The first PetaPixel giveaway has come to an end, and I’m definitely surprised by how many entries we received. We received 101 comment entries, and 76 entries through Twitter. To choose the winners, I used random.org to generate a random number between 1 and 177. Numbers 1-101 were comment entries, and 102-177 were Twitter entries.
Here are the winners:
#102: Frank DelValle (@frankdelvalle)
Canon EOS 1D Mark III
#84: Diana Pink (iamdianthus.com)
While I love my D80 with the 18-50mm 2.8 lens, it will never replace the 1970′s Minolta with 35mm lens I learned with.
#141: Chris Scott (@nzcjs):
Just starting HDR, see http://tinyurl.com/nhl4yg Favourite camera would have to be my Nikon D300. Do I win now ;-)
#140: Jon Krombein (@Krombein)
my favorite camera is the Canon 1Ds Mk3.
#79: Dustin Dodge (dustindodgephotography.com)
Camera: Canon 5D
Lens: 24-70mm 2.8L
#123: Donnita Mae (@DonnitaMae)
My favorite lens in the Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS.
#34: Robin (aroundtheisland.blogspot.com)
My only SLR is my Nikon D40 so I’ll go with that. It’s either that or the older than ancient Yashica I had as a teen many (far too many) years ago.
Congratulations to all the winners! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your HDR PhotoStudio license.
If you didn’t win, don’t fret. I have some more giveaways planned for the near future, including more HDR software licenses!
Now, some interesting things I discovered through laboriously tabulating the entries by hand:
The most popular cameras were the Canon 5D Mark II with 12 entries, and the Nikon D90 with 10 entries.
The most popular lenses were the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS with 8 entries, and the Nikon 50mm f/1.8D with 4 entries.
You can download the final tally here, though I’m not sure why you’d want to.
Thanks again to everyone who participated in this first giveaway. I definitely had a lot of fun reading through everyone’s favorite cameras and lenses, and am definitely looking forward to the next giveaway.
P.S. PetaPixel just broke the 1,000th follower mark on Twitter (@petapixel). Thanks everyone!