Campkins has been the high street favourite camera shop since 1952.
Our journey began in 1952
Campkins Cameras is an independent, family-run retail business specialising in the sale of new and second hand cameras both modern and vintage, binoculars and telescopes. We’ve been a feature of the Cambridge High Street, serving the photographic and optical needs of the local community since 1952.
Owen Howell, the current owner was born into the business, learning all about the new and used camera trade from his father Barry and grandfather Tom, before eventually taking over the reigns himself. Now, with a team of highly qualified employees that are also practicing photographers, Campkins staff has over 50 years combined photography experience.
We’re just getting started
Our proud heritage extends beyond expertise in photography and optics to a desire to always provide exceptional customer service, sound advice and the best value we can. At a time when surviving as an independent retailer is more challenging than ever, we understand that customers value our unique services and friendly, face-to-face interaction which can’t be found online, at a general electronics outlet or a department store.
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New Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens – The Perfect Lens For Weddings, Portrait, Astro & Travel Photography & Film-Making
Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG DN Art Lens is designed exclusively for use with mirrorless cameras and is light enough to feel perfectly balanced on a compact mirrorless camera. Yet, packed with an array of professional features, including ultra-fast AF, a de-clickable and lockable aperture ring and a customisable AFL button. Its wide-standard focal length and bright aperture make it the perfect tool for weddings, portrait, Astro and travel photography and film-making.
This new prime lens the Samyang AF 12mm f2 E is the world’s first Autofocus 12mm lens compatible Sony APS-C e-mount mirrorless cameras for optimal performace. It’s the only option for APS-C users who want an ultra-wide-angle autofocus lens.
The new 11-20mm F2.8 zoom is the world’s first ultra-wide-angle zoom lens for Sony E-mount APS-C mirrorless cameras that features an aperture of F2.8.
The Tamron 150-500mm F/5-6.7 Di III VC VXD Lens is TAMRON’s first ultra-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame mirrorless cameras that reaches the 500mm focal length.