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★★★★★

“Simply The Best”

Written on: 23/05/2015 by fjWise459 (1 review written)

I dealt with Ffordes a number of years ago, without any problems. Nothing has changed over the years, they are are still a 1st class company to deal with. I would strongly recommend them to Family & Friends. Advice is only a phone call away… Read Full Review

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“There's no one better out there.”

Written on: 20/05/2015 by wojtekk (2 reviews written)

Yeah, FFordes' website might be dated and not particularly user friendly. Yes, they're far away in Scotland. But they rock. Their stock is always super-carefully inspected and there's always plethora of choice. They're not the cheapest, but they compensate with an absolutely unparalleled quality of service. I bought my first digital camera from them in 2007 and I will continue buying things from them, as they always deliver all I need and they do it super-quick. I've used services of LCE Group… Read Full Review

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“Very good service received”

Written on: 17/05/2015

I have recently received the final cheque for items you have sold for me lately. I thought I would like to tell you how I appreciate the excellent service you provide. Over many years now you have sold various items for me and I have bought some from you, I seem to change my kit fairly often! The service has always been very prompt and efficient and I think thanks are in order Replies and payments are always prompt. A clear valuation is given for goods submitted for sale. Purchases are very… Read Full Review

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“Great prompt service”

Written on: 05/05/2015 by THXB (1 review written)

This is the second time I have bought from Ffordes Photographic. I ordered a used Canon 180mm Macro lens. The lens arrived very quickly and a very nice lens it is too, just as they described on the telephone. Great service. … Read Full Review

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“Ergs & sqai film backs”

Written on: 23/04/2015 by 318Hogan (1 review written)

Both 120 film backs arrived as promised this morning,they are as advertised (good condition) I will be very happy to use you again and will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends Thanks again Richard holt… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service”

Written on: 22/04/2015 by Shaynag364 (1 review written)

Ordered a very small flash component which was delivered in error. Their effort, speed and persistence to correct their mistake was very impressive and I would certainly recommend them to others… Read Full Review

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“You dont get much better than this”

Written on: 20/04/2015 by Cameron_McMurdo (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for many years, mostly buying pre loved photographic equipment. Their helpful attitude, professionalism, and service levels are hard to beat. I required a a 17mm TS-E Canon lens, and they had one listed on their used kit list. Ordered Thursday afternoon, received 8.30am Friday morning, although listed as used the lens is immaculate, looks un-used. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ffordes to my fellow photographic professionals, family and friends… Read Full Review

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“Outstanding cameras, faultless service”

Written on: 16/04/2015 by julianpward (1 review written)

Buying mail order is a bit scary. Buying used camera gear can be a bit scary. Put them together and it sounds like a nightmare situation - but not with Ffordes. I've bought several items of high-end, and therefore particularly scary, camera equipment from Ffordes over the last 5 years and they've been a perfect supplier: the used ratings are reliable (in fact, my experience shows they under-rate the grade of their equipment - meaning it's always better than I expect); their prices are good… Read Full Review

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“Quality of Service”

Written on: 16/04/2015 by PeteSnapper (1 review written)

Knowledgable, friendly and they do exactly as they say they will. You can purchase with confidence… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Ffordes”

Written on: 15/04/2015 by dcollins (3 reviews written)

I have dealt with Ffordes since they were in Basildon in the 1970s and they continue to be one of the best photographic retailers in the UK. Used camera equipment is always accurately described, reasonably priced and delivered very promptly. I recently traded in all my medium format equipment. They arranged collection (free of charge), and after a thorough examination, quoted a fair price given that they have to add a warranty and charge VAT when they sell it. The care they take in assessing… Read Full Review

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“simply the best”

Written on: 15/04/2015

I have just made what I think is at least my 3rd purchase from Ffordes. As with my previous purchases (a Sigma f2.8, 28-70EX zoom and a Pentax ZI-P film SLR, the Pentax K5 digital SLR which arrived yesterday exceeded Ffordes description of condition and was indistinguishable from new - with an unmarked box, all original accessories and an absolutely pristine instruction book - an increasingly rare treasure. The package arrived very quickly and was very well packed. The price was really… Read Full Review

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“Ffords simply are the best”

Written on: 09/04/2015

Ffords are superb always polite and I've had many items bought through them ive recommended them to my fellow photographer friends they are just brilliant and always polite… Read Full Review

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“Superb Service”

Written on: 02/04/2015 by Douglasco (1 review written)

I have just purchased a camera from Ffordes and I would certainly recommend them. They offered me a fair price for my old camera and lenses and supplied me with a camera exactly as described on their website. It was delivered the following day. Can't ask for more than that… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Ffordes ”

Written on: 28/03/2015 by Gnista (1 review written)

Selling photographic equipment was dealt with promptly and valuations given were fair market values. Definitely recommend Ffordes and do try before other online auction sites. Monies paid into account without delay. Absolute brilliant company and staff… Read Full Review

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“Sony Alpha 900”

Written on: 24/03/2015 by ithon (1 review written)

Many thanks for your advice concerning my purchase of the Sony alpha 900 body. Was obviously a little tentative as I had to take your word on the condition of the camera and after its journey here as you would expect! On opening the box and checking the contents, especially the camera body I must admit I was blown away with the condition, literally like brand new. Added a memory card and fitted a lens to check all was working OK. Everything seems perfect and after downloading a couple of test… Read Full Review

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“kata photo bag”

Written on: 18/03/2015 by tonyph0tostar (1 review written)

rang ffordes on monday morning to order a kata ws604 photo bag. i received the usual excellent service over the phone. at 9.00 am on tuesday morning royal mail were at my door to deliver my bag!! this was excellent service from ffordes and royal mail parcelforce. am a regular customer at ffordes and the service is always up to the highest standard. it is always a pleasure to deal with ffordes… Read Full Review

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“Pentax Medium Format”

Written on: 07/03/2015 by wnMoreno180 (1 review written)

Purchased Pentax A 645 45mm f2.8 lens and via second order Pentax 645 film back. Both items were flagged with 'Signs of Use' symbol. The processing of my orders went fast and received items quickly. Lens looks in excellent condition, so does the film back. Very pleased with both items. Also, comes with a 6 months warranty. To the website: In regard to listed items; I would like to have the option to view the images through magnifications, and a text description of the condition of the… Read Full Review

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“very good service, ”

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

product/item a Canon MK2. extender excellent as described.tried and works perfectly thanks for delivery… Read Full Review

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“Superb”

Written on: 26/02/2015 by Draigtx (1 review written)

What can I say about Ffordes, nothing seems adequate. Whether on phone or email (sadly they are bit far to pop in (financially probably best anyway) they are so helpful it's refreshing. Their stock is vast and nothing is too much trouble. As for their range of used equipment, unsurpassed and in my opinion their rating system is definitely on the cautious side as everything I have ever received has been way above expectation. New or used, their service has never met my expectations, it's totally… Read Full Review

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“Excellent rapid service”

Written on: 25/02/2015 by lone.star (1 review written)

Must make a trip to the North sometime to visit Ffordes. Meanwhile dealing with them at a distance has been seamless. For instance a camera I ordered on Tuesday morning was delivered to my door within 24 hours. Fantastic. I recommend them… Read Full Review

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