Time goes fast
When one is having fun and with a sense of accomplishment, twenty years is but a blink.
A collection of one Nikonians member (LucVN) being on display for others to see and use at a get-together in Brussels, 2003.
Taken with a 6mm Nikkor lens.
In the first weeks of the year 2000, we the founders decided to create our own exclusive Nikon photographers community. A community where all members can become better photographers while improving their wellbeing, helping each other and making friends on an international basis, away from gossip, false statements and insults of unmoderated commercial forums.
Not always easy
Being a-not-for-profit, completely independent community, without advertising, always growing and always with the latest security and equipment made it tougher, but here we are, thanks to you all.
White Sands, New Mexico 2012. Members from van 2. Taken by jay_dee
Our thanks to our members
It is time to celebrate the thousands of members who became a Nikonian, keeping the community faithful to its moto: Share, Learn, Inspire. For us it is most rewarding to have a large portion of members with many years of being a Nikonian. Warm thanks to those making donations to our annual fundraising drive. Very special thanks to our Platinum members.
Our thanks to the voluntary staff
To create and keep our ideal of a civil, friendly and truthful environment to improve our skills as Nikon photographers was not a simple task, so we must congratulate and thank our loyal volunteers who with a great sense of commitment became our Mentors-Moderators over the years.
We hope to keep on growing. We hope that members will invite acquaintances and friends to become Nikonians. There are many Nikon users out there who may have never heard of us.
Long live Nikonians
Bo Stahlbrandt (bgs) & J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)
Some numbers in our community
As of April 2020, we have had 582,000 members registered with the community and we have 178,000 on record, after pruning.
240,000 photographers are subscribed to our newsletter.
There are 422,000 images in our galleries with an aggregated 109.5 million views and 43,000 comments.
We have 109 English forums and 50 German. There is a total of 1.25 million forum posts indexed by our search engine NikoScope.
What the community means to our members
You may want to visit the About Us forum and the post on the 20th Anniversary
Some of the members have done a video for our anniversary - This is episode 1 of 2
More members chime in, episode 2