THEY SAY ABOUT US
has been most rewarding to hear what our own members have to
say about our community in the unsolicited comments below. Our
highest appreciation to all of you. Below a sample.
is what Nikon (USA) said about us:
Although the name might sound like an intergalactic nation from
Star Trek, Nikonians are a group of passionate Nikon users,
spread across the globe. It's a first-class site and deserves
to "Live Long and Prosper!" Nikon Recommends:
Check out the extensive
may want to
a friend about these pages.
Falls. Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Nikon F5, Nikkor AF-S 80-200mm/2.8D ED IF, L37C filter,
RGB Matrix Metering, on Konica Impresa 50
Nikonians is the only online community I've ever paid to join,
and the only community which I think is worth an admission price.
are my thoughts:
1. Nikonians is the
most actively moderated community I've ever
been part of.
Threads that get out of hand get locked, users that are rude,
or post unhelpful information, get contacted. Persistent offenders
get actively removed. I've been part of a number of communities
which I've left when particular threads degenerated into mud-slinging
and name calling.
Nikonians is the most
I've ever been part of.
I don't ask for help very often, not because I think I know
a lot, but because I discovered that the search function is
very good and, generally, any question I've got has already
been answered. That's how I found Nikonians in the first place.
But what I have noticed is that requests for help are almost
always dealt with helpfully. On lots of other forums, any request
for help immediately prompts a series of criticisms of the poster's
skills, equipment, or even their right to be asking 'stupid'
Nikonians is the most informative
community I've ever been part of.
The number of 'clueless experts' is remarkably few, and their
posts tend to get challenged, courteously, fairly early on.
Urgent requests for information get answered very fast — far
faster than Nikon's own helpdesk ever does.
Nikonians is the most stimulating
community I've ever been part of.
I've learned enormous amounts researching answers to questions
where my first thought would be to reply saying 'this is what
I do', and then realising that I actually have no clue why I
do that, and whether it's good or bad. I discovered FocusMagic
and Portraiture while trying to find the answer to someone's
questions, which, together, have been the post-processing result
of the decade for me.
the most adventurous community
I've ever been part of.
Most sites offer whatever it is their software offers, and that's
it. New features come along when the software offers more features.
Nikonians, with its podcasts, academy, RSS, wiki and so on is
always developing new, high quality stuff, based on what is
wanted or needed, not just on what is available.
Nikonians is the only online community I've ever been proud
to be a member of.
Most online communities are a slightly guilty secret. This one
is an investment. The best photographic investment after my
Nikonians is the most inspiring
community I've ever been a part of.
The online assignments, the Best of Nikonians, and the stuff
that gets posted for comment on forums I go to has me constantly
amazed, and inspires me to take better pictures.
Turner, Nikonian in the UK
Becker (NAPP's Executive Director) ran into a NAPP member at
the Tampa seminar last week who told him about an online community
for Nikon Shooters called The Nikonians (http://www.nikonians.org).
The site is very professionally designed, and they have different
levels of membership available, and one of the benefits is a
printed "Photographers ID Badge." Worth checking out.
Scott Kelby, Nikonian in the USA
(Editors note: Best seller author of Photoshop books)
I was referred here by Nikon tech support. It was so cool I
signed up Silver.
Driscoll (dennisd70) California, USA
you all for making Nikonians such wonderful place. Thank
you for thousands of pictures, for tons of knowledge and
for making every photographer feeling home. We wish you all a wonderful year. May it be full
of success, luck and happiness.
shooters have NIKONIANS! And that's probably one of the best
reasons to go with Nikon. Cheers!
many years I was on a strict budget and used a couple of Minolta
film cameras. One with an integrated meter and one without.
I enjoyed the art of photography and compensated for the equipment.
About 3 years ago I was ready to make the jump to Digital and
quickly realized that the big questions was Nikon or Cannon.
My analysis let me to believe that for my needs Both companies
had great technical products and were in a leapfrog development
cycle, swapping places for who was top dog at any given time.
It was when I discovered Nikonians during this time that the
decision became easy. The quality of Nikonians became the tie
breaker for me. I started with a D70. I now have a D200 and
oodles of accessories and a few fast lenses.
enough funding, anyone can make a great camera. but Nikonians
is Priceless !
