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Shoot brilliantly, share instantly with Nikon’s all-new D3400 D-SLR

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RRP:
Nikon D3400 Body Only: £399.99
Nikon D3400 + 18-55mm AF-P NVR Kit: £469.99
Nikon D3400 + 18-55mm AF-P VR Kit: £489.99

Sales Start Date: 15th September 2016

London, UK, 17th August 2016: Nikon presents the D3400, the DX-format D-SLR that makes it spectacularly easy to shoot high-quality images and then share them instantly. The D3400 is Nikon’s first entry-level D-SLR to boast SnapBridge*, making it the perfect camera for those who want to step up from snapshots to photography, and who care about sharing their images on the go.

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Nikon’s SnapBridge utilises Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology** to let the camera maintain a constant, low-power link with a smartphone or tablet. D3400 users can automatically sync photos as they shoot, from wherever they are. Pick up the smart device that’s paired with the camera and the photos will be there, ready to share: no fuss, no waiting. And these won’t be just any photos. Images are richly detailed thanks to the camera’s large 24.2 MP DX-format sensor, powerful EXPEED 4 processor, and NIKKOR lens. Users can revel in the freedom to achieve dazzling shots in low light, and create portraits with smooth background blur. Beyond photos, Nikon’s renowned D-Movie makes it simple to create cinematic-looking video footage. Even novice moviemakers can easily film with available light and make subjects stand out against beautiful background blur with a fast NIKKOR lens.

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Simon Iddon, Head of Product Management at Nikon UK, says: “The D3400 is an exciting new addition to the already successful D3000 series. This small and fast D-SLR inherits superior technology from Nikon’s higher-end cameras whilst retaining the ease of use that Nikon’s entry-level range of cameras are known for. Alongside this, SnapBridge enables always-on connectivity allowing people to share high quality images in real time.”

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Additional key features

The small D-SLR that keeps on shooting: capture up to 1200 shots on one charge*** thanks to the camera’s low-energy design and high-capacity battery.

Low-light excellence: ISO 100–25600, an increase of one step compared to the maximum ISO capability offered by the D3300.

Guide mode: for users that are new to D-SLR photography, Guide Mode demonstrates how to adjust the camera settings in order to capture great photos and movies.

The Nikon D-SLR advantage: exceptional speed, precision and handling thanks to the razor-sharp autofocus (AF) system and the bright optical viewfinder.

D-movie: records smooth Full HD video footage at frame rates up to 50p/60p.

Expandable system: compatible with the full range of NIKKOR DX-format lenses and easy-to-use Nikon Speedlights.

Footnotes
* As the D3400 does not support Wi-Fi, the following SnapBridge features are not available: remote photography with a smart device, still image transfer in original size, movie transfer.
** The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Nikon and its Affiliates is under license.
*** Based on CIPA Standards, in single frame mode, when Bluetooth® is not in use.
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Nikon launches the first super-telephoto zooms to boast the new AF-P Stepping Motor

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RRP:
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED: £299.99.
AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR: £349.99

Sales Start Date: 15th September 2016

London, UK, 17th August 2016: Nikon updates its portfolio of DX NIKKOR lenses with two lightweight super-telephoto zooms: the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR and the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED.

Fast, quiet, and precise, these lenses are a great way to explore the creative advantages of telephoto photography. Whether you’re shooting distant subjects, travel photos, or amateur wildlife images, the versatile 70-300mm focal range magnifies the action. An extra-low dispersion (ED) glass element in each lens delivers images with vivid colour, crisp detail, and perfectly rendered contrast. Both lenses feature Nikon’s new, superbly quiet AF-P Stepping Motor, which makes them ideal for shooting video as well as stills. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm ED VR features Nikon’s Vibration Reduction technology for clear, blur-free images even when shooting at the far end of the telephoto range. And both lenses boast a serious size advantage: their compact build makes them comfortable to carry and ensures balanced handling when used together with Nikon’s smaller entry-level D-SLRs*.

Zara Livingston, Junior Product Manager for D-SLRs, Lenses and Accessories at Nikon UK, says: “The new 70-300mm AF-P NIKKOR lenses are great additions to the NIKKOR lens line-up and ideal for photographers looking to extend their reach. The streamlined design makes carrying them easy, and these are the first telephoto lenses to feature Nikon’s AF-P focus motor.”

Stepping Motor

Nikon’s Stepping Motor ensures smooth, fast autofocus. When zooming in to capture a photo, subjects come into focus quickly and easily. When shooting video footage, the motor allows you to smoothly shift focus from subject to subject with practically no drive noise, ensuring your movie isn’t ruined by the sound of the lens focusing.

