2014 Studio Jumpstart Mega Giveaway

January 8th 2014 2:08 PM


The following Contest is over. Congrats to the winner, Nicholas Schrein. You are one lucky dude.

For those of you who didn’t win, we’re going to have another big one very soon. Please be sure to check back on our Giveaways Page.


Contest Info

—-> Click Here to Enter The Contest


Studio Jumpstart Giveaway Introduction

Happy New Year! To celebrate a new year and new beginnings, we’re launching our biggest giveaway yet called the Studio Jumpstart Giveaway!

We realize how difficult it is for photographers to get their studio off of the ground so we’re here to give you a jump start with (almost) everything you need to get your career going.

We’ve partnered with some of our friends from around the photography world to bring you this unique opportunity; and they’ve agreed to donate one item AND contribute towards buying you a NEW CAMERA! We carefully selected our partners based on things that we actually use, love and recommend, so please be sure to check them out!

—-> Click Here to Enter The Contest

How Does it Work? How do I Enter?

Follow these steps to enter: 1) click here to enter, 2) LIKE ALL pages, 3) enter in your email address, 4) click “Enter” and 5) share with your family and friends. While the final step is not required, 3 additional entries are granted for every entrant that joins from your link. Void where prohibited. Contest ends February 6th, 2014 with the winner announced the week after. Open Internationally.

—-> Click Here to Enter The Contest

The Prizes

One winner of this contest will receive the following items.

Choice of Camera | Sony A7, Nikon D610, Canon 6D – The winner of this contest will receive the grand prize of a Sony A7, a Nikon D610, or a Canon 6D. After all, how can you jumpstart your studio without a brand new, full-frame camera?


profoto-giveawayProfoto 901059 D1 Studio Kit 250/500 Air incl. Air Remote – The D1 Studio Kit is the perfect solution for photographers who refuse to choose between a great location and great light. In other words, it is a versatile kit that can be used for many different kinds of photography in many different kinds of environments.

mefoto-giveawayMeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod – The MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kits provide an exceptional combination of materials, construction and features – plus a splash of color!

Great for point & shoot, mirrorless, micro 4/3 and DSLR cameras with larger lenses. Plus converts to a monopod in seconds. Only 15.4″ when folded yet 61.6″ extended, it weighs 3.6 lbs and can support up to 17.6 lbs.

kelly-moore-giveawayChoice of Kelly Moore Bag – These bags are designed to keep you organized and protect your stuff. Think of them as your own personal assistant.

With features like removable baskets, adjustable dividers, lots of pockets, the option to wear any bag messenger style and the super popular Posey pocket, you will never want to go back to your other bags again!

lumapix-fotofusionLumapix Fotofusion Extreme – FotoFusion::Extreme is for professional photographers, studios or designers who require multi-page support with no limit on page size nor output resolution.

It offers Multi-page album support, Unlimited output resolution, No page size restrictions – one click album resizing.

phlearn-tutorials$100 at Phlearn – Our mission is to provide the skills, confidence and encouragement for creative individuals to pursue their dreams, overcome their fears, and live their passions.

We want to provide you with the technical knowledge to make your vision become a reality AND the confidence to craft your art true to your vision. And we want to do it all with a huge smile, because having fun is fun.

peak-design-capture-clipPeak Design Capture Clip – The CapturePRO® Camera Clip is our flagship, pro-quality camera carrying solution.

Carry any camera on any backpack strap, belt or bag. All-aluminum, extra-durable construction. Compatible with multiple tripod types, and can be used as a tripod head itself.

giveaway-collectionSLR Lounge Lightroom Workshop Collection V5 – With hours of comprehensive education along with the most powerful Lightroom Presets available, the Lightroom Workshop Collection contains all of the education and tools needed for any photographer (of any experience level) to run a full studio using Lightroom.

—-> Click Here to Enter The Contest



Co-Founder of SLR Lounge and Photographer with Lin and Jirsa Photography, I’m based in Southern California but you can find me traveling the world. Click here to connect on Google +

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  1. 1
    Vasco Gonçalves

    Nicholas Schrein, you are one lucky dude!!!


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  2. 1
    Fritz Yap

    Did anyone win the giveaway yet? I wish it was me!!!!!

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  3. 1
    Vasco Gonçalves

    When announcing the winner?

