Grays of Westminster News: Current special offers on Nikon

In Stock & Available Now

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If you are considering an upgrade or your first foray into full-frame, we now have excellent stocks of the following cameras:

Nikon D4s DSLR body £4,195.00
Nikon D810 Digital SLR body £2,195.00
Nikon D810 + MB-D12 Kit £2,475.00
Nikon D810A (Astrophotography) Digital SLR body £2,999.00
Nikon Df Silver Body Only £1,775.00
Nikon Df Black Body Only £1,775.00
Nikon Df + 50mm f/1.8G AF-S Special Kit – black or silver £1,895.00
Nikon D750 DSLR body £1,595.00
Nikon D750 + MB-D16 Kit £1,795.00
Nikon D610 DSLR body £1,149.00
Nikon D610 + MB-D14 Grip Kit £1,339.00

We also have special kit prices with the most popular FX lenses. Please contact us or see our Specials page for more details:


Nikon Summer Cashback


The Summer holidays are approaching and Nikon are offering cashback on their most popular, portable DX DSLRs including the following:

Nikon D5500 SLR body
Nikon D5500 + AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII DX Kit
Nikon D5500 + 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX ED Kit
Nikon D5300 SLR body
Nikon D5300 + AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII DX Kit
Nikon D5300 + 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR DX ED Kit
Nikon D5200 SLR body
Nikon D5200 + AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VRII DX Kit
Nikon D3300 body
Nikon D3300 + AF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II DX Kit
AF-S DX 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3G VR ED
AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6G VRII DX ED
AF-S DX 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR
Nikon SB-500 Speedlight
Nikon SB-300 Speedlight

Receive a 3-year warranty on all new purchases when you subscribe to
Nikon Owner Magazine

PLUS a free £20 Grays of Westminster gift certificate.


Please order your subscription through a member of staff to claim your gift certificate.

For any further information on these or any of our other offers, please contact us on 020 7828 4925

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Grays of Westminster Competition Winners & Special Offers

Winners of the Making history themed competition
Thank you to everyone who submitted photographs for our May competition. Our winners are as follows:

1st Place

Haim Israeli

‘Transylvanian charcoal makers’

Only the smallest of details indicate that the photographs from Haim Israeli’s ‘Transylvanian Charcoal Makers’ album are taken in present day and not, as it appears, a hundred years ago.
To see the full set, click here: http://on.fb.me/1GmqpA8

Photograph Competition Winner  - Haim Israeli

Nikon Df + 24-85mm f/2.8-4D AF: ISO400, 1/200s, f/5.6

2nd Place

Marguerite Rami

Wheels within wheels: A 19th Century spinning loom


Nikon D810: ISO400, 1/200s, f/2.8

3rd Place

Jonathan Little

‘VE Day tribute’


Nikon D810 + AF-S 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G VR, ISO100, 1/200s, f/8

D810A – Limited Stock Available

Nikon D810A

The camera for the astrophotography community has arrived. If you are interested in placing an order for the new Nikon D810A please contact us on 020 7828 4925.

Don’t miss Nikon’s latest offers on selected DX DSLRs & Lenses


NIKON 1 Special Offer

And in closing, starting today Nikon are offering £100 off the NIKON 1 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR when purchased with either a NIKON 1 J5 or V3 body until 30th July 2015.


For further information on this or any other Nikon products please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Grays of Westminster News: Nikon Df Gold Edition

Nikon Df Gold Edition

In November last year Nikon Japan announced a very special limited-edition black and gold model of its Nikon Df camera. The new model was only available in Japan in limited quantities and was released by the end of the year. The body-only model was released in a limited run of only 600 units. The kit edition included a special gold version of the AF-S 50mm f/1.8G Nikkor in a 1,000-unit run. To pair with the limited-edition camera, Nikon also introduced a number of gold accessories, which include a gold shutter release AR-11G and a AN-DC9G matching strap.

Nikon Df Gold Edition with strap

Nikon Df Gold Edition with strap

With the Nikon Df Gold, Nikon opted for a much more subtle approach than they have done in the past with the Nikon FM Gold and Nikon FA Gold, only giving it a few gold accents where they would have the most impact. This subtlety also means Nikon’s rendition is much more attractive and we are informed it was an immediate sell-out in Japan. Grays of Westminster are delighted to announce they have only one example of the kit for sale at £5000 inc. VAT.

