Nikon D3100 and 35mm Lens Giveaway!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Are you feeling LUCKY? Good, because I’m sending some luck your way today! A bunch of bloggers and I have gotten together to give away a Nikon D3100 AND a 35mm lens to go with it!

Lucky Day Giveaway

I have this camera, and that lens. They are both amazing! I got my Nikon back in October and have not looked back at all. I got the 35mm lens for Christmas and, well. I am LOVING it and I know you will too!

Here’s what you can win:

One (1) winner will receive a Nikon D3100 SLR Camera (body only) and a 35mm f/1.8 lens to shoot with. Here are the specs:

Nikon D3100 SLR Camera {Body Only}

  • 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor
  • Active D-Lighting
  • 3.0 inch Color LCD Monitor
  • Picture Control System expands creativity
  • Nikon Integrated Dust Reduction System
  • Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus
  • ISO range of 100 to 3200 (expandable to 12800-Hi2)
  • 6 Automatic Exposure Scene Modes- Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait

Nikon 35mm f/1.8G AF-S DX Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras

  • Fast, f/1.8 prime lens is perfect for low-light conditions, travel, environmental portrait and general photography
  • Engineered for Nikon DX-format D-SLRS, the AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens renders a picture angle approximating the classic normal angle of view of a 50mm lens on a Nikon FXformat digital SLR or 35mm film camera
  • Aspherical lens element minimizes coma and other types of lens aberrations, further improving image integrity
  • Nikon Super Integrated Coating (SIC) enhances light transmission efficiency and offers color consistency and reduced flare
  • Exclusive Nikon Silent Wave Motor (SWM) enables fast, accurate and quiet autofocus
  • Close focusing to 1 foot for creative perspectives and versatility
  • Rounded 7-blade diaphragm opening makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural
  • Accepts 52mm filter attachments

Pretty sweet, huh?

Seriously, I put this lens on my camera on December 25th and I have not taken it off. Bright light, dark light, it performs amazingly, and I know you’ll love it!

So…are you feeling lucky? Enter to win, and find out!

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Open to U.S. residents only. Please see full terms and conditions listed in the rafflecopter widget. Contest runs through March 31, 2013. Good luck!

Thanks for entering!




  1. SUCH an awesome giveaway, Dorothy! I’d totally photograph recipes & crafts for my blog and my boys at their baseball games!!
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  2. Wow this is amazing! You ladies put together one heck of a prize! I’d use this to take pics of food, all day, every day! ;)

  3. Gina Sullivan says:

    Would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this awesome package!!

  4. I would LOVE to win this camera! I’m using my manual Nikon FM from about 1978. While this camera is great (and doubles as a weapon when traveling), it is time for me to enter this century! Not many places to develop film any more. : ) It would also get my blog/website out of its slow start rut. -Liz

  5. Wow – what a great giveaway! I’d use it for our food photography (of course!) as well as our family photos!
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  6. I would LOVE to win this Nikon camera and lens. I have a manual Nikon FM circa 1978. While this a great camera (and doubles as a weapon while traveling) it is time for me to enter this century and get my new blog/website out of my rut and slow start. Besides, not many places develop film any more! : ) – Liz
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  7. Wow, great giveaway! I would use it for taking pictures of our soon to be new baby and our daughter, as well as pictures for the blog :)
    Emily D recently posted..Ultimate Brownie PieMy Profile

  8. Incredible give away! I would photograph items for my tiny little Etsy store (sequestration is coming up starting next week so looking for every possibly extra avenue) and maybe start a food blog to chronicle our diet journey for better half’s health. I think, being St. Patrick’s Day though, that Chocolate Mint Poke Cake would appear this morning though. :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. This is so exciting! Awesome giveaway that I’d LOVE to win :) Thanks for doing this!
    Brittany D. recently posted..Restaurant Review(s) – SNOB & Mi XaoMy Profile

  10. I would photograph my 6 month old!

  11. We’ve never had a really nice camera, so I’d photograph everything!!! Perfect for our upcoming family reunion!

  12. amazing giveaway for a travel lover. thanks!

