And the Winner Is… Grays of Westminster Photographic Competition

Winners of the Grays of Westminster
Street Life Photo Competition

1st Place – Rick Grant


D800 + AF-S 24-120mm f/4G VR, f/9, 1/100sec, ISO180

The lonely street vendor silhouetted against the textured wall transported us to Morocco in this shot, captured as if almost by chance. Well done to Rick for winning a £50 gift certificate and a Nikon Moleskine notebook!

2nd Place – Peter Tilley
Street Market, Waterloo Bridge


Nikon Df, AF-S, 50mm f1.8, ISO 1000, 1/80secs, f1.8

This heartwarming image brought a smile to everyone’s face. Peter took this shot on the way to the ice skating rink at Somerset House in December. It was cold, windy and there were very few people about, but these two ladies at the Burger Shack served excellent food and were very entertaining. Well done for winning a Nikon Moleskine notebook!

3rd Place – Stuart Meech


Nikon D300s + AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6G DX
18mm, ISO400, f/8, 1/160th sec

This atmospheric shot of a mystery man in hat and trench coat left us guessing. A very intriguing capture by Stu which wins him a Nikon Moleskine notebook!

Staff top picks

There were so many excellent entries that we had to give notable mention to some of our personal favourites as well, so well done to all of these skilled photographers for their entries.

Dave McMahon
Lost at Sea


Nikon D7100 + AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII DX
@ 170mm, f/5.6 1/1000sec, ISO200

Riaan Wolhuter
The “Graslei” at night
A very special kind of street


Nikon D7000 + 18-105 VR Lens, 1.3sec, f/8, ISO500, Ghent, Belgium

Henning Bossen
Memorial, Berlin


Nikon F6 + AF-S 17-35mm f/2.8D @17mm, f/5.6, 1/20sec,
Adox Silvermax 100ASA film, Scanned with Coolscan V

Thank you to all who entered – this was one of the most popular competition themes by far and we truly enjoyed viewing all of the entries.

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Nikon Announces 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models

London, UK, 3rd April 2017: Nikon is pleased to announce its range of commemorative models and goods to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on July 25, 2017.

Since its inception as Nippon Kogaku K.K. in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with unique products that have pushed the boundaries of optical and precision technologies. The Anniversary range, which feature the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, include Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras, the ultimate NIKKOR lens in the f/2.8 maximum aperture lens series, a special set of three NIKKOR lenses, and finally, commemorative editions of three binoculars.

A special collection of commemorative goods will also be available, please see our 100th Anniversary site http://www.nikon.com/100th/ for further details.


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D5 100th Anniversary Edition


D5 100th Anniversary Edition

The D5 is Nikon’s flagship digital SLR camera. This edition, which embodies the heritage of a flagship model, has a dark metallic gray finish and a stamp noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space. An anniversary booklet detailing this is also included.


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D500 100th Anniversary Edition

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D500 100th Anniversary Edition in Presentation Box


D500 100th Anniversary Edition

With a metallic grey finish and commemorative logo, the 100th Anniversary Edition combines elegance with photographic excellence. It comes with an exclusive metal case with logo and serial number, and contains a special body cap and leather strap also embossed with the logo.


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NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition


NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

This celebration edition of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR comes with the individual glass elements that make up its internal workings, as well as a special display stand and case, providing a real sense of how the lens achieves its characteristic rendering.


NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR lenses have become synonymous with Nikon’s optical technologies. This Anniversary set features the three f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom lenses that best represent the NIKKOR name – the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, the normal AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The same commemorative serial number is engraved on all three lenses.



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WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions


WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions

For these editions of the new, ultra-wide field of view WX series (WX 7×50 IF, WX 10×50 IF), an exclusive serial number is stamped on the top of the central shaft, whilst the Anniversary logo is printed on the bottom of the binocular’s central shaft, as well as on an exclusive WX leather strap that comes with the usual supplied strap.

Total number of these will be limited to one hundred (7×50 and 10×50 combined).


