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Nikon Announces 100th Anniversary Commemorative Models

London, UK, 3rd April 2017: Nikon is pleased to announce its range of commemorative models and goods to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on July 25, 2017.

Since its inception as Nippon Kogaku K.K. in 1917, Nikon has provided the world with unique products that have pushed the boundaries of optical and precision technologies. The Anniversary range, which feature the 100th Anniversary logo and special finishes and details, include Nikon’s two flagship digital SLR cameras, the ultimate NIKKOR lens in the f/2.8 maximum aperture lens series, a special set of three NIKKOR lenses, and finally, commemorative editions of three binoculars.

A special collection of commemorative goods will also be available, please see our 100th Anniversary site for further details.


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D5 100th Anniversary Edition


D5 100th Anniversary Edition

The D5 is Nikon’s flagship digital SLR camera. This edition, which embodies the heritage of a flagship model, has a dark metallic gray finish and a stamp noting Nikon’s contribution to the study and exploration of space. An anniversary booklet detailing this is also included.


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D500 100th Anniversary Edition

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D500 100th Anniversary Edition in Presentation Box


D500 100th Anniversary Edition

With a metallic grey finish and commemorative logo, the 100th Anniversary Edition combines elegance with photographic excellence. It comes with an exclusive metal case with logo and serial number, and contains a special body cap and leather strap also embossed with the logo.


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NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition


NIKKOR 70-200E 100th Anniversary Edition

This celebration edition of the AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR comes with the individual glass elements that make up its internal workings, as well as a special display stand and case, providing a real sense of how the lens achieves its characteristic rendering.


NIKKOR Triple F2.8 Zoom Lens Set 100th Anniversary Edition

NIKKOR lenses have become synonymous with Nikon’s optical technologies. This Anniversary set features the three f/2.8 maximum aperture zoom lenses that best represent the NIKKOR name – the wide-angle AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, the normal AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR, and the telephoto AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR. The same commemorative serial number is engraved on all three lenses.


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WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions


WX 7×50 IF and WX 10×50 IF 100th Anniversary Editions

For these editions of the new, ultra-wide field of view WX series (WX 7×50 IF, WX 10×50 IF), an exclusive serial number is stamped on the top of the central shaft, whilst the Anniversary logo is printed on the bottom of the binocular’s central shaft, as well as on an exclusive WX leather strap that comes with the usual supplied strap.

Total number of these will be limited to one hundred (7×50 and 10×50 combined).


8×30 E II 100th Anniversary Edition

This is a commemorative edition of the Nikon 8×30E II, a binocular with an orthodox and classic design used and loved by many over the years since its release. This edition features the commemorative logo and an exclusive metallic grey finish. It also comes with a special strap and case.

100th anniversary commemorative goods

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Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I


Nikon 100th Anniversary Crystal Creation Nikon Model I

A beautiful crystal reproduction of the first Nikon 35mm camera from 1948, the iconic Model I, created by Swarovski*, the world’s leading crystal manufacturer.


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Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection


Nikon 100th Anniversary Pin Collection

This collection of lapel pins replicates Nikon’s most historic and popular products, as well as the corporate logo, over the past century.


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Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera


Nikon 100th Anniversary Miniature Nikon F Camera

The historic Nikon F, Nikon’s first flagship model and the camera that set the standard for single-lens reflex cameras around the world, is faithfully reproduced with this 1/2-scale model.


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Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap


Nikon 100th Anniversary Premium Camera Strap

Made entirely of the best Italian leather that improves with use and age.

To register your interest for any of these items please contact us today on 020 7828 4925 or email
Prices and further information regarding availability will be announced in June 2017.

*Swarovski is a trademark or registered trademark of Swarovski AG.

Specifications, design, product name and supplied accessories may differ by country or area. Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacture.


