the winners are about 3 weeks after the submission deadline.
If you win first place, your B&H gift card will be sent to you via PM/e-mail.  If you're in second place, we'll automatically upgrade your forum account so that you can upload even more pics to the site!  Good luck!
Fine print
There really isn't much to say here, except by entering you agree to allow NikonForums.com to share links to your work via social media channels and publish your work on our homepage if you end up winning.  Note that in order to qualify for this photo contest, your entry must be taken with a Nikon camera.
Limit 1 submission per person.  If you submit multiple photos, you will have until the end of the month to delete all but your final submission.  At the end of the month, if you still have multiple submissions, they will be disqualified and removed from the contest gallery.
Once again, good luck and I hope you enjoy this official photo contest!  Please post any questions you may have in this thread.


Click here to submit

#1680 Autumn

Posted by greatscott94 on 02 October 2013 - 07:21 PM

I'm in, here's a photo of some Autumn leaves from last season...



#52526 Your Best Photo, Week Ending 26 November 2017

Posted by Heatherlynn1008 on 20 November 2017 - 04:26 PM

Hi! I’m new to this forum! I love seeing all the past posts! Here is a picture I took a few days ago. It was with D750 and Tamron 70-200 G2ee9d773a0812c9a65518a3977c567718.jpg

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#38002 Your Best Photo, Week Ending 17 April 2016

Posted by TBonz on 14 April 2016 - 05:45 PM

I'm going to throw mine in while I have "real" Internet coverage tonight...We are mostly online via an iPad hotspot on and off for awhile...


We have made it through 5 of the 14 baseball games and that's pretty much all I've had time to shoot between travel and work along with those pesky taxes that are just about due :)!


Just 2 shots - both caught in the same game last night...In the first image, the batter is trying to get out of the way of a baseball that is traveling at about 90 miles per hour or so (+ or - a couple mph)...he was not successful and ended up scoring the first run of the game...



D4, 70-200 at 190mm, ISO 400, f/4, 1/2500


In the second is my son stealing home on a wild pitch...He was safe!



D4, 70-200 at 170mm, ISO 400, f/4, 1/2000


Baseball again on Saturday and Sunday!


#15958 D610. I just got it!

Posted by alden on 19 February 2014 - 05:52 AM