Nikon Climb Aboard The Flickr Train

Via Steve Rubel’s blog it seems that Nikon have struck up a partnership with Flickr which will see the introduction (for the first time ever) of graphical contextual ads on Flickr by a third party company in relation to their photographs. What it means for users is that they’re going to wind up with a small Nikon logo beside photos they’ve snapped using Nikon gear.

As a Nikon photographer (I’ve been shooting Nikon for years both film and digital) I can’t say that I would mind at all to have a Nikon logo appear along side my photos, or have my work appear in a planned Nikon-only gallery on Flickr. Its something about photographers, liking to show off the gear they shoot with. Mainstream you’re either a Nikon user or a Canon user (out of the main players), so it will be interesting to see if Canon decide to make any similar moves. Think Google would buy Canon and co-brand Google Images?


  1. Carl June 7, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    Why not? I have been shooting Nikon for 30 years and have a nikon vest and even a nikon hat. I have more concern about any shot i might submit not being selected than i do about having it branded. Nikon had the first digital and now has the best, along with a sexy new line of mini-dcams. Nikon needs to show off and sell a few more products. Maybe that will bring down the way expensive price tag of some of the nikon toys i can’t seem to afford.

  2. Ken McGuire June 7, 2006 at 5:19 pm

    You and me both! Maybe some day I’ll find a delivery of a few D2X’s and some nice glass waiting on the door step…. with love from Nikon.

    I’m all for it!

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