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★★★★★

“Equipment sale to FFordes”

Written on: 08/02/2016 by BrookeI (1 review written)

Recently decided to sell some old camera equipment, after getting a few quotes from various dealers I decided to do the deal with FFordes. They offered a competitive quote and offered to arrange collection. The courier arrived on the agreed day and I received a message confirming the parcel had arrived at FFordes. The goods were quickly inspected and a full review provided. Some equipment needed cleaning and again a good price was quoted to undertake the work. Within 2 weeks the sale had been… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely dreadful”

Written on: 04/02/2016 by darrencurley (2 reviews written)

Having been a loyal customer of ffordes for the last fifteen years , and having spent probably in the region of 7 or 8 thousand pounds with them in that period , I rather expected to have been treated with something other than total contempt , which is the only word I can summon to describe the last experience of what should have been a relatively simple part exchange of one Hasselblad lens against another Hasselblad distagon lens . To suggest that the manner of the staff was unsettling really… Read Full Review

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“Above and beyond”

Written on: 27/01/2016 by philmcm (1 review written)

Having often compared prices at Ffordes but never before taken the plunge, I happened across what appeared to be a bargain used camera in the sale - and I was very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience! It was priced reasonably and the Ffordes staff dealt swiftly and efficiently with a few questions I had about the item. The camera was despatched very quickly and was very well packed, and I found it to be described accurately; in fact the goods received were above and beyond anything I… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic professional service ”

Written on: 14/01/2016 by robchallis (1 review written)

I approached a number of major Leica dealers about part exchanging a number of Leica lenses to upgrade my 135mm and 90mm Having recently acquired a superb Noktilux recently from Ffordes and experienced a high level of very professional service with this transaction I was very pleased when they were the first to respond to my upgrade They also offered the best price, offered a next day courier collection service at their expense and made their offer within 48 hours which was way ahead of… Read Full Review

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“Used Nikon”

Written on: 02/01/2016 by Nolang171 (1 review written)

I bought a used Nikon F4s this week and after the order was received I was kept fully informed about timings, delivery and costs. The parcel arrived at the time expected and the great thing about Ffordes is they use Royal Mail- there is no worry that a card through the door will involve a drive to some mystical courier depot miles away- because there is always the opportunity to collect from the local sorting office. The camera exceeded expectations and was in really good condition and at a… Read Full Review

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“Very honest and reliable”

Written on: 14/12/2015 by AlanWalmsley (1 review written)

Had some camera equipment to move on as surplus. Got a very frank and robust appraisal on the value and saleability. Good part exchange value. Would recommend highly… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“First rate service”

Written on: 11/12/2015 by KHauser (1 review written)

I have bought both new and used equipment from Ffordes for some time and have always found their service and products to be excellent. Most recently, I had a problem with a purchase and the team were fantastically responsive and helpful and resolved everything promptly to my complete satisfaction. It's only when there are problems that you really find out about a business and Ffordes remain absolutely excellent in my view. … Read Full Review

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“Happy Repeat Customer 100% Recommended”

Written on: 11/12/2015 by StillShootingFilm (1 review written)

Having bought a few used cameras and lenses as well as many accessories from Ffordes over the years I can confidently recommend them. The grading is always accurate, even conservative, generally things arrive even better than expected, I have never been disappointed with condition. This takes away the gamble of auction sites which I find an important aspect. Obviously it's a real bricks and mortar shop as well as the website, which again inspires confidence. There's a real person on the end… Read Full Review

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“Buying used from Ffordes Photographic”

Written on: 07/12/2015

I've just bought a mid-1950s Konica III, advertised on Ffordes' website as Ex++. While the leather case reflects its age, the camera itself is actually almost mint in condition and everything functions quietly and smoothly. The lens is completely unmarked and looks as clear as the day it was made nearly 60 years ago. Once again, I have found Ffordes' grading system to be absolutely spot on: Ex++ (slight signs of use) means 'very good condition indeed' regardless of age. I have bought several… Read Full Review

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“Used Canon EOS100D Body”

Written on: 28/11/2015 by DeeJayS (1 review written)