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  4. 1
    vel raam

    I rely want a slr *fingers crossed*
    And thanks for the contest

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  5. 1

    Nobody wants the 6d.. BUT I DO! So I will gladly take it off your hands and put it to great use!

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  6. 1

    Good luck all! Specially to me

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  7. 1
    Tiffany Ann Frye

    I would seriously CRY if I won!

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    Tiffany Ann Frye

    It would change my life to win! I need a new camera so bad! As a photographer and blogger, it would be a dream come true to win! Worked hard getting entries. Thank you for the chance!

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    Lawrence Scofield

    Sure would make the wife a great graduation present for making it through photography and a big upgrade.

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    Carlos Faneca

    Thank you for a chance to win. I can realy use the fullframeness!!

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  11. 1
    todd williams

    Really want the profoto light kit. and the 6d would not be bad either. Hopefully i win!

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    Tiffany Ann Frye

    As a blogger and a photographer, this would be a dream come true to win! I have worked so hard getting entries. I would scream if I won! I would seriously cry because, it would change my whole life! Thank you for the chance! My fingers are tightly crossed!

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  13. 1
    Jenni Gilby

    Oh I wish I may, I wish I might. Win this gear and be happy tonight! (Well on February 6th that is)

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  14. 1
    Francis Owusu

    I could really use this, I’m trying to get better at this photography game and I think a full fame would help a ton.

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  15. 1
    Ninh Hoang Photo

    Wow! Watched you guys on Youtube all the time, but gotta be honest I didn’t visit your website. Click on a whim and wow. Great contents and Best Giveaway EVER! I’m actually excited for all the products listed.. every single one of them. I shoot Canon so would love the 6D. Currently sharing a studio with a group of people to practice studio lighting so those Profoto D1 studio kit would be very helpful for my practice shoot. Also started using Lightroom a few months now and it’s great. Need workshops to learn more! BTW. Not sure if it’s just me, but when I clicked to like the facebook link, a redirecting page popped up and disappeared. Had to search the pages to liked, which didn’t take any longer though.

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  16. 1
    Amanda Hunter

    This would be amazing! I was hoping to get a camera with taxes, but we won’t be getting much back. I’ve been without a camera for the last 6 months, and have actually resorted to setting up a fundraiser to help me get a camera back. It’s horrible not being able to contribute financially to your family.

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  17. 1
    Donna S

    So, I’ve entered many a photo contest, and so far nothing has come of all my sharing and spamming my poor facebook friends, but I feel like each share is bringing one step closer to the winning share and that I will finally get something out of this. And I REALLY hope this is that winning share, because I would love to have that Nikon :3 It’s the full frame camera of my dreams and I have two camera lenses that would be spectacular when paired with that body. I’m giddy with the thought’s of “What if it’s me this time? What if, what if?” Thank you for this giveaway opportunity, because it’s pretty awesome and gives people the opportunity to enter and possibly win something they would otherwise not be able to afford. I’m a strict believer in the fact that it is not the camera nor the equipment that makes the photographs great, but the photographer itself. But even with that belief I think that that Nikon would do WONDERS with my photography and also make this photography girl a very happy photography girl indeed. I would also have bragging rights to my friends, though I admit that might be a bit cruel… so maybe I wouldn’t brag THAT much, but still a little because obviously winning something like this is a BIG deal! Okay, I’m cutting this novel post short, because who knows if anyone is reading it. But all in all I would like to say thank you for taking the time to host something like this! It makes me happy to see happy people when they win something amazing :D

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  18. 1
    Elizabeth Neas

    You cannot even BEGIN to imagine just how wonderful it would be for me to win this giveaway..
    Thank you so very very much for the chance to enter.

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  19. 1

    I would love to win the A7. I need to upgrade from my A100.

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  20. 1

    I Never win this stuff either, but what the hey…never hurts to try,

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  21. 1
    John Vito

    Geez can I still enter even though I don’t have a Facebook account?



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  22. 1
    Jennifer Jackson

    Thank you for a chance to win.

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  23. 1

    This is so awesome!! :D I know this would help me in learning about different photo-makings, and help my future photography career. Good luck to everyone

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  24. 1

    Great giveaway! Especially its on my birthday. I hope I can win

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  25. 1

    So exciting to have this oppurtunity. This would help out with my work for school’s website by replacing my T3.

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  26. 1
    Debra Gillmore

    Great gear! Great opportunity! Could be me, right?

