We buy old cameras.

And we've been doing it every single day for over a decade. We love it.

Even people from Lancashire agree... we're alright at this camera lark.

Ee bah gum!
I don't want to fill in the form. Can I just arrive without an appointment?

Please don't arrive unannounced!

Contact us first so that we can be sure that we're interested in your kit, and that we agree on an initial price. We work on an appointment basis so that we can manage our time as well as yours.

If you don't contact us or make an appointment before coming in, we may not be able to accommodate you.

Why sell to us?

We do this a lot. Over the years we've bought and sold tens-of-thousands of classic photographic items. From the everyday, to incredibly rare and sought after.

We take pride in having the knowledge and the experience to make sure you're getting the best deal on your equipment. Sometimes a minor detail can have a major effect on price.

You're not limited to emailing either - if you prefer, then come along and see us, or call us up and speak to one of our small team.

This is because we're one of the very few analogue specialist brick-and-mortar shops in the UK. Our shop is in the Victorian Grand Arcade, in Leeds city centre. We're not an anonymous, faceless online-only website.

I'm not sure what I have. Can you help me?

If you're not familiar with photographic equipment, figuring out what you're looking at isn't always straightforward.

There's no need to spend hours filling in the form with every little bit of information to send to us. As highly trained nerds, we can usually identify different cameras and lenses by sight.

Give us a call and we can talk you through it. Alternatively, send us an email directly with a photo or two of what you have and we'll do the hard work.

I have some photos of my equipment to send you. How can I do that?

Easy! Fill in the form as usual and let us know that you've got some images to send over. We'll send you a link to a Dropbox folder that you can upload them to.

How do I know what condition my items are in?

Don't worry about it too much. We'll put everything through it's paces later anyway. In our final assessment we will give each item a grade based on various aspects of its condition - cosmetic, mechanical, optical and electronic.

If you're not sure, choose an option based on the cosmetic condition.

How do you grade items?

The values of equipment can go up or down from their initial estimates based on the condition.

When we assess the equipment, we give each item a grade based on various aspects of its condition - cosmetic, mechanical, optical and electronic.

Find out more about how we define these grades on our How we grade page.

What do you do with my information?

Nowt! We’ll only use your email address or phone number to contact you about your enquiry. We will never use your details for anything else. We won’t send you spam in the distant future or give your details to any third parties.

Will the wealth affect me? Will I be the same person afterwards?

I really hope so. Never change.

How does it work?

1. Fill in t' form


1. Fill in t' form

Tell us what you want to sell. If you're not sure exactly what equipment you're looking at or what details to send - let us know and we can help. Once we've got all the information required, we'll reply as soon as we can with an estimate.

2. You send over the gear


2. You send over the gear

If you're happy with our estimate, you can make an appointment to visit us, or send the equipment in the post. We can advise you on how to do this.

For really large collections, we can even arrange to come to you.

We'll then check, test and itemise everything to individually grade all items and give you a final price.

3. We send over the brass


3. We send over the brass

Once a final price is agreed, we'll pay you. It's then time for you go out and buy a new Lamborghini.

We're cashless, and only make payments by Bank Transfer. We can't make payments by cash, cheque or - as once requested - M&S vouchers.




It's your kit - so if you don't want to accept our final price, or we can't go forward with a purchase, we are more than happy to return any or all of your equipment at no cost to you.

You can also choose to donate any unwanted or unsaleable items to charity.

  • 2024

    This year all proceeds from donated equipment will help to support the MAP (Music and Arts Production) charity in Leeds - an alternative education provider working with young people who are unable to access the mainstream school system.

  • 2023

    For 2023, our customers helped to raise £1,958.02 for the benefit of The National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, to aid with their ongoing refurbishment.

  • 2022

    In 2022 our customers helped raise £4,478.03 towards refurbishment of Hyde Park Picture House. A historic cinema, Hyde Park Picture House is a registered charity, and part of Leeds Heritage Theatres.

  • 2021

    In 2021 our customers helped to raise £3,309.67 for Simon On The Streets, a Leeds-based charity which supports the homeless and vulnerable.

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Examples of equipment we buy and sell:

Leica M

M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M6 TTL, M7


SL, SL2, R3, R4, R5 R6 R6-2, R8, R9

Leica Screw

Leica I, Leica II, Leica IIIa, IIIb, IIIc, IIIf, IIIg

Leica Copies

Leotax. Canon. Honor. Nicca. Tower. Tanack. Red Flag. Shanghai. Sonne. Reid. Kristall. Kardon. Neuca. Ducati.

Nikon SLR

F6, F5, F4, F3/T, F3P, F3HP, F3, F2, F2T, F, FE2,FM2, FM3a, FG, FE, EM, F-301, F-801, F80

Nikon Rangefinder

Nikon M, Nikon S, S2, S3, S4, SP


Canon EOS System: 35mm Film Cameras and Full-Frame Lenses. Canon FD System: Canon AE-1, A-1, AE-1 Program, AV-1, Canonflex.

Other Brands

Pentax, Olympus, Minolta, Voigtlander, Contax, Minox, Konica, Topcon, Cosina, Lomo, Ilford, Robot, Foca, Fuji, Exakta.

Medium Format SLR

Mamiya 645. Bronica ETRS, GS1, SQAi. Contax 645. Hasselblad 500CM, 503CW, SWCM, H1, H2, Flexbody. Rolleiflex SL66. Pentax 6x7, 67, 67II.

Medium Format Twin Lens

Rolleiflex Automat, 2.8F, 3.5F, Tele-Rollei. Yashica-Mat. Mamiya C330. Minolta Autocord.

Medium Format Rangefinder

Mamiya 6 and 7, Super 23. Fuji GW670, GW680, GW690, GS645, GA645. Bronica RF645. Plaubel 67.


Fuji GX617, G617, TX-1, TX-2. Fotoman. Widepan. Linhof Technorama. Hasselblad Xpan. Panon Widelux.

Large Format

Arca Swiss. Chamonix. Deardorff. Ebony. Horseman. Linhof. Plaubel. Shen Hao. Silvestri. Sinar. Tachihara. Toyo. Walker. Wista.

Vintage Lenses

Kern, Kilfitt, Kinoptik, Cooke, Goerz, Som Berthiot, Taylor Hobson, Dallmeyer, Wollensak, Ross, Cooke, 7Artisans, Hugo Meyer, Enna, Arriflex, Bolex, Orion.

...and much more besides.

The more interesting, unusual and eclectic - the better!