Important Nikon D7100 Giveaway Update

It looks like many of the participants of our Nikon D7100 giveaway are not following the instructions correctly. A number of participants are clicking the “I’m a Fan!” button in the giveaway without first “Liking” our Facebook page. Please keep in mind that you must be a fan of our site and B&H on Facebook in order to qualify for this giveaway. If you have already done all three steps to enter the giveaway, please go back to the D7100 giveaway page, then click the “edit” page where it says “Easy entry for all photographylifeblog fans” and click the small “Like” button.

Edit Button

Also, the “Share This” link as shown above is what you use to send this to your friends and family. The more people enter through your link, the higher the chance of you winning this giveaway!

You must click the little Facebook “Like” button before hitting the “I am a Fan” button on the right side of the page. If you do not click this button, your entry will not qualify. Here is how it is supposed to look like:

Contest Facebook Like

You must do this for both “Mansurovs Photography” (currently Photography Life) and “B&H Photo Video” or your entry will not qualify for this giveaway. If the “Like” button is already gray and it says “You like this”, then you do not have to click the button anymore.

Some of our readers also reported that their comments were not accepted and the system marked the comments as spam. Please make sure not to include any links when you leave the actual comment and make sure that the comment has a couple of sentences. Leaving a single word might mark the comment as spam.

So here is your opportunity to fix your entry:

Photography Life Nikon D7100 Giveaway

Good luck!


  1. 1) Rich Miller
    March 7, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    It is a shame that only Facebook members can participate. What about us non-Facebook people who get your blog via email?

    • March 7, 2013 at 4:30 pm

      Rich, unfortunately, this is a Facebook-only promotion. If you do not have a Facebook account, why not sign up for one? If you are worried about privacy, you could always get rid of the account as soon as the contest is over. Personally, I do not have a Facebook account. I used to have it and I got rid of it, because it wasted a lot of my time :) Now I only use Facebook for business, under my wife’s account!

      • 1.1.1) divya
        March 8, 2013 at 1:19 am

        hi Nasim!!, i just commented and liked your page on FB, i dont see my comment here, i tried re-doing it again, it didnt allow.. :( help!!

    • 1.2) John Kenny
      March 7, 2013 at 5:20 pm

      I agree, Rich. I never want to participate in FB ever again.

  2. 2) Alexis
    March 7, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I wish me luck!!!

  3. 3) Hugh
    March 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Yes you can get rid of the FB account after you discover you didn’t win the camera… then you can spend time cleaning out all the FB malware that was left behind to track your every move. Just buy the camera, it will be less of a headache in the long run.

    • March 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm

      You could always create a fake email account some place and not add any personal stuff to Facebook. There are always safe ways to browse the net!

  4. 4) John Kenny
    March 7, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t use FaceBook. I’ve had an account, but didn’t like what I was seeing. Too much junk.

  5. 5) Rich Miller
    March 7, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Thank goodness I am not the only non-Facebook person.

  6. 6) Cris
    March 7, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Actually, I’m going to leave photographylife if you continuue to force your readers to deal with fb junk. I expected more seriousness from your site (not to promote the use of fake email account…).

    • 6.1) Jason
      March 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm

      Good luck to you there are millions of us who use Facebook for keeping I contact with friends and family. Just because you don’t use it and think it causes malware on you computer doesn’t make it so. I’ve use Facebook for years and have never had a problem. I’m offended that you would suggest that those of us that use Facebook to our advantage are some how stupid or not serious photographers.

    • March 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm

      Cris, nobody is forcing you to deal with Facebook. If you do not want to participate in this giveaway, then don’t. I gave an option to a person that does not want to have an account and I see nothing wrong with doing that.

      As for Facebook, the idea of these sorts of giveaways is twofold – to reward one of the readers for visiting out site and to increase our online presence in social media at the same time. Whether you like it or not, Facebook is a monstrous site with millions of people using it every day, whether for personal use or for business. If we do not expand our presence, it will be hard to stay afloat and expand our site in the future.

  7. 7) Arun Kumar
    March 7, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    This is my seventh attempt. My earlier comments were all spammed, hope this will go through. I would love to have D7100 for landscape photography.

  8. 8) Kevin Kwan
    March 7, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I love Mansurov’s photography. Being a D7000 owner, upgrading because of the resolution, low-light DX ability and AF, the D7100 is a further upgrade. The improved autofocus is the best one.

    More than happy to enter this competition and thank you for your updates!

  9. 9) Chiranji
    March 7, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    I would take photographs of nature.

  10. March 7, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I am taking my family to San Diego in December to visit my sister and nieces. I plan to use the camera to take family photos and to document the trip.

  11. 11) Armstrong Ting
    March 7, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I am planning to photograph people with this camera.