  13. Id take pictures for my blog and of my family!
    mrsblocko recently posted..Maple Pumpkin ButterMy Profile

  14. everything! but mostly my food blog– my poor pictures are still being taken with a point and shoot :-(
    Susan D recently posted..Like a College Kid with a Maxed Out Credit CardMy Profile

  15. Take pictures of my kids.

  16. I am in LOVE with this camera!!

  17. Tani Sherwood says:

    You are super sweet to have such a wonderful give away. I need a camera for my upcoming photography class. Getting a second degree and it sure would help to win this and not have to buy one. Good luck everyone

  18. WOW! I would LOVE to win this camera. I would use it to take loads of pictures of my grandchildren. Thanks for the chance :)

  19. Sarah VG says:

    This is an amazing giveaway! I would love to use this camera to create a blog about food, fitness, and life in general. :)

  20. Wow, nice camera. I’d love to have one.
    Noreen recently posted..Potato SoupMy Profile

  21. I would use it to take photos on my study abroad trip this summer in South Africa.

  22. Chelsea Watson says:

    I’d use it to photograph my family and recipes.

  23. maribeth vagneur says:

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!! I would love this camara!!

  24. Angela Guerrisi says:

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I’m in dire need of a camera.

  25. Angela Guerrisi says:

    *** I’d photograph my baked goods for my online bake shop!

  26. Awesome giveaway! Would love this to take pics of my new puppy and cooking/recipe triumphs! :)

  27. I would use it to take pictures of my kids.

  28. Michelle says:

    What a great giveaway! I’d photograph my 8 month old baby girl – how sad is it that 90% of her life has been documented via iPhone?

  29. Karen Schroeder says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I would take pictures for my blog, of nature, and of course, my family!

  30. Probably my animals.

  31. Amazing giveaway …and thanks for being so kind and generous ..The camera will be used in shooting wild life and plants ..both flora and fauna ..It would also grace subjects of culinary interests ..People and Life …capturing intimate moments of everyday people …A raindrop perched on a window aisle or a smile on a old grandma’s face or a giggle of a child playing in the rain ….God bless you !

  32. I would take pictures of everything!

  33. Um, everything! LOL But mostly food haha
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  34. Awesome giveaway! I would take pictures of my desserts!
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  35. Julene Bunde says:

    Thank you for this opportunity, I would Love love love it if I won! I’m in process of getting certified in digital photography and photoshop and I still don’t have a camera to practice and fulfill my dreams with. This would be a lifesaver and to answer your question I would be taking pictures of everything! I love capturing everything life has to offer, but my main focus has been capturing on how sweet and beautiful my daughter is. I can’t wait to experience everything photography has to offer so I hope I win…:-) Thanks again!

  36. I would use it to take the most amazing, food porn worthy photos imaginable!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize!! You guys are all such an inspiration for food blog newbies like me :)
    lisa@cookingwithcurls recently posted..BAILEYS Kiss Cocktail Cake & st patricks day pastMy Profile

  37. What an awesome giveaway, I have a NIkon D3000 and would love to upgrade! Of course I will take tons of food pics with my new camera :)
    Suzanne recently posted..Shamrock Sugar Cookies and a {Giveaway}My Profile

  38. Oh, I hope I win! I’ve been lusting after digital SLRs for years. I would use it to photograph my darling 18-month old and all of the crafts that I make for her. Thanks for the chance to win!!
    Annie recently posted..Sewing with scrapsMy Profile

  39. What a great prize! I would want to photograph everything!

  40. I really would LOVE to start a glutenfree blog and this camera would be perfect for capturing my recipes!

  41. I would be taking pictures of my garden and its produce , and the yummy dishes I make with that garden bounty!

  42. Michele E says:

    What a great giveaway. Someone is going to be really lucky!

  43. Debbie Clauer says:

    My new granddaughter & my dogs.

  44. I old love to take pictures of our beach vacation this summer.

  45. My birthday is March 31st! This would be the PERFECT gift! I’ve been lusting after SLR cameras forever!
    Adrienne recently posted..Dear future daughter(s)My Profile

  46. I could totally use one of these! :) My only camera I use is my iPhone!
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  47. I still use a point and shoot to take pictures of my blog posts. Would love to win.
    Beth @ Hungry Happenings recently posted..White Chocolate Candy Filled Easter ChicksMy Profile

  48. What a fun giveaway! I would use this camera/lens to take pictures of food, crafts, and our family’s sports activities…baseball and soccer. I hope I win! Thanks again for being a party of this awesome giveaway!

  49. I would use this awesome giveaway to photograph and capture moments of life. Including but not limited to the ones I love, my newest food concoctions, and the many adventures I plan to take in the future.

  50. I would love a fun new camera:)

  51. I’m feeling luckyyy! ;) I would use this camera to photograph food and DIY recipes for my blog. =]

  52. my kiddos :)

  53. Carolynn says:

    My family and my food!

  54. Angela Sampson says:

    The kids and everything else!

