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Nikon announces three new products: NIKKOR 300mm, NIKKOR 55-200mm and D5500‏

Grays of Westminster are now taking orders for the three brand new Nikon products: AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR, AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II and the Nikon D5500.


Fill the frame but not your bag with the new AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR‏




AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/4E PF ED VR: £1639.99
Sales Start Date: 29th January 2015‏

Close the distance with this FX-format 300 mm lens. As the first F-mount NIKKOR to be equipped with a phase Fresnel element, it offers the ultimate balance of compact build, telephoto reach, and high image quality.

Ideal for sports and wildlife photography as well as travel shots and tight, detail-oriented portraiture, this lens is the smart choice when you want to fill the frame but not your bag.

The combination of f/4 maximum aperture, 300 mm focal length, and impressive VR technology enables superb results in diverse conditions. The phase Fresnel lens element significantly reduces size and weight, and a fluorine coating repels water, dust, and dirt for enhanced durability.


AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 F/4-5.6G ED VR II

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200 F/4-5.6G ED VR II

AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR II: £279.99
Sales Start Date: 5th February 2015‏

DX-format telephoto lens that boasts a serious size advantage. With a versatile 55–200mm focal range and an ultra-compact design, this telephoto is the perfect partner for smaller DX-format D-SLR cameras.

Compact, light, and easy-to-handle, this lens is great for close-ups of distant subjects, travel shots, sporting adventures, and amateur wildlife photography. The compact design ensures comfortable handheld shooting, and the retractable lens mechanism enables superior portability. Autofocus is fast, precise, and super-quiet, and Nikon’s Vibration Reduction system enables blur-free images.

Do your world justice with the Nikon D5500

The first compact DX-format D-SLR with a vari-angle touchscreen‏

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500

Nikon D5500 body only (Black or Red): £639.99
Nikon D5500 body and 18-55 VR II lens (Black or Red): £719.99
Nikon D5500 18-140mm VR (Black): £899.99
Sales Start Date: 5th February 2015‏

Do your world justice and capture your best images yet with the D5500. Lightweight and powerful, this slimline D-SLR with familiar touchscreen operation frees you to do more with your photography.

From fast movement to challenging low-light situations, the D5500 doesn’t disappoint. Even when printed large or shown on a big screen, your photos and movies will be crystal-clear reflections of the way you see the world.

The responsive vari-angle touchscreen offers intuitive operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes it simple to share your high-quality photos via a smart device. Exceptionally portable and incredibly comfortable to handle, this D-SLR puts perfection within your reach.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 48

Nikon Owner 48 Issue - XLVIII


by Gillian Greenwood

Over the last forty years, Richard Young has become not just one of the most important, highly respected and well-loved photographers of our time, but a formidable legend in his own right. We celebrate his remarkable achievements in a unique interview in this issue of Nikon Owner.

by Michael Bright and Neil Lucas

Canadian filmmaker Peter Svatek of Triplex Films wanted to make a major film about GSP, George St. Pierre, the French-Canadian martial arts fighter. Michael Bright and Neil Lucas tell the story of how they were suddenly thrown into the world of sophisticated cage-fighting.

Words by Gray Levett

Tony Hurst shoots the highly specialized and unique Nikon F2A Data camera for this issue.


Andrew Main Wilson continues his quest to photograph every single country in the world, and takes us on a trip to the amazing Iceberg Lagoon of Jokulsarlon Glacier.

by Simon Stafford

Simon Stafford introduces a small potpourri of guests’ photographs taken during their adventures on safari with Nikon Owner magazine through northern Tanzania in July 2014.

by Heather Angel

In Ice Roamers Heather Angel describes how she shot a picture of a polar bear and her cubs which was chosen for the front jacket of the BBC book Planet Earth – the Photographs. The book was based on the ground-breaking television series Planet Earth, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

by Simon Stafford

Simon Stafford takes a close look at the Nikon D810 and compares it with its predecessors the D800 and D800E.

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A Christmas Message From Nikon Owner Magazine

Nikon Owner Magazine


With Best Wishes for a Happy Christmas
And a Prosperous New Year
From All the Staff at Nikon Owner Magazine


Christmas Message

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Grays of Westminster November Nikon Special Offers

Special Offers for November
at Grays of Westminster


Receive up to £300 enhanced part-exchange when trading in your Nikon DSLR towards a new Nikon D810!

D810 Body only = £2395.00
D810 + MB-D12 Battery Grip = £2675.00
D810 + AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G = £3525.00


Receive up to £150 enhanced part-exchange when trading in your Nikon DSLR towards a new Nikon D750!

