August Offers – Grays of Westminster Newsletter

Your chance to own
a piece of Nikon history

The Nikon 100th Anniversary Special Edition models are being released in very limited supply. Orders for these items are about to close, so if you would like to opportunity to own a piece of Nikon’s history contact us today on 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.


£200 off D810 & £100 off D750!

We are pleased to announce new prices on the D750 and D810 with these very special discounts, for August only! 

Nikon D810 DSLR body = £2,190.00
Nikon D810 + MB-D12 Grip Kit = £2,499.00
Nikon D810 + AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Nikkor = £3,699.00
Nikon D810 + AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR Nikkor = £3,975.00
Nikon D750 DSLR body = £1,490.00
Nikon D750 + MB-D16 Grip Kit = £1,739.00
Nikon D750 + AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR Nikkor = £1,945.00
Nikon D750 + AF-S 24-120mm f/4G ED VR Nikkor = £2,170.00

These are available and in stock to order today for next day delivery. Place your order on 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.

Receive £65 trade-in bonus for a new D7200

For information on these or any other offers please contact us on 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.

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Register your interest for the Nikon D850!

Register your interest for the Nikon D850!

Yesterday, on Nikon’s 100th Anniversary, they announced the exciting development of their newest camera – the Nikon D850. The D850 will be a formidable tool for those who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility, including aspiring and professional photographers, and hobbyists who capture landscapes, commercial sports, fashion and weddings, as well as multimedia content creators.

In order to ensure adequate stocks, please register your interest with us by contacting: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk or by phoning 020 7828 4925 and we will add you to the waiting list.

To watch the video visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PRZ3dilTk4


The new AF-P 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E VR arrives tomorrow!

We have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to take this lens out for a spin, and we can happily confirm that it is as sharp and as fast as you would expect! Tested on a huge range of cameras including D4 series, D800 series and all the bodies in the current line up, it does not disappoint.

Deliveries are expected 27th July 2017. To confirm compatibility with your camera visit the Nikon website, or to place your order contact us on info@graysofwestminster.co.uk or phone 020 7828 4925.

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Development of Digital SLR Camera Nikon D850


London, UK, 25th July 2017 – Nikon is pleased to announce the development of the next frontier in full-frame, high-resolution, high-speed digital SLR cameras with the upcoming release of the highly anticipated Nikon D850.

The D850 will be a formidable tool for those who will not compromise on exceptional image quality and versatility, including aspiring and professional photographers, and hobbyists who capture landscapes, commercial sports, fashion and weddings, as well as multimedia content creators.

The D850 follows on from the D810, which was highly praised for its extremely sharp and clear rendering, and rich tone characteristics. The D850 will be a powerful new full-frame FX-format digital SLR camera, engineered with a range of new technologies, features and performance enhancements that are a direct result of feedback from users over the years, who demand the very best from their camera equipment.

The D850 will exceed the expectations of the vast range of photographers who seek high resolution and high speed capabilities that only a Nikon of this calibre, complemented by NIKKOR lenses, can offer.

*Information regarding the release of this product will be announced at a later date.

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Happy 100th Birthday, Nikon!

This year, on this day, July 25th to be exact, Nikon will have reached its 100th anniversary. One hundred years of continuous invention, evolution and constant re-invention. It is a cauldron of ambition, yet it is an ambition to provide quite simply the best optical designs, make the best cameras and merge the best technologies to give you the perfect vehicle for capturing your images. Over the course of the next twelve months we will be celebrating Nikon’s 100th anniversary milestone at Grays of Westminster and within the pages of Nikon Owner magazine.


David Douglas Duncan by Ray Fisher

David Douglas Duncan, who reached the age of 101 on 23rd January 2017, is perhaps the best war photographer of the 20th century. From his coverage of the Korean War, which gave birth to the celebrated book This Is War! to his intimate documentation of Pablo Picasso, Duncan has influenced generations of photographers.

In 1950, Duncan visited Japan for LIFE magazine to take pictures of traditional Japanese fine arts. While he was there he made a fortuitous discovery when a young Japanese photographer, Mr. Jun Miki, took his photograph. Duncan was so impressed by the results he asked to be taken to the manufacturer Nippon Kogaku (Nikon) to examine the Nikkor lenses and started testing a 35mm f/3.5 Nikkor on his Leica.

His encounter with Nikon changed the history of Japan’s optics industry. The favourable reception Nikon products received around the world helped establish the foundations of the domestic camera industry, as well as playing a key role in Japan’s export-led economic recovery in the post-war period. Duncan greatly assisted Nikon during their early years, and in 1965 he was presented with the 200,000th Nikon F. This was built for him in recognition of his phenomenal achievements as a photographer and the subsequent renown Nikon achieved as a result of his use of their equipment.

Why I Love Nikon…

Nikon One by Tony Hurst

I love the fact that Nikon have retained the original F-mount, virtually unchanged since its release in 1959 and noted for its rugged construction and outstanding reliability. Over the years there must have been a number of persuasive arguments to change the mount but Nikon remained loyal to their original design; having maintained its basic structure for the last fifty-eight years means that some 400 different Nikkor lenses are currently compatible with the system. The fact that you can fit a pre-AI Nikkor lens onto a Nikon Df and shoot straightaway is extraordinary! In fact, not only is the F-mount unique for its degree of compatibility with a whole range of present and past Nikkor lenses, but its singular design is also capable of accommodating future system advances.


Nikon D5 100th Anniversary Edition

Furthermore, I love Nikon because their DSLR cameras are always so well-made and from auto-focus to manual focus, the superb optics of their lenses is one of the core achievements of their remarkable skill in innovative engineering. In fact, Grays of Westminster sell a lot of second-hand manual focus Nikon lenses to the movie industry where they are mounted on high-definition cameras.

It gives me great pleasure to raise glass of something sparkling and say ‘Have a Very, Very Happy 100th Birthday, Nikon!’ A centennial is a very significant moment in the history of an individual and no less so for a company. Nikon have created products that have been used to photograph some of the most astonishing moments in the history of this planet and beyond. There has always been a passion and commitment to excellence which is an intrinsic part of the DNA of this most illustrious company and one which I am proud and honoured to be a small part of.







Gray Levett


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Ends Monday! Instant Discounts on New Nikkor Lenses

Ends Monday! Instant Discounts on New Nikkor Lenses

Our special offer of up to £300 discount on new Nikkor lenses ends on Monday, 24th July. The discount is applied at the time of purchase whilst stocks last, and prices on our New Nikon Digital Equipment list are already discounted.
Lenses included in the discount are:

AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G = £200

AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G = £120

AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8E VR = £120

AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8E FL VR = £300 – PLUS £130 CASHBACK

AF-S 70-200mm f/4G VR = £180

AF-S 85mm f/1.8G = £35

AF-S 50mm f/1.4G = £30

To see all of our specials please visit our specials page: http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/specials.php

10% off Second-Hand Bodies and Lenses

If you find yourself in the Pimlico area why not come and visit our second hand show room, full to the brim with vintage and digital Nikon bodies, lenses and accessories. If you cannot visit us in person, we offer next working day delivery on all items and would be happy to take your order over the telephone on 0207 828 4925.

For the month of July we are offering 10% off second-hand bodies and lenses with a maximum discount of £100, but please do mention this offer when ordering to qualify and note that payment by finance is not included.

And for a virtual browse, you can visit our website: http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/secondhand.php

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