Frequently Asked Questions

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Buying From Us

Yes - if you can see an item advertised on our website, it’s available for purchase. Everything visible on the website is in stock and for sale.Our inventory is live, so if you can see it, we have it. If you can’t see it, it’s gone

Similar to the above question, everything we have available is listed on our website. If you can see it, we’ve got it, if it’s not there, we don’t have one! 

No - we used to operate a list of customers looking for specific items but it quickly became confusing or outdated. If we find an effective and efficient way to reintroduce this, we will. Our best advice at the moment is to keep an eye on our website for anything you’re looking for. 

Please assume it is not. We use our own stock photos from examples of items that have come to us previously. We ensure that the photo represents the condition of the one we have to hand. Check the condition rating of the item for an assessment. There may be minor differences between the item shown and the one we have in stock. We’re more than happy to provide serial numbers or other specifics on request.  

This is our condition rating. You can find an explanation of all the condition ratings on the product page below the description and price.  

The changes in our inventory happen automatically and almost immediately. Most of the time, an item will disappear from our website once purchased. If an item remains on our website after it has been purchased, more than likely it means that we had more than one in stock.  

We are happy to reserve items for 7 days free of charge. After this period and regardless of whether you have been in contact with us or not, it will return to general sale.  

No. We do not take deposits on items, or have any instalment terms. 

No, we prefer to sell all items as they are listed and will not split lenses / accessories / prisms / magazines etc. from items.   

What we do

Yes! We're an exclusively analogue camera shop - we don't buy or sell digital equipment at all.  Some more modern 35mm cameras, such as Canon EOS series do take modern, full frame lenses -  the line we draw is that if it won't work on a 35mm camera then we won't stock it, and in general the older and more unusual, the better! 

Yes! All our equipment is used / second-hand. We do not stock any brand new equipment whatsoever. Head over to our Sell To Us page and fill in the form for a quote if you wish to part-exchange or sell anything to us.

Absolutely yes, we're always interested in purchasing equipment. Head over to our Sell To Us page for a quote.

All our stock is procured from customers approaching us, then checked and inspected before buying. We never source anything from eBay or auctions. 

We sell individual films in the shop, but we tend not to sell it through our website. We're not set up for high parcel volume and lower shipping cost items and our film prices would also be less competitive as we don't buy in the same quantities as dedicated film retailers. If you can, you're welcome to come into the shop and pick a couple of rolls up, but for those further afield or looking to purchase large quantities we thoroughly recommend Analogue Wonderland for all your film needs!  

Sadly we do not offer in-store developing or scanning services, but for all your processing needs in Leeds city centre, we can happily recommend Dragon PhotoCC Imaging, or Take It Easy Lab.

No we don't offer any in-house repairs, but check out Pierro at PPP Repairs for all your servicing needs. Alternatively try ApertureUK in London, or Dale Photographic in Leeds. 

Yes, we can do that and advise on you on it's condition / repair / return scenarios. We are happy for you to forward our opinion on an item to the previous owner or seller if you have a dispute with it.  

We are happy to cosmetically clean any camera / lens that comes into our shop for you free of charge, to make sure it's as bright and shiny as it can be!

We do not offer sensor cleaning, and we do not offer cleaning of internal / optical / mechanical aspects of equipment.  

That's a strict no unfortunately!

We are now an entirely cashless business. We do not accept or give cash. Methods of in-store payment are debit / credit card (Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express), contactless, or part-exchange. Methods of payment through the website are Debit/credit card, Apple pay, Google Pay, Shop pay, and several Cryptocurrencies via Coinbase. We can also arrange Bank Transfer if required. 

Where we are

Our shop is in Leeds - more specifically we are situated in the Grand Arcade, which is just off New Briggate, adjecent to the Grand Theatre. The other end of the arcade comes out at Vicar Lane, opposite the Templar Hotel. We have a map and opening times on our Visit page

We're in the centre of Leeds, so visiting is quite easy. We are near several bus stops, or a 10-15 minute walk from the train station. 

If you are parking nearby, we recommend Trafalgar Street car park (LS2 7BF) which is cheaper for staying in town all day - or for a short visit to us, park at Templar Street (LS2 7LP) car park.

There's also a loading bay at the bottom end of the arcade on Vicar Lane if you need to unload anything to bring to us. 

Selling to Us

We are exclusively analogue, so we're interested in any good quality analogue photographic equipment, including 35mm, medium format, large format - whether it be modern or old fashioned, we'll consider it! 

Head on over to our Sell to Us page, and fill in the form! 

We do not buy or sell digital equipment.  

We'll give you a rough estimate for your items without seeing them, based on your description of the condition and what you have.  

If you're able to call in - then we can make an appointment for you to call in. If you're further away then you can send the equipment to us, or if you have a particularly large collection then we can arrange to visit at your location.  

There is no obligation to sell whatsoever. Once we have assessed all the equipment, we'll make you a final offer. If you don't want to accept our final offer or if there are items we have rejected, you can have equipment returned at no cost to you. 

Payment is always made by bank transfer. We do not use cheque, PayPal or any other method of payment. Bank transfers within the UK are almost immediate and do not incur any fees. For this, we will need your account number, sort code and name on the account.  

Yes, of course we can take items in part-exchange against something we have in stock. 