I was referred to your site by Manfrotto in New Jersey!! The
folks there have many nice things to say about the professional
help that a beginning, amateur, or professional photographer
receives from the valued membership. Thanks for being here Nikonians!!!
Rod Donlon (rdonlon) New York, USA
You guys run probably the best forum organization
I have seen! Don't change a thing!
Fernando Ortega (therager) USA
Silver membership is probably the single best investment
photography. I have learned more by reading, searching
and salivating over the Nikonians postings. Funny (or sad,
depending on how
you look at it) story; last weekend, my wife & I were in
a different city for a convention for her work. Of course, I
had to check out the "best" camera shop. By reading
Nikonians, I've been highly interested in the new Nikon 105mm
micro VR lens. When I asked the store manager about it, he promptly
laughed and said a macro lens would never be made with VR --
it just wouldn't be done. I told him I'd been reading about
it at Nikonians and it was shipping; I was surprised as a Nikon
dealer he didn't know about it. He proceeded to tell me I didn't
know what I was talking about... before I walked out, my wife
told him "my husband is a Nikonian--he DOES know what he
So, if I didn't score any other points, at least my wife thinks
I'm smarter being a Nikonian! I will not argue with that since
it tends to help with the NAS.
(boatman) Tennessee, USA
Nikonians has been a great experience
helping me to come a long way in a short time. I love the respect
that Nikonians offers to each other, which seems to adhere to
an underlying philosophy that no matter your level of expertise,
we were all beginners once.
Albert J. Valentino (Valentino)
just received written confirmation of my acceptance to go and
study photography in Glasgow ... what I wanted to do was thank
all those on Nikonians who have helped, encouraged and inspired
me along the way. I have learned so much around here from reading
and getting advice from top photographers who give so freely
of their time. Ultimately it was the inspiring images from the
likes of Shutterkid, Marsel, DaveC and others that made me think
'they learned, I can too' and this was probably the deciding
factor to go after my dream. I was told Nikonians was a special
place for photographers and all I can do is reiterate the assertion
and offer my heartfelt thanks.
Anndra Dubhacan (Dubhacan)
Nikonian in West Coast Highlands, Scotland
am truly impressed by how helpful and supportive the Nikonian
Community is ……… Very. Many Thanks
Paul McDougald (McPaul) Nikonian in
you, I keep coming back as I find this community a great source
It has helped me become a better photographer. Also, thanks,
by using the NikoScope search engine I found out that there
are many Nikonians from Slovenia. Best regards
Voljc (IgorV) Nikonian in Slovenia
need to thank everyone who contributes here. At the time I
found you I didn't know the difference between the manual
lenses and the AF lenses, not to mention all the changes with "G" lenses
and all the rest. I was completely overwhelmed! All I knew
was that I wanted a 50. And after reading here, I also
learned that I wanted the D70, so I saved up and bought
it **happy dance** thanks guys! If it wasn't for the information
all contribute here I would have been at the mercy of some
sales clerk who may or may not know what they are doing.
Tami Sweitzer, Nikonian in Florida,
discovering this site and the D-70 forum in particular, I decided
to purchase the D-70 kit
Parker Waters, (Dubya) Nikonian
in New Orleans, USA
used to be a moderator and server administrator for a the main
UK gamers website for a major first person shooter. Believe
me, some of the tantrums I used to have to handle there were
peanuts compared to what we see here. I know how hard it is
to keep a balance between effective moderation which avoids
letting someone abuse the forums and heavy handed censorship
which stunts the sense of community a forum has. I visit here
directly because I believe that this forum's moderators have
gotten that balance just right.
Holland, Nikonian in the UK
joined because I found the members warm and friendly. When I
joined, I was a newbe at SLR and recovering from cancer treatment.
It didn't matter what kind of technical or stupid question I
asked, I was unfailingly met with encouragement and answers
to even my stupid (ignorant, I guess) questions. Nobody treated
me like I was ignorant, and that meant a lot. I've tried to
give back to this forum as I learned a new trick or technique
and could share that with someone who didn't know. Even though
my photography usually pales to what I see posted by others.
Betty LaRue, (echo rider) Nikonian
in Oklahoma, USA
friend from class recommended this site and it's been extremely
helpful. People have been helpful and supportive. Thanks.
