Upgrade your camera, lens or binoculars and receive a competitive offer and a hassle free service.

We do sometimes buy for cash, so please fill in the form below and just ignore the box asking which equipment you are interested in.  Please note cash buys are paid via bacs transfer which can take a week.

1. Fill-in the form below.

2. We will send you a guide valuation.

3. If you're happy with the guide valuation, send us your equipment or bring it in to one of our shops. If the equipment is not as described we will contact you to explain and offer a revised valuation.

Q.  Can I bring my equipment into the shop for valuation?

We are not always able to value equipment while you wait.   Please be prepared to leave your gear with us for up to 48 hrs.  If you have multiple items to trade-in / sell we recommend you fill-in the form below.

We have been trading since 1974 and between us we have a wide range of experience in all types of photographic equipment, old and new. We will always make you a fair offer in line with other retailers and market conditions.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Q. What equipment do we accept?

We will make you an offer for any working digital camera or lens as well as interesting film cameras going back to the 60s as well as any useful accessories.

The most likely items are:

DSLRs - We regularly buy digital DSLRs and lenses. 

Mirrorless - We can happily trade-in your mirrorless cameras and lenses.

Film Cameras - There is an increasing interest in classic film cameras in good working condition.  

Optics - Quality binoculars and spotting scopes 

Photographic accessories - We can offer a few pounds for bags, tripods, flashguns and other lighting accessories in good condition. 


Q. What happens if I do not have all the accessories?

A. We need all the accessories to give the best valuation. However, we can probably find a battery charger, lead or lens cap if you have lost yours.

Just fill in the form as accurately as possible.


Q. What happens if the equipment you receive is not as expected?

AIf our valuation is lower than expected and you have filled out the form correctly, we will return it for FREE.

If you have seriously over-stated the condition, for example you have sent us a camera that will not work, we will contact you to discuss a revised offer.


Q.  Do you buy equipment without part exchanging?

A. We will always make you an offer provided you have proof of title to the item.

The offer will not be as good as if you are trading in and will depend very much on current market conditions.


Pre-owned equipment grading

Like new (5 Stars)
An item in pristine condition and in perfect working order. Indistinguishable from new apart from it may be repackaged with additional accessories.

Excellent (4 Stars)
An item showing very limited use and in great working condition. There may be a very small amount of cosmetic blemishing. Item may have minor packaging damage.

Very Good (3 Stars)
A well cared for item that has seen limited use and remains in good working condition. The item may show some limited signs of wear with small scratches or cosmetic blemishes. Item may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged and could be missing some accessories. Missing accessories are clearly defined for each item.

Good (2 Stars)
The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and functions properly. Item may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged. It may be marked, have identifying markings on it, or have minor cosmetic damage. It may also be missing some parts or accessories, which are clearly defined for each item. 

Poor (1 Star)

The item is fairly worn but continues to function properly. Item may arrive with damaged packaging or be repackaged. Signs of wear can include aesthetic issues such as scratches, dents and worn corners. Item may have identifying markings on it or show other signs of previous use. Item may be missing some parts or accessories or USB cable. Missing accessories are clearly defined for each item.

*Please note all valuations are dependent on stock holding and multiple duplications may mean a lower valuation.

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