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★★★★★

“Low Point to Very High Point”

Written on: 15/01/2021 by aqArcher150 (1 review written)

Having searched high and lo for a transmitter for my Canon 5D MkIII DSLR to wirelessly optically fire a Canon 430EX0II Speedlite across the usual places on the Net, with a variety of price levels, I unexpectedly came across Ffordes Photographic with a cracking price. Once I had established it was in fact a UK-based dealer unlike my last camera equipment buy from Hong Kong-based website pretending to operate from the UK that took over a month to be delivered, with no means of tracking it, I… Read Full Review

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“Great Advice, Commission Sales, and Part Exchange”

Written on: 12/01/2021 by RobMacKillop (1 review written)

I was tired of all the equipment I had not getting much use, so decided to trade it all in for the new Leica Q2M. I didn't think twice about asking Ffordes to take my stock. They gave me great advice, and I ended up with a mixture of commission sales and part-exchange, which totally covered the Q2M, with some profit on the side which will go to buying filters. At each stage the sales team seemed to be on my side. Can't say fairer than that. Negatives? No, can't think of any… Read Full Review

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“Top class hard to find kit and great service”

Written on: 21/12/2020 by tomhogben (1 review written)

They have a collection of photographic equipment that i don't think is matched by anyone in the UK. The mixture of Used and new kit covers a vast selection and the staff have a depth of knowledge needed to lead you through it. As a predominantly online business (they do have a lovely shop, but its hidden a way in the highlands) the website is relatively easy to navigate, but they are always at the end of the phone to help too. Been a long time user of there services and would absolutely… Read Full Review

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“Incredible service”

Written on: 17/12/2020 by Taylormp49 (1 review written)

I rang and ordered a secondhand Nikon flashgun (EXC ++) late yesterday afternoon. It was delivered to my home over 400 miles away at 09.20 hrs this morning! The flashgun is "as new" and came boxed with complete original documentation. It doesn't get better than that. I have dealt with Ffordes from the time they were in Southend, Essex and have bought and sold many cameras and lenses via them. Good company to deal with in my experience… Read Full Review

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“5* Service”

Written on: 30/11/2020 by Stewart56 (1 review written)

I recently bought a used Olympus FL50R flashgun from this retailer, the price was great and he flashgun arrived next day, which I was very pleased with. The flashgun was in better condition than I expected and a nice touch was including new batteries. This is a very good flashgun and is easy to set up, I have already taken some great pictures with it. It works very well with my Olympus E-5 camera as a remote flash light too and again is very easy to set up. Overall I have been very pleased with… Read Full Review

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“Film camera”

Written on: 13/11/2020 by ubThomson11 (1 review written)

Ffordes were very responsive, helpful and honest with my specific enquiries on buying a Nikon film camera and lenses. I was given useful information on the current market/availability conditions and on technical issues regarding equipment of interest. I bought a camera body which was in better condition than I expected. I am very happy with the advice and service. Ffordes will be my first port of call for all future equipment purchases… Read Full Review

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“Pre-owned Pentax equipment”

Written on: 13/11/2020 by AnnaliseGlass (1 review written)

After looking on auction sites for a Pentax K3, I checked various dealers, and found exactly what I sought at ffordes. I felt the price was reasonable, and if any issues transpired, purchasing from a dealer with an item such as this would mean greater peace of mind. I received the camera, after minor delays which were out of anyone's control, extremely well-packed and in excellent condition. Included in the package were a battery, a charger, the Software CD and a Neewer battery grip with both… Read Full Review

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“Professional service, excellent team”

Written on: 03/11/2020 by 10Wright (1 review written)

Had three people  assisting me in the purchase of Xpan and lenses. They were very knowledgeable, attentive, responsive and one guy went extra mile to send me information relevent to the condition of the items to ensure total satisfaction. The shipping was blazingly fast. A reliable team and partners that I will come back for. Thanks… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Service”

Written on: 29/10/2020 by Simplon (1 review written)

I have dealt with Ffordes for several decades (pre-dating their move to Scotland), and cannot recall any issues that arose with the quality of the goods (used or new) or the service and price. While the range of used equipment is shrinking (that applies to may sellers) Ffordes remain in my top list of shops to visit to find good quality bargain. Wholeheartedly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Great company for Photographers, exceptionally good...”

