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Wildlife Photography Workshops At Summer Leys

Join one of the Wildlife Photography Workshops at the Wildlife Trust’s Summer Leys on Saturday 21st May. Hosted by Canon and Campkins Cameras, photography enthusiasts of all skill levels will have the chance to get their hands on Canon cameras and lenses within the wonderful surroundings of Summer Leys.
70 Years Of Being Your Favourite Camera Shop!

We’ve been Campkins Cameras for 70 years! But our history goes back much further than that. Owen tells you about the family business. Click here to see our story

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We’ve been helping our customers find the right product and service since 1952. We’re a family run business based opposite the iconic King’s College Chapel in Cambridge, our team are here to help you online and in-store.

We’re open 7 days a week and have long standing relationships with all major suppliers.

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We love helping people get the most out of their photography. And we’ve been doing it for nearly 70 years. For us it goes beyond offering great customer service: We run events, walk tours and online content throughout the year.

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A week of free online content,
followed by the Cambridge Photography Show.
Be inspired by other photographers
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Explore Cambridge, our local towns,
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  • Avatar Alex Fryer's Film Channel ★★★★★ a week ago
    Got my first 35mm photographic film camera from here: Works great.
    Accidental damage to dslr camera lens: Got it repaired
    … More quickly at a fair price and it was better than new.
    Seeing their camera collection, lens, (including Polaroids and older film cameras), equipment is also enough to make camera lover feel like a 'kid in candy store".
    Highly recommended for anyone into photography or film-making.
  • Avatar Jennifer Baker ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Brilliant service and advice. I’m a newbie to photography and Owen let me exchange a lens where I had bought the wrong type … More for my needs. No hard sales tactics, listened to me patiently without being condescending which as a newbie was so helpful and gave me confidence in what I was asking for. Thank you!
  • Avatar Brian Leeming (BrianL) ★★★★★ a month ago
    Brilliant service. I needed two additional Hahnel speedlights at short notice. The Nikon fit kits were out of stock. I … More explained the urgency to Owen and he went out of his way to ensure that I knew how the order was progressing. We agreed that I would collect from the shop, which I did - with 24 hours to spare! Excellent.

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Photography Lesson with Campkins Cameras

At Campkins Cameras we pride ourselves on giving the best advice, deals, and customer service. But when you buy your kit, it doesn’t end there. From just £50, our photography lessons are flexible and focused on your needs. Just an hour with the team will help you take the first or next step in your photography journey.

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Campkins Cameras

Are an independent, family-run business. We are the camera shop near you opened 7 days a week – Online and instore. We pride ourselves as every photographer’s assistant in providing exceptional customer service, sound advice and the best value we can. We’ve been a feature of the Cambridge High Street since 1952. Serving the photographic and optical needs of the local community and the wider nation beyond.

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We know our cameras both new and used alike. Therefore can help you with the purchase of a DSLR’s, Mirrorless camera, Lenses, binoculars, telescopes and many more photo and video related items.

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We also cater for photography services such as Photo Printing both digital and film, Sensor Cleaning, Camera repair and many others.

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Every Photographer’s Assistant

As photographer assistants, we might not be there to hold the reflector card but we can share advice on how to create a better photo. We have set up a blog to share this advice but also you can catch the video on our youtube channel.

Owen Howell

Is the third generation and the current owner who was born into the business, learning all about the new and used camera trade from his father Barry and grandfather Tom. He now has a highly qualified team who themselves are practising photographers with a combined experience of over 100 years.

You can catch Owen and his team using either the live chat on the website or by emailing [email protected], telephone 01223 368087 or 07900 263934. We are open 7 days a week and here for you.

Campkins Cameras has been established in Cambridge since 1952. Since then, it has developed a reputation for providing quality customer service and a curated selection of cameras, lenses and accessories from renowned camera brands. We stay open 7 days a week and pride ourselves in providing a unique retail service as every photographer’s assistant. With reputable products, superb support and a secure checkout you’re in good hands. No Grey Imports We are proud to be a fully accredited partner of all the brands we represent on our site and all products come with full manufactures warranty. Outstanding Support Our customer support is second to none – users rave about how we don’t rest until every issue is solved to their satisfaction. Secure Checkout With 128-bit SSL security with advanced encryption you are guaranteed that your purchases are safe.
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