Nikon D800 / Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway

Our team at Photography Life is happy to announce our new Nikon D800 / Canon 5D Mark III Facebook giveaway! We are giving away a brand new Nikon D800 or a Canon 5D Mark III DSLR (your choice). This giveaway is open to anyone, not just US residents.

Photography Life Nikon D800 vs Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway

To enter the giveaway, click the above banner or follow the following link to our giveaway page:

Photography Life Nikon D800 / Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway

If you have a mobile device, please use the following link instead:
Photography Life Nikon D800 / Canon 5D Mark III Giveaway (mobile)

Here is how to enter this contest:

  1. Visit the giveaway Facebook page
  2. Click “Like” to reveal the entry form. If you are already our fan, the form will automatically appear.
  3. Type your email address in the form – we only need it to contact you so that you can claim your prize.
  4. Once you click “Enter”, you will be entered for the giveaway. Only 1 entry per person.

Some restrictions apply to non-US participants:
Some countries have tax and other regulations for camera equipment, while others are extremely expensive to ship to. While we will do our best to ship the package internationally, if the cost of sending the package is extremely high or if there are other complications, we will have to give a choice to the winner – either to pay for all the extra expenses, or accept a $3000 gift card from our trusted partner B&H Photo Video.

We will announce a random winner on October 1, 2013. Good luck!


  1. 1) Sebastian Wunsch
    July 26, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Love It! Thankfully participated :)

  2. 2) Antonino Ramos
    July 26, 2013 at 12:54 am

    i’m a photographer, i’ve learned photography from my father but i don’t have most expensive camera I’m using nikon D90 and canon 7D and I’m proud to be a photographer, sice the film photography i’ve experience I have the chance to used all model type of cameras and that’s great for me…

  3. 3) marty
    July 26, 2013 at 1:21 am

    I will not participate in something that gives my friends list and other facebook information to a third party

    • July 26, 2013 at 1:46 am

      Marty, I made sure that this giveaway does not obtain any information aside from the list of your friends – it only needs that list to make sure that you get credit for any friend that participates. That’s why when the prompt comes up, it only asks you for this – it does not require your personal information, access to your apps, personal records, etc.

      Please look up Woobox when you have a chance – most large companies use them for these kinds of promotions.

      • 3.1.1) Dick Chilian
        July 26, 2013 at 7:24 am

        Nasim, The reason I was always against the Patriot Act is that once released, learned, taken, borrowed, needed, etc., information will be save and eventually used.

        I think you and all the author-photographers are great. I’m a long-time amateur, just upgraded to a Nikon D800 and 24-120 F4 lens. Will visit China (favorite country) and Tibet for 2 or 3 months in 60 days.

        Need a second lens. Would like a second camera but do not like or trust the any of the phone or social media sites.

        ‘National Security Agency’ is now asking all the media websites for our encrypted ‘safe’ not-to-be-revealed passwords.

        • Profile photo of Nasim Mansurov Nasim Mansurov
          July 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

          Dick, trust me, I am with you on that one! I don’t even have a personal Facebook account – I use an account for business purposes only.

          After all the feedback we got from our readers, we removed all the requirements . It should not prompt for any private data anymore, except for an email address (which we need to get in touch with you).

          • robert
            August 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

            I wasnt against the facebook info, as I dont have much there to begin with really, nor are my passwords saved to my computer, but I think its pretty awesome that you listened to your fans and made an adjustment to make them feel safer :)
            The contest brought me here, but I really like your site, I am hoping to become an amatuer photographer to go along with my digital editing education :)

      • 3.1.2) marty
        July 26, 2013 at 4:25 pm

        thank you for removing the facebook requirements…you guys are terrific

    • 3.2) John
      July 26, 2013 at 3:06 am

      I enjoy and trust Photography Life but I will never use Facebook again. It’s a malware playground. Sorry, I don’t want a D800 that badly.

      • July 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm

        John, here is a tip for you – create a fake email address, register a fake Facebook account and participate :) It is a hassle, but it works and you won’t share any private data!

    • July 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Marty, I removed the requirements, so it should not prompt for anything anymore! Thank you for your feedback!

  4. 4) Albert
    July 26, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I will win the D800.

