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Winter Nikon deals at Grays of Westminster, Second-Hand Offers …

Godafoss Myvatn

Godafoss – Myvatn, by Bryan Shaw
Nikon D750 + 35mm f/1.8G AF-S: ISO200, f/14, 30sec

Very well done to Bryan Shaw for this wonderful shot taken just a week ago in Iceland!

Keep your wintery themed photos coming in for a chance to win a £100 Grays of Westminster gift certificate at the end of December. Weekly winners will continue to be featured in our weekly newsletter and on our blog, and there are plenty of runner-up goodies to be won.

Winter deals at
Grays of Westminster

Nikon-special-offer-deals

From cashback on new DSLR bodies and Nikkor lenses, enhanced part-exchange offers and free battery grips to claim from Nikon with the purchase of a D610 or D7100, Christmas will be the perfect time to upgrade your equipment. Please visit our website for a full list of offers here:

http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/specials.php

Fantastic Second-Hand Offers
at Grays of Westminster

nikon-second-hand-equipment

We currently have an excellent selection of full-frame and DX Nikon camera bodies and lenses, as well as beautiful examples of film SLRs and manual focus Nikkor lenses, including:

D4S, D3S, D3, D800, D800E, Df, D700, D600, D7100, D7000, D300S, D90 plus many more! All come with a full 12-month guarantee (or longer for subscribers to Nikon Owner Magazine).

To see our full listings please click here:
http://bit.ly/1yWQzRt

The perfect Christmas gift:
A subscription to Nikon Owner Magazine

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If you are a Nikon enthusiast, or know someone who is, a year’s subscription to the Nikon Owner Magazine is an excellent gift. Benefits include the quarterly 60-page glossy magazine filled with news, reviews on the latest Nikon equipment and how-to articles, a full 3-year warranty on all new equipment bought from Grays of Westminster, a free technical support line to Simon Stafford and substantial discounts on all courses, workshops and tutorials run by Grays of Westminster and Nikon UK.

To see the full list of benefits click here:
http://www.nikonownermagazine.com/index.php

Plus for a limited time only receive a £20 gift certificate towards any purchase from Grays of Westminster when you subscribe to Nikon Owner for one or more years.

And the first fifty subscribers to quote ‘Christmas Gift’ with their purchase of a subscription will receive an exclusive Nikon 2015 diary.

To subscribe or request more information on this or any of our other offers please reply to this email or contact us on 0207 828 4925.

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Grays of Westminster November News & Nikon Offers

Red Squirrel - Russell Childs

Red Squirrel in the Cairngorms
D3S + 500mm f/4G AF-S VR: 1/1600sec, f/4, ISO3200

 

Well done to Russell Childs for sending in this beautiful winter squirrel shot.

Please continue to send in your winter-themed photographs for a chance to appear in our email newsletter and on our blog, with the overall chance to win a £100 Grays of Westminster gift certificate. The competition runs until the 31st December 2014. No more than four photographs total per entrant and pictures must be taken using Nikon equipment. Send your files (no larger than 10mb) to info@graysofwestminster.co.uk

Good stocks of D810 & D750 bodies now available

Nikon D810 and D750

Receive up to £300 enhanced part-exchange or up to £150 enhanced part-exchange when trading in your Nikon DSLR towards a new Nikon D810 or D750 respectively.

D810 Body only = £2395.00
D810 + MB-D12 Battery Grip = £2675.00
D810 + AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G = £3525.00
D750 Body only = £1799.00
D750 + MB-D16 Battery Grip = £1949.00
D750 + 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Kit = £2349.00

All prices include 20% VAT. Cameras for trade-in must be in fully working condition. Enhancement prices are subject to inspection and offer ends 4th February 2015.

The first camera shop in the world to receive a Coat of Arms

Shop Coat of Arms

Mr. Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, presented the Coat of Arms to Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster at a celebratory dinner held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London on 29th October 2014.

To read the full article, click here:
http://bit.ly/1xKn7gY

To see A History of Grays of Westminster on Film, click on the link below:
http://bit.ly/1okt6t4

If you require any photographic assistance or support please do not hesitate to contact us on: 020 7828 4925 or info@graysofwestminster.co.uk

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Grays of Westminster November Nikon Special Offers

Special Offers for November
at Grays of Westminster

Nikon-D810

Receive up to £300 enhanced part-exchange when trading in your Nikon DSLR towards a new Nikon D810!

D810 Body only = £2395.00
D810 + MB-D12 Battery Grip = £2675.00
D810 + AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G = £3525.00

Nikon-D750

Receive up to £150 enhanced part-exchange when trading in your Nikon DSLR towards a new Nikon D750!

D750 Body only = £1799.00
D750 + MB-D16 Battery Grip = £1949.00
D750 + 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Kit = £2349.00

All prices include 20% VAT. Cameras for trade-in must be in fully working condition. Enhancement prices are subject to inspection and offer ends 4th February 2015.

Nikon-Deal-D7100-D610

Purchase a new Nikon D7100 or Nikon D610 and receive a free battery grip, whether you purchase a body or body + lens kit.