No, we simply buy and sell. Head over to our Sell To Us page and fill in the form for a quote. 

Shipping Queries

Yes! We send items to many countries. Once you add an item to your cart, you can calculate shipping costs by entering your country and zip/postcode underneath your total. 

Please note that you are liable for any import duties, taxes, customs fees, or other costs involved with international shipping.

That all depends on where you are, and what you're buying. 

Shipping to the UK is usually either £7 or £10 depending on the size and value of the item. This is worked out upon checkout, or you can check by entering your location in the shipping calculator at the Cart page.  

We use DPD, which offer a next-day service across mainland UK or two-day service for Ireland and more remote areas. 

We are a small team running a busy shop, and as such we can't always post items out immediately - but we endeavour to dispatch stock within 48 hours of receiving cleared payment (not including weekends or bank holidays). 

If you need an item for the next day, or have any particular delivery requirements, we are happy to try and accommodate this if you discuss it with us prior to ordering. 

Once the item has been dispatched, we cannot be held responsible for any service delays from the courier that is used. We always post items with delivery confirmation and full insurance up the order value.

We'll do our best!Please tell us before purchase if you urgently require an item delivered.We can offer Saturday, Sunday and before 9am services at an additional cost. 

If you provide us with a mobile phone number or email address when ordering an item, you will receive a shipment notification automatically from DPD when it's on the way. You can enter special instructions or reschedule delivery if you are not available to receive the parcel at a particular time or day.

We do not ship to the following locations:

  • Afghanistan,
  • Algeria,
  • Angola,
  • Antigua & Barbuda,
  • Aruba,
  • Ascension Island,
  • Bahamas,
  • Bahrain,
  • Bangladesh,
  • Barbados,
  • Belize,
  • Benin,
  • Bhutan,
  • Bolivia,
  • Botswana,
  • British Indian Ocean Territory,
  • Brunei,
  • Burkina Faso,
  • Burundi,
  • Cambodia,
  • Cameroon,
  • Cape Verde,
  • Caribbean Netherlands,
  • Central African Republic,
  • Chad,
  • Christmas Island,
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands,
  • Comoros,
  • Congo - Brazzaville,
  • Congo - Kinshasa,
  • Cook Islands,
  • Côte d’Ivoire,
  • Curaçao,
  • Djibouti,
  • Dominica,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • Egypt,
  • Equatorial Guinea,
  • Eritrea,
  • Eswatini,
  • Ethiopia,
  • Fiji,
  • French Guiana,
  • French Polynesia,
  • French Southern Territories,
  • Gabon,
  • Gambia,
  • Ghana,
  • Grenada,
  • Guinea-Bissau,
  • Guinea,
  • Guyana,
  • Haiti,
  • Honduras,
  • India,
  • Indonesia,
  • Iraq,
  • Jamaica,
  • Jordan,
  • Kazakhstan,
  • Kenya,
  • Kiribati,
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan,
  • Laos,
  • Lebanon,
  • Lesotho,
  • Liberia,
  • Libya,
  • Macao SAR,
  • Madagascar,
  • Malawi,
  • Malaysia,
  • Maldives,
  • Mali,
  • Martinique,
  • Mauritania,
  • Mauritius,
  • Mongolia,
  • Montserrat,
  • Morocco,
  • Mozambique,
  • Myanmar (Burma),
  • Namibia,
  • Nauru,
  • Nepal,
  • New Caledonia,
  • New Zealand (Chatham Islands),
  • Nicaragua,
  • Niger,
  • Nigeria,
  • Niue,
  • Norfolk Island,
  • Oman,
  • Pakistan,
  • Palestinian Territories,
  • Papua New Guinea,
  • Paraguay,
  • Pitcairn Islands,
  • Qatar,
  • Rwanda,
  • Samoa,
  • São Tomé & Príncipe,
  • Senegal,
  • Seychelles,
  • Sierra Leone,
  • Sint Maarten,
  • Solomon Islands,
  • Somalia,
  • South Georgia & South Sandwich Islands,
  • South Sudan,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • St. Barthélemy,
  • St. Helena,
  • St. Kitts & Nevis,
  • St. Lucia,
  • St. Martin, St. Pierre & Miquelon,
  • St. Vincent & Grenadines,
  • Sudan,
  • Suriname,
  • Tajikistan,
  • Tanzania,
  • Timor-Leste,
  • Togo,
  • Tokelau,
  • Tonga,
  • Trinidad & Tobago,
  • Tristan da Cunha,
  • Tunisia,
  • Turkmenistan,
  • Turks & Caicos Islands,
  • Tuvalu,
  • U.S. Outlying Islands,
  • Uganda,
  • Uzbekistan,
  • Vanuatu,
  • Vietnam,
  • Wallis & Futuna,
  • Western Sahara,
  • Yemen,
  • Zambia,
  • Zimbabwe

Guarantee and Returns

Yes - unless explicitly stated, all items come with 3 months guarantee. See our Terms and Conditions page for more details. 

We outline this on our Returns page

Still need help?

If you promise you've actually read the above FAQ and still can't find the answer, just give us a call or drop us an email. One of the finest camera nerds will assist you as soon as possible. We can answer most of your questions, but try to keep them photography-related. We might not know the airspeed velocity of an unladen Swallow, for example.