  5. 5) Eric
    July 26, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Congrats, truly a nice idea!

  6. 6) Kenneth Teng
    July 26, 2013 at 2:09 am

    Hi, i clicked like but dont have any pop up entry form…
    im from Malaysia ( South East Asia )

    • 6.1) Kathleen
      July 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

      Similarly to Kenneth Teng’s problem, I, too, joined Facebook and clicked PL’s “like” button and entered my email, but there was no entry form. Other than asking me to put in my email. Hope I’m still entered though I didn’t – and won’t – give them my friends.

      • July 26, 2013 at 4:40 pm

        Kathleen, that’s all you need to do – enter email address and click Enter :)

    July 26, 2013 at 3:09 am

    Hello, Sir Im very much interested joining but im a from philippines (asia)..i dont have any dslr..i dont have such budget to buy one..can you please let me join too..i want to become a photographer someday.. i learn lots of things from this website but i dont have a dslr..

    • 7.1) NOWELL GUSI
      July 26, 2013 at 3:14 am

      Im sorry i thought it was just for US residents.. Thank you! its open for everyone..

      • 7.1.1) NOWELL GUSI
        July 26, 2013 at 3:22 am

        in case that i won i will give you the US address of johny air cargo and they will be the one to ship here in the philippines..its the cheapest way to ship items from other countries..

  8. 8) MedicineMan
    July 26, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Concerning the contest….sadly this comment is not true ‘ This giveaway is open to anyone, not just US residents’…..some are not connected with Facebook. Happily I might add.

    • July 26, 2013 at 3:23 am

      Well, in that case you don’t get to participate unfortunately…it is a Facebook contest done specifically to increase our social media presence. We will do other contests in the future, but this one in particular is for Facebook only.

    • July 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

      OK, after going back and forth, here is an idea for you – create a fake email address, register a fake Facebook account and participate :) It is a hassle, but it works and you won’t share any private data!

    July 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

    it’s great that i’m the one to win one of those camera’s because I don’t have enough money to buy … and I’m proud as a photographer all of my life…

  10. 10) B!
    July 26, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    What happens to the growing group of non-facebookers?

    Are we all SOL on giveways?

    I love your website, your reviews, your writing style, topics etc., but please be more inclusive.

    • July 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm

      B, I understand your concern and I have to tell you that I don’t have a personal Facebook account either :) As I have said before, we are doing this to increase our social media presence and as you already know, Facebook is the biggest of them all!

      Here is a tip for you – create a fake email address, register a fake Facebook account and participate :) It is a hassle, but it works and you won’t share any private data!

  11. 11) Shane Bolley
    July 26, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    As a business owner, I remain unconvinced that it’s somehow preferable to target “sub” groups of potential clients – at the same time risking the Good Will and loyalty previously developed in one’s existing base. When spending time, money and other resources to widen my reach I want not only to touch new markets, but also solidify current ones. Further, I think “referrals” from real friends (as opposed to unknown-social-media-“likes” are worth as much, or more! There are quite a few of us who love your work, and would love to be included in this sweepstakes, but are automatic losers becuz our friends, and potential new customers for you, are real, and not computer generated. Worse!!!, it comes on the heels of your recent message encouraging financial support. I am only one person, don’t have a petition or proxies for 100 others. But I really think this should be corrected immediately to be all-inclusive.

    • 11.1) Art
      July 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm


      First I love your site and the all the info it contains. But I too feel disappointed that I cannot be entered in this contest since I refuse have anything to do with Facebook. And what makes matters worse is that I just recently purchased 2 new Nikon 70-200 F4’s (one is for my wife) and a 24-120mm F4 from B&H using links from this website and always use your links for all my B&H purchases.
      By the way, I was able to enter Thom Hogan’s contest last week and I did not have to use Facebook to do so. Even though I consider your site one of the best on the web, I may have to evaluate which site I will use on my next purchase.

      • July 26, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        Art, I agree – I also do not have a private Facebook account (deleted mine a while ago). We are doing this to increase our presence in social media and as you know, Facebook is huge.

        But here is a tip for you: create a fake email address, register a fake Facebook account and participate :) It is a hassle, but it works and you won’t share any private data!