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Nikon Owner Magazine Issue 56

Nikon Owner magazine Cover - issue 56

Nikon Owner magazine Cover – issue 56


An Interview with Martin Clunes by Gray Levett
With an OBE for services to drama, charity and the community, and the global success of his ITV series Doc Martin, Martin Clunes is a man in demand. The much-loved actor takes time out from his busy schedule to sit down with Gray Levett and talk about his love of photography.

by Gillian Greenwood
Nigel A Ball’s stunning images depict and explore the night sky in all of its mystical beauty. Following a widely acclaimed event arranged last year for Nikon Owner subscribers, Gillian Greenwood interviews Nigel for this issue of the magazine.

by Heather Angel
Heather Angel explains how she coped with the challenging commission of making a colour x-ray of a live snail.

by Becky Danese
Everything you wanted to know about white balance but were too embarrassed to ask.

When Andrew Main Wilson first set foot in the USA in 1982, he immediately fell in love with the country. Enchanted by a spectacular sunset over Sunset Boulevard on his first evening, he determined that night to visit and shoot the travel wonders of all 50 USA States.

by Simon Stafford
Simon presents his long-awaited review of the new flagship DX DSLR camera.

Words by Gray Levett. Image by Tony Hurst
In this issue Tony Hurst turns his artistic eye to a rather specialised lens, the Medical-Nikkor 200mm f/5.6, which was designed as a close-up lens for industrial, scientific, dental and medical applications.

by Simon Stafford
Technical Editor Simon Stafford, offers some advice on brushing up on your camera technique.

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Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally was Guest Speaker at the Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner Magazine Grand Christmas Event 2016


Our Grand Christmas Dinner 2016 was held, as it had been for the previous eight years, in the magnificent Regency
Restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London; it was organised as usual by Features Editor Gillian Greenwood with her customary élan, and was, according to feedback, a spectacular success. When we announced the name of our guest speaker, the event sold out in a matter of days.

We started a waiting list for any cancellations but there were none. The buzz and excitement was palpable. We had visitors from all over the country and Europe, and regular Nikon Owner correspondent Robert Falconer flew over from Canada.

What was all the fuss about? Well, we were very lucky to have a brilliant presentation by the internationally acclaimed photographer and Nikon USA Ambassador Joe McNally. His expansive career has included assignments in over 60 countries. He is an ongoing contributor to the National Geographic, shooting numerous cover stories and highly complex, technical features for the past 25 years, a contract photographer for Sports Illustrated, the last staff photographer in the history of LIFE, and he has photographed cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. His client list includes FedEx, Nikon, Epson, Sony, General Electric, MetLife and Adidas and he has held numerous lectures and workshops at distinguished institutions such as the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian Institution, the Disney Institute and the U.S. Department of Defence.


Our guests arrive



Gray Levett, Sophie Gooders, Joe McNally, Michael Putland



Clive Carpenter, Uri Zakay



Jesse Wilson, Daniel Croft, Tara Gibson



Reception held in The Morning Room



Reception held in The Morning Room





Robert Falconer, Kentaro Kusakari, Andrew Main Wilson, David Wigg



Dinner is served in the Grand Restaurant



Dinner is served in the Grand Restaurant



Robert Noel Lancaster Herald of Her Majesty’s College of Arms, Annie Cahill, Joe McNally



Simon Weir, Michael Eleftheriades



Raffi Silvanian, Alison Batchelor



Tabitha and Tom Hardy, Becky Danese



Linda Pym, Ian Moseley, Peter Hearson



Joe’s talk is underway



Joe talking about his photo of the Chrysler Building



This photo, taken atop the Burj Khalifa, earned Joe a new pair of shoes!



One’s of Joe’s most famous images, taken in Beijing



Joe giving away some of his film noir lighting secrets



Gray Levett, Joe McNally


Joe was listed by American Photo as one of the 100 Most Important People in Photography and described by the magazine as “perhaps the most versatile photojournalist working today”. He has been honored as a member of Kodak-PDN Legends Online, as well as being a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens.