Can I just say a very big thank you to FFordes Photographic for the excellent service that they gave me when I ordered my used Canon EOS100D body on the 20th, November which was promptly delivered on the 21st November.This along with my other 100D and two lenses and flashgun allows me to travel light. I have purchased quite a few photographic items from Ffordes and found them very polite and professional and would always recommend them to anyone requiring photographic equipment. If you have a… Read Full Review

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“Simply the Best”

Written on: 23/11/2015 by BigString (1 review written)

I had a black Contax G2 Millennium kit from new about 15 years ago. Beautiful camera and lenses which produced superb results and gave a user experience which perhaps only Contax G2 and Leica owners could appreciate. I'm retired now and spend more time with my camera. But, I found I wanted the compelling immediacy of digital. After a very long time thinking about changing my Contax system, I decided to look at the Fuji X-Pro 1 together with the 18, 35 and 60mm prime lenses (equivalent in 35mm… Read Full Review

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“Great service”

Written on: 16/11/2015 by TimApGwallter (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for more than a decade to buy, to sell on commission, and to part-exchange cameras and accessories. I have always found them to be informed, courteous, helpful and efficient. Thoroughly recommended… Read Full Review

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“First rate Ffordes!”

Written on: 10/11/2015 by kbHooper273 (1 review written)

I have been a long term on line customer of Ffordes for many years and they have consistently displayed a pleasant and professional service. I believe that a strong element of their quality service is that the staff believe in their Company and enjoy their dealings with customers. My only regret is that I have not found it practical to visit what must be an impressive business facility… Read Full Review

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“After being a customer for over ten years still very...”

Written on: 29/10/2015 by TheMountainPhotographer (1 review written)

I have been a Ffordes customer for over ten years and during that time I have spent far too much money. I have lost track of the number of items I have bought, but, believe me, it is quite a few. During that time, I have had only three problems which were fully dealt with to my satisfaction (one repair and one refund took a little longer than I would have liked, but that is my only criticism). There isn't any quibble if you have a fault with an item and to be fair they can't test everything… Read Full Review

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“Great service, best prices, will continue to use them.”

Written on: 27/10/2015 by Jon-Erik (1 review written)

Have used Ffordes for some years. Always found them very helpful and realistic in description and pricing. They have also given best prices on trade-in, often much more than I've been offered privately.( Maybe I know too many chancers!) I have recommended them to friends who have received the same service… Read Full Review

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“Very good Customer Service”

Written on: 26/09/2015 by Alanxena (1 review written)

Have dealt with Ffordes for sometime now buying a camera, lenses and equipment and have always received good service and whether you ring or email its always easy to speak to someone or get a reply quickly, I recommend Ffordes highly and to all for photographic needs… Read Full Review

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“Ffordes Photographic Excellent Service”

Written on: 22/09/2015 by S7even (1 review written)

I have bought and sold photographic equipment from Ffordes for more than 30 years. I have found them to be genuinely helpful and accurate in their advice and recommendations. When they were local to me I would normally call in Saturdays for a chat and look at new items. When selling goods they were very helpful in giving approximate values and arranging collection, they promptly replied with the actual selling price and were very prompt in sending the cheque. I have no hesitation in… Read Full Review

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“A very personal service”

Written on: 18/09/2015 by Cobbslane (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for a number of years and their service has just continued to be exceptional. Great communications by email and phone - from real people who know what they are about makes Ffordes very easy to deal with. Honest opinions supported by a very extensive stock of new and used kit helps too. Delivery is next day on bought items too so it's just like having them in the nearby. I've bought many items from and will continue to do so. I have found them to be competitive too. Take a… Read Full Review

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“Commission sales route”

Written on: 14/09/2015 by cwhittem (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for many years to sell my unwanted equipment via their commission sales route.They have never failed to sell the equipment sometimes in double quick time.Everything is taken care of by them and the cheques appear always without fuss.Excellent… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Service”

Written on: 03/09/2015 by jimsullivan742 (1 review written)

I wanted a Nikkor H 28mm manual lens to experiment with a shift adapter and Canon dslr, ordered the lens from Ffordes and 17 hours later had it in my hand in Cumbria!! Great value, fast delivery, sharp lens! Site photos of the lens were a great help showing no signs of wear. Thanks for an excellent service… Read Full Review

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