    • July 26, 2013 at 4:44 pm

      Shane, you said it and we listened! Thank you for your feedback. I changed the system, so it is no longer asking to access private info or friends. You are right, we don’t need junk entries :)

  12. 12) Patrick Kelley
    July 26, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I think your website is the best photographic websites that I have found and I take you and your group of contributes advise all the time. But I have to agree with other comments, that non- Facebook users are being discriminated against. I value my privacy and social media web sites are not of any interest to me.
    I hope you will considers us non social media users in future give-a-way programs, if not you may lose loyal viewers. Since you have asked for financial support via contributions and using your link to various vendors you might want to rethink this current and future give-a-ways.

    • July 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Patrick, why not have a fake Facebook account with no private data? Please see some of my responses above. I know it is a hassle, but you could go as far as doing the whole thing anonymously. Again, the idea is to increase our social media presence – that’s all!

  13. 13) russell
    July 26, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Im a beginner photographer but love to capture the out of ordinary photos most people miss :-)

  14. 14) Shane
    July 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Nasim, I’m sorry, but if you listened to me perhaps I wasn’t as clear and concise as I thought. Perhaps your response was intended for another writer. I was advocating for a no Facebook requirement. Period. No hassle, no fake identity. Just straight entries permitted by all the friends/clients of your site. This would in no way inhibit your potential for expanding into social media, but it would put those of us who are “face(book)less” on equal footing.

  15. 15) Homer
    July 26, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    already crossing my fingers

  16. 16) Clarence
    July 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    I have been following this wonderful website for the past two years. It is simply the best photography site that I can find. I use its link to purchase equipments at times but my contribution is nowhere near enough for what I get out of this site. How many photo blobs that you know will response to user comments like Photography Life. Nasim and his team deserve our support! If social media makes you nervous, then do not enter the drawing. Instead, let your fellow photographer know about Photography Life. Your will thank you for it.

  17. 17) David
    July 27, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    It’s about choices.

    You can choose to visit this web site or not. You can choose to join FaceBook or not.

    I choose to visit this site on a regular basis. I choose NOT to join Facebook. My choices mean I cannot enter the contest. I’m okay with that — as it was a choice.


  18. 18) tomas
    July 28, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Hi, I would like to know if the camera is new and if it comes with all the accessories. Thanks for doing this contest

    • August 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      Camera is brand new, will come with everything that’s included in the retail box (there is no lens included)

  19. 19) Monti
    July 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I would love to win this prize.
    I would definently choose the Canon 5D mark III. =)

    So is there any contest like photo exhibition or how you going to pick the winner?
    Just random? Hmm… that can work too)

  20. 20) Adrian Monoang
    July 30, 2013 at 3:34 am

    Hi Nasim,

    Thank you for organising this contest. I’ve been following your website and truly enjoying it.

    I tried to participate. After I click like on Facebook icon and entered my email address and pressed enter, there was still a form asking me granting sweepstakes app to access my friend’s list and profile.

    Reading the above, I thought this has been turned off. Could you kindly please confirm this is the case (i tried to enter on 30th july – Australia time). If I press cancel on the request from sweepstakes (but after I input my email address and press enter), am I in for the contest? Thank you!!

    Keep writing please, your website is very insightful.


    • 20.1) Sash
      August 1, 2013 at 1:43 am

      I had the same problem when i tried to sign with my mobile. Then i tried with regular browser (IE at the PC) and it worked without asking this app thing..

      You tried to sign with mobile or computer?

  21. 21) Karlo
    July 31, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Great giveaway… hopefully we will wait til 01. October :).

  22. 22) Cooper
    August 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I really wish you guys would stop with the Facebook requirement… Facebook is down right evil. Being REQUIRED to “Like” something is just lame.

    I hit your site at least daily and I love it. When making a purchase, I always click through your site to get to BH and Adorama, so you guys get a cut of the profit. (just picked up a Nikon 14-24mm based mainly on your article).

    So to be clear, here is what I don’t “Like”… Facebook.

    • August 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm

      Cooper, I understand your concern and trust me – I am a big hater of Facebook myself. I closed down my personal account about 2 years ago and never looked back. In fact, I forced everyone in my household to shut down their Facebook accounts and I preach my relatives and friends to do the same.

