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1. Reddit » Nikon

Reddit » Nikon San Francisco, California, US
Reddit is a community of millions of users engaging in the creation of content and the sharing of conversation across tens of thousands of topics. We ...are a community that discusses all things Nikon cameras and lenses.more
1.7M 1.2M 30 posts / day Jan 2009 View Recent Threads

2. Nikon Cafe

Nikon Cafe Nikon Cafe is a friendly Nikon camera forum since 2005. Share the images you've captured with the members of the forum. Discuss about photography like cameras, lenses, flash, gear, and lighting, and much more. You can also talk about other gear like tripods, gimbals, camera bags and more, as well as discuss photography and videography techniques.more
955 20 posts / day View Recent Threads

3. DPReview » Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Forum

DPReview » Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Forum Seattle, Washington, US
Welcome to the Nikon DX SLR (D40-D90, D3000-D7500) Talk Forum, the place to discuss Nikon D7000-D7500, D5000-D5600, D3000 - D3400, and D40-D90 digital... SLRs.more
105.9K 150.6K 2 posts / day View Recent Threads

4. The Photo Forum » Nikon Cameras

The Photo Forum » Nikon Cameras This section of the The Photo Forum is a place for discussions for all Nikon Cameras including Digital, DSLR, Point&Shoot, Nikon Bridge Cameras and
1 post / week May 2011 View Recent Threads

5. BirdForum » Nikon

BirdForum » Nikon BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding.
4.4K 2K 1 post / month Feb 2003 View Recent Threads

6. Amateur Photographer » Nikon Chat

Amateur Photographer » Nikon Chat This section of Amateur Photographer is for Nikon users. They can discuss their gear here.
2 posts / quarter Mar 2001 View Recent Threads

7. » Nikon » Nikon is an online community for photographers. This section of the forum is a place for discussions on Nikon camera equipments.
34K 9.7K 5 posts / month Sep 2002 View Recent Threads

Additional Forums

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  3. Nikonians is the Nikon community with expert forums, articles, galleries, news, contests and more.
  4. Nikonites Forum is a Nikon user community focused around Nikon products. Nikon Forums and Blogs provide an outlet for users to share techniques and other information.
  5. Nikon Rumors Forum is the place to discuss anything related to Nikon.
  6. Nikon DSLR Forum is a forum to discuss camera and lenses.

