TalkNEX.com is giving away a Sony NEX-5N kit With the new launch of TalkNEX.com, our goal is to build a strong user group of NEX photographers where we can all benefit from interacting with one another on a site dedicated to the Sony NEX system. Eventually, we'd like to have the kind of active, friendly site for NEX photographers that we were able to build for Micro 4/3 photographers over at Mu-43.com. If you're excited enough about the NEX system to know that you would enjoy an active dedicated NEX community, please help us get this one off the ground. You might just win an NEX-5N in the process! As the founder of Mu-43.com, I learned that it takes a lot of hard work from a small group of enthusiastic and helpful individuals to get a site like this off the ground. Until things get to a certain level of activity, there is little incentive for others to participate. However, I also learned from Mu-43 that there are great rewards for putting in that work. We now have a thriving community of Micro 4/3 users enjoying what we have collectively created there. For many of us, it is our home on the web. To add a fun element to the hard work of launching this new site, we've decided to give away a Sony NEX-5N kit to a randomly selected member who has contributed some value to the new forums. Here's what you need to do to enter our NEX-5N giveaway: Register as a member. You can register via the Facebook Connect button at the top of the page. If you don't use Facebook or if you have non-English language characters in your Facebook name, register by clicking here. Start at least one discussion thread. You can do this by choosing an appropriate forum from our Forum Index and clicking on the "Post New Thread" button. The post with which you start the thread must be relevant and contribute some value to the forum. Examples: Tell us what you hope to see from the NEX system, your impressions of a particular camera or lens, some of your thoughts on photography, or start an image thread with a particular theme and invite others to participate. On October 1, 2011, we will randomly select one member who has fulfilled the above requirements as the winner of an NEX-5N kit (18-55mm lens kit). The contest is open to members worldwide*. Existing members who have completed the steps above are eligible to win and do not need to repeat those steps in order to enter the contest. *In order to be eligible to win, you must be 18 years or older and reside in a country where this type of sweepstakes is legal. Posts made in the forum must be in the English language. Anyone who registers and posts under more than one user name on the site will be disqualified. I'm hoping that our early members here at TalkNEX.com will help Olli, Travis, and myself to create a special home here for NEX users. You can help by actively posting in the forums and by helping to get the word out about this new site. Nothing works better than a personal invitation to someone whom you know would be a great member. Letting people in your Facebook, Twitter, blog following, Flickr groups, and G+ circles know that you're here is another great way to spread the word. September 1 update: Now that the NEX-5N is out, we are offering that as the prize in lieu of the NEX-C3. If the winner prefers to receive an NEX-C3, we will be happy to provide that instead (either 16mm or 18-55mm kit). Contest requirements have also been simplified as per the above updated version.