  55. I would be so excited to use this for my food photography. And all my other photography :)
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  56. Michelle says:


  57. What a beautiful camera!! If I was lucky enough to win this fabulous camera I would photograph my daughters college graduation in May. I am so proud of my daughter and I would love to have lots of pictures to celebrate such an important day in her life. (I would also photograph the yummy food I cook especially since I follow lots of blogs now and am inspired to try new recipes.)

  58. Michelle Cuevas says:

    I would photograph my daughter and nieces!

  59. My first shot would be a picture of my computer with your blog on it announcing the winner ;) haha getting meta! And then, of course, lots of food porn photos to really kick up my blog another notch <3 thanks for hosting!
    Ala recently posted..Frosty Pumpkin Streusel Magic BarsMy Profile

  60. Cynthia Klinowski says:

    I would love to be able to phtograph some of my dishes and begin a blog. This camera would so help!

  61. I’d use it to photograph classroom activities for my blog and my family, of course!
    Courtney Slemp recently posted..Reivew: Comprehension Skills Packets from Reading A-ZMy Profile

  62. My cat, he does the cutest things! Plus, the beautiful things I see on my walks and try to explain to the family!

  63. Spring flowers will be here soon,so would love to take some photos.

  64. Family and friends, church activities, nature………

  65. My husband and I, definitely our four-legged friends, and probably some food for the blog while I am at it!
    Tessa recently posted..Week 18: Friday FavoritesMy Profile

  66. Food! Oh yeah, and my kids…
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..Easy Homemade Potato Herb Wheat RollsMy Profile

  67. I would use it to take pictures of my 6 year old grandson!

  68. Courtney says:

    My daughter and I would love to take a class together on photography. What could be better than learning on an amazing camera like this? Super fun and sooooo cool!

  69. PatriceK says:

    I would use this camera to photograph my family and nature. And life!

  70. I would photograph my sweet lil nephew and my dear little niece when she gets here!

  71. I would photo my kids and everything else I can’t remember with my brain!

  72. stephanie says:

    My too boys!

  73. stephanie says:


  74. I would take the same pictures but they would actually look good. I do daycare and I am always taking pics of the kiddos.
    Congrats to the lucky winner.

  75. I would love to take this camera on our *belated* honeymoon to Costa Rica for some unforgettable pics :)

  76. I wood use this to photograph the food I make from recipes I have written withs hopes of publishing a cookbook someday

  77. Cakes and kids… not in that order, o course ;)
    Rose Atwater recently posted..Happy St. Patrick’s Day with Rainbow Cakes & Cupcakes!My Profile

  78. Cakes and kids… not in that order, of course ;)
    Rose Atwater recently posted..Happy St. Patrick’s Day with Rainbow Cakes & Cupcakes!My Profile

  79. I would photograph my family, my dogs and my friends! :)

  80. Rebecca Tennant says:

    I would photograph my children and nature, two of my favorite things to take pics of :)

  81. I would take picture of my family, crafts for the blog and nature picts!

  82. Poopsey Marie says:

    I’d love to have this nifty lil’ gadget! I will go broke just buying film!! LoL

  83. I would be able to start to get good at photographing food!

  84. Poopsey Marie says:

    What a nice set up. This would be great for our family reunion coming up!

  85. Oh sounds like the perfect thing for my two favorite pastimes, cooking & travel!

  86. Jennifer says:

    Would love love love this camera :)

  87. I would use this camera and lens to photograph landscape scenes. I have been recently inspired by Ansel Adams, for example!

  88. I would love to take pictures of my grand kids and nature!

  89. a little bit of everything!

  90. I’d photograph my handmade jewelry and accessories.

  91. This family of 10 would put that camera to great use :)

  92. My husband and I are missionaries to Spain and would use it document our journey as a family to serve our Lord andthe people of Spain!!!!

  93. Capturing moments with my family :)

  94. I would love to have this camera for my photography! I’m majoring in Photography in school and have been desperately wanting to upgrade!

  95. Beautiful! I would photograph my grandson and food! :)
    Betty recently posted..Spicy Curried Butternut Red Lentil SoupMy Profile

  96. I would use this camera to photograph my grandchildren ,my family and my dog. Thank you for the chance to win such a nice gift!

  97. My kids! :)
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  98. jenn brooking says:

    Would love this camera

  99. My family!

  100. My family!

  101. Danielle says:

    My cute kiddos, that are growing way too fast! :-)

  102. I would take pictures of my kids, my projects and outfits for my blog and anything else i feel like at the moment

  103. my family and pets!

