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★★★★★

“Ffordes, the "go to" camera dealer !”

Written on: 14/09/2018

Ffordes Photographic has to be any discerning photographers "go to" place. The staff go out of their way to help and advise and "really" know what they're talking about. Want advice ? No problem ! Want a vintage camera ? No problem ! Want an "all singing/dancing digi camera ? No problem ! These guys recently gave 110% on my purchase of a 1949 Leica, sent detailed photos, sourced a rare "take-up" spool and kept in touch after delivery to check that the camera performed correctly with its first… Read Full Review

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“5 star service”

Written on: 07/09/2018 by nikonic (1 review written)

Ffordes have been my go to camera shop for some time and their service has always been top draw.From their competitive pricing to their product grading and prompt delivery.My latest purchase an M9 came so well packed I doubt Leica themselves could do a better job.So from a very satisfied customer thanks Ffordes for being the best… Read Full Review

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“Buy With Confidence”

Written on: 15/08/2018 by badwolf4561 (1 review written)

Came across Ffordes whilst searching for a Nikon Full Frame camera. Had searched other Pre Owned suppliers, but Ffordes had a particular camera I wanted, in stock, with original packaging and with a very low shutter count at a better price than the others (like for like). I also liked the fact they accepted Paypal as payment method, order went through very quickly, and efficiently. Got a dispatch confirmation via email the next day (ordered late in the day prior), and in less than 24 hours my… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service always”

Written on: 14/08/2018 by robstroud (1 review written)

I have just received a package in the High Peak, Derbyshire, which left Inverness yesterday. I have been looking for a decent macro lens for a while now but as it is to be seldom used, I wanted a bargain. I got this from Ffordes, the price was superb and the condition of the lens was far better than described (in my opinion). The only real difference between this and a new one, apart from the price, was the lack of a box. Ffordes always package things in a sensible and protective way - I have… Read Full Review

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“The good old days!”

Written on: 13/08/2018 by Geordiekeith (1 review written)

I remember the days when I used to go the the professional photo shop in town (Newcastle) to drool over the equipment that a poor student could only dream about, and chat with the staff, get some tips and even get to handle that longed for equipment.Advice was freely given that such and such latest lens/camera body/gadget was not all it was cracked up to be and my Canon AE1 was just as good and I would be better off spending my money on something else (usually cheaper). Good service in a… Read Full Review

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“Superb service”

Written on: 13/08/2018 by gordonkirkup (1 review written)

If you are looking for good quality photographic equipment then look no further. Dont bother with ebay, FFordes prices are always competitive and comes with a guarantee. Excellent friendly and speedy service. Definitely fully recommended… Read Full Review

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“Purchased a Canon 1DX MKII”

Written on: 09/08/2018 by JohnMillard (1 review written)

Fantastic help in purchasing a used Canon 1DX MKII. A very expensive bit of kit so I was bit hesitant at first but I need not have worried, my dad lives near by and popped in to have a look and the staff where brilliant with him. I had to wait a few days to boost the credit card (10 in fact) and they kept it for me! It was dispatched swiftly and came even better than described being just about mint condition and at a way better price than anywhere else I had seen around. Fantastic bit of… Read Full Review

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“ FUJI FINEPIX S9900W”

Written on: 06/08/2018 by christopherrrough (1 review written)

Fantastic service. Next day delivery , quite unbelievable considering ordered 12.15pm previous day and we stay in a very remote area . Well packaged. The two guys I dealt with were great people to deal with. Camera is in almost mint condition. Highly recommended and a pleasure to do business with . Cheers. … Read Full Review

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“Great Customer”

Written on: 01/08/2018 by Robertod152 (1 review written)

I recently traded in my cameras and lens for a mirrorless camera due to ill health weight wise .The service I received from Ffordes was excellent .The staff were all so helpful.The quote they gave me was far better than any others I tried .I am looking forward to using my new camera .Thank you to all the staff at Ffordes… Read Full Review