      However, given that Facebook is the #1 social media site and has the majority of the world in it, it is not a platform that we can continue to ignore. Believe it or not, but we have many visitors that read our articles through Facebook. They like the fact that they get notified real-time when an article is posted and they like to stay in one place to ask questions, engage in discussions, etc. And there are many people like them that we have not yet reached.

      So despite my personal feelings about Facebook, it is a monstrous platform that we have to be present in, if we want to continue growing the website. As of today, more people visit Facebook than Google and this trend will continue to grow even more. So you have to understand that from our perspective, it is basically a necessary evil…

      Those of our fans that do not like Facebook can simply register a fake Facebook and Email accounts and use them these types of giveaways. You could even use services like to protect yourself completely during this process. We are not asking for a real name or a real email address – we just need some email address that we can contact you through if you happen to be the winner.

      Thank you for your support!

  23. 23) Shane
    August 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Some may not like Facebook. Some may just not have it. Others may not be permitted to have or use Facebook. Some never used fake id’s to get alcohol when underage. Some just don’t feel right about making up fake identities. It’s dishonest.

    Someone earlier said its just about “choice” and named your customers as the choosers. Not entirely true as you readily admit you chose to make this an exclusive Facebook game. And could choose to just open it up to all your clients, by whatever means, Facebook, email, whatever. Really your choice.

    Is anybody really objecting to inclusion of Facebook folks and their “friends”? Why in the world could you not have just also permitted the non-Facebookers to play? It’s win-win! You recruit & include Facebookers, and you impress the remainder of your existing followers by being all-inclusive. How could allowing your existing followers to be included POSSIBLY deter Facebookers from playing too??

    All this tension is about some folks being EXcluded, no one seeming to care about the newly
    INcluded. It really should not be necessary for you to have to chose between categories of clients, and risk alienating a fair-sized segment.

    • August 1, 2013 at 11:57 pm

      Shane, yes, I understand. But the platform I use for the giveaways does not allow me to do both Facebook and non-Facebook users. I would have to somehow maintain a separate list of non-Facebook users, then include them in the drawing. If there was a way, I would certainly do it…

  24. 24) dilen henricus
    August 2, 2013 at 1:47 am

    nice work guys , :D this is so cool.. i always wanted to do more in my life .. finally gotta chance to try out .. AWESOME.. love this work ^_^

  25. 25) Derek
    August 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Awesome giveaway. Thank you!

  26. 26) Juan
    August 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    Hi there guys.
    So… who is the winner? I am eager to know!

  27. 27) Mark
    August 7, 2013 at 12:50 am

    How do you choose the winner among the likers? Is that made via software or do you pick out yourself a name like?

    • August 7, 2013 at 1:24 am

      Mark, no, it will be totally random – the software will choose the winner.

  28. 28) Nelis
    August 7, 2013 at 8:14 am


    This is so cool.
    With 2 childeren and a expensive mortgage its not possible to affordable
    To buy this kind of equipment. Again realy cool that this is made possible!

  29. 29) roseland
    August 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    wow,this is so cool

  30. 30) James farrar
    August 14, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Please unsubscribe me, too many emails, its overwhelming my box!

  31. 31) Joe Heiderich
    August 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Hey I entered!!! I’m 16 and always wanted to learn how to do some professional photography, but there’s no way I’m going to ever come up with the money for a camera like this, thank you. :-)

  32. 32) aissame
    August 26, 2013 at 10:39 am

    this is so cool, good luck evry one :)

  33. 33) Husam
    August 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    It’s fun to participate such giveaways, hope to win. Good luck.

  34. 34) abdelmoumen
    August 27, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Love It! Thankfully participated

  35. 35) zakaria
    August 28, 2013 at 9:37 am

    that’s great , i love it ;)

  36. 36) T'mwee Daniel
    August 28, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    This will be a dream come true ahhhhh

  37. 37) Farhan
    August 30, 2013 at 12:34 am

    waiting and waiting . . . .

  38. 38) FilippoPa
    August 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I’m a photography student, i love photography.
    I would love to be a pro photographer one day, i would love one of these camera but i can’t afford them!