  104. I’d use it to capture all the brilliant smiles and precious moments with my just turned 4-year old grandson and the stunning aurora we have this time of the year!

  105. I would use the camera to take pictures of food, of course. :)

  106. Erin from Long Island says:

    i’d use it to take pics of my family and friends and all the events i never want to forget

  107. Kaynettia says:

    I just got married and would love to capture all the amazing memories we are making starting our life’s together. also would like it to vlog and take pictures of crafts and hopeful someday soon our little babies to want to have

  108. jenn price says:

    How amazing??!! Wonderful camera to capture all the moments that pass too quickly.

  109. Jaime Boudreaux says:

    I’d use it for pics of my kids, birthday parties and just about everything!

  110. Food photography! I am starting my adventure in food photography, this would for sure be of “some” assistance!
    Amy Thayer recently posted..Don’t replace your dishwasher…yet.My Profile

  111. Food and family!
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  112. My Kiddos!

  113. This is awesome! My camera is much too slow to capture good pics of my busy toddler…

  114. I would take (hopefully better) pics of food and my kids (and my dogs!)
    Kim of Mo’Betta recently posted..Menu Plan #4My Profile

  115. I would take pictures of my kids and food!
    Kathy recently posted..Quinoa-Pumpkin Seed GranolaMy Profile

  116. Allison D says:

    I would use this camera to take pictures of all the upcoming adventures in my life including travel, work, our new home and future events :)

  117. Judy Madison says:

    I would use this camera to take awesoome quilts I make! (and of course my precious grandchildren)

  118. I would totally use this to photograph my food pics. My 35mm one broke last fall and haven’t replaced it and would love to try this one out!!
    The Farm Girl recently posted..Frosted Chocolate Cupcake TopsMy Profile

  119. I would take pics of my 6mnth old daughter and dogs. She is our miracle baby and we treasure every moment with her and I luv to capture the moments on camera.

  120. Lots of children’s sporting events!

  121. I just LOVE camera give aways, especially when mine is ancient!

  122. Abrielle says:

    I would love to win this camera so I could capture my travels through enchanting New Mexico.

  123. I would use this to hopefully improve my food photography for my blog, and maybe get some lessons from my brother and his girlfriend who are both photojournalists. They always are telling me the photographer takes good pictures, not the camera- we’ll see :-)
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  124. Food photography for me and my grandkids. I could you use a new lens.
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  125. My 2 beautiful boys…ages 3 and 1 :)

  126. Thank you so much for this giveaway!! How awesome! I have been using my point-and-shoot for my blog pictures and I think I’m ready for the big time. I feel lucky!! :-)
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  127. Food of course! ;)

  128. I would take lots of pictures of my kids!!

  129. Pictures of my fmaily at the beach!

  130. I would love to use this as I start up my baking business….need it for the website. I’m feelin’ lucky!

  131. Whoa! I would love to have a fancy camera. I am so tired of my point & shoot. I upgraded this past week from an ancient flip phone to an iPhone but a camera upgrade is next on my list!
    Shannon recently posted..Pignoli Almond CookiesMy Profile

  132. My first baby who is coming in August!!! (and lots of things beforehand to practice!)

  133. Everything and anything! I use my Nikon every day but it is several years old and wearing out! :(
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  134. Oooohhhh…I bet this is an amazing camera. Good luck everyone! {But, a little more luck for me! :)}
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  135. I’d love it for better product photos!

  136. Sam Tsai says:

    Food (definitely), especially at restaurants and at home. Oh, and nature, for when my family and I go out to hike.

  137. Hi! I would use the camera to take pics of my family, especially my kids and all my animals and take pics of recipes I make. I’m into the food photography now! LOL!

  138. I would photograph my daugters and our new baby on the way!

  139. Sarah Gardner says:

    I’m a senior in college, and I’ve been trying to document my final year and my graduation. I’d love to take some nice photos of the gorgeous campus and the graduation ceremony!

  140. I would use this camera to take pictures of my kids. They are growing up too quickly and I would love to take every moment to capture the wonderful memories with them.
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  141. My family and cakes a make

  142. amandacolo says:

    I would love to learn how to take better photos of my sweet little boy and to improve my blog photos!

  143. Karen Akilan says:

    Wow, I loved my camera up until I broke 2years ago. Since then I have only been using my cell phone because helping to raise our grandson has limited the money we spend. Perfect timing he turns one April 23rd. Love your website I always find something to try on the weekend. Thanks

  144. I would use this camera for everything!!

  145. Kailyn G says:

    I would use it to shoot my 1.5 and 3.5 year old kiddos. Would love to document their lives with gret pics!

