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D810 Enhanced Part-Exchange

Nikon D810 Special Offer

The £400 enhanced part-exchange ends on the 30th April 2015. Although stocks are in short supply at present we will honour any firm order placed before this date. Please telephone or email us if you would like an evaluation of your old DSLR for trade-in.

Spring Cashback continues

Nikon Spring Special Offer

We have excellent stocks of the Nikon cashback lenses and bodies. Please telephone or email us if you would like any more information about claiming cashback on Nikon equipment.

Subscribe to Nikon Owner Magazine
and receive a 3-year warranty on all new purchases!

Nikon Warranty Special Offer

By taking out a subscription to Nikon Owner magazine for 12 months you automatically receive a free 3-year warranty on all new Nikon equipment and 18-months warranty on all second hand equipment bought at Grays of Westminster. Other benefits include:

  • Private user name and password to subscribers’-only website which includes a lively forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events’ page and use of a photo gallery.
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline: free technical consultation and support from Simon Stafford who is considered to be one of the top Nikon experts in the UK; you will be able to benefit from his formidable knowledge and have all your technical questions fully answered by email. This service is exclusive to Nikon Owner subscribers.
  • 10% off Think-Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster.
  • Substantial discounts on events and training sessions such as Mike Maloney’s House of Lords Photographic Workshop, Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Neil Lucas’s Definitive Time-Lapse Event, Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses, Simon Stafford’s Flash, Portraiture and Macro Seminars.
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK.
  • A range of complimentary meetings and outings organized by local Nikon Owner Groups.
  • Access to all issues of Nikon Owner by electronic download.

Plus, subscribe before the end of April and receive three complimentary back issues. Contact any staff member at Grays of Westminster and subscribe for the special price of £59.00 (online price £69.00).

The staff of Grays of Westminster are on hand to provide you with any photographic assistance you require.

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Sneak preview of our next AP advert including a very rare Nikon M – the 10th one made!

Nikon M Rangefinder Camera Advert

Nikon M Rangefinder Camera – A Very Early Example

In 1948 Nikon’s very first camera, the Nikon Model One, was destined for only a brief production run. Its 24 x 32mm format proved unpopular with the GHQ of the Occupation Forces under General MacArthur, who would not allow the camera to be exported to the USA because the 24 x 32mm format was not compatible with Kodachrome slide mounts. It was replaced by the Nikon M (the M standing for mutatio – Latin for change or alteration). The M used a 24 x 34mm format, but it was still smaller than the 36 x 24mm employed by Leica. In addition Nikon added the letter ‘M’ before the serial number which is the only time they ever identified one of their rangefinder cameras. According to factory records, the first Nikon M was camera M609760 assembled in August 1949.

The camera is marked “Made in Occupied Japan” on the base, a sign of the times following the 1945 Armistice and the US occupation of Japan which lasted from the summer of 1945 through Spring 1952. The number of this very rare example is M609769, which is possibly the 10th production camera! It is complete with a 5cm f/2 Nikkor-HC collapsible lens.

Photography by Tony Hurst

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Grays of Westminster News – And the winner is…

Streetlife Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted wonderful and imaginative photographs to the ‘Streetlife’ themed competition.

1st Place

Ernesto Rogata
A Cuban lady smokes a cigar on the streets of Old Havana

A Cuban lady smokes a cigar on the streets of Old Havana

D800 + AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G: ISO500, 1/100sec, f/14

2nd Place

Tim Gurney
‘Love is in the air’

A Parisian street scene.

A Parisian street scene.

D800 + AF-S 35mm f/1.4G: ISO800, 1/160sec, f/10

3rd Place

Rajen Makharia
‘Out to dry’

The picture was shot while touring the city of Varanasi (India) along the river Ganga (Ganges). On the steps of the embankment were strewn clothes of various hues and sizes spread out to dry in the sun after a wash in the river.

Out to dry

Nikon D90 + AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6D: ISO200, 1/500sec, f/10

4th Place

Sarah Deutsch
‘Here’s looking at you’

Taken on the streets of London

Taken on the streets of London

D700 + AF 50mm f/1.4

Very well done to all of you – your prizes are on their way!

This month’s theme is:
Making History

Please submit your photographs to: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk
Maximum of two submissions per entrant. Photos must be no larger than 10mb in total, must be taken on Nikon equipment and must be your own work.

Competition closes 31st May 2015 and the winner will receive a £50 Grays of Westminster gift certificate. Good luck!

Nikon D810 Enhanced Part-Exchange
& Spring Cashback Continue

Nikon Special Offer

If you require any information or assistance concerning Nikon equipment please contact us.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 49

Nikon Owner Cover - Issue 49

Nikon Owner Cover – Issue 49

CONTENTS – ISSUE XLIX 2015

KIMBERLEY FRENCH: Nikon in Hollywood North
Interview by Robert Falconer
Robert Falconer interviews photographer Kimberley French whose iconic images have been instrumental in promoting some of the most notable motion pictures of recent memory, including Brokeback Mountain, Shooter, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Twilight Saga (New Moon and Eclipse), Red Riding Hood, The Grey and Elysium.

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Andrew Main Wilson continues his quest to photograph every single country in the world. In this issue he shows us the breathtaking 40-metre tall statue of Genghis Khan, Ruler of all Mongolia, who conquered an area twice the size of the Roman Empire.

ANGEL EYES XXI
by Heather Angel
Heather Angel has visited China thirty two times, yet she is always looking for the unexpected shot that no-one has seen or captured before.

IN THE RAW
by Becky Danese
What are the benefits of shooting RAW, and why would one choose RAW over the much more straightforward JPEG? Becky Danese provides us with a comprehensive overview.

NAMIBIA IN A TOP-HEAVY LAND ROVER
by John Archer-Thomson
When John Archer-Thomson and his wife Sally were contacted by some friends asking if they would like to share expenses on a self-drive trip to Namibia, it seemed rude to refuse. John tells the tale of their adventures in images and words.

LEAD IN ORDER TO SERVE
by Gillian Greenwood
Now approaching their 30th year, Grays of Westminster became the first camera shop in the world to be granted their own Coat of Arms by Her Majesty’s College of Arms. Senior Features Editor Gillian Greenwood takes us on a journey from the twelfth century to the present day.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY Part XII
Words by Gray Levett
That quintessential jewel in the crown of Nikon rangefinders, the very rare Nikon S3M half-frame rangefinder camera, complete with motor drive, is captured by master photographer Tony Hurst.

ALL-ROUND PERFORMER: THE NIKON D750
by Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford takes a close look at the Nikon D750 and compares it with the D610 and D810.

Join the Nikon Owner users’ group today
and get the most out of your Nikon Camera

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BPI Trade Award Winners… Grays of Westminster

Grays of Westminster wins Promotion of the Year
for the BPI News Trade Awards 2015

 

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Grays of Westminster, Uri Zakay (Co Director) and Gray Levett seen here at the offices of Nikon Owner magazine.

BPI News: “We invited you to vote in your thousands for our overall winner of Promotion of the Year. Now we celebrate the triumphant overall victors from the votes cast… Why they won: Publisher Clive Insley says: “Gray Levett is a true winner as the first photographic retailer to be awarded his own Coat of Arms.”

BPI Trade Award 2015

Read the BPI News article ‘Gray’s Coat of many colours’ online here.

 

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