Claim your free grip from:
http://bit.ly/1pgRe0y

D7100 Body only = £765.00
D7100 + AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX = £899.00

D610 Body only = £1275.00
D610 + AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6G VR = £1675.00

All prices include 20% VAT. Offer available to UK and ROI residents only.

If you require any further information please contact us on 020 7828 4925 or email: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.

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Exclusively-Nikon Grays of Westminster Becomes the First Camera Shop in the World to be Granted a Coat of Arms

Mr. Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, presented the Coat of Arms to Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster at a celebratory dinner held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London on 29th October 2014.

LondonGrays of Westminster, the multi-award winning, exclusively-Nikon camera shop, renowned world-wide for its exemplary level of customer service, has become the first camera shop in the world to be granted a Coat of Arms.

Mr. Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, presented the Coat of Arms to Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster at a celebratory dinner held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London on 29th October 2014.

The Grays of Westminster Coat of Arms: “Lead in Order to Serve”

Distinguished guests at the dinner included Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs, who gave the introduction, Mike Maloney OBE, Britain’s most decorated press photographer, representatives from Nikon Japan, Nikon UK and Nikon Germany, as well as journalists from the national and photographic press. Also joining the celebration were a number of Grays of Westminster’s clients, several of whom had travelled from Australia and Dubai to be part of the celebration.

Grays of Westminster founder, Gray Levett

For any person or organisation to have a legal right to a Coat of Arms, it has to be granted to them by England’s Earl Marshal, the 18th Duke of Norfolk, through the Herald at the College of Arms in London. Heralds are appointed by The Queen and are delegated to act on her behalf in all concerns of heraldry and the granting of new Coats of Arms. To be the recipient of this honour, the criteria that is taken into account before a Coat of Arms is granted might include awards or honours from the Crown, public and charitable services or eminence and good standing in national or local life.

The College of Arms worked closely with Gray Levett throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was personal to Grays of Westminster and one which would visually identify their role in the photographic industry. It is painted on vellum using ink and 22-carat gold paint decorated by a herald painter, with the text written by a scrivener, the whole process taking a year to create. The College of Arms maintains an ancient English tradition of manuscript writing and illumination which can be traced back to early monastic scriptoria.

Heraldic Description of the Grays of Westminster Coat of Arms 

The symbolism within the image depicts a Lion (Gray Levett) amicably communing with the bird of Japan, the green pheasant. The mural crown around the lion’s neck stands for responsibility to the public. Its right paw is resting on a camera lens. The cornucopia representing flourishing growth is replenished with flowers that represent various facets of Grays of Westminster and Japan. The tip of the horn has been modelled into an emblematic portcullis for Westminster. The rays of light emanating behind the flowers symbolise the derivation of the word photography, which means photo = light + graphy = writing. The rationale of the badge is an occidental phoenix with two heads for looking both east and west. It bears the motto:

 

Lead in Order to Serve (Praesis ut Prosis)

The crest, helmet, shield, motto and badge
of Grays of Westminster’s Coat of Arms

On receiving the Coat of Arms, Gray Levett said:

“I am deeply honoured to receive this singular recognition for Grays of Westminster at the Institute of Directors tonight in the presence of so many key figures of our profession. To be acknowledged by Her Majesty’s College of Arms is something very, very special, and the Coat of Arms will serve as an enduring inspiration for me to continue to offer the very best in service to our Nikon customers.”

About Grays of Westminster

Grays of Westminster, located in central London, a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Knightsbridge, was founded almost thirty years ago by Gray Levett with the idea of creating a world-class camera store, which would offer a service that was second to none. Grays of Westminster is to many photographers not just a camera-shop but an institution, one that has attracted customers from all over the world and from all walks of life. It evolved from a modest mail order company in the mid-1980s to its present, highly-respected position in the photographic industry with over 47,000 customers world-wide, that have included the legendary film-director, Stanley Kubrick, David Suchet, best-known in his role as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous sleuth, Lord Snowdon, world-famous National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, Rod Stewart, and the late 1960s’ icon Terence Donovan.

Grays of Westminster now join the ranks of distinguished shops such as Burberry and Harrods which have also been granted a Coat of Arms.

For more information, please contact:

Gray Levett FIoD
Grays of Westminster
40 Churton Street
London
SW1V 2LP

+44 (0)20 7828 4925
info@graysofwestminster.co.uk
http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk

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Launch of the Grays of Westminster – Winter Photo Competition

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Winter Competition

We are pleased to announce an exciting change to our usual photo competition. Send your photographs in every week until the end of December and we will draw a weekly winner, featuring that person’s work in our regular Grays of Westminster Email Newsletters. The overall winner will be drawn at the end of the year winning a £100 Grays of Westminster gift certificate and dozens of runners up will have their work seen by thousands of fellow Nikon users.

Competition Theme

All genres of photography are welcome from landscape, macro, portrait, street photography, sports, wildlife, nature, urban and family life. Although there is no specific theme to this competition bear in mind that as the year draws in and winter tries to creep up on us, photographs of such nature may be appropriate for our upcoming winter-themed newsletters.

Competition Details

Please note that photographs must be taken on Nikon equipment, with no more than four entries between now and 31st December per person. Please send along a description, details of the Nikon equipment & settings used to take the shot. Files must be preferably no more than 10MB.

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