Nikon Subforums

Forum Name Subforum Name Subforum Description Also in
Nikon Cafe People, Portraits, and Weddings Subforums for People, Portraiture, Wedding Photos, Family Photos and more formal photography.
Formal Portraits and Weddings Portraits and weddings with and without special lighting
People Informal shots of family and others.
Black and White A forum for B&W or monotone images and the discussion of B&W techniques and processes.
Sports Photography Photos of sporting events.
Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography News events, photo essays, candid portraiture and street photography.
Birds and Other Animals Post pictures of our winged friends in the bird forum. Post pictures of other wildlife in the animals forum.
Birds Post pics of our winged friends in this forum.
Other Animals Post pictures of your favorite animals, pets, creatures seen on safari, or just that stray cat in the backyard.
Nikon Cafe Pet Memorial This forum is to showcase the photos of pets that our Cafe members have loved and lost over the years.
Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes Post your cool buildings, city skylines, and landscapes here.
Wanderlust and Travel A forum for those that desire to travel and then share it with friends through pictures and text. Ask general questions about future trip planning here.
Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery Macro shots! Up close and personal! Also flowers and other green stuff.
Night, InfraRed, and UltraViolet Photography Night time as well as InfraRed and UltraViolet photographic captures to be placed here.
Abstract Gallery for abstract and creative photography.
Miscellany Forum for photos that don't necessarily have their own dedicated forum.
Film Forum A forum for the discussion of film photography and the sharing of scanned negatives or slides.
Critique Corner
Lens Lust Lens Forums
Nikon DSLR Lens Sample Image Showcase A dedicated sample photograph thread for each Nikon DSLR lens.
Nikon Z Lens Sample Image Showcase A dedicated sample photograph thread for each Nikon Z mirrorless lens.
Nikon FX DSLR Forum
Nikon DX DSLR Forum
Nikon Z9 Camera Forum Discussion and Posts about the new Nikon Z9 camera body
Nikon Z Mirrorless FX
Nikon Z Mirrorless DX crop bodies Discuss Nikon Z mirrorless DX crop sensor bodies here
Additional Camera Forums Discuss all camera formats.
Nikon DSLR Tips Forums Threads with Tips for various DSLR camera bodies
Nikon 1 System Discuss Nikon 1 System cameras here.
Non-Nikon System Cameras Forum to discuss all non-Nikon system cameras.
Film Cameras - All Brands
Point and Shoot Cameras - All Brands
Phone/Tablet Cameras
DSLR Video
Flash, Gear, and Lighting
General flash photography, lighting, and technique Discussion of on and off camera speedlights, accessories, and other portable lighting equipment and related techniques goes here
Studio Equipment and Lighting
Other Equipment
Tripods, Ball Heads, and Gimbals
Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps
General Technical Discussion
The Collective Shoot Forum for NikonCafe collective shoots
Photo Meme Forum for photo projects such as the prime lens challenges etc.
Year Long Projects A place to hold photo projects that take a year to complete.
12 Month Projects
52 Weeks Year long projects with photos grouped into 52 week long segments
365 Days Year long projects with photos from each of the 365 days of the year
Annual Cherry Blossom Festival - Washington DC Photos of cherry blossoms and associated scenery form Washington DC
PC/Windows/Linux Discuss your computer here. Troubleshooting and general computing questions. PC Forums, Linux Forums
Apple/Mac Discuss your Mac here! General technical, usage, and troubleshooting of Apple computers here. Apple Forums
Printers, Monitors, and Color Management
Android Discuss your Android hardware and applications here.
Nikon Capture and View NX Discuss the use and issues with Nikon Raw Processing software, Capture NX in this forum.
Adobe Processing Products
Other Raw Processors A forum to discuss other raw processors and plugins such as Nikon Capture 4 and earlier, Aperture, Capture One, Gimp, Bibble, Ditto, etc.
Composition, Techniques and Tutorials
Retouching and Post Processing
General Discussion Discuss non photography or photography related topics that do not have their own forum here. Please keep the discussion clean and friendly.
General Stickies
Social Image Galleries Long-running multi-member image threads with photos from everyone.
Discussion of Top 5 Images You posted your top 5 images of all time, want to discuss them? Start a thread here.
Making Money Questions, tips and tricks from pro, semi pro, non-pro and amateur photogs on the business side of photography. All are welcome. Money Making Forums
Member Buy, Sell & Trade Free to use for registered members
Hot Deals Photography deals, pre-order links, new stuff in stock notifications, etc. Do NOT sell/promote your stuff in this forum. Deals Forums
Marketplace Archive
Member BST Completed Listings
Member BST Expired Listings
The Photo Forum Nikon Lenses Discussions for Nikon Lenses
Nikon Accessories Discussions for Nikon Camera Accessories including storage, cards, bags, tripods, straps, remotes, flash, studio lights and more.
Nikonians New & Returning Members The place for you as a new member to introduce yourself to the community, or if you are a returning member to say "Hi, I am back". No matter if you ar
New to Photography
I Want to Buy
I Want to Sell Want to sell some of your Nikon gear? Available to all Nikonians on Silver membership and higher. Please notice that participating in this will be at
