Film & Vintage Camera Specialists

Film & Vintage Camera Specialists.

Yep, that’s right – all we sell is analogue equipment. It might seem strange if you’re not a photography enthusiast and love the convenience of digital cameras, but a large proportion of photographers still use film.

Why shoot film, you ask? Plenty of people will provide a gibberish answer to the question - but these days I genuinely think that a lot of people are fed up of looking at a screen constantly. Go to work, stare at the computer. Get on the bus, stare at your phone. Get home, stare at the TV. Instead, go take some photos, look at the world around you, and don't have yet another screen in the way. Make something tactile and real. Yes it's more expensive, yes it's less convenient, but somehow, it is still going strong. Okay, it's easy to admit that there's no logical need for analogue photography, but the feeling of making something you can hold in your hand is very appealing.

Don't get us wrong, digital has it's place in the modern world so if you don't shoot film, we might still stock something for you. Lots of our lenses and accessories can be used natively on modern cameras, or easily adapted.

 

The Head Camera Nerd: Howard

Owner, business manager, camera connoisseur.

I’m Howard – and business has traditionally run in my family. From market stalls in Dewsbury to shops in Leeds, there’s almost sixty years of experience trading in Yorkshire to live up to, and now it’s my turn to carry the baton. My passion has always been in photography & cameras. The growl of a Harley does it for some people, jumping out of a plane does it for others – don’t ask me why, but the click of a camera does it for me!

My personal camera setup is always changing but at the moment I’ve settled on a Hasselblad, Nikon F, and Leica M3, amongst others… as well as some more esoteric things like a modified Ruby Reflex which now shoots 6×9 Polaroid. I suspect I was born in the wrong generation sometimes. I studied Business Management at Huddersfield University, and for four years co-owned the shop with the previous business partner who some of you may know, Tom. But as I am now the sole proprietor of the business, if you need me, I will always be available to help you out with any enquiries.

You can check out my work at my website; Howard-Parker.com, Instagram, or Facebook

We are based in Leeds Corn Exchange.

Visit our shop and take a look around! We’re open most days, including Sundays and late on Thursdays in case you can’t come visit during working hours – so there’s no excuse not to come and say hello! For more information on the whereabouts of our shop see the great map on our contact us page

OPENING TIMES

Monday: 10 – 5:30

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 10 – 5:30

Thursday: 12 – 7

Friday: 10 – 5:30

Saturday: 10 – 5:30

Sunday: 11 – 4