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About Nikonians - Who we are

Since the year 2000, we are helping photographers like you, people of all skill levels to shorten the learning curve, improving skills and results, hopefully while saving you both time and money. All this while making long lasting friendships across borders.

Nikonians® motto reveals its purpose: To Share, Learn and Inspire.

We expect you to come in to share what you know and to benefit from others sharing what they do know. Through that sharing you help others learn while improving your own skills in the process. The shared knowledge and the images produced may inspire others to progress in their pursuit to master photography, all while hopefully inspiring yourself as well.

We are a not-for-profit community for all passionate Nikon® users, a worldwide home for Nikon photographers. Our community and its services are for all of you who either suspect or know that a Nikon makes a difference.

We believe you are a professional or amateur photographer, or an imaging professional and that you want to share ideas, images and opinions, have access to the latest Nikon product information and industry news, share real hands-on experiences, images and facts - and that you know what you want: Nikon. The revenue generated through the community is reinvested to maintain it and sustain its growth.

The Nikonians community was founded by Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) and José Ramón Palacios (jrp), both being Nikonians, that is, believing in Nikon technology and using Nikon imaging equipment extensively.

The Nikonians founders

José Ramón Palacios (jrp) and Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs)

We wish to present this community as a humble tribute to:

  • The Nikon brand that has given us and so many others so much joy in photography
  • The pioneering efforts of all those anonymous engineers who have made, and continue to make extraordinary advances possible within photography
  • The generous Nikon corporate loyalty to all the users world wide, clearly manifested through the possibility to use nearly any Nikkor® lens on any Nikon camera ever made

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the best possible practical advice on photography, in a friendly, creative and inspiring atmosphere for ambitious photographers of all skill levels and demanding imaging professionals where there is room for each photographer to share, learn, inspire and to be inspired. We do this in an easily accessible and honest community where all members openly and respectfully communicate among each other.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the worldwide home for all Nikon photographers, regardless of their level of expertise or location. With your help and support we know we can fulfill that vision.

Our Expectations

New members are expected to become contributing paying members if and as soon as they happen to like this community and appreciate the resource it is for their enjoyment and progress as photographers. Their support is appreciated and needed to help sustain the growth of the community. To see the benefits of upgrading your membership, aside from having the pride of contributing to supplement the founders efforts, click here. Among those benefits are membership rewards and eligibility to participate in our photo contests and workshops.

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Contact Information

You can get in touch with us online.


For the operations of Nikonians.org and NikoScope.com:

Nikonians EMEA Ltd.
Dögginger Str. 1
78183 Hüfingen
Director: Bo Stahlbrandt

For the operations of NikoniansAcademy.com and ppsna.com:

Nikonians North America, Inc.
4224 Florida Avenue, Suite 5
Kenner, LA 70065
Director: José Ramón Palacios

We are not responsible for any linked content located on any other web sites.

Legal content linking notice in German: Aufgrund des Urteils vom Landesgericht Hamburg vom 12. Mai 1998 sind die Betreiber einer Homepage gegebenenfalls verantwortlich für die Inhalte externer verlinkter Seiten. Aus diesem Grund distanzieren wir uns an dieser Stelle ausdrücklich von den Inhalten aller von uns verlinkten externen Seiten.

Nikonians and NikoScope are registered trademarks and THE NIKONIAN is a trademark, owned by Nikonians EMEA Ltd.
Nikkor and Nikon are trademarks owned by Nikon Corporation. Our community is not related or affiliated in any way to Nikon Corporation nor to any of its subsidiaries and/or affiliates.