“Grays of Westminster, founded by Gray Levett in 1989, this London shop has probably done more to promote Nikon culture than any other organization. Indeed, if truth be told, it was a visit to Grays that originally inspired the author to write this book. The admiration of the product was always there, but depth of brand appreciation grew within a minute of opening the door.”
Nikon A Celebration by Brian Long (Revised and Updated) 2011. Published by Crowood Press Ltd
Nikon – A Celebration
Extensively revised and updated for 2011, this book is much more than just a history of the high-quality cameras and lenses that have made the Nikon brand a household name – it is also a chronicle of the birth of this most famous of Japanese photography equipment manufacturers and the way in which it has evolved down the years to keep abreast of advances in technology and ahead of the competition.
Heavily illustrated throughout the main chapters with rare archive material from around the world, and augmented by a feast of original shots and pictures of the cameras in use, the text is backed up by extensive appendices containing everything the avid Nikon collector needs to know.
About Brian Long
Born in Coventry, the heart of Britain’s motor industry, Brian comes from a family with a proud heritage in the automotive and aviation fields. He trained as a mechanical engineer, and worked for a time at his father’s garage.
Brian became heavily involved in the classic car scene at 19, and says he turned to writing by accident.
He now writes full-time and, since 1990, when his first book was released, he has had almost 60 titles published. He now lives in Japan with his wife and two children.