    Thank you for the opportunity, one of your proud new reader from ITALY :)

  39. 39) Amy
    August 31, 2013 at 8:06 am

    it’s my dream !

  40. 40) Abhik
    September 5, 2013 at 7:11 am

    How I rued not checking in time for the D7100 giveaway!! Fingers crossed, I have entered this time and if I win a D800, well, it will be the perfect gear for my upcoming honeymoon trip to South-East Asia!! Wish my luck, people!

    That apart, Nasim I really thank you for continuing with the fabulous work that you have been doing with photographylife. I don’t need to go anywhere else to look for anything photography-related. Thanks a ton!!!

  41. 41) Rakesh Sarate
    September 11, 2013 at 12:14 am

    First, Nasim thanks for your continuous cooperation for providing such a awesome reviews and info.
    Right now I can not afford PRO DSLR. I need it for my nature social activities.

  42. 42) Ramona Kako
    September 11, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Wow, how fun would this be to win. I just have a old camera. It takes pictures but a new one would be awesome. Congrats to whoever wins!

  43. 43) aymen rhouma
    September 12, 2013 at 8:48 am

    my cousin has a nikon like that one,she lets me use it sometimes..I’d love to get one..cause when I grow up I want to be a photographer,I’m fond of photography!
    Have a nice day guys :)

  44. 44) Monika Shukla
    September 13, 2013 at 2:57 am

    Wish to win

  45. 45) Kim
    September 14, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I just came across your blog while researching raw vs. jpeg. I have been reading it for two hours now! Thanks for all the info and reviews! One of the best sites I have been on for photography basics in a long time! KUDOS!

  46. 46) devonte lowe
    September 19, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    need this for college

  47. 47) devonte lowe
    September 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    need this for college…is their anyway to increase the chances of winning??????

  48. 48) Monika Shukla
    September 22, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Wish to win as i am a photography lover

  49. 49) devonte lowe
    September 28, 2013 at 5:12 am

    hi, is their anyway i can increase my chances of winning????

  50. 50) kumar varun
    September 30, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Really need a Full Frame :)

  51. 51) Jashem Farhan
    September 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Hope to win this camera and start clicking.

  52. 52) Dharmesh
    September 30, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I had bought a D5100 when I came to know that we were expecting a baby. Now my son is 10 months old and I have captured some amazing portraits, thanks to the D5100. I think this is the perfect camera for me to go beyond portraits and start capturing landscapes.

  53. October 1, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Thanks 4 d giveaway.I’ve participated in many giveaways but never won 1.Hoping 2 win.

  54. October 1, 2013 at 5:12 am

    and 1 thing i forgot to tell that if i win dis camera i won’t be using it.There is 1 of my friend who likez taking photos a lot.Every time i see his he usually takes photo with his mobile.So i wanted to gift him a camera.

  55. 55) Vince
    October 1, 2013 at 9:07 am


    What time the winner is going to be announced?

  56. 56) devonte lowe
    October 1, 2013 at 9:11 am

    its a random give away people, its not about who will do the most outrages thing with the camera, i wanna win too, i need it for college and probably a lot of other things but its a random give away, dnt see me winning anytime soon, but its better to try anyway since theirs no harm in entering, shout out to photography for the nice give away, they didn’t have to do this i hope they give away another 5d mark iii in the future, maybe i might win that one.

  57. 57) vhinzpaul
    October 2, 2013 at 2:18 am


  58. 58) Matt
    October 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Something must be wrong with my email program i still haven’t received the email telling me that I won. Could you guy send me a new one ;D

  59. 59) JKRayz
    November 12, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I am still too young but i really wanted to be a video producer and a good cameramen but i have have money to buy a good camera i really wan a nice camera Canon 5D Mark III if u got i chance to win this i believe that my dream will come true.Plzz plzz help me..

  60. 60) Brittany
    January 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Nasim,

    I’m just wondering I would love to participate but can’t find an entry form anywhere?? Also when does this competition close, thankyou

  61. 61) Britt
    March 3, 2014 at 2:43 am

    Nasim I would really love to win the canon 5d mark III it is my ultimate dream camera, please pick me, fingers crossed

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