Simplified control, lightweight build

Both of these super-telephoto lenses offer first-time users a more intuitive way to shoot. Users can switch between Auto Focus and Manual Focus using the camera menu**. With no switches on the lens barrel itself, there’s no chance of accidentally changing settings when the time comes to take the shot. These lenses let you pack light, too. The AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED weighs in at just 400 g, while the AF-P DX NIKKOR 70–300mm f/4.5–6.3G ED VR weighs 415 g.

FOOTNOTES
*This lens is compatible with D3000 series cameras from the D3300 onwards, D5000 series cameras from the D5200 onwards, and D7000 series cameras from the D7100 onwards. The D500 is also compatible. Please note that compatible cameras may require a firmware update.
**Only works with D3000 series cameras from the D3300 onwards, and with D5000 series cameras from the D5200 onwards. Compatible cameras may require a firmware update.
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Nikon-only Dealer Win Gold Service Award 2016 for the third year in a row

Grays of Westminster scores a hat trick by winning Gear of the Year Gold Service Award 2016 for the third year in a row

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Photo by Tony Hurst

The highly regarded Gear of the Year Awards are hosted by Bauer’s market-leading photography titles Digital Photo and Practical Photography.

In May of this year, they asked their customers if they would like to vote for Grays of Westminster in the Service Award Category – and vote for Grays they did!

We are therefore delighted to let you know that they won the prestigious Gear of the Year Gold Service Award for the third year in a row. They continue to offer what we believe is a service that is second-to-none and they have an exceptional staff of very able and talented people – the best in fact, because their customers deserve the very best in staff and service.

To all those who voted for them, thank you so much for your continued support.

To find out more about the full range of Nikon equipment and services that Grays of Westminster can offer you, a personal visit is highly recommended.

If this is impractical, alternatively please visit their informative website, www.graysofwestminster.co.uk

Indeed, a veritable Aladdin’s Cave of Nikon awaits you! The Mail Order Department can be contacted by telephone 020 7828 4925 within the UK or +44 (0)20 7828 4925 from outside the UK, by email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk or by fax 020 7976 5783.

Whatever option you choose, they look forward, as they have done over the past thirty years, of being of service to you.

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A Special Summer Gift For You … Don’t Miss Out

A Special Summer Gift For You

Subscribe to Nikon Owner or extend your current subscription and receive a £20 Gift Certificate from Grays of Westminster.

The first twenty-five people to apply will also be entered into an exclusive prize-draw.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

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WE ARE OFFERING, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, A £20 GRAYS OF WESTMINSTER GIFT CERTIFICATE IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO NIKON OWNER OR EXTEND YOUR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION

THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE TO APPLY WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR NAMES ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A TRAINING VOUCHER FROM NIKON UK VALUED AT £129.

Please note: this offer is available by email only. Please email Gillian Greenwood on gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.co.uk stating your full name, landline and mobile numbers as well as your address and postcode. If you are already a subscriber to Nikon Owner, please add your user-name if available.

Quote SUMMER20 in your reply to benefit from the special price and to claim your gift certificate.

Nikon Owner Standard Annual Subscription price: £69.00. special price with this offer: £59

Standard Annual Subscription Benefits Include:

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster, to include a retroactive warranty of any Nikon purchases made in the last month from Grays.
  • 18-month warranty on all second-hand Nikon 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 of Nikon Owner (over 50) available on line
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline: free technical consultation and support from one of the foremost Nikon experts in the world, best-selling author Simon Stafford; you will be able to benefit from his formidable knowledge and have all your technical questions fully answered by email. This service is exclusive to Nikon Owner subscribers.
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions
  • Complimentary meetings and outings organized by local Nikon Owner Groups

Alternatively you will be able to newly subscribe to (or extend your current subscription to) Nikon Owner as a gold subscriber and benefit from the £20 gift certificate. Please quote SUMMERGOLD20 in your email to benefit from the special price in addition to receiving the £20 gift certificate.

