Nikon D750 & D810 Enhanced Part-Exchange Extended until 16th March 2016


Grays of Westminster are pleased to announce the extension of the enhanced part-exchange offer until the 16th March 2016. Upgrade to a new D750 and receive a bonus of £150, or upgrade to a new Nikon D810 and receive a bonus £350 for your old camera.

Please contact a member of staff to receive an evaluation on your existing equipment.


Photography from the Nikon World
‘Across Loch Eishort to Cuillins’

Photograph by Simon Larson - Nikon D800

Photograph by Simon Larson – Nikon D800

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Press Release: Nikon DL Range – Premium Compacts

Nikon DL Camera Range

London, UK, 23rd February 2016: Nikon shakes up the premium compact market with a whole new range that gives ‘always-on’ photographers a portable way to 24/7 perfection. With legendary NIKKOR optics and powerful Nikon technology, Nikon DL premium compacts deliver incredible image quality for every opportunity.

Three models make up the all-new range: the Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8, the Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8, and the Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6. Each camera boasts a fixed NIKKOR zoom lens with high-performance optics to match those found in Nikon DSLR lenses, and a fast 1-inch CX-format sensor. Whichever Nikon DL camera a photographer uses, they can capture 20.8 MP stills in JPEG or NEF (RAW) format, and 4K/UHD movies at 30p/25p.

Every Nikon DL premium compact also employs Nikon’s acclaimed Advanced Hybrid AF system for blazingly fast subject acquisition. An EXPEED 6A processor with no less than four CPUs is the engine behind each camera’s astonishing shooting speeds: up to a mind-blowing 60 fps with focus fixed at the first frame, or up to 20 fps with continuous AF. Nikon’s Dual Detect Optical VR (Vibration Reduction) system delivers enhanced shake detection and correction, and every camera boasts rapid start up and response times. In addition, each camera features an ISO 518 hot shoe, which accepts various accessories including trusted Nikon DSLR Speedlights. Dedicated Nikon DL accessories include the optional DF-E1 tiltable electronic viewfinder (EVF) with eye sensor, which offers clear visibility and a high-contrast information display. Nikon DSLR users will also appreciate the familiar control buttons, dials and menus. And the lens barrel on each camera is detailed with the signature gold NIKKOR ring.


Pairing a smart device with your Nikon camera is a simple, one-time operation. Simply install the SnapBridge app on your smartphone or tablet, power up your camera, and select it from the in-app list of available devices. SnapBridge stays connected to your camera in the background: now you can transfer shots as you shoot without needing to reconnect each time. Images will even sync with your camera while it’s in sleep mode, and you can continue to use your smart device without interruption. With SnapBridge your smart device can display a live view of everything your Nikon camera sees. Compose shots on the screen of your smartphone or tablet and remotely fire the shutter to capture the image.

Tim Carter, Senior Product Manager, COOLPIX and Nikon 1 at Nikon UK, says: “Nikon are entering the premium compact market with not one, but three impressive cameras that are guaranteed to excite photographers not willing to compromise on their images. Each camera offers something unique and different, and the performance of the fixed NIKKOR lenses will challenge what you think you know about compact image quality. The range offers superb portability and speed, allowing you to choose your camera like you choose your lens. Each camera is equipped with a NIKKOR lens offering a different focal length, enabling you to choose one depending on the style of photography you shoot. When paired with the SnapBridge app sharing your images is fast and simple. Photographers will be blown away by the handiness and quality of these exceptional little cameras.”

Compact, not compromised: now every photo you take might be your best work

The Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 – No more regrets for always-on photographers

Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8: £549.99

Nikon DL24-85 f/1.8-2.8 EVF Kit: £669.99

Nikon DL24-85 in black or silver

Nikon DL24-85 in black or silver

The fast NIKKOR 24-85mm f/1.8-2.8* zoom lens provides superb flexibility and Super Macro mode delivers richly detailed close-ups. This camera also packs a 1037k-dot OLED tilt touchscreen and pop-up flash. The lens barrel features a customisable control ring and zoom ring. Available in silver or black.

The Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 – The portable way to big perspectives

Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8: £679.99

Nikon DL18-50 f/1.8-2.8 EVF Kit: £799.99

With an impressive f/1.8 aperture at 18mm*, this Nikon DL boasts the brightest ultra-wide-angle lens Nikon has ever made. The lens features Nikon’s acclaimed Nano Crystal Coat for greater image clarity. The camera features a 1037k-dot OLED tilt touchscreen and in-camera Perspective Control. Available in classic black.

The Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6 – Serious reach, and the image quality to make it worthwhile

Nikon DL24-500 f/2.8-5.6: £749.99
With an ultra-high-power 21x zoom NIKKOR lens and SPORT (VR) mode, this Nikon DL is perfect for always-on photographers with an eye for motion. This camera also sports a built-in 2359k-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, and a high-resolution OLED vari-angle touchscreen. Available in classic black.

SnapBridge: keep your Nikon DL connected to your smart device
Every camera in the new Nikon DL range is also fully compatible with SnapBridge. Utilising Bluetooth®* Low Energy technology, SnapBridge maintains a constant, low-power connection between the camera and a smartphone or tablet. Photographers can sync photos to a smart device while they shoot, and share Nikon-quality images in an instant. They can also use SnapBridge to control key camera functions via the smart device, keep the camera on time and up-to-date, and more.

The Bluetooth® word mark is a registered trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon Corporation is under license.
*35mm equivalent focal length

Available June 2016 TBC

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Spring at Grays of Westminster

Spring is almost upon us…


Snowdrops by Becky Danese, D750 + AF-S 60mm f/2.8G Micro

…and here at Grays we are preparing for an exciting season of photography with the latest releases from Nikon, including the D5, D500 and SB-5000.

Final ten days of the enhanced trade-in

Trade in bonus

Buy a new D810 and receive £350 towards your trade-in camera, or £150 on a new D750 until 29th February 2016.

Final chance to receive 10% off
second hand bodies and lenses


Receive a maximum discount of £100 on any second hand body and up to £50 on any second hand lens until the 29th February 2016. Please mention the offer when placing an order and note that payment by finance is not included in this promotion.

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John Walshe, MD of Nikon UK, deeply honoured to be part of the launch of “Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy” by Gillian Greenwood

Gray Levett and John Walshe

Gray Levett and John Walshe, MD of ‪Nikon‬ UK, at the launch of ‘Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy’ in the garden of The Goring Hotel London (photo credit: Gavin Stoker, BPI Magazine)

On 3rd February 2016, Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy was launched at The Goring Hotel, London before an invited audience of distinguished photographers and members of the photographic trade press.


The first speaker was John Walshe, MD of Nikon UK. Here are a few excerpts of what he said:

“I am deeply honoured to be part of today’s celebration of Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy.

“For me, we are celebrating three things today. Firstly, the 30 years since the founding of Grays of Westminster; secondly, the man himself, Gray Levett; and thirdly, the launch of this exquisite book Grays of Westminster: Legend and the Legacy.

“I’d like to reflect on the book first, which in itself is a work of art.

“Gillian, the creation of this book has been a labour of love. Your skill and creativity shine through from start to finish. It is a fantastic journey through time, presented with such meticulous detail and care. It’s an amazing read and I would highly recommend it to everyone.

“I’d like everyone to raise a glass and toast the author of Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy, Gillian Greenwood.”

Founder of Grays of Westminster, Gray Levett, thanked John Walshe and gave an illustrated history of how Grays of Westminster came into being. He looked back over his career starting in his teens as a rock photographer. Those early days of meeting and working with major figures in the music business were followed by a move to Hollywood where he worked in both the movie and music business. He returned to London a few years later to run the promotion department of an indie record label and to manage a number of musicians. However, always at the back of his mind was the desire to create a world-class camera store and it was his sister Susie who provided a room next to her kitchen where he began a small second-hand mail order camera company that would eventually become Grays of Westminster. 30 years later, the company Gray Levett created has become arguably the most well-known and respected camera store in the world.

After the speeches, the author Gillian Greenwood signed copies of the book while drinks and canapés were served.

The Goring Hotel, London

The Goring Hotel, London

John Walshe, MD of Nikon UK, launching the book

John Walshe, MD of Nikon UK, launching the book

John Walshe and Jeremy Gilbert

John Walshe, Managing Director and Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, Nikon UK Ltd

Gillian Greenwood, author of Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy

Gillian Greenwood, author of Grays of Westminster: The Legend and The Legacy

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10% Discount on second hand bodies and lenses until 29th February 2016*


Grays of Westminster are pleased to announce that we are offering 10% off second hand nikon equipment up to the value of £100 on camera bodies and up to £50 on lenses until the end of February.

To claim your discount please mention this promotion when placing your order.

To see our full second hand listings please visit: http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/secondhand.php

*Payment by finance agreement is not included in the offer.

Final weeks of trade-in bonus
New Nikon D810 & D750

Trade in bonus

Until the 29th February 2016 you can trade in any camera and receive an extra £350 towards the Nikon D810 or an extra £150 towards the D750. If you would like a quote on your existing equipment please contact us on 0207 828 4925.

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