Have a browse and say hello anytime – we’re situated in the charming Leeds Grand Arcade

We've changed our shop opening times to allow us to meet the increased workload coming from the online store, including emails and phone calls. Please be sure to make note of these if you plan to come visit us:
  • Monday: 11 – 4
  • Tuesday: 11 –4
  • Wednesday: 11 – 4
  • Thursday: 12 – 7
  • Friday: 11 – 4
  • Saturday: 11 – 4
  • Sunday: Closed
  • Closed on Bank Holidays

On August 4th 2019, West Yorkshire Cameras left Leeds Corn Exchange, and a couple of weeks later we opened the doors to our current premises.
The Victorian architecture of the Grand Arcade identifies it as one of the oldest and most unique retail spaces in the city, with a stunning glass roof, arched windows, open beams and wooden floors.'

Shop exterior
The Grand Arcade is a Grade II listed shopping arcade located on New Briggate in Leeds, West Yorkshire. It was built over 100 years ago by New Briggate Arcade Company Ltd in 1897, in a Renaissance style with Art Nouveau details.

Shop interior

With older or used equipment, people really love being able to handle an item before they buy it. Not only to check it out and make sure everything fits their expectations but to see how they personally feel about it. Do they get along with it? We always tell newcomers that it's more important that a camera feels right in their hands, rather than what brand it is or the quality of the lenses.

Exclusively Analogue Sign

We have an ever changing array of shelves, cabinets, drawers, cupboards, boxes, and more, full of photographic equipment for your perusal. I never tire of having an unusual request within arms reach!

Payment Wine Sign

Back 8x10

Back Counter Leica

Front counter looking down

GTFO sign

Examples of what we buy and sell:

Leica M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M6 TTL, M7
Leicaflex, SL, SL2, Leica R3, R4, R5 R6 R6-2, R8, R9 
Leica 0, Leica I, Leica II, Leica IIIa, IIIb, IIIc, IIIf, IIIg
Japanese Leica copies, e.g. Leotax, Canon, Honor, Nicca, Tower, Tanack, Red Flag, Shanghai, Nanjing
Sonne, Reid, Kristall, Kardon, Neuca

Nikon F6, F5, F4, F3/T, F3P, F3HP, F3, F2, F2T, F, FE2, FM2, FM3a, FG, FE, EM, F-301, F-801, F80
Nikon rangefinder cameras, lenses and accessories

Canon EOS 35mm SLR cameras
Canon Full Frame EF lenses to fit 35mm EOS cameras

Canon FD 35mm SLR cameras, T50, T60, T70, T80, T90, AE-1, A-1, AE-1 Program, AV-1, Canonflex
Canon FD lenses
Canon FL-F reflex lenses (pre FD)

Voigtlander (Cosina) Bessa and lenses
Voigtlander Prominent
Konica Hexar RF
Detrola 400, Ducati, Duflex, Ektra, Ernemann, Foca, Robot
Gami 16, Tessina, Minox, Compass etc
Rollei 35RF camera, Rollei lenses with Leica mount
Zeiss Ikon ZM, ZF, ZE, ZS, ZA lenses
Zeiss Contarex, Contax, Tenax
Contax AX, RTSII, RTSIII, RXII, S2, S2b, N1, G1, G2, 645, Zeiss lenses to fit
Contax T, T2, T3,
Topcon RE Super, RE-2, Super D/DM, Wrayflex
Alpa, Rectaflex, Bell & Howell Foton, Kodak Ektra, Ilford Witness 

Minolta, Olympus, Rokinon, Samsung, Samyang and Zeiss lenses
Angenieux, Hartblei, Hensoldt, Kobalux, Lomo, Mitakon, Pasoptik
Kilfitt, Kinoptik, Novoflex, MS Perar, Old Delft, Sonnetar, Zunow
Astro-Berlin, Nicola Perscheid, Goerz, Boyer, Som Berthiot
Cooke, Taylor Hobson, Dallmeyer, Dallmeyer Super-Six / Septac
Wollensak, Ross, Cooke, 7Artisans
Hugo Meyer Kino Plasmat/Makro Plasmat/Primoplan etc.
Enna Lithagon, Cooke Amotal, Ross Xtralux LTM mount
PL-mount lenses, including conversions
C-mount lenses
Amadeo, Metabones, Kipon, Orion lens adaptors


Medium format:
Mamiya 6, 7, 645AFD,  Mamiya and Phase One lenses
Fuji 6X7, 6X8, 6X9, GX645AF
Bronica RF645/GS1/SQAi
Contax 645
Plaubel Makina 67, 670, W67, 69W Proshift
Hasselblad H-series, V-series, Arc
Rolleiflex 2.8F, 2.8FX, 2.8GX, 3.5F, 4.0FW, Wide angle, Tele
Rollei SL66, SL66E, SL66SE
Pentax 67, 67II

Large format 4X5, 5X7, 8X10:
Arca Swiss, Chamonix, Deardorff, Ebony, Horseman, K B Canham, Linhof, Plaubel, Shen Hao, Silvestri, Sinar P-series, Sinar Hy6, Sinar Handy, Tachihara, Toho, Toyo, Walker
 
Large format lenses:
Nikon, Fuji, Schneider, Cooke, Zeiss, Rodenstock
LF-Topcor, Voigtlander, Goerz, Wollensak etc.

Panoramic:
Horseman 6X12, 6X17, Fuji 6X617, G617, TX-1, TX-2
Fotoman, Widepan, Gilde, Ebony, Linhof Technorama
Hasselblad Xpan, Shen Hao