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★★★★★

“Quick and accurate service”

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

The camera, a Bronica ETRS, was exactly as advertised and arrived very well wrapped. All in all a good service and I will definitely call again… Read Full Review

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“Selling a big pile of Sony gear.”

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

I have recently moved from Sony A mount to Sony E mount and was looking at the best way to sell all my gear. eBay being a hotbed for scammers on large value sales put me off so I looked to more local means. Ffordes has a great name in the UK and after a few emails, very quickly replied to, I decided to sell through them. As a commissioned sale, they sell for the market value and ONLY take 20% which is amazing. As of right now, full frame E mount lenses are not featured too heavily on their… Read Full Review

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“Fair dealing at FFordes”

Written on: 30/06/2015 by skennama (1 review written)

I have found over time that FFordes description of equipment is very accurate . I find them very fair in their dealings with me. I have never had to return any equipment. They offer excelent service and advice… Read Full Review

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“Highly recommended!”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by Dariusw113 (1 review written)

I would highly recommend this firm. We had good and fast communication via email and I received sound advice in buying a camera. And at a bargain price. And not forgetting the very prompt service. I only have praise for this company!… Read Full Review

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“Bronica cameras”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by 349Short (1 review written)

As usual the second hand film backs and Metz flash bracket where above expectations they where listed as used but appear to me to be like new. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends,first class service. I know that anything I order in the future will be of first class quality… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Dependable service ”

Written on: 12/06/2015 by DesmondAndersen420 (1 review written)

I have bought from this store (and sold items through them on a commission basis)several times over the years. I have always found the staff to be helpful and the secondhand items well graded for their condition. I have bought lenses marked as 'EXC++' and found this to be a very conservative description! I highly recommend this store… Read Full Review

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“A happy customer”

Written on: 06/06/2015 by 456Richardson (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for many years when buying and selling camera gear. I have found the staff always to be competent, courteous and helpful… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Superb personal service”

Written on: 26/05/2015

I've wanted to get a macro lens for a long time but it was confusing with so many options out there, especially as I didnt have the option of physically going into a shop and trying lens' out. It was a relief and refreshing to get genuine, tailored advice. I wasn't made to feel like my questions were an inconvenience and then was given good advice on a product more suited to my needs than the one I initially picked out...Puts wearhouse ordering to shame. I absolutely love my new lens! Thank… Read Full Review

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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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