In 2010, he was voted as one of the 30 most influential photographers of the decade in an industry wide Photo District News survey. McNally won the first Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Journalist Impact for a LIFE coverage titled, “The Panorama of War.” He has also been honored numerous times by Communication Arts, PDN, Graphis, American Photo, POY, and The World Press Photo Foundation. His fine art work is represented by the Monroe Gallery of Santa Fe, and his prints are in numerous collections, most significantly the National Portrait Gallery of the United States.

Two of McNally’s books, The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries, both cracked Amazon’s top ten lists of best sellers. Other books include Guide to Digital Photography, and Sketching Light. In addition to these books, McNally’s work is also featured in several 9/11 books, Faces of Ground Zero – Giant Polaroid Collection; One Nation; The American Spirit; and One Nation – America Remembers September 11, 2001, Ten Years Later. In addition to books, Joe has his own instructional DVD, The Language of Light.

McNally is known internationally for his ability to produce technically and logistically complex assignments with expert use of colour and light. As part of his teaching activities, he conducts numerous workshops around the world. McNally continues to hold wide acclaim for his international workshops and seminars. Besides many U.S. venues, including those in New Mexico and Hawaii, Joe teaches in locations that include Dubai, Malaysia, Mexico, Hong Kong, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Amsterdam, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, St. Lucia, Philippines, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The huge applause that greeted Gray Levett’s introduction to him and the thunderous applause when he finished showed him as a gracious master of his craft as well as a gifted speaker.

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Win a Luxury Nikkor lens f/1.4 Limited Edition Display Case Worth £500!

Join the Grays of Westminster e-newsletter mailing list for all the up-to-date information on Nikon products and special offers and you will be entered into a prize draw to win a luxury, limited edition Nikkor lens display case worth £500.

Nikkor lens f/1.4 Limited Edition Display Case

The luxury Nikkor lens f/1.4G limited, numbered edition, display case was designed to hold the AF-S 24mm f/1.4, AF-S 35mm f/ 1.4 and AF-S 85mm f/1.4 Nikkor lenses. The exterior of the wooden case is covered in black leather and rubber. The individual lens compartments have a luxurious lining of soft white quinel (nabuk*). The hinged lid has an inner compartment with a removable cover with sections for lens hoods, cases and instruction manuals. These beautifully custom-made cases enable display and protect your three f/1.4 AF-S Nikkor lenses safely. Size 440mm x 265mm x 200mm. Weight: 5.2 kg minus lenses.

Just click here to join the Grays of Westminster mailing list:

We have a limited number of these available and our first draw will be on 28th February 2017.

Please kindly note that the lenses are not included with the case.

*Nabuk is a top-grain cattle hide leather that has been sanded or buffed on the grain-side, or outside, to give the nap a velvet-like surface.

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Nikon 100 Anniversary Book

For the Nikon Enthusiast:
Nikon – 100 Anniversary by Uli Koch
Now available at Grays of Westminster


In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Nikon Corporation in 2017, author Uli Koch, one of the world’s most prominent Nikon collectors, has completed the mammoth task of writing the book Nikon — 100th Anniversary. This fully comprehensive volume covers the history of Nikon equipment over a period of 100 years.

As well as detailing Nikon cameras, lenses and matching accessories, this book highlights binoculars, microscopes, industrial lenses and other technical instruments spanning the period between 1917 and 2016.

This large, hardcover, fully illustrated book has 416 pages and measures 12″x 8.4″ (30 x 21cm). It features approximately 1,800 images of different Nikon items of equipment all printed in colour.

The text is in English. Author Uli Koch travelled all over the world to meet collectors in order to archive and create this significant history of one of the world’s most-loved camera brands. The book contains a number of exceptionally rare items that, apart from a handful of Nikon collectors, have never been seen before.



A monumental achievement… Cost £100

Weight: 2.3kg, Cost £100.00 plus £8.00 postage & packing within the U.K. Overseas orders please contact us for a quote for shipping.

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