How Nikon cameras “prove” that the Earth is flat

Jan 2, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

How Nikon cameras “prove” that the Earth is flat

Jan 2, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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We all learned at school that the Earth is round and that it orbits around the Sun. But there are people who believe that the Earth is flat. And not just that they believe, but they use a powerful zoom of Nikon P900 and P1000 to prove it!

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In the hard-to-believe video above, Dylan Dubeau of Not Exactly Normal visits the second annual International Flat Earth Conference (yes, that really exists). He chats to the attendees, trying to figure out what stands behind their belief. You can hear them offer some “empirical evidence” to crack the “myths” of the round Earth. But what photographers might find interesting is that Nikon P900 and P1000 are the cameras they use to support their claims.

Around 9:30 of the video, you can hear that the “flat earthers” really love these cameras. They use the 83x zoom of the P900 and the 125x of the P1000 to capture far off images. They can zoom so far that they can see the edge of the world. And Dylan notices that they love these cameras so much, that Nikon should probably market them as “flat Earth cameras.”

One of the beliefs of “flat earthers” is that the International Space Station (ISS) isn’t real. Interestingly enough, the Nikon P900 they love so much was used to shoot that same ISS back in 2016. What I also find interesting is that NASA also uses Nikon cameras and sends them to outer space. But they use the D5 so it probably doesn’t count.

So, if you have a Nikon P900 or P1000, what are you waiting for? Go and zoom as far as you can and tell us what you see. Is the Earth really flat? I’m curious to know if everything that has been scientifically proven is actually a lie.

[Inside a Flat Earth Conference via FStoppers; lead image: NASA on Unsplash (altered)]

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24 responses to “How Nikon cameras “prove” that the Earth is flat”

  1. Wim van der Geest Avatar
    Wim van der Geest

    Earth is not flat, it is round, like a pancake ?

  2. Tim Knecht Avatar
    Tim Knecht

    You got something wrong…. You can proove it’s round

  3. Finn Erik Bøesen Avatar
    Finn Erik Bøesen

    FB, please give us a “giant facepalm” button.

  4. Steve Lafleur Avatar
    Steve Lafleur

    What part of sarcasm does everyone not understand.

    Me: this article is hilarious, let’s check the comments.
    Commenters: “THE EARTH IS NOT FLAT YOU MORON, IT IS ROUND!!!!! ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH”

  5. Chris Cristi Avatar
    Chris Cristi

    at least they used Nikon and not Canon ??

  6. Gabriel Avatar
    Gabriel

    With such cameras, you can actually demonstrate that the earth is round.

    1. Whatdoyknow Avatar
      Whatdoyknow

      Not when you believe the earth is flat as they use all sorts of totally unscientific arguments. These people know just enough of science (which is minimal) to be dangerous and sounding downright silly and stupid. I just read them for fun so once in a while.

  7. Arthur_P_Dent Avatar
    Arthur_P_Dent

    And this relates to DIY photography how?

  8. Ignasi Jacob Avatar
    Ignasi Jacob

    Ask this to Superman, please.

  9. James West Avatar
    James West

    I joined a couple of flat earth groups in facebook just for laughs a while ago. What they don’t seem to get is that about half the posts were making fun of them…look at this glass of water, see? The surface of the water is FLAT! At least, it seemed to me they were being made fun of. Either that, or they’re screwier thanI’d thought!

  10. James West Avatar
    James West

    Didn’t they send Hasselblads on Apollo missions? Has the budget been cut???

    1. Roy McMillan II Avatar
      Roy McMillan II

      HOW DO YOU KNOW IT IS NOT FLAT?? Have you been into space?

      I see the unmitigated ignorance and blind religious faith in a government that has been lying to, and manipulating its populace for 100 years. I also see sarcastic comments from people who have NEVER Thought or Researched Anything for themselves. You are very good at REGURGITATING the “Scientific” drivel that was force fed to you from birth till now.

      I always question my teachers to the point that they said they didn’t know, they were just taught that. Much like most of you.

      As I said at the top, Have you been into space? Or are you “Trusting NASA”. The agency that ERASED ALL THE DATA of the entire space program from the first moon launch to the last, to reuse the data tapes. ????

      The same agency that says they would qlove to go to the Moon and to Mars, but they are still trying to figure out how to get through the VanAllen radio belt without killing the astronauts and burning up the circuitry.

      The same agency that has ZERO photos of the moon. The one they showed for years, was debunked as real when some smart Adobe photoshopped people increase gamma and edge detected (or something of that nature and found it was a an old “Trick photography” technique to blend photos

      All of their photos are CGI and photoshop generated….which you would know if you used your keyboards to research instead of put people down who didn’t walk around as a public school autonomaton speaking out “government approved facts”.

      Am I a flat earther or a globalist? Neither side has proven irrefutably one way or another, but I do KNOW for a fact that the earth is not as small as they tell us it is. I have gone out and done my own research. I would suggest you do the same.

  11. Whatdoyknow Avatar
    Whatdoyknow

    You don’t think it is possible that people can have this limited “thinking” if you can call it thinking that is.

  12. Matthias Avatar
    Matthias

    Just look up “hollow earth”. Suddenly flat earth will sound very reasonable :)

  13. Miesiu Avatar
    Miesiu

    The only the price is high…

    1. XJDHDR Avatar
      XJDHDR

      In reality, the data we have on flight travel times and distances prove that the Earth is a sphere and refutes the flat Earth:
      https://creation.com/a-direct-test-of-the-flat-earth-model-flight-times
      “The normalized data revealed a tight correlation between the spherical earth model and flight time, but no apparent correlation was seen between the flat-earth model and flight time. The flat-earth data are so bad that no additional statistical measures were warranted. There is simply no correlation, and the data points that are closest to being true are also the ones closest to the same longitude (i.e. the distances are not distorted by the flattening of the truly spherical earth onto the flat projection).”
      “I have set up a simple experiment to test two alternative models of reality. The spherical-earth model came through unscathed. The flat-earth model simply fails to reflect reality. I even made simplifying assumptions in favor of the flat-earth.

      Anyone reading this has but two choices: either accept this experimental evidence or reject the reported flight times. However, if you are toying with the latter, please consider that these are backed up by the personal experiences of millions of people and the economic needs of billion-dollar companies in a cut-throat industry where the smallest profit margin might make or break a company.”

  14. Hunter Sainthill Avatar
    Hunter Sainthill

    the earth is FLAT and if you think its wrong then go onto this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM9S4QiEHEY it will be important

  15. Hunter Sainthill Avatar
    Hunter Sainthill

    its an important video!

  16. Hunter Sainthill Avatar
    Hunter Sainthill

    This video is important so watch the video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM9S4QiEHEY

  17. burnbabyburn 2026 Avatar
    burnbabyburn 2026

    no body has ever flown around the earth from north to south nobody

  18. burnbabyburn 2026 Avatar
    burnbabyburn 2026

    there are NO pictures of earth from space just images and images are NOT real

  19. Titus G Avatar
    Titus G

    I still have the p900 and I can not find a curve, especially where it should be when you know the dimensions of the earth