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  27. 1

    this will be great since im a beginner……

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  28. 1
    Shushil Joseph

    i love the Nikon D610 this camera will do a world of difference to my work. i shoot for Mother Teresa’s Roses (an orphanage in Goa India) showing their work to the world i use a Nikon D80 which is worn out i could use this gear to create a portable studio & teach kids can see some of my work at

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  29. 1
    Ataulla Fareed

    Is this give away for US region only? can people from other part of the globe apart from USA participate?

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  30. 1

    I’m trying to get better qua lity for my youtube, the sony would be awesome!

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  31. 1
    Cindy (@cindylee137) Procter

    would be so great to win,,Thanks

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  32. 1

    Wonderful camera package! Good luck everyone!

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  33. 1
    Shanna Banana

    This is magical! Lovers the opportunity and am truly blessed and grateful for such amazing folks as yourselves helping us hungry shutter unicorns take a step into our magical journey through the lens! Thank you, even if I don’t win, I know someone will be super duper excited! xoxo

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  34. 1
    Shomari Dawkins

    I’m 19 and simply a hobbyist in photography, but I’m looking for a big boost to help me over my learning curve. I found this giveaway and it’s quite a hefty one. I’d love to win because I’ve never won a giveaway before, so this would be pretty cool and well worth the entry.

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  35. 1

    This may be a silly question, but do the cameras come with lenses? When I clicked on the link to check out the cameras it says “body only”?

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  36. 1
    Reggie Green

    I could really make use of winning this contest. After loosing my 6D in the potomac river last month I’ve been forced to use my T1i, talk about noise!

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  37. 1
    Connie tubbs

    This would be great to win, it’s a great giveaway

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  38. 1

    My life would be made if I won this

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  39. 1
    Sam Nicko

    Thank you for your generosity, Entered :)

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  40. 1

    I’m going to dream about that 610. The power of Positive Thinking does Work.

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  41. 1

    Pick me! Your next winner! Show me the $! . It would be a dream come true & means more to me than anyone else to win. I don’t have much in life. No money, girlfriend, friends, house, life, hope, future, etc. If I miss this one, I will never get a chance in my lifetime to get a new, fancy, fine, fine camera. Starving artist here desperately needs the camera to work & eat again. Winner, winnner. Chicken dinner. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thanks for the awesomeness, the contest, & generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest!

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  42. 1
    Vasco Gonçalves

    I need a full-frame machine….Pleaseeeeee


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  43. 1
    Deanna Thickson

    really in need of a new camera…

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  44. 1
    Jake Chalmers

    Hope I win because it would be great to start off at a kind of young age to take pictures or videos to become a profecinal or kinda but still I could make youtube videos and it would be amazing to start off with that awesome equipment so fingers crossed hope I win!!

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    Andrea B

    I can’t seem to get the link to work so I can “like” the pages and enter my email address anywhere. When I click on the “click here to enter the contest” I just get the option for 3 extra entries. :( I really don’t want to miss this AWESOME giveaway!!!!

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  46. 1
    Andrea B

    I could really use the upgrade right now, I have been holding off. This is such an awesome giveaway, THANKS. I am really crossing my fingers on this one.

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  47. 1
    tim burgess

    Lot of people will be keeping there fingers crossed on the day…Good luck all

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  48. 1
    Catherine Bryant

    This would be an awesome prize to win, though I usually don’t win anything good luck to the person who does.

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  49. 1

    this would be a fantastic start to my new year…:)

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  50. 1

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  51. 1
    Carol Oddy

    Wow!! Great prize which I would be thrilled to win!! I have an old CannonXT1 which I still use but would love a newer model.

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  52. 1

    This is a truly awesome prize pack, giveaway!! Would LOVE to win!!

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  53. 1
    Barbara Fehmel

    I really could use these items, I have a very old digital camera, that is past it’s use by date,
    with twin baby Great Granddaughters it is not doing them justice.

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  54. 1
    Craig Damon

    I Love It!

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  55. 1
    Ron Sherard

    I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win. There, I’ve said it three times so I’m a shoe-in to get the prize. …..right?

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  56. 1

    pick me I want to photograph pandas

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  57. 1

    This is a great blog site and the contest is amazing!

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  58. 1
    Andre Lavoie

    good contest

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  59. 1
    Rick Floyd

    Go Sony Go!!

