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When a social event is photographed entirely with a nikon camera (more specifically, the ubercool Nikon D40), the tendency for the photos to look like the party was super fun, although it was really quite boring.

Nikon Effect is prevalent at parties dominated by vain nikonite girls.

The Nikon Effect doubles or even triples when the photos are posted on facebook or myspace for all who weren't invited to view and envy.
Girl 1: Did you see the pictures from Allie's kickback? It looked so chill! I wish I had gone...
Girl 2: Don't worry about it. I asked Clare how it was and she said it was actually really awkward. You were just seeing the Nikon Effect in the pics.
by Deesee March 02, 2009
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