Restored Vintage Nikon Sign Now on Display at Grays of Westminster

Over the years Nikon have produced numerous display signs to advertise their camera equipment. Perhaps one of the most unique Nikon signs is the one shown in this image of me working at KJP (Keith Johnson Photographic), in London, in the late 1970s. The company is now owned by Calumet.

The sign was lit via fibre optics and a motorised colour wheel inside the unit caused the sign to change colour. Some years ago I was given one of these units, but it was in very poor condition. The colour wheel had faded and the old style lamp inside got terribly hot. The motor was noisy and the front was badly scratched. Additionally the metal housing was rusted in places. I sent it to a repair company but after a year, they returned it stating they could not repair it.

A few months ago I sent it to Stephen Willis of Bespoke Installations, who stripped it apart, replaced much of the original wiring, replaced the motor with a modern and much quieter version, fitted a LED lamp and created a new colour wheel. The unit was then sent to Mark Gibson, who incidentally made this film, who removed the scratches from the display panel, the rust from the metal chrome housing, and this splendid vintage sign is now proudly displayed in perfect working order at Grays of Westminster in 2017 in Nikon’s 100th anniversary.

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Used Nikon: 10% off Second-Hand Cameras at Grays of Westminster


Until the end of January we are offering 10% off second-hand camera bodies with a maximum discount of £100. Exclusions apply – please see our website for full details and a complete list of our second hand stocks: http://bit.ly/1HKXhx8

Other offers ending on 31st January




NIKON 100th Anniversary Diary for New & Renewing Subscribers to the Nikon Owner Magazine


We have a limited supply of very special Nikon 2017 diaries with the 100th Anniversary Nikon logo imprinted on the front leatherette cover. To claim your gift you can subscribe, renew or upgrade your subscription by contacting a member of sales staff at Grays of Westminster on: 0207 828 4925


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Order before 1pm tomorrow for Nikon Cashback at Grays of Westminster

Place your order before 1pm Saturday 14th January to receive up to £510 cashback on new Nikon

Nikon Special Offer

Nikon Special Offer

Nikon Special Offer


Winter Photographic Inspiration

Although many associate January with long nights, short days and it can feel much like the greyest month of winter, there are still plenty of opportunities to take the camera out and capture images.

Whether it’s frost in the early morning (or snow!), capturing the dew on winter foliage after rainfall, or night photography which at this time of year can be done even at 5pm, there is always a chance to take photographs. We have some images from around the Nikon world which we hope will help to inspire you.


This black & white landscape was taken in Lyme Regis by Simon Newman on the Nikon D7200 + 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR handheld!


This clear-cut night shot of the Hoegh Trapper was taken by John Robinson on his new D5 coupled with the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR with a 1.6 second exposure. Lovely work!


This dewy leaf was taken with the D750 & 35mm f/1.8G AF-S, spotted during a winter walk in London.

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Last chance to claim up to £510 Nikon cashback at Grays of Westminster

Final Days of Nikon Cashback!

Purchase any of these DSLR Bodies


plus select Nikkor lenses, and receive a bonus cashback on top of your regular cashback amount.


End date: 15/01/17                                                                         Claim by: 13/02/17

To claim or for further details please visit:


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