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“Leica M3 and Leica Elmar lens purchase”

Written on: 30/07/2018

I have just purchased a Leica M3 and 50mm F2.8 Elmar lens from Ffordes. They came extremely well packaged with lots of protection in a strong box. The camera and lens were described on the Ffordes website as Ex++. Actually, both are pretty much mint, especially the camera body - there is not a mark on it and details like the red paint and the film speed dial on the back are in perfect condition. Having bought quite a lot from Ffordes over the years, I have found their used equipment ratings to… Read Full Review

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“Great professional personal touch”

Written on: 23/07/2018 by rayvieweg (1 review written)

Brilliant personal professional touch. The person I dealt with was excellent in all domains. This is sometimes lost in the modern world of the internet.ffordes combine the best of the old and new… Read Full Review

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“Quick service, product 100% as described”

Written on: 18/07/2018

Ordered a used Fuji lens online. Prompt next day delivery by Royal Mail. Lens was VERY well packaged, and in excellent condition. Perfect service. I would recommend to friends and family… Read Full Review

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“Fast,tidy and correct,”

Written on: 14/06/2018 by 760d (1 review written)

Super service,perfect condition,well packed.Just as described, will definitely use again!… Read Full Review

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“Very pleasant to deal with”

Written on: 08/06/2018 by Dotmw (1 review written)

This was my second, or third transaction with Ffordes, and, as previously, they were most helpful and efficient… Read Full Review

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“Ffodes Exceed Expectations”

Written on: 25/05/2018 by JimForr (1 review written)

I was recommended to Ffordes by another family member and asked them to sell on a commission basis my Nikon 5200 3 lenses and a flash gun. This was towards the end of March this year and before the end of May all five items were sold and the money received. I liked the fact they knew exactly what price was achievable for each item and set that out in writing at the start. They achieved exactly what they said they would in a pretty short timescale. Their commission was very reasonable and… Read Full Review

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“Very good service”

Written on: 24/04/2018 by Dotwan (1 review written)

Very helpful and reliable service… Read Full Review

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“300mm F2.8 VR11 Nikon Lens”

Written on: 16/04/2018 by KevinPB (1 review written)

I have now purchased two lenses from Ffordes now,the 300mm F2.8 VR11 and the last year the 500mm F4 VR11. I have to say that Ffordes rating of the lenses is excellent , and in both cases the lenses appear to have seen very little use which I was obviously delighted about. It's litterally like having a new lens on the front of my camera's. Best regards to you all. … Read Full Review

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“Great service all the time”

Written on: 16/04/2018 by janourda (1 review written)

Great service, fast response all the time. Each product bought off ffordes was in great shape (used stuff), sometimes even better as described. Reasonably priced items, as well as postage charges. One of the best online shop with used camera gear in Europe in my opinion. A lot of interesting , sometimes rare stuff available here. Highly recommended store, never got any problems with!… Read Full Review

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“Sale of Large Format Lenses”

Written on: 08/04/2018 by Thompson385 (1 review written)

I had already sold my Ebony to a colleague and was left with the lenses as they already had their own. I tried a couple of specialist sites - LF gear is certainly specialist these day. I went the commission sale route - a great experience. All transactions and notifications handled timely and professionally - I was never left wondering what the state of play was. The commission rate is good - I was happy with the prices offered, very competitive and indeed that's what popped into my bank… Read Full Review

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“A first class experience for near and far”

Written on: 12/03/2018 by ossieh (1 review written)

I am lucky enough to live near Fffordes ( and be able to drool over the over the cases of fantastic equipment of all ages, makes and prices) so recommend personal service if at all possible but friends have equally good experience of the on line service. I have sold cameras, lenses and a bag through Ffordes and have been absolutely delighted with the way that they have kept me updated on the proress of the sales and the prices achieved. I also bought my replacement camera and lenses from… Read Full Review

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