Repair Shops Information and discussions on camera repair shops and specifically service centers for Nikon cameras and lenses. Feedback is welcome, but no company
Shops Information and discussions on camera stores and Nikon online retailers. Feedback is welcome, but no company bashing or mentioning staff/employee name
Camera Security & Insurance Information and discussions on camera security and photography equipment insurance.
Nikkor Z Lenses
Nikkor Autofocus Lenses Get help to master your Nikkor AF lenses: Which are the best suited for your camera, your specialty and your budget? Nikon Tele-converters are discuss
3rd Party Autofocus Lenses Help and questions on Sigma, Tamron, Tokina and other non-Nikkor autofocus lenses for use on Nikon bodies. This includes Z-mount lenses. For MF lenses
Manual Focus Lenses
Lens Accessories Help and discussions on filters, tele-converters, close-up attachment filters, extension tubes, hoods, caps, binoculars, digiscopes, etc. Find out whi
CX Format Lenses
Nikon Z9 Information and conversations on the Nikon Z-series mirrorless camera Z9
Nikon Z7 II/Z7/Z6 II/Z6/Z5/Z fc/Z50/Z30 Information and discussions on the Nikon Z-series mirrorless cameras (except the Z9), such as the Nikon Z7 II, Z7, Z6 II, Z6, Z5, Z fc, Z50, Z30
Nikon Df
Nikon D6/D5/D4/D3/D2/D1 Information and discussions to help you Master your Nikon DSLR flagship: Nikon D6, D5, D4, D3, D2, D1 in their various versions.
Nikon D850, D810, D800
Nikon D780/D750/D700
Nikon D500 Information, tips&tricks, questions and discussions to help you master the Nikon D500 DSLR (10fps, 20.9MP, 153 AF points, 4k UHD video)
Nikon D7000 Series Information, tips&tricks and discussions to help you Master your Nikon D7000 series DSLR camera. This user group assists you.
Nikon D610 and D600
Nikon D5000/D3000 series Information, tips&tricks and discussions to help you Master your Nikon D5000 and D3000 series DSLR camera with great Image Quality plus HD Video with
Nikon D300/D200/D100
Nikon D90/D80/D70 Information, tips&tricks and discussions to help you Master your Nikon D90, D80 or D70 DSLR camera. This user group assists you.
Nikon D60/D50/D40
Nikon Coolpix Cameras Help, tips&tricks and info of the cool Nikon Coolpixes, compact digital cameras from the most basic point & shoot, up to the fully feature loaded.
Nikon 1 Compact Cameras Tips&tricks, info and discussions to help you Master the Nikon 1 mirrorless compact cameras, balancing speed, style and ease of use.
Nikon F6/F5/F4 Tips&tricks, info and discussions for all users of the Nikon AF flagship film SLRs: F6, F5 & F4. The magical Nikon F4; the best ever built, the Nikon
Nikon F100
Nikon Autofocus Film Cameras Get help and discuss everything on Nikon AF bodies (film, not digital) such as the F90, F/N70, F/N65, F/N55, F801/N8008 et al.
Nikon Manual Film Cameras
Non-Nikon Cameras
Going Professional
Photographers Wanted This is a forum for Silver, Gold and Platinum members, professional photographers, where they can announce their need for assistants, offer internship Job Forums
Nikonians Webinars
Books & Magazines
Platinum Lounge Sign up
Podcasts Feedback
Color slide & print film Discussions around color slide and print film and processing
General Film Issues Talk here about issues not specific to slides only or to negative film, whether color or black and white.
Black & White Film Discussions around B&W film and processing
Micro, Macro & Close-up
Sports This is the place for sports and action photography. Share your Images, equipment and technique about sporting events and their surroundings. Subjects
Motor Sports This is the place for Motor Sports Photography, share your images and the excitement of motor vehicles. Photos of cars, motorcycles, trucks, off-road
PJ, PR & Street The forum for Photojournalism, PR News and Street Photography. Share your images documenting events and your street photography images. Discuss relate
Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife This is the forum to share your images you shoot in the smoky close-in venues, the wide angle of the opera or just a nice long tele, cropping the face
Architecture & Industrial Photography Forum for urban architectural and industrial photography related topics. Share your urban architectural and industrial photography images and help oth
Weddings & Events Forum for wedding and social events photography. Share your wedding and social events images and help others by learn by sharing technique, equipment
Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life
Infrared & Ultraviolet Everything related to the craft and art of Infrared and Ultraviolet Photography
Underwater & Aquatic Life We always thought Nikonians should have an underwater photography forum. Here it is. Enjoy.
Time-Lapse & Hyper-Lapse
Astrophotography Astrophotography Forums
Digital Artistry Welcome to the Digital Artistry forum. This is the forum for significantly manipulated digitally for creative effect, whether made on film or on a dig Digital Art Forums
Photo Assignments
Photo Contest Info
Special Edition Contests
Wildlife Contest
Landscape Contest Our monthly Landscape Photo Contests and voting polls are located here. The contests are open to all paid membership levels. Voting in the contest pol
Macro & Close-Up Contest
Travel Contest Our monthly Travel Photography Contests and voting polls are located here. The contests are open to all paid membership levels. Voting in the contest
Digital Artistry Contest
White Balance & Color Information to help you with White Balance and color management, to make your resulting image as accurate as possible.