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  60. 1
    Bob Stewart

    Nikon for me

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  61. 1
    Marsha Arditti

    Great contest!

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  62. 1
    Renato Cayanan Jr.

    I just broke my camera last year. It fell down and now I can’t use it because of the lens got broken. I hope I’ll win this one.

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  63. 1
    Mina Ishikawa

    Best for my photoshoot :) as a model and beauty consultant this will be useful. I can now capture the moment of my lifestyle as a photograpehr of myself #SLRLOUNGE

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  64. 1
    Mikhyla Natzume Cayanan

    I want to have it for documentary of special events in my life.

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  65. 1

    Such an amazing giveaway. I pray I nail something that could my Photography here.
    Keep up the good work.

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  66. 1
    Renato Cayanan Jr.

    Hope to win this for my wedding proposal :)

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  67. 1
    Renato Cayanan Jr.

    SLR Lounge is the best

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  68. 1
    Micka Cayanan

    SLR Lounge is love :)

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  69. 1
    Monique Villagracia

    i just don’t like it, I love it so much!

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  70. 1

    Is there a winner?

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  71. 1
    Karin Markert

    WOW! This would be like winning the photographer’s dream lottery! A girl can dream, right????? :)

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  72. 1
    Ramona Kako

    Oh Yeah!!!

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  73. 1

    I must really love photography, or your website cause I’m in here everyday and I don’t even have a camera lol.

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  74. 1
    Chloe of beyond blessed blog

    Oh my goodness I am praying I win this! My husband and I are moving to Thailand in a few months and this would be PERFECT for us as we document our adventures and the culture! Fingers crossed! This would be such an incredible blessing!

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  75. 1

    amazing prize someone is going tone set up for life….

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  76. 1
    Anielle Quesada

    Good Luck all!!! :)

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  77. 1
    marios p

    Fantastic gift!!! I dream on!!!

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  78. 1
    irma g

    Wonderful prizes!!

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  79. 1
    Judith Taylor

    I would love to win this. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  80. 1

    So how does this work,?

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  81. 1
    brenda r

    Would love this- what a great way to start the new year!

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  82. 1

    why can’t i see my entries count

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  83. 1
    Pavel Zvonov

    Awesome news guys. Love your video tutorials and lens reviews. Hope to see more of you in the new year. Cheers!

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    Barry Fliegelman


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  85. 1

    Great prize package, A7 and Profoto looking sweet. Good luck to all espeicially me.
    Can you enter if you don’t have FB?

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  86. 1
    Nicholas Vettese

    I am still using my Canon 20D. Waiting for the new 7D to come out, which hopefully Canon will do well with

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  87. 1
    jan grebner

    would love to win… would be great to be able to give to my daughter – the real photographer in the family!

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  88. 1
    Eve Aebi

    Sadly, I can’t participate. No Facebook here. Good luck to all contestants, though

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  89. 1

    Thank you SLR Lounge for this great opportunity :)

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  90. 1

    WOW amazing giveaway! You guys rock! Thanks for the jump start!

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  91. 1

    What a great opportunity for some excellent gear – thanks SLR Lounge!!
    Good luck to all.

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  92. 1
    Gina Miller

    I need to get from semi pro to pro! Could really use new gear big time! Would be an awesome birthday present! ;) Good luck everyone. Thanks to all the awesome sponsors putting this on.

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  93. 1

    Thank you SLR Lounge!

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  94. 1
    ira levinton

    Sounds like a wonderful promo. An upgrade in my equipment would be invaluable to me.and very beneficial with my artistic career. Thanks

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  95. 1
    Steve B

    This would be a very nice Start for 2014

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  96. 1
    Barbara Fehmel

    I don’t care which camera I won, as my old camera is “KAPUT” and I need one to go on holidays with.

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  97. 1

    Wonderful prizes! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  98. 1
    Germaine Harrison

    Winning this contest would be a dream come true.

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  99. 1
    Amanda Brown

    Thank you so much for this great opportunity! My fingers are crossed, I have my T3i and I desperately want to upgrade, I am so ready. Thank you so much.

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  100. 1

    What a great way to start the year with the opportunity of free photography gear.

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  101. 1
    Michelle Long

    I have been looking at the Sony a7 and a7R since it’s release. I have wanted a lighting kit for several years now and money always holds me back. This kit would be the perfect starting point. I would be ecstatic to win this package. I can’t wait to win!