Nikon Df Gold Edition Details

Nikon Df Gold Edition Details


Nikon Df Gold Edition Details


Should you require any assistance with any of your Nikon needs please contact us.


Nikon Df Gold Edition

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Unique Street Photography Workshop at The Marylebone Summer Fayre

Two-Day Street Photography Workshop
At The Marylebone Summer Fayre

Sunday, 28th June & Monday, 29th June (optional)

with Michael Eleftheriades & Simon Stafford

Venue: The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS


Join Michael Eleftheriades and Simon Stafford on an incredible day experiencing The Marylebone Summer Fayre – one of central London’s best summer street festivals, while learning about street photography.

The Marylebone Summer Fayre provides everything you would expect from a traditional village fete, including food from some of London’s finest restaurants and retailers, drink, music, craft stalls, a farmers’ market, street dancing (traditional and contemporary), children’s activities, and a music stage featuring exciting up-and-coming acts, all conducted in a friendly, community spirit.

The base for the two-day workshop will be the Hellenic Centre Boardroom (the venue for Nikon Owner London Group meetings), the main benefit being that it is located just off the main street of the Fayre.

Sunday, 28th June – Photography Day

The day will begin with a presentation on street photography and the opportunities available at the Fayre; you will be provided with a location map and a list of the activities and event times, during which you will be able to consult with your tutors regularly.

As your photographic tutors, Michael Eleftheriades and Simon Stafford will be on-hand throughout the day to offer guidance on capturing ‘the decisive moment’ using composition, light and shadow, action focusing, exposure in challenging conditions, depth of field, lens choice, and possibly the toughest task of all, how to approach and take pictures of people on the street.

At the close of the day, the group will gather once more at the Hellenic Centre, so that everyone has an opportunity to share their experiences. A short presentation will be given on how to prepare your images for the next session if you choose to attend.

Monday, 29th June – Critique & Post-Production Day

The day will begin by viewing your images and selecting your best shots. Michael and Simon will look at the criteria for making this selection and explain what it is that makes particular images unique and special.

In the second part of the day, the presenters will look at the different techniques using Photoshop and Lightroom to post-process and enhance your images so that they really stand out from the rest. They will look at different techniques which involve cropping, white-balance, exposure, the use of colour, black & white conversion, vignetting and the use of creative plug-ins. The day will end with an open discussion on the images that have been chosen and their virtues.


Sunday, 28th June Agenda

10.00 a.m. Welcome at the Hellenic Centre; coffee & biscuits will be served

10.15 a.m. Presentation on Street Photography

11.00 a.m. Street Photography session

1.00 p.m. Break for Lunch (not included in the price)

2.00 p.m. Street Photography session

4.30 p.m. Return to the Hellenic Centre for a review of the day to share experiences and show photographs; coffee & biscuits will be served

5.00 p.m. Day’s close

Monday, 29th June Agenda

10.00 a.m. Welcome; coffee & biscuits will be served

10.15 a.m. Image Selection

12.30 p.m. Break for Lunch (not included in the price)

1.30 p.m. Image Post-Production

4.00 p.m. Presentation & Critique Session

5.00 p.m. Day’s close



This is a practical workshop, so delegates must bring a Nikon D-SLR camera and lens(es). Due to the nature of the workshop and the practicalities of shooting in a busy urban environment, including the weight of equipment, we would advise bringing Nikon bodies without battery grips and a few, preferably small, lenses. Attendees will be provided with a check-list of recommended equipment and suitable clothing before the workshop.


The cost of the two-day workshop will be £355 for current standard Nikon Owner subscribers with a special price of £295 if you are a Nikon Owner Gold subscriber. If you would prefer to attend the first day’s workshop only, the cost will be £245 for current standard Nikon Owner subscribers with a special price of £185 if you are a Gold subscriber.

To register, please email your full name, postal address and postcode, as well as your daytime mobile and landline to Gillian Greenwood: gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.co.uk

If you are a current Nikon Owner subscriber, please add your user-name / subscription number to the email.

Only a limited number of places are available for this unique workshop, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner gold subscriber, in order to receive the discount, you will be able to upgrade your subscription, or re-join Nikon Owner as a gold subscriber if you would like to when we call you to acknowledge your booking registration.

Please note that it is essential that you register by email rather than by telephone.

Location Information

Paddington Street runs from Baker Street to Marylebone High Street. The nearest underground station to The Hellenic Centre is Baker Street (Bakerloo, Circle, Hammersmith and City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines).