  12. 12) Alene
    March 8, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Talk about first-world problems. If you can’t enter a contest for a free camera, please don’t complain. And it is a privilege that Nasim benefits others with his expertise for free. His blog/site is one of the best (I’d argue the best) resources for photography, and both beautifully and thiughtfully laid out.

  13. 13) Etienne Moraal
    March 8, 2013 at 4:13 am

    I would use it as a upgrade for wildlife photography.

  14. 14) Erin Marshall
    March 8, 2013 at 7:53 am

    My 2nd attempt…waited to see my comment and nothing. So I plan on taking my photography to the next level :)

  15. 15) Luc Poirier
    March 8, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks to Nasim and B&H Photo for giving this new DX camera to one of your supporter. Both are excellent in the field they operate. Who ever wins it , will be a lucky guy.

    Thanks to give me the chance to participate

  16. 16) emmanuel akpan-okop
    March 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I would love the new D7100 there many things i could do with it !

  17. 17) gary
    March 8, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    yikes I do see the green Im a fan button???

  18. 18) Barry
    March 9, 2013 at 9:41 am


    I currently use a D90. It’s been great for several years, but I’d like faster access to ISO, better autofocus, faster fps, quicker focus motor, and better high iso (up to 3200) iq. I am considering a used d700 or new d7100. The D600 is too rich for me and I’m worried about the dust/oil issue. What are your thoughts?



    • 18.1) Ron
      March 10, 2013 at 11:48 am

      I got a D90 when it first came out and still use it. The shutter count is over 47,000 . I also have a D800 but I honestly can’t tell the difference in photo quality between the two cameras when posting and viewing photos on my computer screen and on the internet.

  19. 19) Justin Chorman
    March 9, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I really want to learn more about photography and how to take photos better!!!

  20. 20) deepak chaudhary
    March 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I a’m planning to photograph monuments of the world with Nikon D7100.

  21. 21) Pravin Mirchandani
    March 10, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Planning on landscape and sports action photos – the D7100 seems a great combo for the two.

  22. 22) Akshat
    March 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Photograph wildlife with D7100

  23. 23) Chris Lu
    March 11, 2013 at 2:38 am

    Using a Nikon D90 at the moment and it’s really great but a new body would always be nice. :)

  24. 24) Fred
    March 11, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Sorry Nasim, but your giveaway is against Facebook rules. It´s not allowed to force people to like a Facebook page in order to give them a chance to win. You should know about those rules!

    • 24.1) Neil
      March 11, 2013 at 6:15 am

      Rule E.iii says otherwise:

      “You must not condition registration or entry upon the user taking any action using any Facebook features or functionality other than liking a Page, checking in to a Place, or connecting to your app. For example, you must not condition registration or entry upon the user liking a Wall post, or commenting or uploading a photo on a Wall.”

      Notice that it says you can have a condition of liking a page, checking into a place, or connecting an app.

  25. 25) Ken
    March 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

    While I’m a fan of your site and B & H, I have terminated my Facebook account because of their on going security issues and false representation of what I actually do “like”.

    I’m not sure what’s in it for you getting Facebook likes but it’s not good for me.

    PS, that is not a fake email address.

  26. 26) Jason Oswald
    March 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

    I would use a D7100 as a backup for my current camera. Thank you so much for your content and this contest.

  27. 27) Hei Lung
    March 12, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    I don’t do facebook because it requires too much loss of privacy and security. The hackers and homeland security will clean up someday. I was looking forward to the contest with my paragraph on African Refugees, but with these rules, my time is saved. Hei Lung

  28. 28) Sush
    March 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I would like to gift D7100 to my boyfriend.This year i didnt gift him anything on his birthday so want to give this one and wish to see him happy and smiling.

  29. 29) marcelobtp
    March 13, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    My comment has gone!
    Well, i hope to no get disclassified because of that.
    I need now more than ever a camera like my ex d7000.

  30. 30) Leocadio D Machado
    March 18, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I want this nikon D7100 for shooting weddings!

  31. 31) georgia
    March 18, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    So excited for this camera release! What wouldn’t I shoot with it?! Mostly will be used to photograph my children and nieces ans nephews.

  32. 32) Vincent Paul Amistad
    March 20, 2013 at 3:25 am

    I can’t find I AM FAN in FB fan page after i like it…where could i locate it?Thanks a lot.

  33. 33) Chelsea Koo
    March 24, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Don’t know if this worked on fb, but I would use this camera to photograph wildlife on my travels!

  34. 34) Jeff Clements
    March 25, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Will use it to shoot musicians and live music!

  35. 35) William
    March 25, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    As a starving young photojournalist, I would use this d7100 to shoot just about anything! (plus my girlfriend is getting really tired of me borrowing her d600)

  36. 36) Matt Allred
    April 5, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I posted a comment but it kept saying it didn’t go through so hopefully this doesn’t DQ me but hopefully i’d use this to shoot some concerts and vacation and supplement my d40 and d200

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