Mary Lincoln (incn) Nikonian in Michigan,
site is fantastic! I have particularly enjoyed the insights
provided …. Look
forward to drawing on your expertise as I move forward with
Prush (tedp105) Nikonian in New York,
I just discovered your site and am very impressed….. Anyway,
I wanted to share this with you and hope to gain a lot from
this site ....
Richard Gibson (Rich Gibson) Nikonian
in Virginia, USA
I'm looking for a good website to share some photos, get some
feedback on what I shoot, and learn more about shooting ...
Lo, Nikonians pops up on a search for Nikon users. What a great
Brendan Obrien (flightdaddy) Nikonian
in Florida, USA
site has been a great source of information and help to me way
out here in West Texas. I've enjoyed seeing Nikonians posting
greetings from many places my wife and I have visited -- from
Istanbul to Japan! …….. I look forward to participating however
and whenever I can.
Rex Vermillion (Rvermillion) Nikonian
in Texas, USA
have discovered this great site about a week ago, and I've already
found answers to some of my questions reading this forum……..
I wish one day I can be of great help to the members. Presently
it seems that I will be on the other end, getting the most benefit
out of this forum.
Tuluhan Ergunes (xn3ct) Nikonian
in Istanbul, Turkey
found this site and am looking forward to finding out more about
Mitsuhashi, Nikonian in Japan
Nikonians, I am so glad to meet you all.
Hols (phols) Nikonian in The Netherlands
Friends, I learnt about this site from a forum where a lot of
Indian photography enthusiasts hang out. I am pleased to be
here. I hope I learn from you folks and learn about photography
Shailesh Kuber (SharpShooter)
Nikonian in Mumbai, India
Hi everyone! I've
been reading this forum and have learned so much. Such a wonderful
site and I'm looking forward to contributing as I now seem to
have more regular access to a computer. Long live Nikonians!
Alan Li (Pongo) Nikonian in Ontario, Canada
everyone, my name is Murray and I live in southern England.
Just joined today and I'm very pleased to be a member of what
looks like a great virtual community.
Murray Low, Nikonian in the United Kingdom
see the talented people from this site and it makes me
I am slowly remembering my photography and finding what
I could do again. All of the photographs I see in this
site are from
not amateurs or professionals BUT PHOTOGRAPHERS, a group
of people from across the world who may have never met
communicated thru their photos. I am proud that this group
has answered my questions and let me find a passion that
I had put
away for awhile. THANK YOU ALL!!!
Dennis Benekos (DRB)
Nikonian in Illinois, USA
just signed up... how exciting.
Jenny Maresh, Nikonian in the United Kingdom
found this forum today searching the net for information about
some Nikkors and I was astonished by the richness of interesting
Kris B. Flasar (Grizzly) Nikonian in
is a treasure. The information at Nikonians is great, and I
am glad and honored to be part of this group. Marcelo Mec
(marcmec) Nikonian in Texas, USA
too have been in the shadows for the past few months; reading,
learning, absorbing and occasionally contributing a thought
here and there. You were very influential in my decision to
go Nikon. I'm a former Mauian transplanted into the Pacific
Northwest (better fishing).
Ralph Ogata (rogata) Nikonian in Washington,
just registered after lurking around here for a week or
enjoying not only the wealth of information but also (and
perhaps most) the friendly atmosphere in the forums. I
find it very
refreshing compared to other sites I know, where the lack
of courtesy and civility can sometimes be a bit tiring.
decided on what to get, but it will be a Nikon outfit.
Glad to be here & looking forward to seeing you in
Kenneth Nyberg (Humanist) Nikonian
in Göteborg, Sweden
just stumbled across this site only a few hours ago, got excited
with all the resources and helpfulpeople on the forums that
I had to sign up and maybe get a @nikonians.org email address!
a new Nikonian from Venezuela looking forward to share information
with all this community.
Great job in this page.
Hugo Padron (hpathe) Nikonian in Venezuela.
have a wonderful site and valuable resource for we Nikon users/lovers.
Dennis Fraser, Nikonian in Illinois,
after about 3 months of trawling throught the net I have finally
found my mecca, made even better by the shear passion and positivity
for photography. Pleasure to see there are so many Nikon fans
out there, and really looking forward to taking part in this
wonderful site. There isn't a better Nikon site than Nikonians.
Keep up the great work! Steve Lew
you know Nikonians is the first webby I visit each time my computer
is switched on?
Meng Yew Choy (mychoy) Nikonian in