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Do you want to buy your dream camera or lens? Your camera equipment can make a nice deposit on your next piece of gear with our Trade-in service, making things a little bit more affordable. Why not trade in for credit if you’re not ready to buy? We can present you with a credit note that you can apply to a newer model when you’re ready.


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70+ Years of Experience

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We aim to match or beat any like-for-like UK quote

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The Process Is Easy!

1 .

Tell Us About Your Equipment

Simply drop your film to us at your convenience. We will ask you questions on how you want your film processed and whether you want your prints glossy or matt finished. No payment is taken and you will be given a slip from your film packet.

2 .

Bring The Camera Or Lens To Us

We will handle sending your film to the lab to be processed. Usually, we expect the process of developing photos from the film to be ready for collection within one week. However, we will call you to let you know when it’s ready for collection.

3 .

Upgrade To Your New Camera Or Lens

When you have received a call from us to confirm your film is ready to be collected. Simply pop into the shop with your slip and pay the outstanding balance.

How To Grade Your Equipment

When it comes to trading in or part exchanging we inspect every camera and lens and grade its by it condition. We do this so we can give you the fairest value for your item. When you contact us here are some terminology you can used to help us better understand your item when giving you a quote over email.


Like New

Your equipment is in pristine shape as if you had just purchased it. Even if you don’t have the original packaging, the item is still regarded as ‘Like New.’

Cameras – No Cosmetic Defect or wear & tear

Lenses – No Cosmetic Defect or wear & tear



The item should be close to ‘Like New,’ although there may be some minor cosmetic flaws that reduce its rating.

Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen

Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens.


Very Good

Your equipment is not quite excellent, but it is far too good to be classified as good. The paintwork on your item may show some cosmetic damage.

Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that do not affect its display.

Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear.



Cosmetic wear is becoming more visible on the equipment.

Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.

Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.


Well Used

Your equipment will be displaying severe wear. The paintwork will wear off in huge sections, revealing the metal body.

Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.

Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.



We cannot offer anything for faulty equipment however we can offer the recycle if you cannot.

Faulty equipment

Smashed or faulty LCD screens

Any damaged/ faulty portals including memory card slot.

Smashed/damaged lens elements

Fungus inside of lenses

Accessories That Affect Your Trade In Value

Having the original accessories that come with either the camera or lens will improve the valuation we give.

Camera Body


Manufacturer battery, manufacturer charger, manufacturer neck strap, body cap, USB/firewire cable, audio/visual cable, software, user guide/manual. Original box would be a bonus.



Lens cap (front and rear), lens hood (n/a for kit lens), soft case (n/a for kit lens). Original box would be a bonus.

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We accept DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, lenses and selected compact and bridge cameras. Original branded battery grips and flashes are also accepted, as well as selected GoPros. We also accept selected film cameras and lenses.

Unfortunately, we don’t accept bags, tripods, camcorders plus other accessories.

All quotes display a maximum value as all items that are submitted for Trade-In are subject to inspection. A member of staff will inspect your item against our criteria and perform some simple tests. The inspection process combined with the number of accessories you have with your camera will determine the final value of your item. This value will be confirmed with you before you continue with your new purchase.

Yes, an instant valuation is available in all of our stores. You can walk into a store without an appointment and they can value your items for you and complete your new purchase. If you have an online quote and you want to complete the Trade-In at the store, then just respond to the email and we can check the stock of the new item for you ahead of your visit to the store.

Please take your Trade-In items – including a fully charged battery, all original accessories, chargers and packaging (if you have it) and the store will do the rest.

All items should be in good working order and have UK plug.

We always offer great value in exchange however if you receive a higher offer please come to us with proof of this. Exchange is on analogue or digital equipment. We do not pay cash.

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