  146. I’ve been taking an online photography class, and would like to make some extra money with this hobby as I prepare for retirement.

  147. Tracy Gonzalez says:

    F1.8! I take shots of stuff I see every day on the way to work. Driving through the country we have barns, horses, fields of cotton, tobacco and sunflowers, deer in twilight and most of all I take photos of my six beautiful grandkids. (They are not on the side of the road on my way to work though!)

  148. What wouldn’t I photograph?! My daughter, my dog, my family! I have always been into photography (following my grandmother) but have never had the resources to buy a nice camera of my own!

  149. Everything in sight….i tend be a shutterbug and am always snapping away!

  150. I’d use it to photograph everything, especially family vacations.

  151. I love Nikon, but my camera is really old, so would love an upgrade!
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  152. Elisabeth says:

    I love to travel, this would be great to take trip photos!

  153. I would love to upgrade to this camera and a better 35mm lens so I can work on my portraiture. Art school is expensive and I would really use this equipment to better my work as I’m trying to move into a professional field. I would worship those beauties, haha!

  154. I’ve never owned anything other than a point and shoot so I’m pretty sure I would literally sleep with this under my pillow if I won it. I’d use it for everything from my blog to freaking paint drying, it doesn’t matter, I know I’ll just love it!
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  155. I would love to photograph my sweet 94 year old grandfather in crisp clear focus (blow up the photo to make a poster for his room) to celebrate him turning 94.5 this month!

  156. to capture the green growth of spring, the bright orange insides of a butternut squash, the giggly smiles and dancing eyes of my girls, farming and ranching mysteries unveiled before my city raised eyes…I do not go any where without my camera!
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  157. My son is graduating from high school this year. Would love a new camera to capture all of the graduation memories!

  158. I would start food blogging again!

  159. I would love to win! I’ve been dying to take a photography course, but I don’t have a camera, which is of course a requirement. You would make me sooo happy :)

  160. I am taking a digital photography class at our SUNY IT through a program that is called Mohawk Valley Learning in Retirement. It is open to all and they offer many courses each semester. One can take 4 core and unlimited “free” courses. I know at this point in my life that I have so much left to learn to do the best I can at the things I can do. Breathing is good at this stage in my life, but breathing while learning and applying the learning to everyday life is a gift. I have a habit of taking pictures of food, mine, others, and restaurants especially on vacation. I have passed this on to my daughter.. we’ve been chuckled at, laughed at and when we pose the food, well, patrons think we’re nuts. I love to take pictures of the beach each time we go to Longboat Key, the food there and just whatever catches my eye. I am now using myphone as my camera as the last camera bit the dust, literally. I think a grain of sand got into it and it is stuck. This would be great.

  161. LaTrese Williams says:

    I would use the camera to photograph my family.

  162. I would shoot covers with it to upload it on youtube <3
    and take lot's of pictures and post it on instagram & tumblr to get better solutions. xx

  163. I would photo my favorite things…family, friends, flowers and fun things to blog about. :)
    Many thanks! Cheers!
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  164. I would use it to take photos of the Origami Owl Jewelry that I sell!! I love posting pics to my Facebook page:

    And I also love taking pics of food, especially cupcakes! Please pick me! :)

  165. I would use the camera to take photos of my kids, and may be the food I make!
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  166. Kelly Narbut says:

    I would love to win this! I have been thinking seriously about going to photography school and this would be wonderful for it.

  167. I really need an upgrade on my camera and would LOVE to win this!
    Christa Dunn recently posted..Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Maple IcingMy Profile

  168. I would use this nicer, better camera for my food photography, of course! :)
    Molly Allen recently posted..Chocolate Caramel Sandwich CookiesMy Profile

  169. Now that I am a famous cookbook author … well, a cookbook author anyway … I need a better camera for the photos.
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  170. I would use it to photograph food, my kids, my granddaughter, my chickens and anything else that moves within my vicinity!
    Henrietta recently posted..I hate you elliptical. A workout whine session.My Profile

  171. we have a vacation coming to Egypt and I would use it for picturing that beautiful part of the world.

  172. my daughter and we love to bird watch

  173. heather c says:

    I just signed up for a photography class, so I could use the camera to figure out my niche. Right now, I’d use the camera for blog pics.

  174. It would be such a blessing to win this camera and lens! I am a freelance photographer so I would shoot lots of memories with it! :)
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  175. It would be great to capture life moments and to allow me to start the blog I have been talking about!
    Have a great Easter and thanks for the site.


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