Written on: 02/10/2020

I recently bought a used DSLR body from Ffordes and after a couple of weeks I thought there was an issue with the camera. I contacted them and they couldn't have been more helpful in trying to fix the issue,we couldn't, so they arranged pick up return of the camera. Turned out to be a lens issue in the end, but they certainly went the 'extra mile' to make sure they had a satisfied customer!! I particularly liked the courteous,knowledgeable and prompt exchanges with the staff and the efforts and… Read Full Review

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“Ffordes Photograhic - awesome customer service & 100%...”

Written on: 24/09/2020 by AllenMcCaffrey463 (1 review written)

My previous and recent experiences of dealing with Ffordes Photographic have all been extremely positive. The website is a pleasure to use and navigate, and staff are incredibly helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient; communications are always quick and very polite. This superb Scottish gem of a store is the only place I would trust to: buy from, sell to, and have repairs undertaken. The customer service is way above other retail outlets and they have a knack of making customers feel… Read Full Review

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“I'm pleased that Ffordes is still trading”

Written on: 16/09/2020

Like some other reviewers I used Ffordes a very long time ago. I have just worked out that I bought my first camera from them when the man's father ran the shop in Basildon Essex about 50 years ago! They are still giving excellent service. I have just sold them some old cameras and a lens for a friend who was recently widowed. Ffordes arranged collection of the equipment which made my life very easy and our friend was more than happy with the price she received. The whole process was… Read Full Review

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“Superb service!”

Written on: 14/08/2020 by Kormann (1 review written)

I've bought and sold stuff with Ffordes for many years. Their service, courtesy, and patience with me at times is always excellent. I can unreservedly recommend them… Read Full Review

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“Specialising in the esoteric and obscure”

Written on: 14/08/2020 by PeterPaulGualtieri (1 review written)

I've used Ffordes for many years, often when I'm looking for something that I can't find elsewhere.. they seem to cater to more professional or serious photographers and often turn up trumps when you are struggling to find a specific specialist item. Such was the case recently when I was looking for a tripod ring and adapter. The examples I could find online were either brand new, or incomplete used items. Ffordes had the item in great condition at a keen price, and had it mailed to me the… Read Full Review

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“Service”

Written on: 26/07/2020 by DouglasCusine (1 review written)

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff, with excellent advice… Read Full Review

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“First Class”

Written on: 20/07/2020 by 1948Jones (1 review written)

Recently sought advice on upgrading my DSLR, and received a very helpful reply. After a short exchange of e mails I made me decision based on their recommendations and advice. The used camera I bought arrived within 2 working days of placing the order and was very securely packaged. The camera itself was in better condition than described and included a camera bag, which was an unexpected bonus. First class service and would unreservedly recommend ffordes Photographic based on my experience… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant Customer Service”

Written on: 20/07/2020 by TommyCockles (1 review written)

I don't normally write these reviews because a) I'm always too busy to and b) I'm a lazy so and so but after the brilliant service I just received I thought I needed to make an effort! I just purchased a 2nd hand Sony remote and the service was friendly and efficient and on top of that when I received the email with the sales invoice attached they advised that they had fitted a brand new battery! Now the coin battery would not have been terribly expensive but that's really not the point here… Read Full Review

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“Friendly efficient service”

Written on: 09/07/2020 by Eddy360 (1 review written)

My questions pre purchase of the item (an old Leitz projector) were answered promptly and in a friendly way. Once ordered the item arrived two days later, well packaged and if anything better than described. Swapped a couple of chatty emails with the guys at Ffordes meanwhile even though they made the sale already. The price incidentally I thought very fair indeed. There was nothing about the whole experience I didn't like… Read Full Review

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“Commission sale”

Written on: 03/07/2020 by mjfinch (1 review written)

I looked at various options for selling some of my film cameras. I decided to minimise risk by selling through Ffordes. Their service was excellent: a fair valuation, listing and good communication throughout. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again… Read Full Review

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“Nikon D2X”

Written on: 23/06/2020 by simonrothwell (1 review written)

Camera in perfect condition, postage,packing and customer service all excellent.Would buy from again… Read Full Review

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