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.

Don't get us wrong, digital has its 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.

Since 2012, we've been pouring over all the analogue equipment we can get our hands on - testing, cleaning, fixing, shooting, and finding new homes for it all. 

Back Room Buff: Mike

General manager, Pretend graphic illustrator, Hat wearer.

A Leodensian through-and-through, if you need any advice on your next purchase, Mike will tell you straight. He has the job of going through all our incoming stock and making sure it's all ship-shape. Essentially, he fiddles with old camera gear, all day every day - he sure does lead a tough life. He possesses a wealth of knowledge about Praktica cameras in particular. 

His personal equipment includes a very fancy Leica M2, a humble Minolta XE-1, and an Olympus XA. 

When he's not surrounded by boxes of stuff, Mike can be found enjoying a coffee, taking photos of dogs and making questionable choices about pizza toppings.

 

Fastest Wrapper in the West (Yorkshire): Adam

Parcel dispatcher. Large format senpai, Patterned shirt enthusiast.

Need a lens by yesterday? Adam can sort it out. His arms become a blur of tape and bubble wrap when he's at work, a symphony of labels printing and scissors cutting. With a keen eye for spotting anything amiss, you can rest assured that your precious equipment is in safe hands when Adam is on the job.

His personal camera collection includes his "Pocket Camera" - a huge 5x7 Soho Kershaw box reflex, an MPP Micro-Press and a modified 8x10 camera with a myriad of weird and wonderful brass and exotic lenses. It's fair to say that any questions about large format will be directed his way! 

When he's not busy making our delivery driver carry dozens of boxes, Adam can most likely be found petting cats and drinking Baileys (probably in a darkroom). You can find a selection of his work on Instagram, or on his Website.

Domesticated Scouser: Steve

Sales Assistant, Energy drink advocate, Resident scapegoat.

Despite having a Liverpudlian accent and nobody being able to understand a word he says, Steve is pretty good at all things camera. Whether it's checking, testing, fixing, cleaning or occasionally using some of the interesting stuff we get through the door, Steve has a keen eye for making sure everything is working smoothly and properly. He's also a veteran at working in retail, and will happily sort out any questions, qualms or queries you might have. 

We also have to constantly veto Steve from personally buying half the stock that comes in, despite him claiming that he's definitely got the perfect setup and has absolutely no need for any more camera gear. Apart from that. And that. And that...

Find Steve's Instagram at @Steve.Boylin.


Number 36 Warrior: Dan

Sales Assistant, Vinyl smuggler, Knows Shrek word-for-word.

Dan will probably judge you on whether you say 'Harrogate' or 'Arigat', but that's where his bias ends. He loves cameras of all shapes and sizes, formats and types - in fact, we reckon Dan takes the same approach to using cameras as A-List celebrities do to wearing outfits - he can never be seen in public with the same one twice.

The favourites in Dan's collection are the Pentax 6x7, Nikon F3, and Pentax Spotmatic SPII. 

When he's not dusting off his cameras shelves, Dan enjoys finding new patches of rust on his MG F, sneaking newly acquired vinyl records past his other half, and consuming fancy beer.

Human Thesaurus: Finlay

Sales Assistant, 80's music aficionado, Daydreams about beans.

He's only part-time, but Finlay is the most enthusiastic member of staff by a wide margin - if you want quick service, make sure to come in on a day that he's working!

Finlay hails from the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District, but has sensibly migrated to Leeds to study Law. Naturally therefore, Finlay is a font of incredibly long and complicated words that baffle us mere mortals. His real passion though is Yashica and Contax cameras. It has become routine to hide new Yashica branded cameras and lenses from Finlay so that we don't have to clean the drool off afterwards. 

As you may imagine, the favourite cameras in his collection at the moment are the Contax RTS and Yashica FX-3 Super 2000. 

Head Nerd: Howard

Director, Idiot, Camera connoisseur.

Photography and cameras have been a fixture of Howard's life since age 16, and the passion has snowballed into a full time obsession. Business has traditionally run in Howard's family - from market stalls in Dewsbury to shops in Leeds - there’s almost seventy years of experience of trading to live up to. He's carrying the baton whilst helping to keep analogue photography alive.

Howard's personal camera setup has settled on a Hasselblad, Nikon F, and a Leica M3, amongst other more basic equipment such as a clunky Zenit, and a box brownie.

When he's not dodging customers, Howard can be found trying to fix this week's broken part on his old Mercedes, attempting to pet cats, or listening to 70's rock.

You can check out Howard's terrible photos at Howard-Parker.com or Instagram.

Heckin' Chonker: Phoebe

Camera durability tester, works from home, cat.

When she's not yelling for food, Phoebe can be found curled up somewhere working really hard to dream up ever more creative ways to knock photographic equipment off a horizontal surface for drop testing.

She will not rest until every camera in the vicinity has been tested to destruction by clawing, swiping and hissing her way through a series of rigorous scientific tests.