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New Nikon Lens Announcement: AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Announced: Nikkor AF-S 180-400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR

Nikon announces the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 FL ED VR, the first telephoto in the NIKKOR lineup to boast a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. Always sharp and always steady, this zoom lens allows 560 mm of reach the instant the action demands it.

 

From stadium to mountainside, the AF-S NIKKOR 180–400mm f/4E TC1.4 lets you own every advantage out in the field. A solid, well-positioned lever ensures easy, comfortable activation of the teleconverter. Photographers can increase the 180–400mm (f/4) focal-length range to 560 mm (f/5.6) without adjusting their hold on the camera, or taking their eye away from the viewfinder.

 

The advanced optical design ensures photographers can extend their reach without compromising sharpness. And Nikon’s Vibration Reduction (VR) allows a four-stop advantage, even with the teleconverter engaged. SPORT VR reliably tracks fast-moving subjects, and advanced autofocus ensures subject-acquisition performance is superb. Ergonomic advantages include the fact that typical zoom- and focus-ring positions have been reversed for more balanced handling, and a fluorite lens element helps keep the weight down.

 

 

Sales start: 8th March 2018
Price: £10,999.00 inc. VAT

To find out more visit: https://www.europe-nikon.com/en_GB/product/nikkor-lenses/auto-focus-lenses/fx/zoom/af-s-nikkor-180-400mm-f-4e-tc1-4-fl-ed-vr

For enquiries and orders please contact: 020 7828 4925 or email info@graysofwestminster.co.uk.

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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 59

Nikon Owner magazine Cover – issue 59

CONTENTS – ISSUE 59 2017

FAST & FURIOUS
By Gillian Greenwood
Senior Features Editor Gillian Greenwood introduces us to the spectacular world of free-skiing photographer Pally Learmond.

 

AN EPHEMERAL MOMENT
by Heather Angel
Heather Angel explains how she captured her stunning shot of an ice arch in Greenland.

THE NIKON 1 SYSTEM – A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
By Michael Eleftheriades
In response to numerous requests, we present Michael Eleftheriades’ article on the Nikon 1 System.

POINT ME AT THE SKY
By Gray Levett
In 1938 an amazing camera appeared ten years before the first production of the Nikon One 35mm rangefinder cameras. Known only to a handful of Nikon historians, we bring you the Nippon Kogaku (Nikon) Sky camera.

NIKON D850 – A FIRST LOOK
by Simon Stafford
The new Nikon D850 is the talk of the photographic world. Simon Stafford gives us his first impressions and explains how it differs from other DSLRs in Nikon’s range. 

ANDREW MAIN WILSON’S EPIC ADVENTURE
Kazakhstan – The Eagle Has Landed
Andrew Main Wilson continues to capture in one iconic image the essence of each country in the world; in this issue he visits Kazakhstan.

THE TONY HURST GALLERY
Words by Gray Levett. Image by Tony Hurst
Master photographer Tony Hurst shoots Nikon’s first autofocus SLR camera the F3AF which was launched in 1983.

FOCUSING FINESSE: Part II
by Simon Stafford
In the second installment of his two-part series, Technical Editor Simon Stafford examines the use of autofocus in Live View with Nikon D-SLR cameras from the D3 and D300 onwards. 

CLOSE-UP AND PERSONAL PART III – MACRO LENSES
by Becky Danese
Technical Advisor Becky Danese comprehensively guides us through the range of Micro-Nikkor lenses.

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Celebrate 100 years of Nikon with Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner at our Grand Christmas Event on Friday, 1st December

Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine would like to invite you to their grand Christmas Event in the magnificent Regency Restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD), 116 Pall Mall, London.

 

The champagne reception and superb Christmas dinner will be followed this year by a unique presentation by Andrew Main Wilson who has set out to become the first person to visit every country in the world and tell the story of the 1,000 greatest travel experiences on Earth in images and words.

With photographic shoots in 175 of the world’s 200 countries now complete, he is very close to finishing his global odyssey. The images from all 175 countries have been shot using Nikon cameras and lenses, from the Nikon F4 to the Nikon D800, and the 14-24mm to the 80-400mm Nikkor zoom.

Inspired and influenced along the way by interviewing world leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir David Attenborough and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Andrew Main Wilson will share his exciting stories and the iconic images of his epic adventures across the globe.

The Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors 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 celebration.

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

Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017

Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and Welcome

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Andrew Main Wilson’s Presentation in the Morning Room: 9.15 p.m.