8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Edition

This is a commemorative edition of the Nikon 8×30E II, a binocular with an orthodox and classic design used and loved by many over the years since its release. This edition features the commemorative logo and an exclusive metallic grey finish. It also comes with a special strap and case.

100th anniversary commemorative goods

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Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I


Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I

A beautiful crystal reproduction of the first Nikon 35mm camera from 1948, the iconic Model I, created by Swarovski*, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer.


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Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection


Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

This collection of lapel pins replicates Nikon’s most historic and popular products, as well as the corporate logo, over the past century.


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Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera


Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

The historic Nikon F, Nikon’s first flagship model and the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras around the world, is faithfully reproduced with this 1/2-scale model.



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Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap


Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap

Made entirely of the best Italian leather that improves with use and age.


To register your interest for any of these items please contact us today on 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.
Prices and further information regarding availability will be announced in June 2017.


*Swarovski is a trademark or registered trademark of Swarovski AG.

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 56

Nikon Owner magazine Cover - issue 56

Nikon Owner magazine Cover – issue 56


An Interview with Martin Clunes by Gray Levett
With an OBE for services to drama, charity and the community, and the global success of his ITV series Doc Martin, Martin Clunes is a man in demand. The much-loved actor takes time out from his busy schedule to sit down with Gray Levett and talk about his love of photography.

by Gillian Greenwood
Nigel A Ball’s stunning images depict and explore the night sky in all of its mystical beauty. Following a widely acclaimed event arranged last year for Nikon Owner subscribers, Gillian Greenwood interviews Nigel for this issue of the magazine.

by Heather Angel
Heather Angel explains how she coped with the challenging commission of making a colour x-ray of a live snail.

by Becky Danese
Everything you wanted to know about white balance but were too embarrassed to ask.

When Andrew Main Wilson first set foot in the USA in 1982, he immediately fell in love with the country. Enchanted by a spectacular sunset over Sunset Boulevard on his first evening, he determined that night to visit and shoot the travel wonders of all 50 USA States.

by Simon Stafford
Simon presents his long-awaited review of the new flagship DX DSLR camera.

Words by Gray Levett. Image by Tony Hurst
In this issue Tony Hurst turns his artistic eye to a rather specialised lens, the Medical-Nikkor 200mm f/5.6, which was designed as a close-up lens for industrial, scientific, dental and medical applications.

by Simon Stafford
Technical Editor Simon Stafford, offers some advice on brushing up on your camera technique.

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Ending Friday – Nikon Cash Offers at Grays of Westminster

Spring at Grays of Westminster


D750 + AF-S 60mm f/2.8G Micro: ISO200, 1/800sec, f/5


April is almost upon us and to round off the month we have the last few days of £200 off the D810 and our 10% off second-hand bodies and lenses offer. On top of that we will be announcing the winners of our Street Life themed photo competition tomorrow – today is the last chance to submit your photographs!


Come up with a title for a forthcoming book on Tony Hurst’s photography of vintage Nikon and win a copy of the book personally inscribed by Tony Hurst plus a credit inside the book.


Nikon F with spare parts by Tony Hurst.

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Nikon Offers ending soon and a sneak preview!

Nikon Offers Ending Friday
31st March 2017




Sneak Preview
The Tony Hurst Book


Later this year we will be announcing the release of the Tony Hurst book. The book, with extraordinary images of Nikon rarities from across the past century, will be launched as part of our celebration of the Nikon 100 Year Anniversary. Here we include just one of the dozens of images that will be featured, exclusively for you as a Grays of Westminster e-Newsletter subscriber. Believe it or not, this image is of not one, but nine 5cm f/1.1 Nikkor-N lenses with the Nikon S2.

Images from the Nikon World


This wonderful image of a lioness carrying her cub was sent in by Mr. Paul Downing. Shot on a D750 + AF-S 200-500mm f/5.6E VR in the Maasi Mara. Shot at 290mm, ISO500, 1/500sec, f/6.3.
To share your images please send them by email no larger than 10mb with what equipment you used for a chance to be featured in our newsletter and on our blog and social media pages.

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