Light and Exposure Yes, photography is all about light and exposure. Yet, this is not just a matter for post-processing workflow and software. "Getting it right" on came
Nikon Speedlights & Lighting Learn about Lighting en general and specifically about Nikon Speedlights and other makes of flashes; brackets, cables, stands, unbrellas, reflectors,
Tripods & Camera Support Bean Bags, Monopods, Tripods, Heads, Plates, etc. Camera support in general. Everything related to keeping your camera steady for tack sharp images.
Camera Carry & Apparel
Post-Processing & Workflow For discussion of all the software & workflow aspects of image production. You will find specific subforums on software by Adobe, Apple, Phase One, Ph
Computers & Peripherals
Printers & Scanners Welcome to the Printers, Scanners forum Printer Forums
Websites, Sharing Services & Cloud This is the place for discussing creating your own site, using photo sharing and portfolio services including imaging cloud services (aka "SaaS") in g
Nikon Video
Workshops by members Platinum and Team members offer their workshops in this forum.
Nikonians Trips, Chapters & Workshops
Nikonians Annual Photo Adventure Trips All pertinent items regarding the current ANPAT in the works and previous ones. Both Spring and Fall ANPATs.
Post for Critique
Behind The Image The opportunity to help others learn and become better photographers by providing details about the creation of an image from conception to postproces
A Picture I Took Pictures posted by members. If you want to receive technical advice or critique, use the Critique... forum instead.
Family & Pets
I have been published! This is where you can celebrate with fellow Nikonians about having an image or more published in any publication, whether on print, video or online. S
B&W / Film & Digital
Nikonites Forum Photo Contests Nikonites photo contest voting
Weekly Photo Challenges Nikonites weekly photo challenges
Monthly Assignments
Photography Q&A Questions about photography in general. Post camera & lens specific questions in their appropriate forums.
Tutorials How-to tutorials for photography. New posts are moderated.
Photo Evaluation
Flashes Discussion on flash equipment and techniques
Computers and Software Discussion on computer hardware & software, setup, and backup.
Post Processing Discussion photo processing, and software used for post processing pictures; Photoshop, Aperture, etc.
Other Photography Equipment Discussion on tripods, bags, cases, filters, lighting, etc.
Photography Business Discussion on the management involved with running a photography business
Videography Discussion on creating video with Nikon cameras including techniques and gear used specifically for video production.
Marketplace Buy and sell photography gear.
Want to Buy Need something? Post it here.
Deals! Photography deals that you have come across. No commercial advertising please. Deals Forums
D3200 Discussion about the Nikon D3200
D3400 Discussion about the Nikon D3400
D3500 Discussion about the Nikon D3500
D5300 Discussion on the Nikon D5300
D5600 Discussion on the Nikon D5600
D7000 Discussion on the Nikon D7000
D7100 Discussion on the Nikon D7100
D7200 Discussion on the Nikon D7200
D7500 Discussion on the Nikon D7500
D600/D610 Discussion about the Nikon D600 & D610
D750 Discussion about the Nikon D750
D800/D800E Discussion about the Nikon D800 & D800E
D810 Discussion about the Nikon D810
D850 Discussion about the Nikon D850
Film SLR's Discussion about the Nikon FM10, F6, F60, F100, F5, F4, etc.
General Digital SLR Cameras Discussion on other Nikon DSLR cameras
Out of Production DSLRs Discussion of DSLRs that are no longer being produced by Nikon
Z5 Discussion on Nikon Z5 cameras
Z6/Z6ii Discussion on Nikon Z6/Z6ii cameras
Z9 Discussion on Nikon Z9 cameras
Z30 Discussion on Z30 cameras
Z50 Discussion on Nikon Z50 cameras
Zfc Discussion on Nikon Zfc cameras
Z Lenses Discussion on Nikon Z-Mount Nikkor lenses Lens Forums
General Compact Digital Cameras Discussion on other Nikon digital cameras
Non-Nikon Cameras
Wide-Angle Discussion on Wide-Angle Nikkor lenses
Telephoto Discussion on telephoto and super telephoto Nikkor lenses
Prime Discussion about prime lenses
General Lenses Discussion on other types and brands of lenses
General Photography Posting of photos or questions that do not fit into the categories below.
Portrait Discussion about portrait photography. Photo posting here.
Landscape Discussion about landscape photography. Photo posting here.
Wild Life Discussion about wild life photography. Photo posting here.
Abstract Discussion about abstract photography. Photo posting here.
Black & White
HDR Discussion about HDR photography. Photo posting here.
Low Light & Night
Automotive Discussion about automotive photography. Photo posting here.
Architecture Discussion about architecture photography. Photo posting here.
Wedding Discussion about wedding photography. Photo posting here.
Sports Discussion about sports photography. Photo posting here.
Macro Discussion about macro photography.
Project 365 & Daily Photos A place to put your daily photo postings
Off Topic About everything else other than photography. No political, religious, or inflammatory posts please.
Blog Archive
Nikon Rumors Forum Nikon Z lenses Nikon Z lenses
Nikon Z cameras Nikon Z cameras
Nikon DSLR cameras Nikon DSLR cameras
Nikon Lenses Nikon Lenses
Nikon Film Cameras Nikon Film Cameras
Nikon Software Nikon Software
Nikon Deals Nikon Deals
General Discussions
Gear Reviews Gear Reviews
Other Manufacturers Discussion about other camera/lenses manufacturers
Fun & Weird
Photo-a-day Photo-a-day
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