Nikon Owner Gold subscription – normal price £231, special price £155

The benefits of a gold-status subscription are as follows:

  • 2-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on all second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for new Nikon releases (top of the waiting-list)
  • 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 of Nikon Owner available on line, as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline: free technical consultation and support from one of the top Nikon experts in the world, best-selling author Simon Stafford; you will be able to benefit from his formidable knowledge and have all your technical questions fully answered by email. This service is exclusive to Nikon Owner subscribers.
  • A half-hour tailor-made 1:1 tutorial by one of our tutors on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers for Gold subscribers only throughout the period of subscription
  • A copy of a camera guide of your choice written by Jon Sparks, while stocks last.
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips to Europe, Africa and Japan
  • Significant discounts on training sessions, including Simon Stafford’s Safaris and Flash, Portraiture and Macro Workshops, Michael Eleftheriades’ London Walks, Lightroom, Photo-shop and Colour-calibration Seminars, Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses and Safaris and Graham Eaton’s Wildlife Workshops
  • Substantial discount on the Nikon Owner Grand Christmas Dinner at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall
  • 10% off any training courses run at the Nikon School of Excellence
  • A range of complimentary meetings and outings organized by local Nikon Owner Groups. There are active Nikon Owner regional groups in the North, the North Midlands, the Cotswolds, London, Essex, the South-East and the South Coast. Unique presentations with guest speakers on a variety of photographic topics or exciting photo-outings are arranged regularly by the group organisers, which all Nikon Owner subscribers can attend no matter where you live in the country.

We hope you are having a good summer and are enjoying your photography!

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A Special Summer Gift For You

A Special Summer Gift For You

Subscribe to Nikon Owner or extend your current subscription and receive a £20 Gift Certificate from Grays of Westminster.

The first twenty-five people to apply will also be entered into an exclusive prize-draw.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY

nikon-owner-magazine-covers

WE ARE OFFERING, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, A £20 GRAYS OF WESTMINSTER GIFT CERTIFICATE IF YOU SUBSCRIBE TO NIKON OWNER OR EXTEND YOUR CURRENT SUBSCRIPTION

THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE PEOPLE TO APPLY WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR NAMES ENTERED INTO A PRIZE DRAW TO WIN A TRAINING VOUCHER FROM NIKON UK VALUED AT £129.

Please note: this offer is available by email only. Please email Gillian Greenwood on gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.co.uk stating your full name, landline and mobile numbers as well as your address and postcode. If you are already a subscriber to Nikon Owner, please add your user-name if available.

Quote SUMMER20 in your reply to benefit from the special price and to claim your gift certificate.

Nikon Owner Standard Annual Subscription price: £69.00. special price with this offer: £59

Standard Annual Subscription Benefits Include:

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster, to include a retroactive warranty of any Nikon purchases made in the last month from Grays.
  • 18-month warranty on all second-hand Nikon 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 of Nikon Owner (over 50) available on line
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline: free technical consultation and support from one of the foremost Nikon experts in the world, best-selling author Simon Stafford; you will be able to benefit from his formidable knowledge and have all your technical questions fully answered by email. This service is exclusive to Nikon Owner subscribers.
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions
  • Complimentary meetings and outings organized by local Nikon Owner Groups

Alternatively you will be able to newly subscribe to (or extend your current subscription to) Nikon Owner as a gold subscriber and benefit from the £20 gift certificate. Please quote SUMMERGOLD20 in your email to benefit from the special price in addition to receiving the £20 gift certificate.

Nikon Owner Gold subscription – normal price £231, special price £155

The benefits of a gold-status subscription are as follows:

  • 2-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on all second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for new Nikon releases (top of the waiting-list)
  • 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 of Nikon Owner available on line, as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline: free technical consultation and support from one of the top Nikon experts in the world, best-selling author Simon Stafford; you will be able to benefit from his formidable knowledge and have all your technical questions fully answered by email. This service is exclusive to Nikon Owner subscribers.
  • A half-hour tailor-made 1:1 tutorial by one of our tutors on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers for Gold subscribers only throughout the period of subscription
  • A copy of a camera guide of your choice written by Jon Sparks, while stocks last.
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips to Europe, Africa and Japan
  • Significant discounts on training sessions, including Simon Stafford’s Safaris and Flash, Portraiture and Macro Workshops, Michael Eleftheriades’ London Walks, Lightroom, Photo-shop and Colour-calibration Seminars, Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses and Safaris and Graham Eaton’s Wildlife Workshops
  • Substantial discount on the Nikon Owner Grand Christmas Dinner at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall
  • 10% off any training courses run at the Nikon School of Excellence
  • A range of complimentary meetings and outings organized by local Nikon Owner Groups. There are active Nikon Owner regional groups in the North, the North Midlands, the Cotswolds, London, Essex, the South-East and the South Coast. Unique presentations with guest speakers on a variety of photographic topics or exciting photo-outings are arranged regularly by the group organisers, which all Nikon Owner subscribers can attend no matter where you live in the country.

We hope you are having a good summer and are enjoying your photography!

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