Upgrade your camera, lens or binoculars and receive a competitive offer and a hassle-free service. We also buy equipment outright without a further purchase. Payment is by BACS and takes around 7-10 days.


1. Fill-in the form below.

2. We will send you a guide valuation - We base these prices on years of experience of buying equipment - If the items are described correctly on the form below, our valuation will almost certainly be accurate!

(Please take note of the Star rating, for example an item without its original box can only be a maximum of 4*)

3. If you're happy with our guide valuation, you can simply bring it in to one of our shops, let us know you have received a valuation and we can confirm the condition and finalise the necessary paperwork. If the equipment is not as described we will of course offer a revised valuation.  If there are multiple items please allow time for us to check them all (we have some good coffee shops close by!)


If you are not local to us, for most UK postcodes we can arrange a DPD collection on a day convenient to you (Mon-Fri 9-5pm).  If the valuation is under £200 there will be a charge for this service. 

If an item is supplied in a condition that is clearly not as described and we cannot accept it for trade-in, we will return it to you for our standard courier fee of £8.00* (*£25.00 if Highlands and Islands or areas not classed as UK mainland). If such an item is only part of the trade-in, we will include its return with your purchase for no additional charge.

If you are trading in your equipment for an item that offers a 'Trade in Boost', that amount will be added to the agreed quotation at the time of purchase. 


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

Yes. We will always try to give you a valuation while you wait, in rare circumstances we may ask that you leave the equipment with us - If this happens we will of course provide a receipt. If you have a lot of equipment it is worth getting in touch first just to make sure there is someone available to help.

As a rule it is generally easier all round (not least on your back) to 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 almost any working digital camera or lens as well as interesting film cameras going back to the 60s. If the items you have are not something. we would purchase, we will try and advise the best place for you to try.

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 steady interest in classic film cameras in good condition. While values are perhaps not what they were, often we are able to make offers on these.

Optics - Quality binoculars and spotting scopes 

Photographic accessories - Often these are not worth significant amounts, but where possible we will 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 we 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 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. Will you buy my equipment for cash?

A. We are happy to make you an offer provided you have proof of title to the item.

The offer will often not be as high as if you are trading in, and will depend on current market conditions. Our payment will be made by BACS.


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 valid for 7 days from receipt and are dependent on stock holding.  Multiple duplications may result in a lower valuation.


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