Your chance to win a new Photography Website!

Grays of Westminster
and Amazing Internet

As many of you know, the Grays of Westminster website and the Nikon Owner site were created by our friends at Amazing Internet, who have specialised in photography websites for over fifteen years.

This Autumn they are launching an entirely new platform for photographers and we are very excited by this development as it gives photographers a chance to get their work online easily and economically.

Before the launch they are asking for advice from photographers on exactly what is needed so that they can make sure all of these elements are catered for.

We know at Grays of Westminster that our staff and clients are passionate about photography and Nikon, so we thought you would be the ideal people to ask.

And for those who help with this one lucky participant will be chosen to receive a brand-new photography website!

Completing the survey is all that is required for you to enter.


Their question for you is this:

When it comes to creating your ideal photography website what’s the biggest frustration or problem you’ve been struggling with?

Please click below to tell me so that we can be sure we are addressing your specific situation in any enhancements we develop.


Thank you for your help!

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Celebrate 100 years of Nikon with Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner at our Grand Christmas Event on Friday, 1st December

Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine would like to invite you to their grand Christmas Event in the magnificent Regency Restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD), 116 Pall Mall, London.


The champagne reception and superb Christmas dinner will be followed this year by a unique presentation by Andrew Main Wilson who has set out to become the first person to visit every country in the world and tell the story of the 1,000 greatest travel experiences on Earth in images and words.

With photographic shoots in 175 of the world’s 200 countries now complete, he is very close to finishing his global odyssey. The images from all 175 countries have been shot using Nikon cameras and lenses, from the Nikon F4 to the Nikon D800, and the 14-24mm to the 80-400mm Nikkor zoom.

Inspired and influenced along the way by interviewing world leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir David Attenborough and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Andrew Main Wilson will share his exciting stories and the iconic images of his epic adventures across the globe.

The Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors is a grand Grade I listed Regency building and its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls, covered in 18th and 19th century canvases, provides a spectacular backdrop for the evening; the period restaurant at the IoD is a most fitting venue for this elegant celebration.

Venue: Institute of Directors (IoD), 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED

Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017

Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and Welcome

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Andrew Main Wilson’s Presentation in the Morning Room: 9.15 p.m.


Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket, £95 for current Nikon Owner subscribers


To book a place at the Christmas event, please reply to me, Gillian Greenwood, on gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.co.uk with your full name, Nikon Owner user-name if available, postcode, daytime mobile or landline, your menu choice (traditional or vegetarian) and the name of any guest or guests you would like to bring with you.

Please note:

We are unfortunately unable to take telephone messages with regard to your booking. As there are only a certain number of places available, may we also ask you to reply as soon as possible.

If you are not a current Nikon Owner subscriber, you are welcome to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we contact you to receive the benefit of booking the Christmas Event at the lower price.


About Nikon Owner

Standard Annual subscription – normal price: £69; special price: £59 when you make your booking

· 1-year subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster

· Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images

· All back issues are now available on line as PDFs

· Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website

· Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline

· 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster

· 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster

· Special trips and events

· Discounts on events and training sessions


Gold subscription £231 – special price: £155 when you make your booking

· 2-year subscription to Nikon Owner

· 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster

· 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster

· Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)

· Nikon Owner magazine as above

· Private user-name and password to the subscribers-only website which includes a forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery

· Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline

· 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster

· Special trips and events

· Substantial discounts on a number of training sessions, workshops, seminars and safaris. These include Simon Stafford’s all-day photographic workshops (which he arranges in addition to his Flash, Portraiture, Macro and kit-related courses), Michael Eleftheriades’ Lightroom and Colour-Calibration seminars as well as his London Walks and ‘How-To’ Seminars, Graham Eaton’s wildlife workshops and events.


Diamond and Platinum Subscriptions:

Details upon request.

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Fantastic Trade-in offers for October

Trade in your camera for a better deal this October

Goldfinch by Nicholas Moore – D750 + AF-S 200-400mm f/4G VR: f/4, 1/1000sec, ISO800


We have some very exciting trade-in offers at the moment on new Nikon kit. Why not call or email us for a quote and obtain a better trade-in price than you would ordinarily get for straight sale?


Trade in any interchangeable lens camera and receive a bonus when buying any of the following cameras:

New D500 = £1720.00 + £150 DISCOUNT ON TRADE-IN
New D7200 = £850.00 + £85 DISCOUNT ON TRADE-IN

PLUS: New D750 = £1585.00 + £150 DISCOUNT

To obtain a trade-in quote today contact us on: 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.

E&EO Prices correct at the time of sending.


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Nikon Cashback Starts Today!

Nikon’s Portrait & Landscape Cashback Starts Today!

Cashback from 11th October 2017 – 9th January 2018 (inclusive). Claims must be received by 9th February 2018. Cashback is paid by bank transfer to UK & ROI residents who can provide proof of purchase. Terms & conditions apply. To see the full T&Cs please visit: https://gb.nikonpromotions.co.uk/winter-2017/


Imminent Price Increase Announced

As a courtesy to our loyal customers we would like to inform you of an impending price increase across all new Nikon products. The prices were raised by Nikon UK on 1st October 2017 but we are maintaining prices of our old stocks where we can, whilst they last. Once existing stock has been sold we too will have to raise our prices.

If you have any questions regarding any new products please contact us on 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.

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Buy & Sell Second Hand at Grays of Westminster

10% off second hand
until 31st October 2017


Until the 31st October 2017 we are offering 10% off second hand equipment, with a maximum discount of £100. We have just replenished our stocks with an excellent selection of second hand bodies and lenses, including:

D5, D810, D610, D500, AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G, AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G, AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VRII and other prime and zoom DX & FX lenses.


To see our full list of second hand equipment please visit:



Grays of Westminster are currently seeking fine examples of Nikon cameras & lenses


If you are considering an upgrade or consolidation of camera equipment, Grays of Westminster are pleased to be able to offer quotations for fine condition bodies and lenses of both the film and digital era. Manual bodies and lenses are welcome, as well as modern digital cameras. You can obtain a quote by contacting us by telephone on 020 7828 4925 or emailing info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.


To see the current list of items we are actively seeking please visit:



From our Vintage Department

Photograph by Tony Hurst

The Nikon FM2/FM2n’s reputation as a tough, rugged and reliable camera was further enhanced when, during the late 1993 Nikon introduced the FM2/T. It is identical to the standard FM2n, including its aluminium alloy chassis, except that the titanium is used for the top and base plates and the camera back. No other specifications were changed and the FM2/T accepts all the same accessories. There’s also been a couple of special limited editions of the camera; the Year of the Dog version of which only 300 units were produced, was released in 1994 and has a picture of a dog’s head engraved on the front place next to the FM2/T badge. The Dog occupies the eleventh position in the Chinese zodiac. The 12 zodiac animals are, in order: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each year is related to a Chinese zodiac animal according to the 12-year-cycle. Years of the Dog: …1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030… The FM2/T Year of the Dog was never exported to the UK. This brand new example is the 62nd example made and is a real collector’s treasure! – Price: £10,000

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