 

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

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET(S):

To book a place at the Christmas event, please reply to me, Gillian Greenwood, on gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.co.uk with your full name, Nikon Owner user-name if available, postcode, daytime mobile or 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 only a certain number of places available, may we also ask you to reply as soon as possible.

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

 

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 £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)

· 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 all-day photographic workshops (which he arranges in addition to his Flash, Portraiture, Macro and kit-related courses), Michael Eleftheriades’ Lightroom and Colour-Calibration seminars as well as his London Walks and ‘How-To’ Seminars, Graham Eaton’s wildlife workshops and events.

 

Diamond and Platinum Subscriptions:

Details upon request.

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News, offers and last chance to buy!

Time to trade up?

We have offers for you!

 

Whether you are trading in to downsize or upgrade, we have some fantastic trade-in offers for you, but hurry – these last until 30th September!

 

10% off Second Hand

Until 30th September

We have been busy buying in some fantastic cameras and lenses lately, including D5 bodies, D810 and D800, D750 and many more! You can currently take advantage of our 10% off second-hand camera bodies and lenses, with a maximum discount of £100 before the end of the month, but please mention the offer to qualify and note that payment by finance is not included in this offer.
To see our full listings of second-hand equipment visit:

http://www.graysofwestminster.co.uk/products/secondhand.php

 

Last Chance to Buy

Nikon 1 AW1 All-Weather Camera

The underwater, all-weather, shockproof, freeze proof and dust proof AW 1 is currently in stock, but hurry – they won’t be around forever!

If you are looking for a small, rugged camera that can withstand the elements and all sorts of adventures, look no further!
We supply the AW1 in two kit forms:

AW1 + 11-27.5 AW lens Adventure Kit (with case and floating strap) = £599.00

AW1 + 11-27.5 AW + 10mm f/2.8 AW twin lens kit = £799

Whether your next holiday finds you heading for the beach and you need something sand and waterproof, or you’ll be travelling to colder climates and need a camera that won’t die in sub-zero temperatures, this versatile semi-compact can fit in any bag and only weighs 350g!

Features include:

– 14.2mp CX format sensor.

– RAW + JPEG stills recording as well as full 1080p HD Video recording.

– Compatible with the full Nikon 1 system lenses and selected AF-S DX and FX Nikkor lenses (with the use of the FT-1 adapter).

– Built-in Wifi for wireless transfer of imaging to your smartphone or tablet.

– Frame rates of 5, 15, 30 and 60 frames per second.

– Full range of manual and automatic modes.

– Small and light for portability.

Both kits are available in very limited supply, so if you’d like to get your next holiday camera in advance contact us today on 020 7828 4925.

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Celebrate 100 years of Nikon with Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner at our Grand Christmas Event on Friday, 1st December

Celebrate 100 years of Nikon
with Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner at our
Grand Christmas Event

on Friday, 1st December

at
The Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London

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

Andrew Main Wilson

 

Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine would like to invite you to their grand Christmas Event in the magnificent Regency Restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD), 116 Pall Mall, London. The champagne reception and superb Christmas dinner will be followed this year by a unique presentation by Andrew Main Wilson who has set out to become the first person to visit every country in the world and tell the story of the 1,000 greatest travel experiences on Earth in images and words.

With photographic shoots in 175 of the world’s 200 countries now complete, he is very close to finishing his global odyssey.

The images from all 175 countries have been shot using Nikon cameras and lenses, from the Nikon F4 to the Nikon D800, and the 14-24mm to the 80-400mm Nikkor zoom.

Inspired and influenced along the way by interviewing world leaders such as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir David Attenborough and Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Andrew Main Wilson will share his exciting stories and the iconic images of his epic adventures across the globe.

 

The Institute of Directors

 

The Institute of Directors 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 celebration.

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

Date: Friday, December 1st, 2017

Champagne Reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and Welcome

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Andrew Main Wilson’s Presentation in the Morning Room: 9.15 p.m.

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

 

HOW TO BOOK YOUR TICKET(S):

To book a place at the Christmas event, please reply to me, 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 only a certain number of places available, may we also ask you to reply as soon as possible.

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

 

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 £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)

· 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 all-day photographic workshops (which he arranges in addition to his Flash, Portraiture, Macro and kit-related courses), Michael Eleftheriades’ Lightroom and Colour-Calibration seminars as well as his London Walks and ‘How-To’ Seminars, Graham Eaton’s wildlife workshops and events.

 

Diamond and Platinum Subscriptions:

Details upon request.

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