Congratulations to our Waterscape Competition Winners!

Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs to our ‘Waterscape’ themed competition.

1st Place Winner
Nicholas Smith


Nikon Df, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G, f/14, ISO100, 147sec.

Congratulations on winning a £50 Grays of Westminster gift certificate!

2nd Place Winner
Yves Wauthier


Nikon D200, AF-S VR 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G DX, f/22, ISO 100, 2sec

Congratulations on winning a £25 Grays of Westminster gift certificate!

Winter Photo 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.
Click here for full details.

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Christmas Evening with….Richard Young Celebrating 40 Years of Photography

Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner Magazine
Present a Christmas Evening with….Richard Young
Celebrating 40 Years of Photography

The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London
Friday, 5th December, 2014

6.30 p.m. - 10.30 p.m.
Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m.




Enjoy a superb Christmas dinner in the magnificent Regency restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London, followed by a unique opportunity to listen to Richard Young, one of the most remarkable social documentary photographers of our time, as he presents his extraordinary images from a monumental career spanning forty years.


“Richard Young is one of the most important photographers
of the 20th Century.”
Lord Snowdon


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Photographer Richard Young

Richard’s body of work contains a wealth of iconic images from a distinguished range of famous subjects, from Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, from Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Junior to Tom Cruise, Princess Diana and Jackie Onassis. Over the years, he has covered the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars in Los Angeles, as well as visiting orphanages in Romania with Michael Jackson and accompanying United States troops to Iraq.

In 2012, Richard was presented with the Ischia Art Award at the Ischia Global Film and Music Festival in Italy, and in the same year was featured as the subject of a four-part Sky Arts Documentary: Celebrity Exposed: The Photography of Richard Young. In 2013, he was awarded Le Prix Champagne de la Joie de Vivre, and later in the year, an Honorary Fellowship and the title Honorary Doctor in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Field of Photography from The University of The Arts London.

The IoD 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, traditional Christmas celebration.


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

Date: Friday, December 5th, 2014

Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and Welcome

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Richard Young’s Presentation in the morning room: 9.15 p.m.

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



A chance to win a pair of Nikon high-grade binoculars worth £450.00  complete with case, courtesy of Nikon UK!


To book a place at the Christmas event, please email, Gillian Greenwood, on gillian.greenwood@nikonownermagazine.com with your full name, Nikon Owner user-name / subscription number if available,  postal address & postcode, daytime mobile and 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 limited places available, may we also ask you to email as soon as possible.


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


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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 47


Nikon Owner cover – issue XLVII


by Robert Falconer
Two generations of indefatigable Nikon shooters discuss their careers and the trials and jubilations of being a professional photographer with Robert Falconer.

The Long & Winding Road Across the World
Andrew Main Wilson’s epic photographic odyssey continues as he travels to every one of the world’s 200 countries. This time he is in China to shoot The Giant Buddha of Leshan, a 71-metre tall colossus.

by Heather Angel
Madagascar is known for its lemurs and as the chameleon capital of the world, but it is also home to many other intriguing animals and plants. Heather Angel meets the bizarre Male giraffe weevil.

by Simon Stafford & John Cumberland
Simon Stafford and long-term Nikon Owner subscriber John Cumberland describe their experiences using the Nikkor AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL VR.

HOW TO… Use Picture Controls
by Becky Danese
A feature that has often been promoted by Nikon is the ability of their DSLRs and the Nikon 1 system to process images in-camera while the shot is being taken. Becky Danese shows us how…

Words by Gray Levett
In this issue, Tony Hurst shoots a rare 5cm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor which was designed for Nikon rangefinder cameras.

by Simon Stafford
Simon Stafford presents an overview of Nikon’s latest FX DSLR, the D810


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

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Nikon’s Winter Cashback Offers Start Today!


Image copyright Tony McLean: D4 + 500mm f/4G AF-S VR

We are pleased to announce Nikon’s latest winter cashback offers. Receive up to £175 cashback on qualifying purchases from15th October 2014 – 25th January 2015 inclusive. Claims must be received by 28th February 2015.

Products covered by the cashback are as follows:

DSLR  Cashback Amount
D3200 £20.00
D3300 £30.00
D5200 £40.00
D5300 £50.00
40mm f/2.8G ED MICRO £20.00
55-200MM f/4-5.6G IF-ED £20.00
55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR £30.00
18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR £50.00
18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II £50.00
105MM f/2.8G IF-ED VR MICRO £40.00
70-200MM f/2.8G ED R I £85.00
70-200mm f/4G ED VR £85.00
14-24mm f/2.8G ED £175.00
24-70mm f/2.8G ED £175.00
80-400mm /4.5-5.6G ED VR £175.00
SB-700 £25.00
SB-910 £35.00

Once you have purchased your qualifying item you can claim your cashback through the Nikon website here:

Promotion is open to UK and ROI residents only.

To place your order please email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk or telephone 020 7828 4925.

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Now in Stock at Grays of Westminster: Newest Nikon Teleconverter, Speedlight and Strap

Nikon’s newest teleconverter:


The Nikon TC-14E III increases compatible lens focal lengths by 40%. Well-suited to fast prime and zoom lenses, this teleconverter replaces the current AF-S TC-14E II. The converter itself is smaller, re-designed to be professionally weather sealed and optical improvements include the reduction of chromatic aberration and the addition of an electromagnetic aperture control which maximises exposure accuracy with an attached lens.

The Nikon TC-14E III is compatible with AF-S fixed aperture lenses from the AF-S 105mm f/2.8G VR Micro IF-ED to the AF-S 600mm f/4G VR IF-ED, and selected AF-S zooms from the AF-S 70-200mm f/2.8G VR II to the AF-S 200-400mm f/4G VR II.


Nikon TC-14E III Teleconverter = £449.00 inc. VAT



Copyright Olle Claeson: Nikon D4, AF-S 500mm f/4G VR + TC-14E III teleconverter
Wide-open, hand-held and standing upright in a Zodiac bashing ice in the open sea!

Nikon’s newest speedlight:


With a built-in LED light source as well as a powerful flash, the SB-500 speedlight suits both photographers and cinematographers needing a combination of constant light and flash in their work.

It is compatible with all Nikon DSLR bodies and specific COOLPIX cameras fitted with a hot-shoe, enables wireless control of multiple flashes as part of Nikon’s Creative Lighting System, and both flash and LED light cover an angle of a 24mm lens in the FX format. The flash tilts up to 90° and rotates horizontally through 180°.

Nikon SB-500 speedlight = £199.00 inc. VAT

Nikon & Blackrapid Collaborate
AN-SBR2 in stock now!


Blackrapid have long been known to produce excellent quality ‘quick-draw’ straps, and now they have collaborated with Nikon to produce a strap ideal for photographers who need extra support when carrying their camera. The strap’s ergonomic design fits over the photographer’s shoulder and includes two points of support for the DSLR.

Nikon AN-SBR2 = £79.00 inc. VAT

If you would like any further information about any Nikon products please contact us by email at: info@graysofwestminster.co.uk or by telephone on 020 7828 4925.

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