January 26, 2016   3:20 PM
Academy Spotlight Africa, Texas, Sri Lanka
The Nikonians Academy Tanzania photo safari is on for November 2016. This marks Academy Director Mike Hagen's tenth safari to Tanzania and he keeps refining them to be better and better.
His trip focuses on northern Tanzania's national parks including Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.
We still have spots available, and most people who come, bring their spouse, but we also have a lot of individual shooters attend as well.
January 25, 2016   6:18 PM
Nikonians search plugin
By adding Nikonians (NikoScope) as a search engine for your web browser, you can search through the large amount of pages at Nikonians easily.
Works with Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.
Safari support currently not available - we're working on it.
The NikoScope plugin page has the plugin.
January 20, 2016   2:43 AM
Hagen-Hulbert tag-team targets Texas in April
Whats better than a Nikonians Academy instructor leading a workshop series?
Try two Nikonians Academy instructors at the same location presenting their specialties in a pick and choose assortment tag-team format.
That assortment includes your choice of customized training at various price ranges (depending on the subject matter and number of courses you choose) capped off with a free Photo Walk.
January 14, 2016   12:29 PM
Is the Compact Flash format doomed (anytime soon)?
With the Nikon D5 and D500 preferring the XQD format for storage, is the Compact Flash card format doomed (any time soon)?
My take on this is, yes. Of course the format is doomed over time, but it will be around for quite a few more years, just that manufacturers will not produce much of any new camera models supporting it. One reason being reduced manufacturing costs to support XQD vs. higher costs for supporting CF. The CF format is physically great, being robust. The size of these cards reminds me of video cassettes somehow and it is clear that smaller cards are often more practical, ignoring any speed advantages newer specs provide in addition.
For us CF dinosaurs, we can order the D5 with CF slots, for anyone else, get the one for XQD cards. Maybe we can come up with some DIY projects, things to create out of old CF cards, something to put in the window, or to have the kids playing with.
Join the discussion on the future of the Compact Flash in our forums.
More about the XQD card format (on wikipedia)
January 12, 2016   11:12 PM
Nikonians Academy Sri Lanka trip adds Dubai extension
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen tells us he is nearing the deadline for closing enrollment on our Sri Lanka trip (beginning March 12).
Our intrepid travelers will visit quite a few national parks with amazing wildlife photography opportunities. In these parks, we've arranged transport in open-air vehicles to better photograph leopard, elephants, monkeys, birds and other wildlife.
When not photographing wildlife, our trip will focus on stunning landscapes and beautiful culture.
January 10, 2016   2:12 PM
Upload shots from your iPhone, iPad or Android to Nikonians
If you have some of your photography stored on a mobile or tablet, it is easy to upload that into your own gallery at Nikonians.
Just go and grab the latest, free version of the Nikonians mGallery from the iTunes appstore or Google Play, login with your Nikonians username in the app and you are ready to go.
January 9, 2016   8:41 PM
The Nikon D500 is the DX camera many of us have been waiting for. With 10fps, 20.9 megapixel effective resolution, 153 AF points and 4k UHD video, this is a killer in a sleek outfit. Discuss its usage, features and share knowledge and photos in our Nikon D500 forum. Street price is around $2000 USD or 2300 EUR
Stay up to date on the new Nikon D5, learn about how to utilize it, share images and discuss with other D5 users in our Nikon D5 forum.
January 6, 2016   2:29 AM
Nikonians Academy Spotlight Sri Lanka, Iceland, Tanzania
Nikonians Academy Director Mike Hagen is highlighting his international itinerary as we begin the year 2016.
His first message of the new year points to three destinations with a popular track record of success.
We are looking for a few more intrepid souls to join us in Sri Lanka this March. Our trip is already a go, and we are really looking forward to photographing the incredible wildlife and landscapes in this island nation.
Congratulations November Contest WinnersNikonians Contest Coordinator David Summers (dm1dave) has posted the results of the November contests. Congratulations to our winners!
Our member driven competitions are unique in many ways.
Unlike most other photo competitions the workings of our contests are transparent. Our members choose the monthly themes. All entries are visible to the entire community as they are posted and you are the judges (not an invisible behind the scenes expert).