D750 Body only = £1799.00
D750 + MB-D16 Battery Grip = £1949.00
D750 + 24-120mm f/4G AF-S VR Kit = £2349.00

All prices include 20% VAT. Cameras for trade-in must be in fully working condition. Enhancement prices are subject to inspection and offer ends 4th February 2015.


Purchase a new Nikon D7100 or Nikon D610 and receive a free battery grip, whether you purchase a body or body + lens kit.

Claim your free grip from:

D7100 Body only = £765.00
D7100 + AF-S 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G VR DX = £899.00

D610 Body only = £1275.00
D610 + AF-S 24-85mm f/3.5-5.6G VR = £1675.00

All prices include 20% VAT. Offer available to UK and ROI residents only.

If you require any further information please contact us on 020 7828 4925 or email:

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Exclusively-Nikon Grays of Westminster Becomes the First Camera Shop in the World to be Granted a Coat of Arms

Mr. Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, presented the Coat of Arms to Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster at a celebratory dinner held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London on 29th October 2014.

LondonGrays of Westminster, the multi-award winning, exclusively-Nikon camera shop, renowned world-wide for its exemplary level of customer service, has become the first camera shop in the world to be granted a Coat of Arms.

Mr. Robert Noel, Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, presented the Coat of Arms to Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster at a celebratory dinner held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London on 29th October 2014.

The Grays of Westminster Coat of Arms: “Lead in Order to Serve”

Distinguished guests at the dinner included Andrew Main Wilson, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs, who gave the introduction, Mike Maloney OBE, Britain’s most decorated press photographer, representatives from Nikon Japan, Nikon UK and Nikon Germany, as well as journalists from the national and photographic press. Also joining the celebration were a number of Grays of Westminster’s clients, several of whom had travelled from Australia and Dubai to be part of the celebration.

Grays of Westminster founder, Gray Levett

For any person or organisation to have a legal right to a Coat of Arms, it has to be granted to them by England’s Earl Marshal, the 18th Duke of Norfolk, through the Herald at the College of Arms in London. Heralds are appointed by The Queen and are delegated to act on her behalf in all concerns of heraldry and the granting of new Coats of Arms. To be the recipient of this honour, the criteria that is taken into account before a Coat of Arms is granted might include awards or honours from the Crown, public and charitable services or eminence and good standing in national or local life.

The College of Arms worked closely with Gray Levett throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was personal to Grays of Westminster and one which would visually identify their role in the photographic industry. It is painted on vellum using ink and 22-carat gold paint decorated by a herald painter, with the text written by a scrivener, the whole process taking a year to create. The College of Arms maintains an ancient English tradition of manuscript writing and illumination which can be traced back to early monastic scriptoria.

Heraldic Description of the Grays of Westminster Coat of Arms

The symbolism within the image depicts a Lion (Gray Levett) amicably communing with the bird of Japan, the green pheasant. The mural crown around the lion’s neck stands for responsibility to the public. Its right paw is resting on a camera lens. The cornucopia representing flourishing growth is replenished with flowers that represent various facets of Grays of Westminster and Japan. The tip of the horn has been modelled into an emblematic portcullis for Westminster. The rays of light emanating behind the flowers symbolise the derivation of the word photography, which means photo = light + graphy = writing. The rationale of the badge is an occidental phoenix with two heads for looking both east and west. It bears the motto:


Lead in Order to Serve (Praesis ut Prosis)

The crest, helmet, shield, motto and badge
of Grays of Westminster’s Coat of Arms

On receiving the Coat of Arms, Gray Levett said:

“I am deeply honoured to receive this singular recognition for Grays of Westminster at the Institute of Directors tonight in the presence of so many key figures of our profession. To be acknowledged by Her Majesty’s College of Arms is something very, very special, and the Coat of Arms will serve as an enduring inspiration for me to continue to offer the very best in service to our Nikon customers.”

About Grays of Westminster

Grays of Westminster, located in central London, a short distance from the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Knightsbridge, was founded almost thirty years ago by Gray Levett with the idea of creating a world-class camera store, which would offer a service that was second to none. Grays of Westminster is to many photographers not just a camera-shop but an institution, one that has attracted customers from all over the world and from all walks of life. It evolved from a modest mail order company in the mid-1980s to its present, highly-respected position in the photographic industry with over 47,000 customers world-wide, that have included the legendary film-director, Stanley Kubrick, David Suchet, best-known in his role as Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie’s famous sleuth, Lord Snowdon, world-famous National Geographic photographer Jim Brandenburg, Rod Stewart, and the late 1960s’ icon Terence Donovan.

Grays of Westminster now join the ranks of distinguished shops such as Burberry and Harrods which have also been granted a Coat of Arms.

For more information, please contact:

Gray Levett FIoD
Grays of Westminster
40 Churton Street

+44 (0)20 7828 4925

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