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  102. 1
    Chris Pizzitola

    What a pleasure it would be to win one of these prizes. Crossing my fingers, could deffinately use an upgrade to my equipment.

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  103. 1
    claudia korte

    AWESOME !!!

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  104. 1

    Boy, these whores will do ANYTHING for a “like”!!

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  105. 1
    Diane Cayton Hakey

    Ooooh, and that studio kit is just what I have been wanting lately too considering how dark my home office is… thanks for the opportunity to win any one of these wonderful items.

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  106. 1
    Diane Cayton Hakey

    Swooning at the thought of winning a new AWESOME camera and thinking of all the places it would take me. xox

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  107. 1
    Dave Brown

    Nice work again SLR would love to win this one.

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  108. 1
    Jennie Smith

    I haven’t had a nice camera since 1970, a Pentax, which I loved. Thanks for the chance to win a great camera.

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  109. 1
    Melinda Berlin

    I would so love to win this for my daughter! She is a struggling young photographer with a heart of gold & destined for greatness. She puts everything she has into making her business grow.

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  110. 1
    John Blue

    Thanks, this will be great.

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  111. 1

    This is SO generous!!!! It would be more than a dream come true just to win the ProPhotos, but everything else that’s included, too? Amazing.

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  112. 1
    Robert Taylor

    A 6d + all these other goodies would sure be a nice upgrade from my rebel :)

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  113. 1

    Fantastic giveaway, thanks for making this open internationally, you guys rock!

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  115. 1
    Melanie Ann

    Sigh… this is absolutely A-mazing & life changing! Thank you ya’ll for the sweet chance. Dude, like this is “Oprah Good!”

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  116. 1
    Luís Pereira

    Thank you so much for the opportunity. I know is unlikely to win but I must try anyway. I’m really glad people do this kind of thing to help others.

    Have a good day!

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  117. 1
    Vasco Gonçalves

    I desperately need an upgrade to my gear, hopefully I win! Good luck to all and thanks SLR lounge + sponsors

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  118. 1

    I clicked the link to enter the contest and I thought there would be links provided to “like” pages but there isn’t. Wouldn’t it be easier to have the pages linked so people don’t have to manually search for all of them?

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      The like button is right beside of each of them, to the left of each page. One click on each takes about 30 seconds, no searching! They even appeared on my mobile.

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  119. 1
    Dan Robinson

    Would be awesome if some one in the wee island of new zealand won this!

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  120. 1

    Thanks for making this open internationally. Gives us Canadians and other non-Americans a chance to win some sweet new gear. Good luck all.

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  121. 1

    Who’s eligible to join and win in this contest? I hope Canadians are :D

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  122. 1
    Dennis Al

    Would be really Nice to win such a Kit. Great giveaway!

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  123. 1
    Larry Pringle

    I never win the good competitions, but still, got to enter….you never know!

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  125. 1

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the generosity! :) Good luck to all!

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  126. 1

    It would be amazing to win this! I was going to upgrade to a FX camera too! Best of luck everyone! (:

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  127. 1

    Cant wait for the announcement of the winner! Hopefully can win this contest to be able to start my own photography business!

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  128. 1

    Awesome, good luck to all! May whomever wins enjoy the gear! :D

    *PS: (closing date needs changing) 6th February *2013*? I’m a bit late then! :)

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  129. 1

    It a shame I’m not on any of the social network sites as this is an awesome contest.

    Good luck everyone I’m off for a wee greet (Scottish for cry ;-) )

    Cheers Mark

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      I’m also tired of all the contests that require facebook. At least you should open them to ALL social networks, like Linkedin, google+, and not just for facebookians… Or, i don’t know, just open to ALL the people around the world!

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  130. 1
    Cacuci Andrei Florin

    i dont know ,i love sony cameras , and i edit photos most of the time like you ,i dont have money to buy your presets and i make my one :)

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  131. 1
    Daniel Berger II

    Great opportunity. Thanks for doing this. Although I never win anything, it is still exciting to have the opportunity. sincerely, i do like and use most of these products. Great companies and products.

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  132. 1

    Can’t wait to win!

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  133. 1
    Kiel MacDonald

    I desperately need an upgrade to my gear, hopefully I win :) good luck to all and thanks SLR lounge + sponsors for putting together such an awesome package for someone to win.

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