The closest bus routes are: 2, 13, 30, 74, 82, 113, 139, 159 and 274.

Although parking is available in nearby areas, we would advise avoiding the Marylebone area as many of the streets will be closed to traffic.


Attendees’ Comments

“Just great – loved the day – I was amazed what hard work it was!” PB

“An excellent event. A very civilized way to spend a Sunday. Splendid fun and a chance to try things I have not done before. Level was judged just right.” IM

“Many thanks to Simon and Michael for organising this and just wanted to say I had a fantastic day and outstanding venue in the heart of Marylebone.” MR

“Two approachable, amiable workshop leaders. Thanks for your hard work on Sunday. We really enjoyed the day and learnt a lot. I hope you run more workshops of this type.” RW

“I must say not only how much I enjoyed the Street Photography course but how useful I found it. I learnt a lot about technique but more importantly I learnt a lot about myself as a photographer.” MA

About Simon Stafford

Simon Stafford first became interested in photography while a university student; completely self-taught, he talked his way into a job as the photographer for the university’s weekly newspaper and has been shooting pictures ever since.

He has accrued a wealth of experience over the past thirty years in both film and digital photography. During this time he has worked extensively with Nikon equipment; Simon has used Nikon digital SLR cameras exclusively since 2004. The author of more than twenty-five books on the Nikon camera system, he has also presented a wide range of seminars, workshops and lead photography tours in the UK, Europe, Africa and Asia. Simon also contributes to a number of UK photography magazines and is the Technical Editor to Nikon Owner magazine.

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery. He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation to wide acclaim in the UK, Europe and the United States.

When not photographing, Michael directs the efforts of Media Synthesis, a media development and consultancy company established in 1993, and is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums. Michael created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator since 2007.

About Nikon Owner


Standard Annual subscription – normal price: £69; special price: £59 when you make your booking

  • 1-year subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images
  • All back issues are now available on line as PDFs
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions

Gold subscription – normal price: £231; special price: £155 when you make your booking

  • 2-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice
  • Nikon Owner magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to the subscribers-only website which includes a forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on a number of training sessions, workshops, seminars and safaris. These include Simon Stafford’s safaris & photographic tours (which he arranges in addition to his Flash, Portraiture, Macro and kit-related workshops), Michael Eleftheriades’ Lightroom, Panoramic and Colour-Calibration seminars as well as his London Walks, and Chris Weston’s and Simon Weir’s safaris and events.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days’ prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

DISCLAIMER: With regard to workshops, seminars, safaris, meetings, events or photo-outings, both Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine and their staff are only taking the initiative of arranging and facilitating any of these on the strict understanding that they are solely acting in an introductory capacity and anyone planning to come will be deemed to have agreed that they fully understand this as a condition of enrolling and that no liability whatsoever is accepted either by any of the organisers, Grays of Westminster or Nikon Owner magazine in this regard.
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Nikon Summer Cashback Offer

London, UK, 21st May 2015: Nikon UK today launches its Summer Cashback promotion offering up to £60 cashback on selected D-SLR cameras, lenses and speedlights.

The promotion will run from 21st May 2015 – 26th August 2015 and all claims must be received by the 30th September 2015 (inclusive) in order to qualify. Details of the promotion and what customers are entitled to claim are below.


Please find below the respective cashback amounts on selected D-SLR cameras, NIKKOR DX lenses and Speedlights in the table below:


  • Cashback will be fulfilled by Visa© Prepaid Card.
  • The cashback amount will vary depending on the purchase and/or number of purchases made.
  • A maximum of one claim can be made per person on each model included in the promotion. Multiple claims from companies, organisations and institutions and claims from resellers are excluded from this offer.
  • Purchases made from Dixons Travel stores are excluded from this promotion.
  • This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Edward Allinson, Junior Product Manager for Lenses and Accessories at Nikon UK says: “With the holiday season fast approaching, now is the perfect time to step up into the world of D-SLR photography to get those all important holiday snaps and create lasting memories.”

He adds: “With Nikon’s vast selection of NIKKOR DX lenses and entry-level D-SLR cameras on offer, this is the ideal promotion for those looking to move away from their smartphone this summer, and explore the endless possibilities that D-SLR photography has to offer.”


For more information on the promotion, and how to submit your claim, please visit: www.nikon.co.uk/promotions

Terms and conditions apply. Offer is subject to availability.

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