Nikon Small World Competition 2023

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Nikon Small World Competition 2020The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.

Prizes (Visa gift card):

  • 1st Prize $3,000
  • 2nd Prize $2,000
  • 3rd Prize $1,000
  • 4th Prize $800
  • 5th Prize $600
  • Honorable Mentions – USD $100 each

Prize winners will be notified by August 15, 2023.

Image requirements: Files must be in .jpeg, .png, .psd, or .tiff format

Each entrant may submit up to three images online via the website. Each Entrant may upload a maximum of three (3) Images during the Competition Entry Period.

Judging criteria:

  1. Originality
  2. Informational Content
  3. Technical Proficiency
  4. Visual Impact


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A crop sensor is one thing about your camera choice that could impact your macro photography. If your camera has a crop sensor rather than a full frame sensor, you’d be able to get closer to your subject. The compromise here is that it would cut down on how much light your sensor takes in. Full frame lenses on a crop sensor camera affect the focal length of the lens. Your scene is drastically magnified. If you were to use the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM on a crop sensor camera, it would crop (multiply) the focal length by 1.6x. This forces the 100mm focal length to behave like a 160mm. This would, in turn, get you closer to your subject. And it also helps you avoid spending a ton of money on a new telephoto lens.