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July 18, 2023

Nikon Z8 technical advisory

Z8_FTZII_Fisheye8-15_3.5-4.5.low-110.jpgThere is an issue with the lens mount on some of the Z8 bodies. To identify if your Nikon Z8 is affected, please visit one of these official Nikon sites.

The potential issue with the Z8 lens mount is detailed on the Nikon USA website. If you bought your Z8 camera in the US, please check your serial number on the Nikon USA website.

For our European members, please check your serial number on this Nikon Europe website.

For our Australian members, please check your serial number on this Nikon Australia service advisory page.

For our members in Asia, please check your serial number on this Nikon Asia website.

We are discussing this issue in our Z8 forum.

Posted by bgs at 11:36 AM

Setup your own portfolio and share your best work

BelleInPA-BeeOnHeather-110.jpgAt Nikonians you can have your own portfolio which is being shown on prominent locations in the community. Your portfolio is a great way to showcase your best work and to easily share it with others, no matter if they are on Nikonians or not.

There is no practical limit to the size of your portfolio and you can easily select a top image to give it extra visibility.

What is the value of having a Nikonians portfolio?
Short answer: Eyeballs and pride. Your portfolio is:

1. Showcased under your own, unique URL. An address which is easy to share with others, no matter if they are on Nikonians or not.
2. On Nikonians homepage
3. On Nikonians gallery homepage
4. On the portfolio overview page
5. We are also selecting certain portfolios to be showcased in our newsletter, sent out to over 200,000 readers.

Your portfolio is available on Gold and Platinum membership levels. If you are on a lower level, you can upgrade here


Bee on Heather, by BelleInPA (see her complete portfolio)

The photos you select for your portfolio are shown in a large size and you can select a "featured" image to be shown at the top of your portfolio. You can also include your Bio and a contact opportunity.

Your portfolio is powered by your Nikonians Gallery, accepting very large images including originals, with (practically) no limits in pixel size plus no storage limits (on the Platinum level).

More info on starting your own portfolio,

Posted by bgs at 9:59 AM

July 15, 2023

Current contests July 2023

Here at Nikonians we have 5 monthly competitions and our monthly photo assignment. Each month a new theme is presented and a thread is opened for submissions. The following month 4 to 6 finalists (depending on the number of entries, could be as many as 12) are chosen by the previous months winner and a poll is set up for all members to vote. At the close of voting the winning images are posted in our Winners Gallery. The winners will be recognized in our blog and will receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the The Best Nikonians Photo Contest. So, if you want to participate in this annual photo contest, Please be sure to enter one of the monthly competitions listed below.

Our contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.
All registered members are allowed to vote in the contest polls.

All ongoing contests - details

The Best of Nikonians 2023 Photo Contest
The 2022 segment themes are as follows:

April - May: Doors and Windows --->> Winners Announced
June - July: Age of Industry (Open until July 15)
August - September: Agriculture - Lets' Go Farming
October - November: Unique Gradients

Special Edition Contests:
- Black and White Challenge - Winners Announced
- Nikonians Portrait Challenge - Winners Announced
- Nikonians Self Portrait Challenge 2023 Open through August 15.

Current Wildlife Photography Contest
July > The Predators

Current Landscape Photography Contest
July > A City with a View

Current Macro / Close-Up Photography Contest
July > Plants & Flowers

Current Travel Photography Contest
July > Wide Open Spaces

Current Digital Artistry Contest
July > Plants & Flowers

Posted by bgs at 11:10 AM